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 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.
Did this really happen?
Great book to be able to not put down. I got my money's worth. However, I do not think money was the issue for Jane. Jason was.
I have two 1/2 sisters. I met them when not sober. In Colorado. Nothing happened like your happening...but a ton of jealousy and wierdness was in the air. WOW. Oh, my sister's names are Julie and Jill.
Pouring your heart to us was a brave and courageous decision.
Love you, Jane
Really liked it
Felt like it was an autobiography of some sort, it all felt that authentic
At first I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book, but the more I read, the more I resonated. I’m really glad I read this book start to finish. This probably sounds bad, but I honestly sat and read some of this book while sitting in a bar. Losing myself in this book was definitely much needed.