Summer Secrets: Before sobriety, Catherine “Cat” Coombs had it all. Fun, friends, an exciting job, and a love affair with alcohol. Until she blacked out one more time and woke up in a stranger’s bed.
By that time, having it all, had already devolved into hiding the extent of her drinking from everyone she cared about, including herself.
Luckily for Cat, the stranger turned out to be Jason Halliwell, a rather delicious television director, marking three years , eight months, and 69 days of sobriety.
Inspired by Jason, or rather, inspired by the prospect of a romantic relationship with this handsome hunk, Cat joins him at AA meetings. She embarks on her own journey toward clarity. But sobriety won’t work until Cat commits to it for herself. Their relationship is tumultuous, as Cat falls off the wagon time and again. Along the way, Cat discovers that the cold man she grew up endlessly failing to please, was not her real father. With death, her mother’s secret escapes. So she heads for Nantucket, where she meets her drunken dad and two half sisters. One boisterously welcoming. The other sulkily suspicious, and where she commits an unforgivable blunder. Years later, despairing of her persistent relapses, Jason has left Cat, taking their daughter with him. Finally, but painfully, Cat gets clean.
“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, 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, 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 on Summer Secrets
“Summer Secrets is the quintessential beach novel, complete with juicy drama and characters you fall madly in love with. You will devour it!” —Elin Hilderbrand New York Times bestselling author of The One and O Emily Giffin
About the Author – Jane Green
Jane Green’s is the author of seventeen novels, including sixteen New York Times Bestsellers, including her latest, Summer Secrets.
Jane Green Warburg was born 31 May 1968, and is an Internationally bestselling author. She is one of the world’s leading authors in commercial women’s fiction, with millions of books in print and translations in over twenty five languages.
Green was born in London, England. She worked as a journalist throughout her twenties, writing women’s features for The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan and others. At age 27, she published her first book, Straight Talking, which went straight on to the bestseller lists. This launched her career as “the queen of chick lit”. Over the years, she has moved away from the genre she was first known for, to write warm, wise, emotive dramas that reflect the lives of real women and all they are going through.
Frequent themes in her most recent books include cooking, class wars, children, infidelity, and female friendship. She says she does not write about her life , but is inspired by the themes of her life.
Her best-known novels include Jemima J, The Beach House and Second Chance. All are New York Times bestsellers.
In addition to novels, she has taught at writers conferences, and writes for various publications including The Sunday Times, Parade magazine, and the Huffington Post.
She has over ten million books in print, and bestsellers all over the world, including sixteen New York Times Bestsellers. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, she has published a cookbook, Good Taste. She has a weekly column for The Lady magazine in the UK. In 2015 she contributed a story for The Moth Radio Hour.
A Cancer survivor, she continues to raise awareness for Malignant Melanoma, Hashimoto’s Disease, and Chronic Lyme Disease.