"Once again, Hilderbrand demonstrates her mastery of immersive escapism with a carefully deployed pineapple-banana smoothie or the blue tile of an outdoor shower. . . .The absolute pleasure of the reading experience combined with a cliff-hanger ending will have readers anxiously awaiting the conclusion to the trilogy."—Booklist (starred review)
"You'll be counting the days until you can return to the Virgin Islands with these characters in the concluding volume of the trilogy. Print the bumper sticker -- 'I'd Rather Be Living in an Elin Hilderbrand Novel.'"—Kirkus (starred review)
"Superb...Hilderbrand hits all the right notes about life in a tightly knit family, and this crowd-pleaser is sure to satisfy both her fans and newcomers alike."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An engrossing tale of an iconic American summer"—People Magazine
"The grande dame of beach reads."—Liz Egan, New York Times Book Review
"Hilderbrand's books keep getting better and better."—Bookreporter
"She presents another breezy yet gritty novel with Summer of '69...
Simple, sassy, and continuously engaging, Summer of '69
fits neatly into the nostalgic reader's beach bag."—NPR
Praise for Summer of '69
"Hilderbrand's characters are utterly convincing and immediately draw us into their problems, from petty to grave...To use the parlance of the period, a highly relevant retrospective."