By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69 : Their secret love affair has lasted for decades -- but this could be the summer that changes everything When Mallory Blessing's son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It's the late spring of 2020 and Jake's wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential election. Link is sure there's been a mistake. How do Mallory and Jake know each other? Flash back to the sweet summer of 1993: Mallory has just inherited a beachfront cottage on Nantucket from her aunt, and she agrees to host her brother Cooper's bachelor party. Cooper's friend from college, Jake McCloud, attends, and Jake and Mallory form a bond that will persevere - through marriage, children, and Ursula's stratospheric political rise - until Mallory learns she's dying. Inspired by the film "Same Time Next Year" (which Mallory and Jake watch every summer), 28 Summers is the unforgettable story of an unconventional love that knows one season.