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Summerland

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

Someone knew why the accident that killed Penny Alistair happene

Someone knew why the accident that killed Penny Alistair happened, and that someone was Demeter Castle. Demeter knew exactly why Penny flew into a rage and drove so fast that she killed herself and seriously injured her brother, but she wouldn't divulge the information....
Someone knew why the accident that killed Penny Alistair happened, and that someone was Demeter Castle. Demeter knew exactly why Penny flew into a rage and drove so fast that she killed herself and seriously injured her brother, but she wouldn't divulge the information. She just couldn't tell the police what she knew.

Ms. Hilderbrand created another marvelous book with wonderful characters and amazing descriptions of Nantucket Island. The descriptions of the landscape and the town will provide a mini vacation. The characters in SUMMERLAND definitely carried the plot, and they definitely had issues....some issues that some folks may be able to identify with. As the small town of wealthy residents carried on and dealt with the most recent tragedy you will find out that Demeter had drinking issues that went undetected by her parents, Zoe and Jordan were having an affair, and that Ava never recovered from her infant son's death and withdrew from the world.

The feelings and emotions expressed by the main characters will make you flinch as well as having you feel sorry for them...you will actually feel as though you are experiencing the grief and pain along with the characters. You will also want to shake a few of them so they open their eyes and see what is happening right under their noses.

Through Ms. Hilderbrand's outstanding writing style, you will find out how each character became the person they were today, what made them tick, and why they did what they did. The book flowed so seamlessly from one character to another and from one situation to the next, that you didn't even know you were switching gears.

As the book continued, you found out more and more about the characters and the “secret” that Demeter kept in her personal life as well as her secret about the accident. You also will find out hidden things about many of the the other characters as they were emotionally healing from the accident that touched everyone on Nantucket Island. The book's premise is based on the accident and everyday situations, and the plot develops beautifully out of this tragic incident.

SUMMERLAND is another exceptional read by Ms. Hilderbrand. Your interest will not wane and you will do some intro-spection of your own as you turn the last page. The only surprise was what Demeter had told Penny to make her go berserk and crash the car...I thought it was a totally different reason that she flew off the handle. Don’t miss this great summer read that is filled with many good lessons and eye-opening facts. 5/5


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posted by SilversReviews on June 26, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Very disappointing

I usually love her books this one is depressing and the characters are unlikable.

posted by 10238082 on July 3, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Very disappointing

    I usually love her books this one is depressing and the characters are unlikable.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    what a bust

    I have read everyone of her books. This one was just terrible. Save your money not worth it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Very convaluted read

    The only thing I take away from this is that we expect way too much from our children. They do not know how to deal with their own hangups let alone ours. This book was not worth the time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    L

    Once again plot spoilers ruin a book by excessive reviews. How hard is it to grasp what a review is? A few lines to state if you liked the book or not and why. You do not have to write a book report, rewriting the entire book in cliff note style, then brag how you got your book for free. Guess what? We have to pay for ours,so after you plot spoilers ruin it for us, who wants to buy it????? Another sale lost to bn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Tobuscus threw it

    In ine of Tobuscus' vlogs he throws this book at a fire work and he said he wants ti murder you all

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    nook sample

    jac2848 - did not like nook sample

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 24, 2012

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