Secrets in Summer

A Novel
Narrated by: Amy McFadden
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (619 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"The queen of beach books" (The Star-Ledger) returns to the shores of Nantucket in a novel about one memorable summer when flirtations flourish, family dramas play out, and scandalous secrets surface.

Memorial Day weekend means that seasonal visitors have descended on the glamorous island of Nantucket. For year-round resident Darcy Cotterill, it means late-night stargazing in the backyard of the beautiful house she grew up in and inherited from her beloved grandmother. It's also Darcy's chance to hit the beach and meet her new summertime neighbors. But the last person the thirty-year-old librarian expects to see staying next door is her ex-husband, Boyz, along with his wife, Autumn, and stepdaughter, Willow.

Darcy must also navigate the highs and lows of a new romantic relationship with local carpenter Nash Forester even as she becomes smitten with handsome vacationer Clive Rush, a musicologist in town to write a book and visit family. And she finds herself pulled into the concerns of Boyz, Autumn, a charming elderly neighbor, and an at-risk teen.

As the season nears its end, Darcy must decide her next move: retreating to the comforts of her steady and secure island life, or risking it all for a chance at true happiness.

©2017 Nancy Thayer (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Dragged a bit

This was a light, easy listen and the narrator did a good job. I just felt like the author went into the weeds with unnecessary details at time, making things drag in places.

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Ok for a beach read

This was an odd story and at times just plain silly - and a bit all over the place. characters weren’t terribly well-developed. It was ok for a ‘beach read’ as long as you don’t expect too much. Narrator over-did character voices making them all sound like caricatures.

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Secrets in Summer

Great satisfying story. Lots of twists and turns and important interactions with characters from ages 14 to 90. I think this makes the book realistic and warm. This is a good, cozy listen.

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Interesting

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Just couldn’t finish. Maybe try another one of her books

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Narration Ruined It

I probably would've liked the book more if it hadn't been for the narration. While the narrator can do many voices her male voices were just awful. I felt that her portrayal of Darcy was goofy and don't understand why she had a midwestern accent. In fact, why didn't any of the characters sound like they were from Massachusetts?

The story itself isn't too bad but ends up being pretty corny with lots of boring, unnecessary dialogue. The narration just sent it over the top in sappiness.

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Enjoyed this story

Trials of a love affair, simple story an east listen. Second time listening to this.

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very predictable

This was a book that was only okay at best. The story was predictable, the writing was not inspired, I listened to it only because I was in the car and had nothing else to listen to. The best moment in the book was when the author had a character say, "find something you need that doesn't need you "

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Predictable...

The narrator does a great job of voicing the characters in this story. I didn’t care for the main character initially as she was “whiny” and dependent but as the story went along she got better finding herself. The story did not turn out how I wanted but it was well done overall. Very predictable story line once the characters are established.

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there was no story<br />

there was no story at all the whole book was a person describing every detail of the town the library how it looks what it smells like no storyline I did not enjoy this book.

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Amy McFadden MADE this book

Absolutely love this reader! She's so good, you just get lost in the story. I want to seek out Moor books she has recorded.