[Reading] ➼ 28 Summers Author Elin Hilderbrand – Linkadvantage.info

28 Summers The perfect summer read that will have you feeling all sorts of emotions This one reminded me that even when we are quarantined, life still flies by and to hold on to what makes it worth while When I saw Elin Hilderbrand new book 28 Summers available through the ARC program on Libro.fm, I downloaded it IMMEDIATELY Her last book, Summer of 69 was one of my fave reads of last Summer, and I loved her Winter series around Christmastime as well.28 Summers lived up to all my expectations of a classic Elin book preppy Nantucket setting, light but still has substance, well drawn out characters, realistic but still clever dialogue, compulsively readable I feel like I can go on forever It s about two people who decide to have a same time next year meeting that lasts each Labor Day weekend over the course of you guessed it 28 Summers Naturally, this becomes complicated with age, marriage and kids.While I can normally be critical about books glamorizing affairs, I thought this book did it in a really smart way that made sense and showed that all relationships are different and complex I can also be critical of books dealing with 9 11 sometimes it feels wrongly used for the sake of drama to me , but I thought this one handled it well.And I would be remiss not to mention my favorite part each year came with a rundown of all the pop culture items we were talking about at the time including some of my personal faves Dunder Mifflin in 2008, the Villanova Wildcats in 2016 and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018 It was just a really fun addition to a book taking place over a few decades.This was a 5 STAR read for me but if you still haven t read Summer of 69, I did like that a bit better The cover reminded me of my engagement in Martha s Vineyard so I had to post my post engagement pic on Instagram Even my cover up has sailboats on it You can see it here By The New York Times Bestselling Author Of Summer Of Their Secret Love Affair Has Lasted For Decades But This Could Be The Summer That Changes EverythingWhen 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 And Jake S Wife, Ursula DeGournsey, Is The Frontrunner In The Upcoming Presidential ElectionThere Must Be A Mistake, Link Thinks How Do Mallory And Jake Know Each Other Flash Back To The Sweet Summer Of 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 DyingBased On The Classic Film Same Time Next Year Which Mallory And Jake Watch Every Summer , 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 This is a quintessential summer read A little sudsy and scandalous The story takes place primarily on Nantucket and follows an unconventional love story that spans 3 days each year over 28 summers Each chapter summer started with a short recap of what the world was doing in insert year here I loved listening to what Hilderbrand chose to include as I reflected on my personal highlights of each year It was a smart way to show the passing of time and keep moving the story forward This was pure escapism and I was here for all the ups and downs Right up until the very end when I had to grab a tissue Worth it A tactful word of caution infidelity is unavoidable in this book No one digs infidelity But if that is a deal breaker for your reading skip this one Thank you to Libro.fm for an advanced audio copy. Review coming soon but this was her best book yet I loved everything about it. This is an unconventional love story It s spicy It s scandalous Sometimes it s hard to read And at the end, you better be prepared with tissues I ugly cried But the journey was so good and so worth it I will read anything Elin Hilderbrand writes, and rarely does she disappoint 28 Summers certainly does not And I m already looking forward to the sweet romance that I m sure will follow. I just finished this story and I loved every page I fell in love, hoped , laughed, remembered and cried Elin Hilderbrand s books get better and better but I am not sure if she will ever too this one I loved the intertwining stories, I fell in love with Jake and want to be friends with Mallory I loved how each chapter summer story provided a memory and glimpse back to that year This was so creative and a great way to move the story forward Coming June 2020 I can t wait to share this with so many people Absolutely wonderful Thank you to Elin, netgalley and the publisher for an early read. Mallory is on her death bed and her wish is to have her son Link call Jake whose married to Ursula Why How do they know one another It turns out they have a deep seated history together from their first date in 1994 to the time Jake s twin sis died from cystic fibrosis at just thirteen years of age.Whether it was a pregnancy, an affair, a confession of love, or the truth about dying from melanoma one thing was certain be with the one you love Fill the cup How will you be remembered Remember the poem The Dash It s time to get moving and make a life one that you ll be proud to partake in.Life is short and nobody knows when our time is up.Go, Live, Love, Learn Thank you to Elin, the pub, NetGalley, and Kindle for this ARC in exchange for this honest review. What will I be talking about during the Summer of 2020 How in her twenty fifth novel, Elin Hilderbrand once again takes me to Nantucket and leaves me an emotional wreck Inspired by the filmSame Time, Next Year,28 Summers tells the tale of Mallory Blessing and Jake McCloud who meet one Labor Day weekend in Nantucket, the chemistry is instantaneous but each person recognizes they are different places in their lives and agree that each year they will reunite in that last week of August As each year passes, their love survives amidst all the changes that life throws in their way I wouldn t have thought this book would have created such tumultuous feelings within but it did A story about an affair between two people shouldn t make me cry but it has I couldn t help but be pulled into Mallory and Jake s lives and I did want them to finally be together As each year passes and Hilderbrand relates the news events that had us talking each of those 28 years, it seemed like time had stopped itself Make sure to use lots of sunscreen because this beach read is going to keep you glued to your towel Thanks to Netgalley and Little, Brown and Company for an egalley in exchange for an honest review Goodreads review published 17 05 20Expected Publication Date 16 06 20 Reviewed on Ashes Books Bobs So many thanks to Libro.fm for allowing me to listen to the advance audio I seriously love Elin Hilderbrand s books on audio This was my third book of hers to listen to in fact, I ve never read one of her books in print There is something so comforting about coming back to Nantucket each summer, a place I ve never actually visited myself, but feel as if I know so well from Elin s books alone During this crazy time in our world it was great to feel as if I was actually able to vacation somewhere, just through listening to this story Not to mention, 28 Summers is ultramodern, starting off with things we re talking about in 2020 and even mentioning the Coronavirus.This was quite a complex book for me It featured a few aspects I wasn t too keen on, but the characters were deep enough to allow me to be openminded and experience the difficulties they were facing without the judgment I d normally hold Essentially the characters were cheating nearly every summer of their relationship, yet somehow their love story seemed to make it I hesitate to use the word acceptable, but it s the most fitting word I absolutely loathe when characters and real people can t find it in themselves to be loyal to one person, yet I was completely invested in this story and Mallory and Jake s relationship.My favorite thing about this book were the flashbacks to years gone by, with references to all the important headlines and pop culture events from the nineties to today There were certain things I hadn t thought about in ages and it was fun to imagine the events that happened in my own life during these times It made me look forward to each year in Mallory or Jake s life as the chapters changed.I could have done without the parallel Kavanaugh case from a couple of years ago making an appearance in this story, along with some of the political fodder I wish the author would have chosen to create fictional issues in the story for Ursula s growing political fame, rather than ones we ve recently been hearing about to the point of being bashed over the head by them I think many of us use fiction as a way to escape from real world issues, so it can become tiresome when we have them in our books as well.Nevertheless, this was an intensely evocative novel that had me reeled in from the get go I knew it was going to leave me feeling incredibly heartbroken, but it wasn t quite as bitter as I expected the story to be The morally ambiguous story was actually quite bittersweet and thought provoking.

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