Summer of 69

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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • Summer of 69
  • Elin Hilderbrand
  • 17 May 2018
  • 0316420018

About the Author: Elin Hilderbrand

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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. New Download [ Summer of 69 ] by [ Elin Hilderbrand ] – hillviewbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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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 Rest assured it is not.I ve always been fascinated by the 60 The free love era has given us Woodstock, quirky fashion, lava lamps, short skirts, the Kennedy family, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, S E Hinton s The Outsiders, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Neil Armstrong on the surface of the Moon which may or may not be true Pretty good stuff amirite Summer of 69 is a terrific summer read Historical fiction is not my ...

  2. 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 andIn 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 sett 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 andIn 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 setting although Martha s Vineyard gets some love in this book too This is a summer of dramatic changes for the family as Tiger, 19, has just been drafted for Vietnam His...

  3. 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 ar 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 different for the Levins Blair is pregnant and unable to tr...

  4. 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 first historical novel plops 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 first historical novel plops us right into the ...

  5. Carrie says:

    Summer of 69 by Elin Hilderbrand is a historical fiction novel that follows the Levin family during the summer of 1969 Of course with the book focusing on the various family members in this family the point of view does change between them.For years the Levin family has spent summers in Nantucket visiting their grandmother s historic home This year however the family is being pulled apart in their own directions Tiger, the only son, has been drafted into the military and will be sent to the Summer of 69 by Elin Hilderbrand is a historical fiction novel that follows the Levin family during the summer of 1969 Of course with the book focusing on the various family members in this family the point of view does change between them.For years the Levin family has spent summers in Nantucket visiting their grandmother s historic home This year however the family is being pulled apart in their own directions Tiger, the only son, has been drafted into the military and will be sent to the war in Vietnam and this has affected each of the rest in various ways.Blair, the oldest Levin has gotten married to a man who works with NASA and is spending her summer home alone as he works on putting a man on the moon Kirby is the middle daughter who is a young free spirit known to protest the l...

  6. Literary Soirée says:

    Summer does something to the brain It s intoxicating Everything shimmers So says a character in Summer People, a previous novel by Hilderbrand, which captures the essence of her entire oeuvre JOIE DE VIVREI ve devoured every book she s written, so taken with her addictive stories set on Nantucket Her own backstory is engaging, including how she came to the island, her education at the Iowa Writers Workshop, her world travels, her survival of breast cancer and a post surgical infection th Summer does something to the brain It s intoxicating Everything shimmers So says a character in Summer People, a previous novel by Hilderbrand, which captures the essence of her entire oeuvre JOIE DE VIVREI ve devoured every book she s written, so taken with her addictive stories set on Nantucket Her own backstory is engaging, including how she came to the island, her education at the Iowa Writers Workshop, her world travels, her survival of breast cancer and a post surgical infection that nearly killed her Her joie de vivre informs both her writing and her life and is as intoxicatin...

  7. 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 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 ward off morning sickness Having grown up in the 80s and 90s myself, this time period is a world I ve only experienced in the movies And that s exactly how this novel reads The descriptions and details are so vivid and captivating like scenes from a movie we love to watch o...

  8. Toni says:

    The year Nineteen hundred sixty nine, 1969, was a busy year for the United States of America and as such, was no different for the combined families of Nichols, Foley, Levin and Whalen, all under the matriarchal umbrella of Exalta Nichols Since Exalta was such a stickler for tradition the family prepares to pack up and move out to Nantucket for the summer, regardless that the 3rd Monday of June is Jessie s 13th birthday, or that Kate is sick with worry about Tiger, her 19 year old son who wa The year Nineteen hundred sixty nine, 1969, was a busy year for the United States of America and as such, was no different for the combined families of Nichols, Foley, Levin and Whalen, all under the matriarchal umbrella of Exalta Nichols Since Exalta was such a stickler for tradition the family prepares to pack up and move out to Nantucket for the summer, regardless that the 3rd Monday of June is Jessie s 13th birthday, or that Kate is sick with worry about Tiger, her 19 year old son who was drafted to fight in Vietnam just this past April, and Blair her 24 year old daughter is pregnant in Boston and virtually alone since her astrophysicist husband practically works 24 7 on the upcoming Apollo 11 moon mission Then, do...

  9. Zoe says:

    Relevant, vivid, and absorbing Summer of 69 is a nostalgic, domestic tale that takes us back to the idyllic island of Nantucket during a year when Vietnam was still raging, and Apollo 11 was finally going to put men on the moon, and into the lives of the blended Foley Levin family as they navigate a summer of revelations, change, and new additions.The writing is expressive and polished The characters are genuine, troubled, and sympathetic And the spirited plot is a delightful mix of summer fu Relevant, vivid, and absorbing Summer of 69 is a nostalgic, domestic tale that takes us back to the idyllic island of Nantucket during a year when Vietnam was still raging, and Apollo 11 was finally going to put men on the moon, and into the lives of the blended Foley Levin family as they navigate a summer of revelations, change, and new additions.The writing is expressive and polished The characters are genuine, troubled, and sympathe...

  10. 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 problem...