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The main character, Emma Corrigan, in Can You Keep a Secret? is afraid of flying, just like me. When she must take a business trip she keeps telling herself...you an do this...the plane isn't going to fall from the sky...you are a strong. When the airplane hits turbulence, all her willpower flies away and she tell the handsome stranger sitting next to her ALL of her secrets and what she thinks about EVERYONE.  As the plane lands safely she hightails it out of the airport, embarrassed about her outburst but confident she will never see the stranger again. 

Oh, how wrong she was. Going into work the next day she learns the handsome stranger is her new boss. Suddenly Emma is face to face with Jack Harper, the man that now knows every single humiliating detail about her life and what she really things of her co-workers. This has to be the worst event in her life...or could it get worse? Get ready to laugh out loud as you read Can You Keep a Secret?.

— Karin Beyer

Description


SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella, a novel with the same wicked humor, buoyant charm, and optimism as her beloved Shopaholic series.
 
Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets:
 
Secrets from her boyfriend: I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken.
 
Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur.
 
Secrets she wouldn’t share with anyone in the world: 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. Or could they?
 
Praise for Can You Keep a Secret?
 
“Venturing beyond Saks and Barney’s, the bestselling author of Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Ties the Knot entertains readers with backstabbing office shenanigans, competition, scandal, love and sex. . . . Kinsella’s down-to-earth protagonist is sure to have readers sympathizing and doubled over in laughter.”Publishers Weekly 

“If laughing out loud in public places is your bag, be sure to pick up [Can You Keep a Secret?]. Heroine Emma Corrigan is going to be your new best friend.”Boston Herald
 
“Kinsella’s timing is so perfect, her instincts so spot-on, that it’s easy to . . . devour the book like the guilty pleasure it is.”Miami Herald

“Chick lit at its lightest and breeziest . . . filled with fabulous clothes, stalwart friends, and snotty enemies waiting to be taken down a peg.”Orlando Sentinel 

“[Kinsella’s] dialogue is sharp, even her minor characters are well drawn, and her parody of the marketing world is very funny.”Washington Post Book World 

“[A] comedic frenzy of ill-fated events . . . punchy . . . fast-moving.”Rocky Mountain News 

About the Author


Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series, as well as the novels Can You Keep a Secret?The Undomestic GoddessRemember Me?Twenties GirlI've Got Your Number, Wedding Night, My Not So Perfect Life, and Surprise Me. She lives between London and the country.

Praise For…


“Venturing beyond Saks and Barney’s, the bestselling author of Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Ties the Knot entertains readers with backstabbing office shenanigans, competition, scandal, love and sex. . . . Kinsella’s down-to-earth protagonist is sure to have readers sympathizing and doubled over in laughter.”Publishers Weekly 

“If laughing out loud in public places is your bag, be sure to pick up [Can You Keep a Secret?]. Heroine Emma Corrigan is going to be your new best friend.”Boston Herald
 
“Kinsella’s timing is so perfect, her instincts so spot-on, that it’s easy to . . . devour the book like the guilty pleasure it is.”Miami Herald

“Chick lit at its lightest and breeziest . . . filled with fabulous clothes, stalwart friends, and snotty enemies waiting to be taken down a peg.”Orlando Sentinel

“[Kinsella’s] dialogue is sharp, even her minor characters are well drawn, and her parody of the marketing world is very funny.”Washington Post Book World

“[A] comedic frenzy of ill-fated events . . . punchy . . . fast-moving.”Rocky Mountain News

“Kinsella’s witty take on mundane office and family life will really make you laugh out loud. . . . Move over, Bridget [Jones]!”Evening Chronicle (U.K.)

“Hilarious.”Sun (U.K.)

“Kinsella’s light touch keeps this very funny look at life and relationships flying along and builds Emma into a genuinely endearing character. Romantic, but refreshingly witty.”Sunday Mirror (U.K.)

“Like a riotous gossip with your best friend—it’ll have you laughing, cringing and hopelessly engrossed from the first page.”—Scottish Daily Record & Sunday Mail

“A delightful new novel . . . Kinsella has another irresistible hit on her hands.”Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385338080
ISBN-10: 0385338082
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Publication Date: March 1st, 2005
Pages: 368
Language: English