BEST AZW "☆ Summer Secrets" || READ (EPUB) ☆ #2020


  • Title: Summer Secrets
  • Author: Jane Green
  • ISBN: 9781447258667
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback

  • Summer Secrets By Jane Green Jane Green delivers her second blockbuster novel of 2015, a story of one woman struggling to right the wrongs of her past, with even complications in the present.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 downJane Green delivers her second blockbuster novel of 2015, a story of one woman struggling to right the wrongs of her past, with even complications in the present.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.
    Jane Green
    Jane Green s eighteenth novel, Falling, is soon to be released with Berkley Penguin she is the author of sixteen previous New York Times Bestselling novels, and known as one of the world s leading authors in women s fiction, with over ten million books in print, and translations in over 25 languages Previous novels have included The Beach House, Second Chance, Jemima J, and Tempting Fate.She joined the ABC News team to write their first enhanced digital book about the history of Royal marriages, then joined ABC News as a live correspondent covering Prince William s wedding to Kate Middleton A former journalist in the UK, she has had her own radio show on BBC Radio London, and is a regular contributor on radio and TV, including as well as regularly appearing on television shows including Good Morning America, The Martha Stewart show, and The Today Show.Together with writing books and blogs, she contributes to various publications, both online and print, including anthologies and novellas, and features for The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan and Self She has taught at writers conferences, and does regular keynote speaking, and has a weekly column in The Lady magazine, England s longest running weekly magazine.A graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York, Green is bringing out her first cookbook Good Taste , with Berkley in October 2016 She is a storyteller for The Moth radio hour on NPR, and lives in Westport, Connecticut with her husband and their blended family When she is not writing, cooking, gardening, filling her house with friends and herding chickens, she is usually thanking the Lord for caffeine filled energy drinks A cancer survivor, she continues to raise awareness for Malignant Melanoma, Hashimoto s Disease, and Lyme Disease.Jane s Facebook page facebook pages Jane GrLibrarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.

    Summer Secrets By Jane Green

    Commentaires:

    Jennifer
    I once heard a quote about addiction that said something like The best soil to grow something new is at the bottom So hitting bottom, while extremely painful, is also the sowing ground In Summer Secrets, author Jane Green provides an insightful example of this by showing the main character, Cat, at both her worse and her best in her struggle for sobriety Through Cat s perspective, the reader journeys through every stage in the cycle of addiction, making this novel relatable, informative, and pos [...]

    Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life.3 StarsI have been a fan of Jane Green ever since I picked up a copy of Mr Maybe at a book sale quite a few years ago I don t remember a whole lot about that book but I do remember loving it enough that I pretty much forced my best friend to read it She ended up liking it as much as I did I think I even forced that book upon my sister before too much time passed I will admit that I have not read all of her books and if I am being honest proba [...]

    Aditi
    A man who drinks too much on occasion is still the same man as he was sober An alcoholic, a real alcoholic, is not the same man at all You can t predict anything about him for sure except that he will be someone you never met before Raymond ChandlerJane Green, the New York Times bestselling author, has penned an extremely heart touching yet sassy contemporary fiction in her book, Summer Secrets where the author weaves a tale about an alcoholic woman s life about how she learns to stand up on her [...]

    Myrna
    Not your typical beach read, but a very readable book written in flashbacks Jane Green wrote characters in this novel that drew me in and made me care about how their stories would unfold conclude You can t help but root for Cat who is an alcoholic and feel sympathy over the intensity of her addiction and denial The author did such a great job in showing how alcohol can dominate your life and affect those you love Be forewarned there was A LOT of AA stuff Other themes were divorce, betrayal, lov [...]

    Marisa
    I want to start by saying how much I love Jane Green s writing style, and have enjoyed a number of her books However, I m not sure how I really feel about this new book, I felt it wasn t written with Jane Green s voice the characters didn t engage me I did not love the protagonist or customary gay husband, the plot seemed disconnected was it about a girl never feeling like she belonged anywhere or was it about alcoholism in families I felt most connected during the last 30 Pages where I felt som [...]

    MelissaI
    Lol Sorry for all the updates to this I fell in love with this cover when it arrived yesterday and I ve never known how to post pictures in review boxes before so I m testing on this one Crossing fingers O.M.G I haven t sat and read straight through so much since before I got pneumonia I was so far ahead, then that knocked me down, but two days straight and done My eyes are so heavy Hopefully this ll be a new start to the reading streak I was on I LOVE LOVE LOVED this story cannot wait until I c [...]

