Told with Jane Green's keen eye for detailing the emotional landscape of the heart, Summer Secrets is at once a compelling drama and a beautifully rendered portrait of relationships, betrayals, and forgiveness; about accepting the things we cannot change, finding the courage to change the things we can, and being strong enough to weather the storms.
When a shocking family secret is revealed, twenty-something journalist Cat Coombs finds herself falling into a dark spiral. Wild, glamorous nights out in London and raging hangovers the next day become her norm, leading to a terrible mistake one night while visiting family in America, on the island of Nantucket. It's a mistake for which she can't forgive herself. When she returns home, she confronts the unavoidable reality of her life and knows it's time to grow up. But she doesn't know if she'll ever be able to earn the forgiveness of the people she hurt.
As the years pass, Cat grows into her forties, a struggling single mother, coping with a new-found sobriety and determined to finally make amends. Traveling back to her past, to the family she left behind on Nantucket all those years ago, she may be able to earn their forgiveness, but in doing so she may risk losing the very people she loves the most.
"Gripping and powerful."-Emily Giffin
"The quintessential beach novel, complete with juicy drama and characters you fall madly in love with. You will devour it!" -Elin Hilderbrand
"Warm, witty, sharp and insightful. Jane Green writes with such honesty and zing." -Sophie Kinsella
"The perfect summer read...You'll be hooked." -Kristin Hannah
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Like the best kind of dramatic film, Summer Secrets has you hanging on every word and spinning through a kaleidoscope of strong emotions. Bestselling author Jane Green’s 17th novel revolves around Londoner Cat: divorcee, journalist, and raging alcoholic. Shifting between past and present, the story unpacks Cat’s story piece by piece, connecting her self-destructive choices and turmoil to her upbringing—and a jarring secret her mother has kept from her for decades. We loved the real-world romance between Cat and fellow recovering addict Jason and were gut-punched by the obstacles standing in their way.
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I read this book in one weekend! The main character was well-developed and you really begin to feel/root for her. Get this book - you will not be disappointed!
One of the best books I've ever read, loved it!!
Love Jane Green but this was awful. Cliche and poorly written. Didn't even bother finishing the book. Not worth it.