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28 Summers
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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chlolovesbooks
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 I need more 😆

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Kboltz
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Mallory is her own woman and she chooses to not get married. She has her Labor Day weekend each year with Jake and that suits her life fine. Liked this read and I loved that each year we get to read the list of things that took place or people who we were all talking about. Same time next year gets a reboot in a book!:)

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AngieKWilson
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What a phenomenal way to storytell! Great beach read! I need to plan a trip to Nantucket soon.

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kstadt929
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Typical Elin Hilderbrand novel that was tugging on my heartstrings all the way through. Mallory and Jake have a “same time next year” pact and this beautifully written story had me turning pages so fast…simply a wonderful read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Librarianaut
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MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 😎 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the tag!!! 6mo
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paisleyjess
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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Oh man another crying ending but I loved this book. TW for sexual assault but it is only a brief bit near the end (I skipped over those few pages and could still keep up with the plot). Great beach read, even if you're not at the beach.

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JenlovesJT47
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I‘m hesitantly giving this a low pick. I have very mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, it was a compelling listen & I devoured it pretty quickly. So in that sense it‘s a good book. But I have some pretty serious issues with the main characters that infuriated me and especially made me want to smack Jake upside the head. A lot of their decisions make zero sense but if you can overlook that it‘s still a decent book. Just frustrating. 😤 3.5⭐️

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RenePenn
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A fresh retelling of Same Time Next Year. #nomatterwhat

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MindyK59
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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I liked the concept of the story and how each chapter opened with pop culture tidbits from the year that was taking place. I think I feel sorry for Mallory, the main character, who basically gave up the rest of the year for the 3 day Labor Day weekend when Jake would make his annual trip to see her. She loved her cottage on Nantucket and her son Link, but it seems like a lonely life to live all those years just waiting for 3 days.

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marleed
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Elin Hildebrand has a knack for helping me understand and root for characters that make some pretty bad choices - and sometimes repeatedly for 28 years. I‘ve read enough of her books now that I feel I know the people of Nantucket and they are my slightly dysfunctional friends. If I‘d show up there surely I‘d have my pick of guest rooms from which to stay for a season. What!? These people are fictional - damn!

#14Books14Weeks2021 B13W13

Smrloomis 😂 1y
TheHeartlandBookFairy 😅 This is another one that is sitting on my TBR pile… I'll get through it eventually right? And now you know why this challenge was born 😆 1y
marleed @TheHeartlandBookFairy Haha but you can take credit for giving me the incentive to work through my Elin stack this summer. I think I only have 3 of her unread books on my shelves. She‘s very prolific in the book thrifting aisles so I have confidence I‘ll find even more before I complete my stack. 1y
marleed @Smrloomis I‘ve even given several of her books a so-so rating, but still, I just can‘t quit her ;) 1y
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Areader2
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Mehso-so

Another so so, 28 summers, Mallory and her brothers best friend meet once a year on Labor Day and both have a different life the rest of the year,it was just a lot I didn‘t get how that all worked, I liked Mallory as a person but the concept and all that happened in between there visit just didn‘t keep my interest, I wanted more for her, and then the end ugh

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audraelizabeth
Bailedbailed

This was just not my type of characters or setting. I couldnt connect with the story or characters.

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alisiakae
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Bailedbailed

NOPE. A summer romance based around 28 years of cheating and stupidity. Yay for some liberal politics, but super weird that she basically includes the Kavanaugh hearing with some barely changed details. (Cavendish…really)? It felt so contrived, and I‘m usually a sucker for liberal leaning characters. Felt like a long drawn out ad campaign for Nantucket restaurants and stores. This book brought to you by the Nantucket Office of Tourism. 🙄

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KathyWheeler
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Mehso-so

I should‘ve known, based on the Same Time, Next Year premise, that this would be a miss. I didn‘t care for the characters and their decisions were stupid. There was no reason Jake & Mallory couldn‘t have been together after they first met, when he wasn‘t married. Mallory settled for half a life, fooling herself into believing theirs was an epic love story. I wasn‘t emotionally invested enough in the story or the characters to cry at the end.

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BeaG
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t like any of the characters.🤦🏾‍♀️ The choices they made and scenarios weren‘t for me.

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TamTracy
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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I just love Elin Hilderbrand‘s stories!!! I read a lot of dark, creepy or heavy books and she‘s always a great author to read in between. This story made me sad throughout for a lot of reasons but not in a tears way but instead a what if way. I wasn‘t ready for it to end the way that it did. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

PurpleTulipGirl Stories about people who are in love and kept apart because of dumb status reasons always make me sad. 2y
TamTracy @PurpleTulipGirl Right! I was more sad about how she handled her whole life though. Seemed so lonely overall. 2y
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ATB
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I fell short in #20in4 but finished this book and made lots of progress with two others. Enjoyed this book although it is a sad book on a couple of levels. I like the setting. Wonder what it would be like to live on an island.