    Debbie
    I love Jane Green Her books are always so good This one was a little different for me as it pretty much hit pretty close to home As a matter of fact it was a little difficult for me to read this one Because I saw myself in Cat, WAY too many coincidences.The author hit it spot on with this story which is truly a sad one I really felt for the character I think a lot of people will find this hitting close to home and for those it doesn t, it is still a very good read and may shed some light for som [...]

    Melissa
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    TL
    I received this via GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for an honest review Still not sure how to rate this, I liked it but wasn t fully in love with it So I ll say between 3 and 3.5 ish stars.The first half I wasn t really impressed, but was intrigued enough to keep going Cat annoyed me at times and I wanted to help her and occasionally shake her Jason, seemed like a good guy and I slowly warmed up to him.It was probably my fault but when the back cover said unthinkable act I expected something [...]

    Judy Collins
    A special thank you to St Martin s Press and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review O U T S T A N D I N G Master storyteller Jane Greendelivers yet another powerful and gripping novel with SUMMER SECRETS two winners in one year impressive.Both, off the charts A riveting, insightful, emotional and thought provoking page turner with some highly charged topics of addiction Cat has been comfortablewith a bottle of Vodka to help her with her trials and ongoing problems of life At an ea [...]

    ReadAlong With Sue
    Jane Greenis an outstanding story teller that keeps my attention throughout and many times I have read one of her books in just one sitting if possible as its like pausing a film part way through So this was the same, I had to settle down and read this from beginning to end.And What a powerful bookthis was to read.This story deals withAlcohol abuse, Adultery, Unhappy marriage, and familyAnyone reading or going to read this book will relate to something in this bookas it deals with the heart and [...]

    Andrea
    Over the years, Jane Green has written many compelling, entertaining and powerful stories Stories that have always given me escape, food for thought, and have filled my soul Summer Secrets is no exception This is first and foremost simply a great story The narrative is quick and I love that a dual timeline was employed throughout, leading the reader through the pivotal moments in Cat s journey Now, given that Summer Secrets is good, I have to say that it is also a deeply emotional, unapologetica [...]

    Janet
    I feel the need to preface this review by saying that when I love Jane Green, I LOVE Jane Green Another Piece of My Heart is definitely one of my all time favorites But now I ve just finished Summer Secrets And even long before I was done reading I knew it wasn t going to be of nearly the same caliber as some of her older stuff.It s hard to put into words what went wrong, but Summer Secrets just seemed disjointed to me It also didn t help matters that the story was told out of order This storyte [...]

    Lesley
    oh I almost went with 2 stars the story seemed so rushed literally the first 48% of book is the fast version of her 13 years of marriage than the last half is summer events of a two week stay in Nantucket the summer secret wasn t so secret and the main character is an alcoholic so she doing the steps Sometimes making amends is for yourself and other people just aren t interested I like this author but this one I felt disappointed so I am going to go drink my glass of wine and move on to the next [...]

    Christine
    Well, I now know than I ever wanted to know about working the steps of AA, meetings, sponsors, higher powers, and the AA prayers I found it tedious and repetitive It was also not the most enjoyable narrative given the unreliability of the narrator The story is told in disjointed flashbacks and present day Sometimes she was passed out and didn t remember the sequence of events In some ways it was a bit like being drunk along with her And while the doctrine of Alcoholics Anonymous and recovery ar [...]

    Kristie
    I m not sure how I feel about this book At times, I was completely engaged and couldn t wait to get back to it Other times, I was bored by the repetitive nature of some of the MC s thoughts and explanations There were twists and turns, most of which I saw coming Unfortunately, the end felt like it was a bit all over the place and rushed I felt a bit let down by the almost jarring end to the story Overall, I think it was a good story 3.5 stars

    Sharon Huether
    I won this free book through First reads Cat, wife, mother with a great job, had a drinking problem It took the best of her, putting her into a downward spiral Taking the twelve steps of AA she regained much of what she had lost Finally she felt free.

    Melissa
    Life is where you look One of my top reads of the summer, this thought provoking book had everything that makes a story great in my eyes It was heartfelt, honest and most of all made me feel.Cat s story follows her struggle with addiction and feeling like she doesn t belong I think it s a topic that most readers can relate to, in one way or another The secrets, her questionable choices and the turn of events, kept me on my toes It was a journey worth taking A reminder that true change comes from [...]

