Summer of '69




      Summer of '69
Follow New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand back in time and join a Nantucket family as they experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a 1960s summer.Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century It s 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a changing Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother s historic home in downtown Nantucket but this year Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel Middle sister Kirby, a nursing student, is caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests, a passion which takes her to Martha s Vineyard with her best friend, Mary Jo Kopechne Only son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam Thirteen year old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out of touch grandmother who is hiding some secrets of her own As the summer heats up, Teddy Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, a man flies to the moon, and Jessie experiences some sinking and flying herself, as she grows into her own body and mind.In her first historical novel, rich with the details of an era that shaped both a country and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again proves her title as queen of the summer novel. Download Summer of '69 – heartforum.co.uk

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.Facebook.com ElinHilderbrandPinterest.com ElinHilderbrand


      Summer of '69
 By Elin Hilderbrand IBN : 0316420018 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • Summer of '69
  • Elin Hilderbrand
  • 12 July 2019
  • 0316420018

10 thoughts on “ Summer of '69

  1. Melissa says:

    People are people More than anything else, it s the people Elin Hilderbrand brings to life among her pages that have me chomping at the bit for her annual June and now Octoberreleases And while many authors contribute to this genre space, for me it is Hilderbrand s smart and often relatable approach to the beach read that has become synonymous with summer Her work eliciting an eager reader ready to jump on a ferry to Nantucket for a dose of scenery, local eats, and unparalleled peoplePeople are people More than anything else, it s the people Elin Hilderbrand brings to life among her pages that have me chomping at the bit for her annual June and now Octoberreleases And while many authors contribute to this genre space, for me it is Hilderbrand s smart and often relatable approach to the beach read that has become synonymous with summer Her work eliciting an eager reader ready to jump on a ferry to Nantucket for a dose of scenery, local eats, and unparalleled people People who bare their hearts and truths as if we ve always been the closest of friends As if we re all local Nantucketers Last year, Hilderbrand pulled off quite the feat with the delivery of her first suspense novel, The Perfect Couple A book that not only proved to be one of her strongest yet, but earned a coveted spot among my very favorites And this year, continuing that trend of b...

  2. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    4 full, family drama, sisterhood, entertaining, amazing journey to the end of sixties while listening Man on the moon and singing those were the best days of my life as like Bryan Adams sang stars You don t have to be Marty McFly by driving a special car is invented by your Dr Brown for time travelling Elin Hilderbrand already takes us back to the end of sixties, a remarkable, memorable time for American and also human history 1969This is the time of Beatles Abbey Road album releasing,Time 4 full, family drama, sisterhood, entertaining, amazing journey to the end of sixties while listening Man on the moon and singing those were the best days of my life as like Bryan Adams sang stars You don t have to be Marty McFly by driving a special car is invented by your Dr Brown for time travelling Elin Hilderbrand already takes us back to the end of sixties, a remarkable, memorable time for American and also human history 1969This is the time of Beatles Abbey Road album releasing,Time of the most memorable Woodstock performances with the attendance ofthan 35 s...

  3. Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill says:

    Wow I just really loved this book, I certainly didn t want it to end I rarely say that about a book as I am usually ready for it to wrap up, but not this one I found myself completely immersed in their story and it felt so real.This is my first book I have read by Elin Hilderbrand and I was blown away I love her style of writing and I truly felt like I wasn t reading, I got swept up and lost in the world of a summer in Nantucket It probably does help that I love the whole idea of what it Wow I just really loved this book, I certainly didn t want it to end I rarely say that about a book as I am usually ready for it to wrap up, but not this one I found myself completely immersed in their story and it felt so real.This is my first book I have read by Elin Hilderbrand and I was blown away I love her style of writing and I truly felt like I wasn t reading, I got swept up and lost in the world of a summer in Nantucket It probably does help that I love the whole idea of what it would be like to live there and I claim if I could live anywhere that is where it would be I also think 1969 would have been a fantas...

  4. Norma * Traveling Sister and proud Grandma!!! says:

    Evocative, entrancing, absorbing I have been meaning to read one of ELIN HILDERBRAND books for quite a while now and I am so glad that I finally followed through and read my very first book by her This is some fine storytelling here I totally loved the dynamics between the characters, was full heartedly entranced by the setting, enraptured by the premise, and had a deep fondness for the whole story in general SUMMER OF 69 by ELIN HILDERBRAND is a nostalgic, fun, touching, moving, and Evocative, entrancing, absorbing I have been meaning to read one of ELIN HILDERBRAND books for quite a while now and I am so glad that I finally followed through and read my very first book by her This is some fine storytelling here I totally loved the dynamics between the characters, was full heartedly entranced by the setting, enraptured by the premise, and had a deep fondness for the whole story in general SUMMER OF 69 by ELIN HILDERBRAND is a nostalgic, fun, touching, moving, and breezy domestic tale that totally enchanted me I was immediately hooked and fully absorbed within this storyline Being born in 1966, I absolutely l...