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ATB
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Hit pause for tonight. 5.5 hours for Friday on my way to #20in4. Thanks @Andrew65

DebbieGrillo Love that timer! What app are you using? 2y
ATB @DebbieGrillo It‘s called MultiTimer. I love it for so many reasons. As the name implies you can time multiple things at the same time. 2y
DebbieGrillo There are so many apps with that same name. I can't find one that looks like that. 2y
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Andrew65 Great start 👏👏👏 2y
ATB @DebbieGrillo the developer is Sergey Astakhov. It was the second one that was listed in my search results. Not sure if that will help or not. 2y
DebbieGrillo Thanks. I got it on my iPad, not for my android phone. 2y
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The.Great.Catsby
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I'm not sure how it is possible to love one book so much! This was my first book by Elin Hinderbrand and it will not be my last.
This book reminds me of the quote "you are always one choice away from a different life" and I can't help but wonder if Mallory had made one specific different choice, how would it have all turned out?

The.Great.Catsby If Jake had made different choices, how would it have all turned out? Would they have ended up together?! Was Mallory right, did it work because of their bubble? Would their relationship exist outside of their same time, next year arrangement? I was really REALLY surprised about Link's father and who turned out to be. But I love the relationship that him and Mallory had. And Bess! Omg. 2y
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KristenDuck
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1. As a Litsy member I am proud to report I have written four books! And while I have read over 1,000 books by various authors, my new mission is to look for Litsy authors specifically! I love to support my fellow writers.

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3. I finished 28 Summers this year and can‘t stop talking about it! Would LOVE this as a movie

Eggs Congratulations on your books 📚🥳👏🏻!! I am in awe of authors ❤️ 2y
KristenDuck @Eggs So am I!! I still read some books and I‘m just like how did you come up with this?! 2y
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jesvinod
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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Super coolsey..felt like meeting real world humans. Mallory was so close to the heart..lots of 💕💕💕
#first novel of 2021 #women author #love

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Barbie.Hudson
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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Book 2 for 2021.
All the feels w this book! I wish I could write the captivating and charming review it deserves, but I just don‘t have the words. #jakeandmalloryforever

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Bookwormjillk
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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Mehso-so

This passed the time, but I kept waiting for something to happen and it just never did. #BookspinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
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cwarnier
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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#12booksof2020 @andrew65
Another great Elin Hilderbrand book.
I guess I can say she became my favorite author of 2020.

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Geemom1118
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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When one of your co-workers gives you a book to read makes Monday a little bit better.

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Barbie.Hudson
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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I‘m already in love with this book and I‘m only 64 pages in. Another non-mystery for me, what‘s up w that!?

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Amoon
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Just spent the last few hours finishing this epic book. It really is about 28 Labor Day weekends of Jake and Mallory. In between...there is life. We get to know some interesting characters like Leland, Mallory‘s totally self-absorbed ladder climbing friend, Cooper, her oft married brother, and others. Great story, interesting reading about the highlights in culture and politics from 1998-2018.

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KristenDuck
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I‘m not sure words can express how much I ended up loving this story and how pleasantly surprised I was!!

For twenty-eight summers, Mallory and Jake had a secret love affair in which they always returned to Nantucket over Labor Day weekend to be together, despite having moved on with their individual lives.

I particularly enjoyed how the author explained what was going on in the world at the turn of each year.

Without a doubt, a solid story!

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Megabooks
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I made it six hours into this, but I‘m not feeling what is looking like an unrequited love story at Christmas. I just don‘t feel positive about it, and this holiday is stressful enough. When I think about picking it up again, I want to cry. That sounds like a hibernation to me! Maybe this summer...

TrishB It definitely sounds like the right decision! 2y
Megabooks @TrishB I feel better now! 2y
Lauram You put into words what I could not. Getting through this book was a chore. 2y
Megabooks @Lauram agree. I like her books, but the tenor of this one is just depressing. 2y
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Megabooks
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Today is Opposite Day! I‘m listening to fiction and reading nonfiction in print, and it‘s usually the reverse for me. It‘s 66 degrees F out, which is waaayyy too warm for winter!! And the fiction, 28 Summers, takes place mostly in the opposite season. Things are getting crazy here! 🤪🤪

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Lauram
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Waiting for students to log in, starting a new book, and enjoying my view.

