28 Summers - Elin Hilderbrand

28 Summers

By Elin Hilderbrand

  • Release Date: 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,550 Ratings

Description

A "captivating and bittersweet" novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69: Their secret love affair has lasted for decades -- but this could be the summer that changes everything (People).
When Mallory Blessing's son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he's not sure what to expect. But he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It's the late spring of 2020 and Jake's wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential election.
There must be a mistake, Link thinks. How do Mallory and Jake know each other?
Flash back to the sweet summer of 1993: Mallory has just inherited a beachfront cottage on Nantucket from her aunt, and she agrees to host her brother's bachelor party. Cooper's friend from college, Jake McCloud, attends, and Jake and Mallory form a bond that will persevere -- through marriage, children, and Ursula's stratospheric political rise -- until Mallory learns she's dying.
Based on the classic film Same Time Next Year (which Mallory and Jake watch every summer), 28 Summers explores the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair and the dramatic ways this relationship complicates and enriches their lives, and the lives of the people they love.

Reviews

  • Amazing

    5
    By MCdn9
    I couldn’t stop reading this book, it was an amazing escape! The ending made me feel love but also breaks my heart. Thank you for writing this.
  • A must read this summer!!

    5
    By Samuel Sanchez Colon
    Like a warm summer breeze this book will put you in the right mood from page one. Do yourself a favor and read it!
  • This book will stay with me for along time .

    5
    By Mary in Beaufort
    28 Summers blew me away. I couldn’t put it down. A must read .
  • Engrossing, a new take on an old theme

    4
    By Originalhubcub
    Full disclosure: I love the movie Same Time Next Year, so I might have been predisposed to love this book. I appreciated how the author integrated the parallels to the classic movie into her work to a degree. I also liked how she provided some pop-cultural context each year. Though admittedly, some characters are richer than others, the author gets you vested in their lives. One is reminded that people are complicated, sometimes surprising. Above all else, life takes some interesting and unexpected turns. This is a great beach chair read. But wear sunscreen because it’s hard to put down.
  • Did Elin Hilderbrand really write this?

    1
    By lizl3477
    I’m usually a huge fan. Hate the story(years of cheating) and all the parentheses with other people’s thoughts. A woman who won’t stand up for herself and says she’s worth more than a weekend for years is not a good heroine.
  • She does it again!

    5
    By Shariposh
    EH is one if my favorite authors and this one does not disappoint. Loved the story of Mallory and her life.
  • Loved it!

    5
    By Gr8ful in New Hampshire
    Smart! Captivating story - Couldn’t put it down! Great summer read. I’ll look for this author again.
  • My new favorite book!

    5
    By lgc251900
    Such a great beach read!
  • Loved it! Easy beach read

    5
    By jillynm
    Good story
  • 28 Summers

    3
    By Readingbythesea
    Cooper is the best brother to have. Fray and Mallory should married and lived happily ever after. Leland was always jealous of Mallory, it just took so long for Mallory to figure it out. Jake wanted it all, he was weak, a successful wife and a once a year fun time, he could have left Ursula before it even started, he and Ursula had parted ways before Jake made the first trip to Nantucket. It’s fast easy to read but predictable.