'I just LOVE [Elin Hilderbrand's] books, they are such compulsive reads' - Marian Keyes
'The beach read of the summer . . . A must buy' - Library Journal
Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century . . .
Every year the Levin children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic island home, but this year it's not to be. Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby is caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests with her friend Mary Jo Kopechne. And Tiger, the only son, has just been deployed to Vietnam.
Thirteen-year-old Jessie, the youngest of them all, suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother who is hiding secrets of her own . . .
In her first historical novel, Elin Hilderbrand once again cements her title as 'Queen of the Summer Novel' (People).
Praise for Elin Hilderbrand
'Sink into this book like a hot, scented bath . . . a delicious, relaxing pleasure' - Kirkus
'[Elin Hilderbrand] signifies the start of summer to readers' - The Book Reporter
'Perfect holiday reading' - Candis
'The queen regent of the easy-breezy summer novel' - New York Post