ItsAnotherJen Wow, you got lots of snow! None here. It looks much more like December where you are at. 2y
Lauram @ItsAnotherJen the snow is nearly up to my knees. It‘s been a long time since we‘ve had a major snowfall this early in the season. 2y
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valeriegeary
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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I know it's not summer anymore, but I'm still enjoying this one. Drinking a chai latte and pretending it's iced and I'm on the beach with my toes in the sand. Do you read books out of season?

Librarianaut Yes, def! Sometimes a good beachy story is the only way to deal with Winter... 2y
TrishB I never knew reading in season was a thing until Litsy! 2y
Cathythoughts I never thought about it much until Litsy , but then I didn‘t read as much till I joined Litsy. Now , I like the idea of reading in season @TrishB 2y
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Megabooks Same @TrishB and I still don‘t read by season @valeriegeary 😂😂 (edited) 2y
valeriegeary @TrishB @Cathythoughts @Megabooks I mean... What did we even do before litsy? 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
valeriegeary @Librarianaut it's so much cheaper than an actual beach vacation! 🙌🏻😂 2y
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Becker
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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I‘m not sure why I‘m enjoying this so much because I‘m angry with almost all the characters. 😆

valeriegeary Oh my gosh, me too. I'm mad at everyone and yet I can't stop reading. 🤣 2y
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valeriegeary
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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Charlie would prefer to do something else please.

LeahBergen 😆😆 2y
LibrarianRyan I have been sitting in the dinning room sewing and Flip as been beside my feet the entire time. She is usually under the table so when I looked down and seen her covered in thread, I really should have taken a picture. I love cuddle time. Hope your're felling better. 2y
JennyM Oh, Charlie 😊🐶❤️ 2y
valeriegeary @LibrarianRyan oh man, I would have loved to see that! 😍😂 I am feeling better, thank you. I don't know what it was... Just a day where my body needed rest I guess. 2y
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Judybskt
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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Stayed up too late finishing this. Good book but the ending was anticlimactic. Enjoyable beach read!

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Judybskt
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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#booknbath 📖 🛀

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Michelle505
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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I can‘t decide how to rate this book... I liked the yearly historical references and I liked the love story premise but it felt like Mallory deserved more and better. The idea of someone waiting all year for one weekend with someone who they love is just hard to comprehend. I liked it but didn‘t love it and was kind of glad when it was finished.

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Judybskt
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Headed to the beach and taking this with me.

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GidgetsTreasures75
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9-12-20: My 68th finished book of 2020! This book was fantastic. It made me laugh and cry and feel everything in between. The story references the movie Same Time, Next Year which, if you haven‘t seen it, you should because it is equally wonderful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #28summers #elinhilderbrand 👍🏼📖#️⃣6️⃣8️⃣

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GidgetsTreasures75
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9-11-20: My boy and I are truly enjoying 28 Summers. Pssst-it‘s my birthday 🎂😻💖📖

Well-ReadNeck Happy Birthday! 🎈 2y
Annie1215 Happy birthday! 2y
keys_on_fire Happy birthday!!! 🎈🎂🎉🎊🎁 🎈🎂🎉🎊🎁🎈🎂🎉🎊🎁🎈🎂🎊🎊🎁🎈🎂🎉🎊🎁🎈🎂🎉 (28 birthday emojis! 🤩🤣) 2y
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Chrissyreadit 🥳🎉🎂🥳🎊 2y
CaliforniaCay Happy Birthday! 🥳💜 2y
GidgetsTreasures75 Thanks everyone!!💖🎊 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🎁🎈Happy Birthday!🎈🎁 2y
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GidgetsTreasures75
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9-9-20: Excited to start this one, I‘ve heard good things about it! 📖👍🏼

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JenReadsAlot
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Wow this was good! And so timely to read it over Labor Day weekend. #bookspinbingo square @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Follow.my.read One of the only books that made me cry... 2y
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KathyWheeler
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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1/ Elin Hilderbrand‘s 28 Summers, Francesca Serritella‘s Ghosts of Harvard, Kristy Woodson Harvey‘s Slightly South of Simple (audio), and Stephen King‘s Wizard and Glass (car audio).
2/ Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim — Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
3/ Not really, but if I‘m in a reading slump or need light reading, I gravitate towards cozy mysteries.
#weekendreads

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Follow.my.read
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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My favorite reading spot!!

TheSpineView Lovely! 😍 2y
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cwarnier
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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Mehso-so

#2019
This was a great read. While I loved Winter in Paradise, What Happens in Paradise and Summer of '69 and loved the writing and story lines, this one was a bit of a let down.
It was a epic love story between Mallory and Jake, but I wish Mallory would have found her “one“ that she could spend the years with, and not long for that one weekend.
The ending is set up great for a sequal.

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick These little recaps of the years are so wild. Thank you for sharing them. 2y
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cwarnier
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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cwarnier
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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