  5. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    To say I ve been ecstatic to read Elin Hilderbrand s first historical fiction book is an understatement Last summer, she wrote her first murder mystery, and this summer she brings us Summer of 69 Expect the stories the Nantucket stories we ve known and loved from our beloved EH, but this time, with a historic backdrop The Levin family spends its summers on Nantucket, and everyone looks forward to it They stay at their grandmother s stately, historic home But this year, things are To say I ve been ecstatic ...

  6. Brenda -Traveling Sister host of The Traveling Friends says:

    Summer of 69 is my first book I read by Elin Hilderbrand and I have to say it was the perfect one to start with It s already coming up to the end of summer and we haven t had any summer weather and I really enjoyed being swept away to the sun in Nantucket The cover alone took me to my happy summer place Elin Hilderbrand weaves a historical fiction, family drama with a beach read that was the perfect summer read for me She vividly creates the iconic American summer of 69 while capturing Summer of 69 is my first book I read by Elin Hilderbrand and I have to say it was the perfect one to start with It s already coming up to the end of summer and we haven t had any summer weather and I really enjoyed being swept away to the sun in Nantucket The cover alone took me to my happy summer place Elin Hilderbrand weaves a his...

  7. NZLisaM says:

    Fun in the sun in the summer of 69Let s see how many times I mention summer during this review.This was the embodiment of the feel good summer read, without being sappy or melodramatic I ve been waiting all year for its release and it was everything I imagined, and .The story centres on one family the blended Foley Levin ...

  8. Maxwell says:

    I can t stand books that don t respect the reader If you have to explicitly state things or hint so strongly at something you re going to end up telling me about in five pages, why bother Every twist and turn in this novel is so predictable view spoiler Angus s affair with Trixie TRIXIE turning out to be his psychiatrist Gasp Pick s biological father being Kate s first, now dead, husband Go figure The alleged gun accident actually being a suicide No way hide spoiler On top of I can t stand books that don t respect the reader If you have to explicitly state things or hint so strongly at something you re going to end up telling me about in five pages, why bother Every twist and turn in this novel is so predictable view spoiler Angus s affair with Trixie TRIXIE turning out to be his psychiatrist Gasp Pick s biological father being Kate s first, now dead, husband Go figure The alleged gun accident actually being a suicide No way hide spoiler On top of that, character s feelings are completely contradicted by their actions, or vice versa, because Hilderbrand never shows us anything She decides to tell us everything, and it s written in the 3rd person present tense which really doesn t work for a historical novel and I use the term historical loosely because this book has a lot of revisionist history We see things through the eyes of each character but are told, not shown, how others act through the other characters POVs So when we get to one of the other character...

  9. Yun says:

    There s a lot going on in Summer of 69 The three sisters in the Foley Levin family are each embroiled in their own worries The eldest sister is pregnant while her husband is emotionally unavailable and potentially unfaithful, the middle sister is striking out on her own but running into trouble, and the youngest is stuck in Nantucket with her unyieldingly conservative grandmother and her increasingly tipsy mother Their brother is overseas fighting the war in Vietnam, and their mother is There s a lot going on in Summer of 69 The three sisters in the Foley Levin family are each embroiled in their own worries The eldest sister is pregnant while her husband is emotionally unavailable and potentially unfaithful, the middle sister is striking out on her own but running into trouble, and the youngest is stuck in Nantucket with her unyieldingly conservative grandmother and her increasingly tipsy mother Their brother is overseas fighting the war in Vietnam, and their mother is increasingly distraught over this, driving herself to oblivion with alcohol to ease the pain.But all these issues are treated rather superficially in the book They feel somewhat contrived and a tad boring, if I m honest , and their resolutions are all standard stuff One of the hooks for this bo...

  10. Stephanie (Stephanie& says:

    It s not officially summer for me until I ve read an Elin Hilderbrand book by the pool or sitting on the beach so luckily for me, I was able to read this one Memorial Day weekend, poolside, with a fruity beverage in hand Hilderbrand s first historical novel was everything that I ve come to expect from the queen of the summer novel and .In classic Hilderbrand style, Summer of 69 revolves around the lives of several members of the Foley Levin family and of course, Nantucket is the main It s not officially summer for me un...

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