"Secrets always come out"
Reviewed by Sharon Salituro
Posted June 28, 2015
No matter how much you try to keep a secret, somehow they
always come out.
Cat thought she had the best life. Cat had a job she
liked, friends that would be there for her. Her one big
problem was she drank a little too much. No matter how
Cat felt that she did not have a problem...she did.
Cat could never really connect with her father. It seems
that no matter what she did, they just didn't agree on
anything. No wonder, Cat finds out that her father is
not her father. Her mother while visiting her aunt in
America had a quick affair. The man she had the affair
with was an alcoholic. Cat realizes that this is part of
her problem. Cat decides to speak with this man. Little
does she know she also has two half sisters. What other
secrets will come to light? Only time will tell.
Jane Green's novel SUMMER SECRETS got me to thinking.
would I or anyone else react if they find that their
father is not their father, but they also have two half
There are things that can hurt people when secrets are
I was really interested in the story line and the way that
Jane Green lead you into wanting to guess what was going
to happen next in Cat's life. It was interesting to read
and think about the way that secrets can change someone's
life. I found myself not able to
put SUMMER SECRETS down.
Jane Green makes any women wonder why her life has taken
many different turns. You take one step forward and two
back. Jane Greens shows how anyone can cover her past
hopefully make the best of her future. Her character Cat
this in many different ways. Cat comes to grip with her
and realizes you have to move forward or be left behind.
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.
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
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