Saturday, December 23, 2006

Can you keep a secret?

Can you keep a secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Emma is a nervous flyer and she can't help but tell the man next to her - quite a dishy American, but she's too frightened to notice - all her innermost secrets. She survives the flight, but when the American boss of the whole corporation visits the company, he seems strangely familiar.

When my coworker realized that I hadn't read Can you keep a secret? , she brought me her extra copy and insisted that I read it (It's her favorite Kinsella). So, when I needed something light to read before the stress of holiday get-togethers, I decided to give it a shot.

A quick, easy read; I tackled it in one afternoon. Emma is a realistic protagonist, quirky, but not too quirky. The interaction between the two main characters is entertaing and fairly believable. I found the story itself enjoyable even though the plot was pretty predictable (it seemed like I guessed Jack's secret very early on).


  1. It is predictable, but it's Sophie Kinsella after all! I prefer her Shopaholics series, but this one was good too, better than The Undomestic Goddess.

    Merry Christmas Karen!

  2. Happy Holidays! I like SK's books for quick stress escape, too. They are fun reads. I haven't read this one, yet. You got some great books for Xmas. Enjoy!