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Summer of '69
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
25 posts | 5 read | 4 reading | 20 to read
Follow New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand back in time and join a Nantucket family as they experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a 1960s summer. 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, 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 "historic 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.
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cwarnier
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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#lmpbc #groupf @Victoriahoperose @whippoorwill815 @ambam1987
So what looks good for the next round? All 4 of these are on my tbr list.

whippoorwill815 I haven‘t read any of these! They all sound interesting although Enchantee is particularly intriguing. As usual, I‘m good with whatever you pick!! 2d
Victoriahoperose These all look good to me. I haven‘t read any and I want to read them all! 2d
ambam1987 They all look good! 7h
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bookishkris
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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Good fluff, sometimes predictable, sometimes not. Typical Hilderbrand, with the added bonus of history.

Yes, I figured out part of the secret on page 158, and the other part way back at the beginning. Some parts of the summary are misleading, but otherwise I give this a pick. Solid summer story, and it kept me involved.

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peacegypsy
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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Airplane reading about my favorite decade! Enjoy these summer days, my friends! 🌺👒🕶🦋🐠🌞

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bookishkris
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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Page 158 and I think maybe I‘ve figured out part of the “troubling secret.” I‘m enjoying the book; it‘s light, it‘s a fast read, and I‘m loving visiting Boston and Nantucket and the Vineyard with these characters.

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mdm139
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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Book of the month arrived. I had a hard time choosing this month since I wanted 4 of them.

Jeannineth I got Summer of 69 and With the Fire on High. The summer of 69 is calling me. 7d
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cwarnier
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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#botm came yesterday! I cant wait till I have time to read them.

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Jeannineth
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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#bookmail I can‘t wait to start this.

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APLitlife
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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I have a serious book buying problem.

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Lisas.Library
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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June BOTM

I think I over did it....I have no self control 🤦🏻‍♀️
The saddest part is there was one more I wanted. Thank goodness they have a limit.

TheSpineView Great haul! 1w
hjreviews I felt the same way this month! 1w
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime haha you beat me, i thought i was bad getting 3 this month 1w
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JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m curious about Summer of ‘69...I wanted that as an add on, but I resisted. 1w
marleed We are here for you! 1w
bookishrantings Nice! You can never overdue lol 1w
Lisas.Library 😂 Thank you for all the support!! 😂 4h
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CrinolineDream
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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This month‘s #botm, plus an extra. I‘ve been digging mid/late 29th century historical lately. #bookofthemonth #bookmail

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OriginalCyn620
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I ordered this one for my #BOTM!! 1w
OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This one was my birthday freebie! Now I just need to actually read it this summer! (edited) 1w
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GripLitGrl
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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Jeannineth I ordered it from Book of the Month and can‘t wait to get my hands on it. 1w
ravenlee I love that song. 1w
OriginalCyn620 I posted this book too! 1w
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LitsyHappenings
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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Repost for @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks :
We have a special summertime prompt planned for this month with a playlist!! We can‘t wait to see what you come up with!! 📚🌸🌼🌞🏖🏝🎼🎤

Please share!!

#SongsofSummer

https://open.spotify.com/user/2256slgu6wfsannx2d4ja4dbq/playlist/5vggsR9rNzOonHY...

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whatshesreadingnow
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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1. The Guest Book, Glory Road & The Huntress
2. Summer of 69 by Elin Hilderbrand
3. I recommended The Night Before just this morning!

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Eggs Ooo I like the sound of Summer of 69!!! Right before my senior year of HS 2w
whatshesreadingnow @Eggs Oh wow how fun!! You‘ll be able to relate to many things in it!! 🙌🏻😉 It sounds wonderful and is different than her regular settings on Nantucket I can‘t wait! 2w
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Tera0707
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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I was super happy with the #botm options this month. I‘ve had my heart set on jumping on the Miracle Creek train, and after reading one of my favorite book reviewer‘s thoughts on A Nearly Normal Family, I had to add it on. As for my actual “pick” I had to get Summer of ‘69. Seems the perfect summer read. So excited to receive my blue box!

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Valink
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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There were a bunch of #BOTM picks that I liked this month! My sisters and I share books, so since my one sister ordered two that I liked and owns another one I selected these. Summer of ‘69 was my top pick anyway.

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Lisas.Library
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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📚💸🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😍💗 ——👈🏻 that‘s how I feel!!

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stephothebesto
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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June picks #BOTM

LittleWonder BOEC is one of my favorite books! 2w
stephothebesto @LittleWonder thanks for the endorsement! I hadn't heard of it and from the description, I felt like it could go either way. I'm looking forward to it! 2w
LittleWonder So good! Just a perfect extra donor you story! Enjoy! 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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We have a special summertime prompt planned for this month with a playlist!! We can‘t wait to see what you come up with!! 📚🌸🌼🌞🏖🏝🎼🎤

Please share!!

#SongsofSummer

https://open.spotify.com/user/2256slgu6wfsannx2d4ja4dbq/playlist/5vggsR9rNzOonHY...

wanderinglynn That is really a diverse playlist! 👍🏻 3w
Catsandbooks How does this challenge work? 3w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Catsandbooks you choose a book or quote pertaining to the prompt each day and post a pic 📚☺️ We hope you will join us!! Check out #Amonthofsongs 3w
Catsandbooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks sounds like fun!! ☀️ 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Catsandbooks it is!!!! 💗💗🙌🏻🙌🏻 2w
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whatshesreadingnow
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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Thrilled for Elin‘s 1ST HISTORICAL FICTION novel: four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a summer when everything changed. Releasing this June 18. ♥️ Have you preordered yours yet?

#Clouds #tbr
#SpringIntoReading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh yay!!! Stacked!!! 2mo
whatshesreadingnow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This sounds so interesting Misty!! Can‘t wait!! 2mo
RadicalReader All I can think of is the iconic song 2mo
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aymiereads
Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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Good thing I got in line when I did! 😎 hold was placed on 27 December!