Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Summer Secrets by Jane Green

When authors like Kristin Hannah, Emily Giffin and Sophie Kinsella singing your praises, you know the book you have in your hands is going to be fabulous. Such is the case for Jane Green's newest title, Summer Secrets. Jane is one of my favorite authors, so I was thrilled to receive this book as part of BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge! Your heart will immediately go out to Cat, and her struggle with the secrets of the past. In order for Cat to make right some of her past mistakes, she must confront what she has been straying from for years. The fast and furious lifestyle of endless alcohol-filled nights, a marriage ruined by binges will have you walking the12 steps with Cat, and rooting for her success. It's easy to become part of the story, and with part of the story is set in Nantucket, it will have you wishing you could pack your suitcase and live in the place where these characters existed. An honest, well-written women's fiction book.


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.

If you are a fan of Amy Hatvany's Best Kept Secret, you will love Summer Secrets! From the cover art to the story, this is one delicious summer read!

Happy Reading!

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