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Feb 01, 2021
Cool romance, light-reminded me of reading my first romance novels in the summer.
Jan 15, 2021ArapahoeKathy rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Takes you back to peace, love & war....Nixon, women's rights, Chappaquiddick, Woodstock & Vietnam. It is a fun & nostalgic journey for those who remember the summer of '69.
Jun 22, 2020AMWayment rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
t's 1969 and the Levin family is ready to go to Nantucket where they go every summer. Before that though, their worst nightmare happened - their son, Tiger, was drafted and sent to the Vietnam war and there's nothing they can do to stop…
Jun 19, 2020pozrob rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Well-spun yarn about a Brahmin family’s trials and tribulations during the turbulent sixties. Historical accuracy along with the locales of Boston, Brookline and Nantucket made for an enjoyable read. Looking back, the social upheavals of…
May 28, 2020Dee_BPL rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Great audiobook!
May 15, 2020JANMAYS rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
vapid - DNF
May 06, 2020squirrelee rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The ultimate summer reading book. Also, a great escape when we are stuck at home. Got this from a Little Free Library. Passing it on while the library is closed. From a safe distance.
Apr 04, 2020
A great book for teens to read Story about a family with daughters and one son. The story line was very good and the characters where good also. (This novel belonged to me)
Jan 13, 2020KarolineWriter rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book and raced through it. The characters were engaging as well as the setting - who doesn't love Nantucket? Definitely recommend if you like historical fiction and great character development.
Jan 04, 2020celiawhite99 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Loved it!
Nov 17, 2019Readyreader1st rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Memories from a time gone by, much enjoyed
Oct 28, 2019JCLHeatherM rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Elin Hilderbrand's first foray into historical fiction tackles a polarizing summer as the United States is sucked in deeper into the Vietnam War and protesters take to the streets to make their voices heard.
Aug 11, 2019AnneCarolineDrake rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
During the summer of '69, I was a young, naive bride who had jettisoned with considerable glee her small town life for the bright lights of Chicago. While the book captured the headlines of the summer, it didn't fully deliver on the …
Aug 05, 2019
Well, 1968 was the worst year in American history since the Civil War, so I guess 1969 must have looked good by comparison.
Aug 04, 2019
August 4, 2019 - on the Tulsa World Best Seller's List
Jul 30, 2019Eddybear23 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Brought back good memories of a wonderful time in my life. So blessed to have lived and enjoyed the 60's. Baby boomers rock!
Jul 29, 2019Gina_Vee rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This title is on the New York Times Bestseller List and rightfully so. I hesitated to check this book out because I don't naturally gravitate towards anything that might look like historical fiction, but this was a really good read!…
Jul 03, 2019
One of my favourite author, I love her books, a must read
Jun 30, 2019
A perfect summer read. Absolutely love her books. Would love to be able to visit Nantucket although with reading her books you feel like you have already been there.
Jun 18, 2019
This is a must read for me, having grown up in that time period and graduating HS that year! I remember those events like they were yesterday!
Jun 18, 2019
69 was a wild ride for the boomer generation. Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and a family experiences dramatic upheavals in Nantucket. Ultimate beach read.
Jun 13, 2019
Me too!
Mar 19, 2019
Hi VPL Staff: Wondering why you've only ordered a Large Print version of this book. I prefer reading the regular version.