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Summer Secrets

A Novel

Author: Jane Green

Summer Secrets

Summer Secrets

About This Book

Jane Green's Summer Secrets is a “compelling” (Booklist) drama and a beautifully rendered portrait of love, forgiveness, and finding the courage to change and being...

Page Count
352
On Sale
06/30/2020

Book Details

Jane Green's Summer Secrets is a “compelling” (Booklist) drama and a beautifully rendered portrait of love, forgiveness, and finding the courage to change 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 newfound 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, Cat also risks losing the very people she loves the most.

“Gripping and powerful.”—Emily Giffin

Imprint Publisher

St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN

9781250763440

In The News

Praise for Jane Green

“A gripping and powerful novel about finding the courage to make the life you want. This is Jane Green at her absolute best.” —Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One and Only on Summer Secrets

"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, New York Times bestselling author of Shopaholic to the Stars on Summer Secrets

“Summer Secrets is the perfect summer read. Once you dive into this story about a recovering alcoholic who must finally face her own dark past and make amends, you'll be hooked.” —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale on Summer Secrets

"Green strikes gold yet again in this captivating novel...readers will be drawn in and taken for an emotional ride up until the edge-of-your-seat ending." -RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars) on Summer Secrets

"Compelling...Green's latest will bring in droves of readers." -Booklist on Summer Secrets

"Green handles grim issues with a sure hand, balancing light romance with tense family drama." -Kirkus Reviews on Summer Secrets

"The story line and flawed characters will give readers something to think about when they bring Green's latest to the beach." -Library Journal on Summer Secrets

"This harrowing novel offers hard-earned redemption and healing." -Publishers Weekly on Summer Secrets

“Both intelligent and feelingful…Compelling characters, plotting that is not show-offy but clever enough to keep you surprised. There are, one is reminded, a lot of ways to write a good book, and a lot of ways for a book to hold and reward your attention.” –George Ernsberger for About Books, on Saving Grace

“Jane Green proves yet again that she is one of the most dependably compelling writers of women’s fiction around. Her characters are flawed but likable, her stories intriguing but believable…Green consistently delivers compassionate, relatable stories about the issues facing contemporary women.” –BookPage on Saving Grace


"A Scarlet Letter for the twenty-first century." –Kirkus Reviews on Tempting Fate

"Her compelling tale reflects an understanding of contemporary women that’s acute and compassionate, served up with style." –People magazine on Tempting Fate

Family Pictures left me feeling envious of the friends to whom I recommended the book, because they had the prospect of an engrossing story to gobble up in the near future. Green's novels consistently deliver believable, accessible, heartfelt, often heartwarming stories about real people, problems, and feelings.” —Redbook on Family Pictures

“A warm bath of a novel that draws you in…Green’s sympathetic portrayals of Andi and Emily resonate.” —USA Today on Another Piece of My Heart

“Green paints a clear-eyed portrait of the challenges of step-parenting while offering hope that in even the most damaged relationships, dreams can come true.” —People magazine on Another Piece of My Heart

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