Because I might be writing about this book for a Big Name Magazine, I can’t write much about Elin Hilderbrand’s A Summer Affair. But I will say this: It’s good. I liked it. It’s not my favorite Elin Hilderbrand novel (that would be The Love Season), but I think a lot of people will enjoy reading it when it comes out in July. And, on a personal note, I love love LOVE that the main character grew up in Wildwood Crest. I smiled literally ear to ear when I read that (if you’re just tuning in, I wrote a book about the Jersey Shore that’s coming out in May).

Side note: The galley had a ‘new’ summary stickered onto the back cover. Of course I had to rip that sticker off to find out why — the names of two main characters changed. I wonder why…

Since I can’t write at length about this book, check out what I wrote about Hilderbrand’s last book, Barefoot, which was my favorite novel of 2007.

Also Book 17 of 52 Barbara Smit’s Sneaker Wars: The Enemy Brothers Who Founded Adidas and Puma and the Family Feud That Forever Changed the Business of Sport, which I wrote about for the March issue of Paste magazine, comes out soon. I forget sometimes how far out I get to read books (I get publisher advance copies), so I’ll keep trying to re-link to those reviews when the books actually come out.

**REMINDER** I’m am writing an article about guys who like to read. So if you’d like to chime in, hit up the comments or send me an email at jenmiller27 [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Jen Miller

Jen Miller

Jen A. Miller is a an author and freelance writer. Her memoir, Running a Love Story, was a Philadelphia Inquirer best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, SELF, Buzzfeed and the Guardian, among others.


  1. Allison Winn Scotch on March 13, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Jen-How interesting re: the name change. There is one character in my upcoming book whose name never quite sat right w/me, but she’s a minor character, so I’m letting it go. These things can definitely get under your skin as an author. I’d love to hear the background on that if/when you interview her again.

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