28 Summers - Elin Hilderbrand

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By Elin Hilderbrand

  • Release Date: 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,845 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

  • Not so good.

    2
    By DKCMC
    When a book doesn’t keep me interested, I tend to speed read and skip a lot. In this case, I don’t think I missed anything. The location backdrop was beautiful but the point of the book was boring and sad and worst of all, very predictable. I kept hoping that it would get better, but it didn’t and it ended so abruptly that I was left sort of frustrated. Love her books but not this one.
  • Disappointed

    3
    By 68wildcat
    I found the book depressing. It does keep the reader interested; however, the supporting characters are despicable. Of course one is a politician and a couple of others represent the elite class and, in today’s environment, this is the new normal.
  • Fun summer read

    4
    By PalmValleyCat
    This was not my favorite Hilderbrand book but still worth reading.
  • Disappointing

    2
    By VirginiaFlyBoy
    How many trite cliches can you fit into each scene.
  • Disappointing Ending

    4
    By lynettegreen
    This is my first Elin Hilderbrand novel. I must admit that I devoured the book and loved it until the very last page. The suspense kept me reading until the very last sentence. I am disappointed in the ending of this story. To me, it felt like Ms. Hilderbrand simply walked away from the entire storyline and didn’t finish it. I have some of her earlier books. I hope the continuity of the storylines aren’t as jumbled and haphazardly written.
  • Elin does it again!

    5
    By Dirsten
    Excellent read that quickly draws you in!
  • Must read

    5
    By jaaaaacq
    Absolutely unreal. Couldn’t put this book down. Finished in a day and a half!
  • Not believable

    3
    By Hayward777
    OK, an enjoyable summer read but the premise is incredulous. They love each other deeply but choose to stay apart except for one weekend a year. And they make that decision when they are both single.
  • 28 Summers

    1
    By Link Mantle
    I was enjoying this book until Link had his first birthday party and was playing baseball. That was the stupidest thing I ever read. Yeah, a one year old is swinging a bat and hitting a ball. Jesus H. Christ! How in the world could a mistake like that not be caught by proofreaders or editors? Holy crap, it’s a baby.
  • Awful

    1
    By Llg58
    Horrible. Boring. Unrealistic. They fall in love but then he marries someone else, that he doesn’t even really like? Meanwhile she meets the perfect man but breaks up with him because she’s “in love” with her once a year guy? Plus knowingly committing adultry each year? I kept reading hoping something good would happen. Waste of time and money.