Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand
I just finished listening to Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand on Overdrive. I really liked it and wanted to share it. The book actually gets poor reviews, but I enjoyed it. While I lived on Cape Cod for a few years, I never set foot on Nantucket! This book made me want to go there!
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.