Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday: Summer of '69

Can't Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Pub. Date: June 18, 2019

Goodreads, "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."

It's not summertime without a new novel from Elin Hilderbrand. I love that she is branching out to historical novels---they make for the best "beach reads."  I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. What do you guys think?


  1. Hilderbrand is always good for a beach read! Love the new direction she's going in.

  2. I have been reading some of her backlist novels, and her books are just getting better and better over time. Looking forward to this one!

  3. I'm not familiar with Hilderbrand, but I really hope you enjoy this one! Have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  4. I haven't read any of her stuff and don't know that I could read this without the Bryan Adams song running through my head all the time!


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