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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Summer Secrets by Jane Green

Summer SecretsSummer Secrets by Jane Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jane Green is 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 book this was to read.

This story deals with Alcohol abuse, Adultery, Unhappy marriage, and family

Anyone reading or going to read this book will relate to something in this book as it deals with the heart and soul of society and real life issues.

Its sensitive, its an honest account and as true as anyone could make it.

Cat has been more comfortable with a bottle of Vodka than she's been with people for many a time now. Like many who succumb to drink, they drink to numb themselves from the pain. They know its always going to come back, but for now...........lets send it to the background under a bottle of something.

And like most with an addiction, it brings paranoia and depression, this didn't escape Cat. She was continually in a downward spiral.

She lost her man, she lost her daughter for a time, and she was at rock bottom.

Did Cat ever want to do something about it?

Yes many times she tried rehab, she tried getting off the "sauce" that she knew was ruining her life.

Its a very heartwarming and sometimes heart rending tale to tell. But it was superbly done as only Jane Green can do.

*My sincere thanks to St. Martin's Press for allowing me my copy to read/review and enjoy*

Jane Green delivers her second blockbuster novel of 2015, a story of one woman struggling to right the wrongs of her past, with even more 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

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