28 Summers (Large Print / Hardcover)
Need an escape to the beach? Want to head to Nantucket for a long weekend? 28 Summers, by Elin Hilderbrand, immerses you in the beach town setting at the inherited cottage of twenty-three year old Mallory. As Mallory embraces her new home during the summer of 1993, a long weekend of houseguests ignites a romance with Jake, her brother's college friend. Both Mallory and Jake fall utterly in love, but circumstances keep them from trying to build their relationship in a traditional way. Sparked from the movie, Same Time Next Year, that they watch during the first weekend together, they vow to spend every Labor Day weekend together... no matter what! Over the course of the next 28 years and with little or no contact in between, they keep this private tradition and their love continues to sparkle. The start of each chapter reveals a recap of important events from that year which makes the passage of time engaging. Within these major happenings, weave Mallory and Jake's lives making a well-paced book that highlights their personal struggles and joys including new jobs, relationships, and children. Throw this book into your beach bag.... find a beach or pool... make yourself comfortable ... enjoy this satisfying read!— Liz
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.
About the Author
Elin Hilderbrand spent her first summer on Nantucket Island in 1993 and has lived there year-round for twenty-six years. She's the mother of three, an enthusiastic at-home cook, and a six-year breast cancer survivor. 28Summers is her twenty-fifth novel.
Praise for Summer of '69:—-
"Hilderbrand's characters are utterly convincing and immediately draw us into their problems, from petty to grave...To use the parlance of the period, a highly relevant retrospective."
Praise for The Perfect Couple:—-
"A quintessential summer read."
"The Perfect Couple proves that Elin Hilderbrand is the queen of the summer beach read"—WFMY News 2
Praise for THE IDENTICALS:
"A sun-drenched treat."
—Kim Hubbard, People
"Another Hilderbrand beach hit."
—Jocelyn McClurg, USA Today, 10 Hot Books You Won't Want to Miss This Summer
"Engaging family relationships mixed with vivid landscape descriptions create an effortless read."