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AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! Elin Hilderbrand's brief, irresistible postscript to her #1 New York Times bestselling novel Summer of '69. Catch up with Blair, Jessie, and Kirby ten years after the summer everything changed. This "Summer of '69 story" by Elin Hilderbrand will be published in print in spring 2021 as part of a Dorothea Benton Frank tribute antholog AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! Elin Hilderbrand's brief, irresistible postscript to her #1 New York Times bestselling novel Summer of '69. Catch up with Blair, Jessie, and Kirby ten years after the summer everything changed. This "Summer of '69 story" by Elin Hilderbrand will be published in print in spring 2021 as part of a Dorothea Benton Frank tribute anthology. Get it now in digital form, for a limited time!


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AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! Elin Hilderbrand's brief, irresistible postscript to her #1 New York Times bestselling novel Summer of '69. Catch up with Blair, Jessie, and Kirby ten years after the summer everything changed. This "Summer of '69 story" by Elin Hilderbrand will be published in print in spring 2021 as part of a Dorothea Benton Frank tribute antholog AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! Elin Hilderbrand's brief, irresistible postscript to her #1 New York Times bestselling novel Summer of '69. Catch up with Blair, Jessie, and Kirby ten years after the summer everything changed. This "Summer of '69 story" by Elin Hilderbrand will be published in print in spring 2021 as part of a Dorothea Benton Frank tribute anthology. Get it now in digital form, for a limited time!

30 review for Summer of '79: A Summer of '69 Story

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bridgett

    A very cute revisit to the Foley-Levin clan, the family first introduced in the Summer of '69. Exalta, the matriarch, has passed away at age 84, and the family once again comes together on Nantucket for her funeral. From there, we get some form of closure for every member of the family. Unlike a few other reviewers, I actually enjoyed the popular cultural references. This story isn't meant to be timeless, it's meant to solely depict the summer of '79...hence, the title. If you enjoyed Summer of A very cute revisit to the Foley-Levin clan, the family first introduced in the Summer of '69. Exalta, the matriarch, has passed away at age 84, and the family once again comes together on Nantucket for her funeral. From there, we get some form of closure for every member of the family. Unlike a few other reviewers, I actually enjoyed the popular cultural references. This story isn't meant to be timeless, it's meant to solely depict the summer of '79...hence, the title. If you enjoyed Summer of '69, I'd definitely suggest reading this novella as well.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tammy(PeaceLoveBooks)

    Summer of '79 was the perfect follow up to one of my favorite Elin Hilderbrand books. The story picks up 10 years after The Summer of '69. The family is gathered due to the death of matriarch, Exulta and we get a glimpse into the lives of Kirby, Blair, Tiger, Jessie and Kate. The perfect followup! Summer of '79 was the perfect follow up to one of my favorite Elin Hilderbrand books. The story picks up 10 years after The Summer of '69. The family is gathered due to the death of matriarch, Exulta and we get a glimpse into the lives of Kirby, Blair, Tiger, Jessie and Kate. The perfect followup!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kristy

    This is an excellent novella following up with the Foley/Levin gang ten years after the events of Summer of '69. Kate and her children, Blair, Kirby, Tiger, and Jessie, gather again on Nantucket after the death of Kate's mother, Exalta. "Exalta is dead. She died in her sleep two days earlier in the house on Fair Street, while Mr. Crimmins, their former caretaker, slept beside her." There are a few books in the world that end perfectly, and you don't need another word. But many books are so en This is an excellent novella following up with the Foley/Levin gang ten years after the events of Summer of '69. Kate and her children, Blair, Kirby, Tiger, and Jessie, gather again on Nantucket after the death of Kate's mother, Exalta. "Exalta is dead. She died in her sleep two days earlier in the house on Fair Street, while Mr. Crimmins, their former caretaker, slept beside her." There are a few books in the world that end perfectly, and you don't need another word. But many books are so engaging--the characters so vivid--that you often wonder what has happened to them. Elin Hilderbrand is such an excellent author and so good at world-building for her characters. It only makes sense that she would allow us to check in on her characters at a later date. And, because she's so good at bringing them to life, the concept works perfectly. This is a slim e-book (coming out later in book form as part of a tribute anthology to the late Dorothea Benton Frank). I read it easily in one setting and quite enjoyed catching up with Kate and the kids, particularly the youngest, Jessie, who was my favorite in '69 and remains so ten years later. "She feels like a stranger in her own family, but there’s nothing new about that." Despite the somber occasion for which the family has gathered, it's quite fun to check in on them ten years later. Hilderbrand switches POV from Kate to all four of the kids, allowing us to see what they've been doing and how they feel. We also find Kate adjusting to moving into the role of family matriarch with the passing of her mother. Overall, if you enjoyed Summer of '69, this is a great novella to catch you up on some beloved characters. I kind of wish we could have novellas like this for other favorite books. 4 stars. Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ PaperBackSwap ~ Smashbomb

