Nancy Cotterill is a thirty-year-old children’s librarian living on the island of Nantucket. Her life is perfectly comfortable. She has a beautiful home, a job she loves, and a few close friends. Each summer when seasonal visitors come to the island, Nancy tries to keep her distance, realizing that it is not good to grow attached to people who will leave at the end of the season. Nevertheless, this proves to be difficult, as she finds herself making friends with her new neighbors, navigating a new romantic relationship, and living next to her ex-husband, Boyz, and his new family.
Secrets in Summer is a thoroughly enjoyable beach read, with a perfect summer setting! Nancy is a relatable character, who is trying to make the right choices but still finds herself in difficult situations. Her friendships and the beautiful setting help balance the drama of both her romantic relationships as well as the drama brewing in her neighbors’ lives.