What I’m Reading: Summerland

I recently finished up the book, Summerland: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand.  I listened to it as an audio book.

It was a really good book and easily kept my attention through gardening, piecing and machine quilting over the last few days.  In fact, I found myself purposely spending a longer time in the garden just so I had an excuse to listen longer.  That’s when I know I like the book.

The book is really quite good.  Here’s what Amazon has to say about it, “A warm June evening, a local tradition: the students of Nantucket High have gathered for a bonfire on the beach. What begins as a graduation night celebration ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver, Penny Alistair, dead, and her twin brother in a coma. The other passengers, Penny’s boyfriend, Jake, and her friend Demeter, are physically unhurt–but the emotional damage is overwhelming. Questions linger about what happened before Penny took the wheel. As summer unfolds, startling truths are revealed about the survivors and their parents–secrets kept, promises broken, hearts betrayed. Elin Hilderbrand explores the power of community, family, and honesty, and proves that even from the ashes of sorrow new love can take flight.”

Everyone around Penny questions and ponders their role in the accident.  Slowly the author reveals the story in a way that there is mystery and drama making you want to read more.  It’s a good summer vacation read book the I really enjoyed.

If you’re looking for the book you can find it here Summerland: A Novel.  I was happy to see that my on line lending library has many more of her audio books.  I’m off to put one on hold.

2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Summerland”

  1. Phyllis in Minnesota

    Glad you enjoyed her book and know you will enjoy her other books because they are the same light easy summer reading.

  2. Debbie Russell

    Is your on line leading library that has audio books your local library or a on line lending library anyone can borrow from? The book sounds interesting. I enjoy listening to audio books as I sew.

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