Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Secrets: A Novel by Jane Green

Summer Secrets

Catherine "Cat" Coombs is an alcoholic in 1998. She hasn't realized it yet but her free time is spent drinking. Lunch, dinner, any excuse is good to have some drinks. She is a journalist and the parties are always available for her to loose herself. Her father never treated her right and her mother just didn't defend her growing up. When a secret is revealed, she finds herself in a plane crossing the pond to Nantucket.  This is where she meets new family members but she makes a mistake that caused her terrible pain and takes her in a downward spiral to the bottom.

Now, in 2014, Cat doesn't drink. She attends AA meetings regularly but she has lost her family. She knows she must try to make amends which will bring her back to Nantucket. This time she brings her daughter and best friend Sam.

This is my first book by Jane Green but it won't be my last. The story is told in past and present chapters. All of it is necessary to understand the pain Cat was in. Alcohol was her way of loosing herself and not dealing with her problems. She hurt many people but mostly she hurt herself. Due to her alcohol she looses her husband Jason, which I adored from the first time we meet him. Cat demonstrated great personal growth when she decides to make amends her second time back in Nantucket. 

I do wish the end had an epilogue. It was cut too short and I was not ready to let this characters go. 

Cliffhanger : No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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