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Summer People
Summer People
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Every summer the Newton family retreats to their beloved home on Nantucket for three months of sunshine, cookouts, and bonfires on the beach. But this summer will not be like any other. When Arch Newton, a prominent New York attorney, dies in a plane crash on his way home from a business trip, his beautiful widow Beth can barely keep things toge...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780312997199
ISBN-10: 0312997191
Publication Date: 7/11/2004
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 136 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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cocos-mom avatar reviewed Summer People on + 67 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was my 2nd book, read one after the other, by Elin Hilderbrand. The other was "Barefoot." After reading that book, which was excellent, I was excited to read this one. I was disappointed though. I didn't like the book. The characters didn't interest me the way that they did in Barefoot. I think because this was one of her earlier books written, she hadn't developed as much as a writer as she did with later books like "Barefoot."
knittymama avatar reviewed Summer People on + 424 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Very quick light read. I was able to read this over the weekend. It moves at a good pace and is surprisingly gritty.
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Helpful Score: 1
I usually love Hilderbrand books for fun, light beach reading. This book was different. The tone was heavier, the characters were less likable, the whole thing was tedious and fell flat for me. I trudged through the first 3/4 of it until it finally got interesting.

Definitely a departure from her usual work.
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Good summer read.
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Summer people was another great book by Elin. I can't put her book's down.
justcyn avatar reviewed Summer People on + 148 more book reviews
I had heard of this popular author so thought I'd read one of her books. I wasn't disappointed. There were a few times during the story where I was expecting alittle more but at the end it made me tearup. I look forward to reading more stories by this author.
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This is a good book with some troubled characters. I love this author, but I have to say this is not one of my favorites.