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sheyla ✎

    This is a short story featuring the Foley-Levans. The family is united in saying their goodbyes to Exalta who has passed away after battling pneumonia and a stroke. Blair is now divorced from Angus. Her twins are ten now. Kirby is writing for Cosmo and smoking pot and snorting cocaine. Tiger is a war hero and a successful businessman. He’s happily married to Maguee but dealing with infertility issues. Lastly, Jessie is in her second year of law school but alone after she found out her boyfri This is a short story featuring the Foley-Levans. The family is united in saying their goodbyes to Exalta who has passed away after battling pneumonia and a stroke. Blair is now divorced from Angus. Her twins are ten now. Kirby is writing for Cosmo and smoking pot and snorting cocaine. Tiger is a war hero and a successful businessman. He’s happily married to Maguee but dealing with infertility issues. Lastly, Jessie is in her second year of law school but alone after she found out her boyfriend, Theo cheated. For all of them and Kate and David going back to Nantucket, it’s in a way a new beginning. Enjoyable and delightful is to have one more glance at this family and their memorable characters. Summer of ‘79 left this reader with a smile on her face and a true desire to have another book with them in it. Cliffhanger: No 4/5 Fangs MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

  5. 5 out of 5

    Toni

    What a fabulous idea, Elin; bring us to 1979, ten years later to catch up on everyone's lives of the characters we fell in love with. I love the quick pace of this fab "novelette" and so entertaining I just needed a cocktail in my other hand. So now we expect a novel, baby's Mama, next and soon we whine. Maybe even Summer of '89! I'll pencil that in my calendar, that's grayscale for devices, for June 2021. So, good? Good. Thanks, Elin. Wait: Is 28 Summers, due to be published this May, 2020, abou What a fabulous idea, Elin; bring us to 1979, ten years later to catch up on everyone's lives of the characters we fell in love with. I love the quick pace of this fab "novelette" and so entertaining I just needed a cocktail in my other hand. So now we expect a novel, baby's Mama, next and soon we whine. Maybe even Summer of '89! I'll pencil that in my calendar, that's grayscale for devices, for June 2021. So, good? Good. Thanks, Elin. Wait: Is 28 Summers, due to be published this May, 2020, about the year 1997?! Nah, that's moving too fast, right? Yeah.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lindi Rudnicki

    I absolutely loved loved this Novella! My only wish is that it was a full length book!!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tammy

    Following up Elin Hilderbrand’s Summer of ‘69 novel (a 5 star for me), fast forward ten years to 1979. This is a short glimpse of changes to the lives of the Foley-Levin family who’ve come together for the family matriarch Exalta’s funeral. Life happens, they’ve each grown up & have had interesting highs and lows that I wish I could of read more about.. am hoping this is a just little teaser for more to be written about this family in the future. On another note - Sad to read of Dorothea Benton F Following up Elin Hilderbrand’s Summer of ‘69 novel (a 5 star for me), fast forward ten years to 1979. This is a short glimpse of changes to the lives of the Foley-Levin family who’ve come together for the family matriarch Exalta’s funeral. Life happens, they’ve each grown up & have had interesting highs and lows that I wish I could of read more about.. am hoping this is a just little teaser for more to be written about this family in the future. On another note - Sad to read of Dorothea Benton Frank’s passing in 2019, but is wonderful to see a tribute anthology for her is in the works for 2021. 🌹

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jules Buono

    I wanted to have a low key reading weekend and the short story Summer of '79 by Elin Hilderbrand was the perfect choice! Fans of last year's Martha's Vineyard / Nantucket historical fiction Summer of '69 (one of my faves of 2019) get to catch up with the Levin family family ten years later, as they gather on Nantucket for a major family event. I loved learning what became of these beloved characters and how they changed in a new decade. I also think Elin Hilderbrand is at her best in this series I wanted to have a low key reading weekend and the short story Summer of '79 by Elin Hilderbrand was the perfect choice! Fans of last year's Martha's Vineyard / Nantucket historical fiction Summer of '69 (one of my faves of 2019) get to catch up with the Levin family family ten years later, as they gather on Nantucket for a major family event. I loved learning what became of these beloved characters and how they changed in a new decade. I also think Elin Hilderbrand is at her best in this series. Dare I ask for a Summer of '89?? Summer of '79 is available for a limited time only on Kindle, as it will be published in an anthology in the future. It's only $1.99, and you can get the deal on my book deals page: https://julesbuono.com/deals/book-deals/

