Summer of ‘69
Summer of ‘69 revolves around the Levin/Foley family. The three sisters all have things going on in their lives, and the book revolves around them all.
There’s a young girl coming of age, a son being sent off to war, family secrets, class and race, and women’s rights. While reading this book, I did feel it portrayed this era very well. I felt like I understand what was going on in the year of ‘69.
I liked reading from multiple characters point of views. They all had problems and secrets going on in their lives, and we got to see that from their POV.
I love Elin Hilderbrand’s books, but this was not one of my favorites. I don’t know a lot about the summer of ‘69 and I am not huge into history. So, I feel like that is what made a difference for me not enjoying the book as much. Overall, it was written great and really made you feel like you were part of the era. I would recommended it to others that are interested in the summer of ‘69.
Synopsis: “ Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket. But like so much else in America, nothing is the same...”