Summer Secrets (Paperback)

A Novel

By Jane Green

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250047403, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 24, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/22/2015)
Mass Market (6/30/2020)
Paperback, Large Print (5/24/2016)
Paperback (4/17/2018)
Hardcover (6/23/2015)
CD-Audio (6/23/2015)
Hardcover, Large Print (7/8/2015)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (7/2/2015)

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Description

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



About the Author

A former feature writer for the Daily Express in the UK, Jane Green took a leap of faith when she left, in 1996, to freelance and work on a novel. Seven months later, there was a bidding war for her first book, Straight Talking, the saga of a single career girl looking for the right man. The novel was a hit in England, and Green was an overnight success. She's since written many bestselling novels including The Beach House, Second Chance, Jemima J, and Tempting Fate. Most weekends see her cooking for a minimum of twenty people in her home in Westport, Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and their blended family. When she is not writing, cooking, filling her house with friends and looking after their animals, she is usually thanking the Lord for caffeine-filled energy drinks.


Praise For Summer Secrets: A Novel

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

“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