Summer Secrets

Summer Secrets

Book - 2015
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"June, 1998: At twenty seven, Catherine Coombs, also known as Cat, is struggling. She lives in London, works as a journalist, and parties hard. Her lunchtimes consist of several glasses of wine at the bar downstairs in the office, her evenings much the same, swigging the free booze and eating the free food at a different launch or party every night. When she discovers the identity of the father she never knew she had, it sends her into a spiral. She makes mistakes that cost her the budding friendship of the only women who have ever welcomed her. And nothing is ever the same after that. June, 2014: Cat has finally come to the end of herself. She no longer drinks. She wants to make amends to those she has hurt. Her quest takes her to Nantucket, to the gorgeous summer community where the women she once called family still live. Despite her sins, will they welcome her again? What Cat doesn't realize is that these women, her real father's daughters, have secrets of their own. As the past collides with the present, Cat must confront the darkest things in her own life and uncover the depths of someone's need for revenge"--

McMillan Palgrave

"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

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.

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.

& Taylor

Years after hard partying and the discovery of the father she never knew ends her only friendships, Cat Coombs achieves sobriety and resolves to make amends to those she has hurt during a revelatory Nantucket summer.
Years after hard partying and the discovery of the father she never knew ends her only friendships, Cat Coombs achieves sobriety and resolves to make amends to those she has hurt during a revelatory Nantucket summer. By the New York Times best-selling author of Saving Grace.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2015
ISBN: 9781250047342
Branch Call Number: FIC GRE
Characteristics: vi, 308 p. ;,25 cm.


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prettiipreppii Oct 24, 2016

First Jane Green book that I've read and it's 5 stars.Some of the comments made me didn't want o borrow it but I'm glad I did.Goes to show you, not all of these reviews mean anything. This was a fantastic book.

Jun 20, 2016

This is the first Jane Green book I have read and thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be checking out her other books as well.

Cynthia_N Dec 19, 2015

It's been a while since I've read a Jane Green novel. This one reminded me why I enjoy her writing.

Sep 27, 2015

I usually love Jane Green books, however, I didn't this one. It was so repetitive, but I get that it probably had to be that way to get the message across; Just not one of my favorite reads!

Aug 17, 2015

This book was rather depressing. Its about an alcoholic and her journey to become sober. The author is a master at keeping you hooked in though so you keep reading. A few times I wanted to just quit, but didn't because I hoped that maybe the next chapter would be more optimistic. I finished the book, and the last quarter of it was the best of the book as she had finally become sober, but in truth I wish I had never started it. Cannot recommend it unless you're struggling with sobriety or want to read about someone who is.

booklady413 Jul 29, 2015

A great summer read. The story is a bit predictable but nevertheless a page turner.

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