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By theNew York Times bestselling author of Summer ofTheir secret love affair has lasted for decades but this could be the summer that changes everythingWhen 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 ofand Jake s wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential electionThere must be a mistake, Link thinks How do Mallory and Jake know each other Flash back to the sweet summer ofMallory 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 dyingBased on the classic film Same Time Next Year which Mallory and Jake watch every summer ,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 I would give this book 4 1 2 stars if I could Same Time Next Year is one of my favorite movies so when I read that 28 Summers is a take off of the movie I had to read it Having never read one of this author s books, I didn t know what to expect but I gave it a try It is a lovely book in a lovely setting It is also heartbreaking as well as life affirming It is thought provoking and would be a good choice for book clubs I liked most of the characters but their actions were at times mind bogg I would give this book 41 2 stars if I could Same Time Next Year is one of my favorite movies so when I read that 28 Summers is a take off of the movie I had to read it Having never read one of this author s books, I didn t know what to expect but I gave it a try It is a lovely book in a lovely setting It is also heartbreaking as well as life affirming It is thought provoking and would be a good choice for book clubs I liked most of the characters but their actions were at times mind boggling I felt that the secondary characters stories somewhat over shadowed Jake and Mallory s I wantedof them The book is engrossing and hard to put down The ending is bittersweet but not unexpected Overall a good read except for some minor things, I would recommend it to Hilderbrand fans and fans of women s fiction This is for you, Mal My hardheaded womanCaptivating and poignant, 28 Summers provides a thought provoking look at what happens when the heart s desires are given free rein for three glorious days a year No matter what A storyline this longtime Elin Hilderbrand fan found to be an emotional powerhouse, stacking up as one of her best yet I smiled, I cried, I swooned, I dared to hope My adoration accompanied by one little caveat this book decimated my heart Hilderbrand continues her unThis is for you, Mal My hardheaded womanCaptivating and poignant, 28 Summers provides a thought provoking look at what happens when the heart s desires are given free rein for three glorious days a year No matter what A storyline this longtime Elin Hilderbrand fan found to be an emotional powerhouse, stacking up as one of her best yet I smiled, I cried, I swooned, I dared to hope My adoration accompanied by one little caveat this book decimated my heart Hilderbrand continues her unwavering love letter to Nantucket between these pages, transporting readers to a cottage set amongst the dunes, on a no name road, where the Atlantic Ocean serves as the front yard The beachfront cottage bequeathed to Mallory upon her Aunt Greta s passing provides the perfect opportunity to escape the grime and disappointment that s been her life in New York City.Mallory s first Labor Day on the island brings guests her older brother Cooper love himand his two best friends, Fray and Jake, for a bachelor weekend A few mini disasters and a host of selfish behavior find Jake and Mallory finishing off the weekend alone There s no denying their chemistry or that their newfound feelings will extend beyond the long weekend Yet, neither Mallory or Jake is willing to make the compromises necessary to explore the possibility of a relationship Promising instead, same time, next year, no matter what On ode to the film Same Time, Next Year, which becomes a part of their annual traditionCan t we just pretend that we re the only two people in the world and that this weekend is going to last foreverWhat makes Mallory and Jake s journey, spanning 28 summers, problematic is the central question it poses is deceit, or going against what s right, acceptable for love s sake Compounding the moral ambiguity is watching Mallory and Jake make one decision after another that pushes the possibility of somethingthan one meaningful weekend a year further from fruition Which means watching as their daily lives unfold with what feels like the wrong people There s a heart wrenching yearning threaded throughout and a desire for the couple to say the hell with it, and really give it go And yet, you have to wonder if the natural ebb and flow that accompanies any relationship would eventually dull Mallory and Jake s shine.It never ceases to surprise my husband what a complete and utter crybaby I am when it comes to movies, news stories, or heck, even commercials Although, I ve found it takes a lot for a book to move me to tears An occurrence I can count on one hand And, I m not sure if pregnancy hormones also played a role here, but I BALLED my eyes out for the entirety of the last chapter I m talking couldn t see, had to stop and blow my nose, sobbing The farewell to these characters proves to be a shattering, although moving, conclusion At the end of the day, 28 Summers is about a couple who finds lasting love on their termsTHANK YOU to Little, Brown and Company for providing a review copy in exchange for sharing my honest thoughts I loved this book so much, I ll be adding a personalized copy to my Hilderbrand collection If you re interested in doing the same, they re available here through Nantucket Book Partners. What will I be talking about during the Summer of 2020 How in her twenty fifth novel, Elin Hilderbrand once again takes me to Nantucket and leaves me an emotional wreck Inspired by the filmSame Time, Next Year,28 Summers tells the tale of Mallory Blessing and Jake McCloud who meet one Labor Day weekend in Nantucket, the chemistry is instantaneous but each person recognizes they are different places in their lives and agree that each year they will reunite in that last week of August As What will I be talking about during the Summer of 2020 How in her twenty fifth novel, Elin Hilderbrand once again takes me to Nantucket and leaves me an emotional wreck Inspired by the filmSame Time, Next Year,28 Summers tells the tale of Mallory Blessing and Jake McCloud who meet one Labor Day weekend in Nantucket, the chemistry is instantaneous but each person recognizes they are different places in their lives and agree that each year they will reunite in that last week of August As each year passes, their love survives amidst all the changes that life throws in their way I wouldn t have thought this book would have created such tumultuous feelings within but it did A story about an affair between two people shouldn t make me cry but it has I couldn t help but be pulled into Mallory and Jake s lives and I did want them to finally be together As each year passes and Hilderbrand relates the news events that had us talking each of those 28 years, it seemed like time had stopped itself Make sure to use lots of sunscreen because this beach read is going to keep you glued to your towel Thanks to Netgalley and Little, Brown and Company for an egalley in exchange for an honest review Goodreads review published 17 05 20Expected Publication Date 16 06 20 It s like a fairy tale It s like a game of Would You Rather Would you rather have perfect bliss for only three days or a solid but dull relationship all year long Mallory would choose Jake every time.Okay WELL Somehow I managed not to cry, even though that 100% predictable ending absolutely GUTTED me And, Christ, do I need a comedy now My heart hurts too much to dissect my feelings about the book any right now, except to say that cancer sucks and so does people not acting on or at the It s like a fairy tale It s like a game of Would You Rather Would you rather have perfect bliss for only three days or a solid but dull relationship all year long Mallory would choose Jake every time.Okay WELL Somehow I managed not to cry, even though that 100% predictable ending absolutely GUTTED me And, Christ, do I need a comedy now My heart hurts too much to dissect my feelings about the book any right now, except to say that cancer sucks and so does people not acting on or at the very least, expressing their feelings Life is too goddamn short as it is I feel as empty after finishing this as I did after The Kremlin s Candidate I need a drink Or five