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. Best Read Summer of 69 Author Elin Hilderbrand For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

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✓ Book Review Summer of 69  By Elin Hilderbrand – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • Summer of 69
  • Elin Hilderbrand
  • 19 April 2018
  • 0316420018

10 thoughts on “Summer of 69

  1. Ana O says:

    Me I don t feel like readingElin Hilderbrand writes a book about the 1960sMe whips out credit card Standin on your mama s porchYou told me that it d last foreverOh, and when you held my handI knew that it was now or neverThose were the best days of my life I m kinda disappointed because I went in expecting it to be a flashback story about Bryan Adams and his summer crush Rest assured it is not.I ve always been fascinated by the 60 The free love era has given us Woodstock, quirky fashi Me I don t feel like readingElin Hilderbrand writes a book about the 1960sMe whips out credit card Standin on your mama s porchYou told me that it d last foreverOh, and when you held my handI knew that it was now or neverThose were the best days of my life I m kinda disappointed because I went in expecting it to be a flashback story about Bryan Adams and his summer crush Res...

  2. Stephanie (Stephanie& says:

    Review to comethe perfect book to read on Memorial Day to kick off summer

  3. Book of the Month says:

    Why I love itSiobhan JonesWe pick the books a few months in advance here at BOTM, so all the reading for June occurs sometime in mid March Maybe that was why I warmed to Summer of 69 so readily this beachy, feel good story with ample family drama and purple haze era feels had me practically smelling the sunscreen Then again, maybe I just liked this book so much because it was another satisfying winner from an author who always delivers the goods.Elin Hilderbrand s fir...

  4. Christina says:

    4.5 In pure Elin Hilderbrand style, Summer of 69 brings a historical twist on your favorite Nantucket summer beach read In her first venture in the historical fiction genre, Hilderbrand takes us back in time to the summer of the moon launch, the Chappaquiddick incident and Woodstock The fashion, the food, the culture, the music, it s all there Using song titles from 69 as each chapter title, we are transported to a time when pregnant mommies smoked cigarettes and drank scotch to wa 4.5 In pure Elin Hilderbrand style, Summer of 69 brings a historical twist on your favorite Nantucket summer beach read In her first venture in the historical fiction genre, Hilderbrand takes us back in time...

  5. Debbie says:

    This new summer beach read by Elin Hilderbrand has the usual setting but with a historical backdrop I enjoyed the titles of the chapters being songs from the era The characters were fully developed with the problems and conflicts that depicted the era The ending could have bee...

  6. Donna Hines says:

    I must note Little Brown and Company has recently auto approved me NetGalley and I m beyond ecstatic to read these wonderfully talented authors such as the one and only Elin Hilderbrand.I m a huge fan who enjoys her work for the obvious reasons as they never disappoint.The Summer of 69 is no exception as it s chock full of characters, vivid action, the locations center upon Nantucket and Martha s Vineyard both places rich in history and steeped in traditions as well as the historical aspect I must note Little Brown and Company has recently auto approved me NetGalley and I m beyond ecstatic to read these wonderfully talented authors such as the one and only Elin Hilderbrand.I m a huge fan who enjoys her work for the obvious reasons as they never disappoint.The Summer of 69 is no exception as it s chock full of characters, vivid action, the locations center upon Nantucket and Martha s Vineyard both places rich in history and steeped in traditions as well as the historical aspect that surrounded the era of the wild and crazy 60 s with the Levin Family.Every year the Levin Family offspring looked forward to visiting Nanny in downtown Nantucket until this year when Blair became pregnant, Kirby was immersed in civil rights protests with Tiger her only son being sent off to Vietnam, while 13yo Jessie was left behind with a whole hosts of grandma s secrets.The Queen of Summer Novels has proven her stake and claim to ...

  7. Dkbbookgirl says:

    Great summer readTakes you back Family story with a very eventful summer as the backdropHighly recommended

  8. Jennifer says:

    When Elin comes out with a new book, it s a must Like a don t even read the synopsis no brainer Just as she delivered a multi dimensional page turner with The Perfect Summer, Summer of 69 is just as much a treat but with historical fiction at its core, which is a genre Elin hasn t presented before The story lines of several members of the Foley Levin families intertwine as their lives during the summer of 1969 unfurl or in some cases, unravel There s 13 year old Jessie, her mother Kate, When Elin comes out with a new book, it s a must Like a don t even read the synopsis no brainer Just as she delivered a multi dimensional page turner with The Perfect Summer, Summer of 69 is just as much a treat but with historical fiction at its core, which is a genre Elin hasn t presented before The story lines of several members of the Foley Levin families intertwine as their lives during the summer of 1969 unfurl or in some cases, unravel There s 13 year ol...

  9. Krystal Hicks says:

    As usual I loved this new novel by Elin Hildebrand The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was I felt the ending neededI felt like it came to a sudden halt But other than that I loved it Thank you to Little Brown and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  10. Sarah Sabin says:

    And maybe, just maybe, this summer will end up being one that people write songs about Every summer, the Foley Levin family stays on Nantucket with Kate s mother, enjoying the sun, the beach, and the restaurants But this summer is different Tiger gets drafted to fight in Vietnam Blair is pregnant and her marriage is failing Kirby decides to spend her summer working on Martha s Vineyard, and Jessie is thirteen and her body is changing Set during the summer of the moon landing, this will be And maybe, just maybe, this summer will end up being one that people write songs about Every summer, the Foley Levin family stays on Nantucket with Kate s mother, enjoying the sun, the beach, and the restaurants But this summer is different Tiger gets drafted to fight in Vietnam Blair is pregnant and her marriage is failing Kirby decides to spend her summer working on Martha s Vineyard, and Jessie is thirteen and her body is changing Set during the summer of the moon landing, this will be one to remember.This was my very first Elin Hilderbrand novel and I keep thinking, How did I make it this long without reading her books I loved Summer of 69 I loved the characters, and the setting The writing was wonderful, the story beautifully executed Kirby was my favorite character as s...

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