Summer Secrets

Summer Secrets

Large Print - 2015
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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.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
ISBN: 9781410477477
Characteristics: 485 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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Jun 07, 2020

Story of a British alcoholic magazine writer, travels to US to meet estranged family.

Feb 21, 2020

I have a lot of respect for Jane Green and this novel is certainly well written but there is not one character that I liked other than Jason. If you are a recovering alcoholic or drug abuser, I'm sure that you will relate to the story but after a while, I couldn't take the main character anymore. The dad she grew up with was a cardboard cut-out, her mother was beyond weak, her real father an all-out drunk and most of her friends encouraged Cat to continue on a destructive path. This is a very depressing novel but very revealing: look around you either a work or at home, with friends...there is always somewhere who will fit Cat's description perfectly in your realm.

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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