    Monica
    Read this in one day Ultimate beach book or in my case story to read while waiting for the Sears repairman

    Kathy Gange
    I ready enjoyed reading this book I love Jane Green.was a great read for the summer

    Jeanie
    I know what I should do I know I need to pour this the sink, but before I do, let me sit here a while longer, worship the altar of the god to whom I was once enslaved Wow I knew I was in for a good read when you start the first chapter with those sobering words Cat our main protagonist and whose soul is pretty much laid bare throughout is a woman that has been hurt with the rejection of her father and the decisions she makes as she seeks to not the feel the pain in her battle with alcoholism Her [...]

    Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
    Cat is in her late twenties living the life in London during the late 90s She has a good job, friends, and many parties to attend She stays out too late, drinks too much, and often finds herself in compromising situations, but this is the time in her life when she is supposed to do this, right Before she settles down Cat refuses to think she has a problem until one time she blacks out and finds herself in a strange man s flat The man, Jason, is a successful and very good looking TV director who [...]

    Janis Skoczylas
    This book was pretty meh It s one of those books were the book jacket blurb makes it sound way better than what it is The protagonist was again an unlikable alcoholic She had daddy issues 2 sets of daddy issues, as it would turn out , man problems, and a genetic predisposition to boozing it up Of course this ruins her marriage and other relationships Basically, the first half of the novel is a mess The author jumps back and forth in time and location to give us an insiders view of the way drinki [...]

    Charlene
    I won this book through a First Reads giveaway from in exchange for an honest review.Unfortunately, I really didn t care for the book At all At two thirds of the way through, I finally gave up and didn t finish I have a stack of books waiting to be read, and I just couldn t spend any time on this one I found the main character, Cat, boring and shallow, but that could have been how she was written I didn t really connect with any tertiary characters, and although I commend Cat on her continuing [...]

    Anna
    I received this in a giveaway, and set it aside I wish I d picked it up sooner, as the story was captivating and filled with emotional drama Cat is an alcoholic, and has made far too many destructive decisions, destroying relationships and ultimately losing those she loves the most Despite the many times I thought Oh Cat, not again , I found myself drawn to Cat and the vulnerability she displays As with most addicts, Cat must hit rock bottom to realize she needs help and AA to get sober In worki [...]

    Branislava
    Ne znam kako neko ovo preporucuje kao knjigu za plazu , jer ja sam se , eto presla i ponela je na i sve vreme se nervirala dok sam je citala iz vise razloga Naslovna strana je mala prevara, knjiga nije ni malo vesela kao ona Ne obecava lake koktele uz veselu muziku, vec mucnu borbu sa alkoholizmom i svim teskim stvarima koje idu uz to Raspad svega porodice, prijateljstva, posla, dostojanstva Dodatno me je nerviralo nevesto nelinearno pisanje, gde zaboravis u toku objasnjavanja proslog dogadjaja [...]

    ColleenD
    I really liked this book It told of a recovering alcoholic s story as she struggles with challenges in her life A couple twists, some good humor, and interesting perspective makes this a light, good beach vacation read My first by this author and I would be curious to see what else she writes her other novels on Really fun.Thanks to St Martin s Press for the free reading copy in exchange for an honest review

    Debbie
    I picked this book up Wed at the library, because Elin Hilderbrand is quoted on the front cover and I figured if EH likes it so will I When I started it I wasn t to sure but after about 25 pages I was hooked big time I have never read and Jane Green before but I will be reading a lot and lucky me, my local library has them all What a great summer read.

    Maren
    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This was my first Jane Green novel and now that I have read one, I think I can say for sure that I will be adding her other books to my TBR list Cat, the main character, is an alcoholic struggling with the way her life has turned out In the beginning she is fairly recently divorced and trying to come to terms with her new life and remembering how she got to this point Then the author takes us back in time and begins revealin [...]

    Andrea
    Having read and loved so many of Jane Green s books, I m having a hard time believing she actually wrote this one I would have given up on it early on if it had been written by anyone else What a mess Unlikable protagonist, choppy story, and was it even edited Case in point, on page 266, paragraph 2, You will never know how relieved I am And Ellie too, so relieved and appreciative She said she had no idea what would have happened if you hadn t been there Paragraph 7 I imagine that s true, althou [...]

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