Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Emma is like every girl in the world; she has a few secrets. All secrets that are better left unsaid until she spills them all to a stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger.

I love Sophie Kinsella’s books, for the most part, so it should come as no surprise that I would pick up Can You Keep A Secret?. I purchased this book a couple of years ago when I was in Paris because I wasn’t adjusted to the time change and needed something to do in the wee hours of the night.

Can You Keep A Secret? was a fun, enjoyable book and a must-read for Sophie Kinsella fans. Kinsella writes the sort of chick lit it’s hard to find flaws with. There’s a little mystery around the man on the plane and his hesitancy to open up to Emma, which made it all the more interesting. The heroines themselves aren’t perfect, which makes them more endearing.

This book made me laugh out loud, wipe a few tears from my eyes, and get angry. There were a few times I caught myself reading faster and faster so I could find out what was going to happen. In the case of Can You Keep a Secret?, I’d definitely recommend it for a night in when you’re in the mood for a laugh. 

Book Mentioned:

  • Kinsella, Sophie. Can You Keep a Secret?. Richmond, VA: Black Swan Books, 2003. Print. 364 pgs. ISBN: 9780552771108. Source: Purchased.
Book Cover © Black Swan Books. Retrieved: June 11, 2008.


  1. I just recently read, Can You Keep A Secret? (on loan from my mother). This was my first Kinsella book. It was cute, but it was total CRINGE Lit! I spent almost the entire book cringing at all of Emma’s embarrassing situations…I actually felt STRESSED by the end of the book?!!?For a fun read, I love Jen Lancaster (Bitter is the New Black and Bright Lights, Big Ass) she’s got the perfect blend of cringe lit and an out of control sense of humor!


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