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Elin Hilderbrand's brief, irresistible postscript to her #1 New York Times bestselling novel Summer of '69.
Catch up with Blair, Jessie, and Kirby ten years after the summer everything changed. This "Summer of '69 story" by Elin Hilderbrand will be published in print in spring 2021 as part of a Dorothea Benton Frank tribute anthology. Get it now in digital form, for a limited time!
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If, like us, you felt a tinge of sadness after finishing Elin Hilderbrand’s beachy historical romance Summer of ’69, here’s some good news: Summer of ’79 is a short, bittersweet novella that reconnects us with the Foleys and Levins. More of a devour-it-in-one-sitting flash-forward than a full-on sequel, the book sparkles with the same qualities that made us fall in love with this world: pop-culture nostalgia and razor-sharp humor. We love untangling the complicated but always believable webs of friendship, romance, and sex that Hilderbrand creates. And this story—set 10 years after the prequel, as the families reunite on Nantucket to grieve one of their own—only deepened our connection to her characters. Like a fading summer sunset or the last firework on the Fourth of July, the story’s touches of melancholy linger pleasantly.
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Summer of ‘79
This was a nice follow up to Summer of ‘69. It gave just enough insight to how the characters had evolved in ten years.
Summer of 79
The worst I've read by her.
More content please
I fell in love with every character in Summer of 69’ so I was really worried that this short story would have a hard time living up to carrying on their stories, especially with a decade gap. Hilderbrand keeps the mystery alive and utilizes the undocumented time to her advantage. Nothing about this story was disappointing. Anxiously awaiting more.