Summerland A Novel Author:Elin Hilderbrand 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, a... more »re 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.« less
I have read every book by Ms. Hilderbrand and I can say with complete honesty that this was one of the best. I wasn't as thrilled with her last two books, but LOVED this one.
I would highly recommend it to all those that enjoy summer fiction.
I have read and enjoyed all of her previous books. This one was a disappointment. Everything tied up with a pretty bow in the end and not in a believable way. Also, I could have done without the thinly veiled political statements.