  9. 4 out of 5

    Fred Shaw

    This novelette is a continuation of Summer of ‘69 by Elin Hilderbrand and what has happened to the Nantucket clan 10 years later. It did not have the same dramatic effect on me as “‘69” did but is a good short read.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Zach

    A nice, little follow up from Elin Hilderbrand to help beat the winter blues with a quick trip back to summertime Nantucket with the Foley Levin family! Much like always, Elin crafts a well written story filled with characters that you can't help but love from Summer of '69. Her stories are always filled with great detail and this quick trip to 1979 was quite enjoyable! A nice, little follow up from Elin Hilderbrand to help beat the winter blues with a quick trip back to summertime Nantucket with the Foley Levin family! Much like always, Elin crafts a well written story filled with characters that you can't help but love from Summer of '69. Her stories are always filled with great detail and this quick trip to 1979 was quite enjoyable!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Cheri

    This needs to be a whole book. Elin Hilderbrand needs to expand this novella into a full blown novel. She gives us a taste and then snatches the ice cream cone away.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Cortney Walton

    I love Elin Hilderbrand. I will read anything she writes. I was so happy when I saw she wrote a short story for the characters in Summer of ‘69. It was wonderful to be back in their world ten years later and see what they were up to. Amazing story!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ann

    Well, that was fun if maybe not the endings I would have picked for a couple of the characters. The problem with the novella format is having to cram all your 1979 references into a very short period of time. Like having 2 sisters driving from NYC to Nantucket and listing every song they are singing along with on the radio. I’ll have to do another playlist.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jessie

    I could read about these characters forever and I think they are some of my very favourite of Elin Hildebrands!

  15. 4 out of 5

    PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

    In THE SUMMER OF ‘79, a short story, the family from Elin Hilderbrand’s THE SUMMER OF ‘69, Pgathers on Nantucket for matriarch Exalta’s funeral. Youngest Jessie in law school rides with older sister Kirby, a writer for Cosmopolitan magazine. Recently divorced Blair and her twins looks for love in old familiar faces while Tiger and his wife hope to conceive a baby. Their mother Kate wonders who she is now that her formidable mother has died. While THE SUMMER OF ‘79 was enjoyable, I have the same c In THE SUMMER OF ‘79, a short story, the family from Elin Hilderbrand’s THE SUMMER OF ‘69, Pgathers on Nantucket for matriarch Exalta’s funeral. Youngest Jessie in law school rides with older sister Kirby, a writer for Cosmopolitan magazine. Recently divorced Blair and her twins looks for love in old familiar faces while Tiger and his wife hope to conceive a baby. Their mother Kate wonders who she is now that her formidable mother has died. While THE SUMMER OF ‘79 was enjoyable, I have the same criticisms I had with THE SUMMER OF ‘69. Hilderbrand throws in cultural references, tv shows and songs from the 1970s, including a few slang words from back in the day, which felt more like Hilderbrand’s fond memories than integral parts of the story. What makes most of Hilderbrand’s books special is their timelessness. I recently reread two books from a decade ago that could have happened yesterday or fifty years ago. Making THE SUMMER OF ‘79 specific to that year didn’t feel as organic as they felt manufactured to fit a scenario. Readers who enjoyed THE SUMMER OF ‘69 will enjoy THE SUMMER OF ‘79.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cammie

    This follow up to Elin Hilderbrand's Summer of '69 was a fun way to catch up with the Foley-Levins family to see where they are 10 years later. I guess this will have to hold me over until her summer release arrives in the mail. This follow up to Elin Hilderbrand's Summer of '69 was a fun way to catch up with the Foley-Levins family to see where they are 10 years later. I guess this will have to hold me over until her summer release arrives in the mail.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Lovely little story and follow up to Summer if ‘69.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Susan Crowe

    LOVED!! It was wonderful revisiting everyone!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    Super cute short story. I would like to read more books with all of these characters to see how their lives turn out.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    Loved this short sequel to Summer of 69! Wish there wa more in store!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jessi

