A great summer read! This novel provides distinct historical events taking place during the summer of 1969, but at its core is the family dynamic. The dialogue and behaviors of the characters cause you to say, “what were they thinking”, but then again, it was 1969. The author provides her characters with both flaws and growth opportunities, allowing the reader to sympathize and revel in their successes. As with all her novels, this is an easy read; especially appropriate as we celebrate the summer of 1969, fifty years later!