Can You Keep a Secret?

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Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2005 - Fiction - 357 pages
108 Reviews
With the same wicked humor, buoyant charm, and optimism that have made her Shopaholic novels beloved international bestsellers, Sophie Kinsella delivers a hilarious new novel and an unforgettable new character. Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets:

Secrets from her mother:
I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur.
Sammy the goldfish in my parents’ kitchen is not the same goldfish that Mum gave me to look after when she and Dad were in Egypt.

Secrets from her boyfriend:
I weigh one hundred and twenty-eight pounds. Not one eighteen, like Connor thinks.
I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken.

From her colleagues:
When Artemis really annoys me, I feed her plant orange juice. (Which is pretty much every day.) It was me who jammed the copier that time. In fact, all the times.

Secrets she wouldn’t share with anyone in the world:
My G-string is hurting me.
I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is.

Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger.

But come Monday morning, Emma’s office is abuzz about the arrival of Jack Harper, the company’s elusive CEO. Suddenly Emma is face-to-face with the stranger from
the plane, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her. Things couldn’t possibly get worse—Until they do.
  

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It was fairly good, easy to read. - LibraryThing
A light and easy love story. - LibraryThing
Sophie Kinsella is a good writer. - LibraryThing
But it was a pleasant ending, nonetheless. - LibraryThing
As usual, I loved Sohpie Kinsella's writing. - LibraryThing
The plot was predictable. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - kayfray - LibraryThing

I fell in love with Emma! You just have to love the way her mind works. Laugh out loud book that will have you reading every book you can find by Sophie Kinsella Read full review

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User Review  - Natalie Monroe - Goodreads

Can You Keep a Secret is possibly my favorite Kinsella standalone. It follows the story of Emma, an ordinary, slightly ditzy girl (think Anna from Anna and the French Kiss) who accidentally spills all ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
31
Section 4
41
Section 5
57
Section 6
77
Section 7
95
Section 8
105
Section 16
Z-14
Section 17
Z-27
Section 18
Z-40
Section 19
Z-49
Section 20
Z-65
Section 21
Z-81
Section 22
Z-97
Section 23
309

Section 9
120
Section 10
139
Section 11
151
Section 12
164
Section 13
172
Section 14
187
Section 15
199
Section 24
322
Section 25
334
Section 26
348
Section 27
356
Section 28
358
Section 29
367
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About the author (2005)

Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series, as well as The Undomestic Goddess and Can You Keep a Secret? She lives in England.


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