I know her hair was dark like J & U and A was blond, put that doesn't prove paternity. For 28 Summers Mallory and Jake not only watch the movie every Labor Day weekend, they also have a one-weekend-per-year affair. 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. I started reading 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand when it first came out, but put it down for a while since I wasnt all that into it. As a note of warning, this book leans liberal. It might restore the phrase of "falling instantly in love" for some. Very nice review, Sandra. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. I just couldnt get past the permissive attitude about cheating and didnt find it romantic at all. 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand is a contemporary romance that spans the course of almost three decades. by Little, Brown and Company. I didnt think there was much politics in this book, but there is a little. And, so what if Leland wants to eat a fancy meal or hang out with other friends, get over it.). They just wanted to carry on an affair for 3 decades . Its ok to have to think hes guilty but to write a book and use his likeness and most of his name and declare him guilty over and over in the book was very distasteful and Ill never buy another book of hers after this. It's no secret this story doesn't end well (from book summary) and we know the storyline is based on a "Same Time Next Year" movie scenario so perhaps that's why 28 Summers made me feel kind of down. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Yesssss!!! I also thought EH did a wonderful job of bringing an atmospheric Nantucket to life, and really enjoyed how she began each year with historical facts of the time. Ursula suspects Jake is having an affair with Mallory due to a post on a blog by Leland, Mallory's best friend. Mallory soon learns she has skin cancer. I might get it and read it during the summer. Its just repugnant considering he knows perfectly well he cheats on her (and has been doing so for years on end) during those trips. Every time she does something he doesnt like, his response is to use it to justify his cheating. I dont know where he gets off acting like he has any right to insist on that trip. Jake and Mallory continue to see each other for romantic weekends over several summers until Ursula's father dies. (another self-absorbed witch). 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand, Two remorseless cheaters meeting in the summer to cheat over three decades. The "affair". They just wanted to carry on an affair for 3 decades . By far my LEAST favorite Elin Hindebrand novel (and Ive read many). I LOVED this book. 15/09/2020. I did not like this book. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa. Thats not romantic, hes a jerk. (hide spoiler)] But what REALLY got to me and lowered my rating a whole star (almost more) was (view spoiler)[ at the end when Link called Jake per Mallory's death bed wish.she's dying!.and he waits a day to go to her!.are you kidding me?.no way!!! Im sorry, but every single character was unlikeable. Since Jake was married to his childhood sweetheart, Ursula, and had had a child with her, Mallory and Jake had no choice. Let us know whats wrong with this preview of, Published Erin Hiilderbrand hit it out the park with 28 Summers. Book Club Questions for 28 Summers Elin Hildebrand has made a name for herself writing books set on Nantucket, typically with a romance, and her latest novel follows this same pattern. I dont find a cheating relationship romantic or very interesting. I'm absolutely blown away. I couldnt understand Mallory allowing herself to be used by this cheating husban. Why not just be together? The main character, Mallory, who is this beautiful smart kind amazing inspiring teacher, is someone who ultimately has no back bone and is truly a tragic character in my mind. They arent star-crossed lovers, theyre just selfish people doing selfish things. I think the once a year with Jake, and her belief that he was her great love, was exactly what she wanted. Im deeply sad. She asks her son, Link (short for Lincoln), to call someone. Oof. I couldnt understand Mallory allowing herself to be used by this cheating husband, year after year. I know I must have been living under a rock. I've enjoyed her books in the past, so I was excited to get an ARC for her latest. I really went back and forth with this book. I couldnt believe Mallory was indignantly screaming about what a good person she was after learning that a guy shed dated was married. I had a hard time making myself finish! The Identicals is an amazing book by Elin and The Blue Bistro! No calls, no texts, and no emails until they see each other the same time next year!
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