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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781250047342
Characteristics: vi, 308 pages ;,25 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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