Summer Secrets: A Novel

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Jun 23, 2015 - Fiction - 320 pages

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

 

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4.5 stars. Summer Secrets by Jane Green is an emotionally compelling and heartrending novel about one woman's battle to get sober. Catherine "Cat" Coombs love affair with alcohol began when she was a ... Read full review

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Deep and powerful novel about the effects of alcoholism on the individual, their spouses, children and friends. This is an inside reveal of the mind games and emotions of someone trapped in alcoholism ... Read full review

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JANE GREEN is the author of more than fifteen bestselling novels, including Summer Secrets, The Beach House, and Jemima J. Originally from London, she now lives in Westport, Connecticut, with her husband, children, and a menagerie of animals.

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