28 Summers (Hardcover)
Would you rather have perfect bliss for only three days or have a solid-but-dull relationship all year long? Melanie and Jake are involved in a clandestine relationship over the course of 2 decades, where they meet for one long weekend each year, then part with no texts, phone calls, emails, until the following year rolls along. Can this Same-Time-Next-Year arrangement possibly save a modern marriage? Escape your Corona-Stress summer and delve into this romantic but unconventional love story, while you enjoy the nostalgic journey through the 90’s and early 20’s.
-VirgieJubilant July Staff Picks
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."