    There's nothing I won't read that Elin Hilderbrand writes... But this was a waste of time. And money. And I only spent $1.99... I knew I wasn't getting much since it was a short story but I really got nothing from this. We had about 7 pages of catching up on each story without giving many details.. And then not much else. I know more about the cars everyone was driving and less about what happened over the past 10 years. There's nothing I won't read that Elin Hilderbrand writes... But this was a waste of time. And money. And I only spent $1.99... I knew I wasn't getting much since it was a short story but I really got nothing from this. We had about 7 pages of catching up on each story without giving many details.. And then not much else. I know more about the cars everyone was driving and less about what happened over the past 10 years.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Bryana

    Summer of 79 Elin Hilderbrand is one of my favorite authors so to give this short story a 2 star rating wasn't easy. I honestly hated it, found the whole story to be rushed,poorly written and completely unnecessary. It doesn't have her normal feel of writing, almost as if someone else wrote it. Summer of 79 Elin Hilderbrand is one of my favorite authors so to give this short story a 2 star rating wasn't easy. I honestly hated it, found the whole story to be rushed,poorly written and completely unnecessary. It doesn't have her normal feel of writing, almost as if someone else wrote it.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    This short little novella is a really quick read. It gives us an update of the characters from The Summer of ‘69 ten years later. I love this idea. I remember when I was reading The Summer of ‘69 that I felt like we’d see this characters again. I’ll admit, I thought it might be a flash forward to current day when all the young adults were the grandparents. Who knows, maybe we’ll get that story someday too. But I liked this idea, catching up 10 years later when the characters are still young. Every This short little novella is a really quick read. It gives us an update of the characters from The Summer of ‘69 ten years later. I love this idea. I remember when I was reading The Summer of ‘69 that I felt like we’d see this characters again. I’ll admit, I thought it might be a flash forward to current day when all the young adults were the grandparents. Who knows, maybe we’ll get that story someday too. But I liked this idea, catching up 10 years later when the characters are still young. Everyone comes back to Nantucket for the funeral of a family member. Oldest sister Blair is divorced and raising her nine year old twins herself. Wild child Kirby is still wild. She’s now working at Cosmopolitan magazine and hanging out at Studio 54. Tiger is married to Magee and they are trying to have children. Jessie is in law school. I didn’t like where Kirby left off as much as her siblings. This novella went so quickly. I’d have read an entire book of this storyline.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sue Seligman

    This is my first mini novel, or novella, or short story! A sequel to last summer’s wonderful book, Summer of 69, by Elin Hilderbrand, Summer of 79 brings us up to date on the previous 10 years in the lives of the characters. Many questions are answered but many more are revealed! All I can say is...we need a sequel! I want more news about this family and their lives, since it encompasses my life! Excellent appetizer, now I’m craving the main meal! Ms. Hilderbrand, if you are reading this review, This is my first mini novel, or novella, or short story! A sequel to last summer’s wonderful book, Summer of 69, by Elin Hilderbrand, Summer of 79 brings us up to date on the previous 10 years in the lives of the characters. Many questions are answered but many more are revealed! All I can say is...we need a sequel! I want more news about this family and their lives, since it encompasses my life! Excellent appetizer, now I’m craving the main meal! Ms. Hilderbrand, if you are reading this review, please write a full length sequel to this story!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Puleo

    This is a short story follow up to last year’s Summer of ‘69. If you enjoyed that book, you will like this glimpse into all of their lives 10 years later. It definitely felt like this was a jumping point to a full length novel. I guess we will see.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Orenstein

    I completely adored catching up with this family 10 years later. What a treat!! Even though we just see a snippet of each character's life, every page was packed with emotion, historical detail, and lovable language. I completely adored catching up with this family 10 years later. What a treat!! Even though we just see a snippet of each character's life, every page was packed with emotion, historical detail, and lovable language.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Shari

    Too many characters! How do you write a book of less than 100 pages and have about 20 characters? I spent the whole time trying to figure out who was who. If you want to do a follow-up of a book, focus on fewer people. It was only two bucks. You get what you pay for.

  28. 4 out of 5

    T

    Definitely a one afternoon read. Great for taking to the beach to catch up on the characters from The Summer of ‘69. The author does a great job of working the story of the first book into this one so you can remember each character.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Staci Bishop

    Would make a good beach read. I enjoyed following all of the different characters and their storylines. I wonder how much of the culture references were true of 1969. It seemed a bit modern if you ask me. As a side note, I can’t help but think how much pressure and adult experiences were exposed to a young 13-year-old girl. Nothing bad, just heavy and a lot for her young mind to process.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Amy Boyd

    Disappointed because I didn’t realise it was so short. I was ready to get into a full book with new storylines so I didn’t understand the point of catching up with the characters if it wasn’t going anywhere. My fault for not having the right expectations I suppose :)

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