Elin Hilderbrand (Ebook ebook) Summer of '69



10 thoughts on “Summer of '69

  1. 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 October releases And while many authors contribute to this genre sp

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    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 starsYou 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 i

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    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 f

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    I think I have a like hate relationship with Elin Hilderbrand’s novelsTo put it bluntly I like Hilderbrand’s stories But I don’t like Hilderbrand’s writingA year ago I read her Winter Street series and found the entire experience to be similar to that of watching a B movie – not that great not totally satisfying but just

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    Evocative entrancing absorbingI have been meaning to read one of ELIN HILDERBRAND books for uite 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 th

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    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 predictableview spoilerAngus's affair with Trixie TRIXIE turning out to be his psychiatrist G

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    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 t

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    To say I’ve been ecstatic to read Elin Hilderbrand’s first historical fiction book is an understatement Last summer she wrote her first mur

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    There’s a lot going on in Summer of '69 The three sisters in the FoleyLevin family are each embroiled in their own worries The eldest sister is pregnant while her husband is emotionally unavailable and potentially unfaith

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    Fun in the sun in the summer of '69 Let's see how many times I mention summer during this reviewThis was the embodiment of

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Nly 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 Chappauiddick a man flies to the moon and Jessie experiences some sinking and flying herself as she grows into her own body and mind There s a lot going on in Summer of 69 The three sisters in the FoleyLevin 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 painBut 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 book is that people are keeping secrets but I didn t feel any surprise or shock when those are revealed They all feel rather pedestrian For a book about females during the feminist revolution I had hoped that there would be strong female characters for me to cheer for but that was disappointing too All the women in here mostly just took what life and men handed to them Sure that probably is true to the times of the 1960s but it didn t make for a very compelling read at least to meOne of Elin Hilderbrand s strength is her writing and in that respect she remains in top form This story is easy to get into and I found myself flipping the pages even though the story itself wasn t as riveting I went into Summer of 69 thinking it would be the perfect beachy blend of family drama and secrets summertime in Nantucket and growing up during the awakening of the feminist movement But coming out of the book I feel only lukewarm about it While it wasn t a bad story it just wasn t as exciting or as insightful as I wanted it to be The Illusionists up Teddy Kennedy sinks a car in Chappauiddick a man flies to the moon and Jessie experiences some sinking and flying herself as she grows into her own body and mind There s a lot going on in Summer of 69 The three sisters in the FoleyLevin family are each embroiled in their own worries The eldest sister is pregnant while her husband is emotionally Planet of the Bugs unavailable and potentially Fishes of the Open Ocean unfaithful the middle sister is striking out on her own but running into trouble and the youngest is stuck in Nantucket with her Out of Bounds (Boundaries, 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 painBut 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 book is that people are keeping secrets but I didn t feel any surprise or shock when those are revealed They all feel rather pedestrian For a book about females during the feminist revolution I had hoped that there would be strong female characters for me to cheer for but that was disappointing too All the women in here mostly just took what life and men handed to them Sure that probably is true to the times of the 1960s but it didn t make for a very compelling read at least to meOne of Elin Hilderbrand s strength is her writing and in that respect she remains in top form This story is easy to get into and I found myself flipping the pages even though the story itself wasn t as riveting I went into Summer of 69 thinking it would be the perfect beachy blend of family drama and secrets summertime in Nantucket and growing Grass, Sky, Song up during the awakening of the feminist movement But coming out of the book I feel only lukewarm about it While it wasn t a bad story it just wasn t as exciting or as insightful as I wanted it to be

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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 with their grandmother in Nantucket but this year Blair the oldest sister is marooned in Boston pregnant with tw 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 realThis 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 fantastic time to be alive The Levin family is a family that has been blessed to have a summer home in Nantucket and it is a family tradition to summer there and this summer is no different Except everything is different this year The summer of 1969 brings upon a huge amount of change in their personal life and the lives of everyone around them There is the landing on the moon Vietnam Woodstock Ted Kennedy and Chappauiddick The LevinNichols family is dealing with Kate s first grandchild being born her son getting drafted her daughter taking off to find herself and yet her youngest dealing with all the things that come with turning 13 This book was so enjoyable to read and I was literally swept up into their lives I was so invested in each character The author has created such relatable well developed characters I felt I was part of their livesIt was enjoyable to be swept into another era where there were no cellphones you were lucky to have a phone in your home and a television It was bizarre to hear of expectant mothers drinking and smoking to help them relax Oh my you have come a long way baby Only people of a certain age will get that reference I was born in the 1970 s so I can vaguely remember some of this All the fine details really caught my attention like the mention of Dr Scholl s shoes my how I loved clomping along in my mother s Dr Scholls I am sure this book will trigger fond memories for many peopleHands down a fabulous 5 stars for this book Now I am going to just continue on my way while humming Summer of 69as you all probably will find yourself doing too The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox usually ready for it to wrap The Illusionists up but not this one I found myself completely immersed in their story and it felt so realThis 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 Planet of the Bugs 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 fantastic time to be alive The Levin family is a family that has been blessed to have a summer home in Nantucket and it is a family tradition to summer there and this summer is no different Except everything is different this year The summer of 1969 brings Fishes of the Open Ocean upon a huge amount of change in their personal life and the lives of everyone around them There is the landing on the moon Vietnam Woodstock Ted Kennedy and Chappauiddick The LevinNichols family is dealing with Kate s first grandchild being born her son getting drafted her daughter taking off to find herself and yet her youngest dealing with all the things that come with turning 13 This book was so enjoyable to read and I was literally swept Out of Bounds (Boundaries, up into their lives I was so invested in each character The author has created such relatable well developed characters I felt I was part of their livesIt was enjoyable to be swept into another era where there were no cellphones you were lucky to have a phone in your home and a television It was bizarre to hear of expectant mothers drinking and smoking to help them relax Oh my you have come a long way baby Only people of a certain age will get that reference I was born in the 1970 s so I can vaguely remember some of this All the fine details really caught my attention like the mention of Dr Scholl s shoes my how I loved clomping along in my mother s Dr Scholls I am sure this book will trigger fond memories for many peopleHands down a fabulous 5 stars for this book Now I am going to just continue on my way while humming Summer of 69as you all probably will find yourself doing too

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Ins 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 sudde 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 predictableview spoilerAngus s affair with Trixie TRIXIE turning out to be his psychiatrist GaspPick s biological father being Kate s first now dead husband Go figureThe alleged gun accident actually being a suicide No way hide spoiler