This review is difficult for me to write, because it was such a fabulous story. I feel that most of us could relate to at least some of this story. We are taken from England to Nantucket and back. Both places are so magical to me, so that made it extra “delicious” for me to read. Jane Green loves that word, Delicious!
We meet Cat, who will quickly grab hold of a special place in your heart. Not because she is perfect, but because she is likable even though she isn’t. But, who is perfect?
Cat is an alcoholic in serious denial, even stating that a “party didn’t get started” until she showed up. She is very content with her drinking; believing that she really does not have a problem. Until she meets Jason and thinks she can easily stop drinking to be with him. Let’s just say it was not easy. Her addiction was a lot harder to beat than she could have imagined, and watching the wake she left in her path was so devastating.
“Summer Secrets” was a great name for this book, because it was one secret after the next. I found myself gasping often while reading this story, literally loving the twists and turns that this story took. Jane Green is wonderful at weaving a story together, through many years and many secrets.
Cat’s addiction took away so many years of her life. Watching it unfold almost makes you want to cry for her. This is a remarkable story of redemption, family and love.
How far Cat falls before realizing she needs help, is terribly sad.
Jane Green delivers a wonderful message of hope.
5 Delicious Stars.