June, 1998. At twenty-seven, Cat Coombs is struggling. She lives in London, works as a journalist, and parties hard. 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’s life has come full circle. She wants to make amends to those she has hurt. Her quest takes her to Nantucket, the gorgeous New England island where the women she once called family still live. What Cat doesn’t realise 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.
I have never read any of Jane Green’s books before. I thought I would like it as it is a chick lit that I would normally go for. But I felt it was very predictable, the ending wasn’t great and I just felt like I didn’t connect with any of the characters. The story deals with alcoholism in a very sensitive way but I wasn’t gripped at all.
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It’s the lazy end of summer and Freya is about to start her A levels. Her brother Joe died a year ago, but she is slowly coming to terms with his death. She is beginning to feel ready for something new – a change. And then a railway accident brings her by chance into contact with the gorgeous Gabes. Freya is drawn not just to Gabes himself and his blond good looks, but everything about him, including his large, shambolic, warm and loving family, which seems to Freya so different to her own family of three.
And then Gabes’ clearly troubled older brother makes it clear he is interested in Freya – and Freya has some decisions to make about what she really wants.
I have read one of Jane Green’s books before and was a bit disappointed towards the end, but I have to say I enjoyed this one a little better. Great characters that you feel you may know them, fantastic little story that you just want to curl up under a blanket with. These books are part of a series but can also be read standalone, which I think is great. Jane has a brilliant way of making you feel as if you are there with her vivid images that just leap off the page. Cover looks nice and bright too. Nice, easy read, I finished it in two days.