Published by HQN Books on July 1st 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Women’s Fiction
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When three generations of women are brought together by crisis, they learn over the course of one hot summer the power of family to support, nourish and surprise
Lauren has the perfect life…if she ignores the fact it’s a fragile house of cards, and that her daughter Mack has just had a teenage personality transplant.
Jenna is desperate to start a family with her husband, but it’s… Just. Not. Happening. Her heart is breaking, but she’s determined to keep her trademark smile on her face.
Nancy knows she hasn’t been the best mother, but how can she ever tell Lauren and Jenna the reason why?
Then life changes in an instant, and Lauren, Mack, Jenna and Nancy are thrown together for a summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Somehow, these very different women must relearn how to be a family. And while unraveling their secrets might be their biggest challege, the rewards could be infinite…
Heartwarming and fresh, Sarah Morgan’s brilliant new novel is a witty and deeply uplifting look at the power of a family of women.
How to Keep a Secret takes us through the story of three generations of women, their relationships, troubles, grief and their secrets.
Lauren has recently lost her husband Ed unexpectedly, but in the aftermath of his death, it reveals that she wasn’t the only one keeping secrets. They have no money and have to give up the life they’ve grown accustom to. Having to pack up your life while grieving, doesn’t help matters for Lauren or her daughter Mackenzie.
Jenna, Laurens sister, of course take them in. But she too has her own share of issues going on in her life. All of this is going on with these two women, with no help or consideration from the mother, Nancy. From I could tell at the beginning of this story, she was never really in the running for mother of the year anyway.
Character wise, these three women seemed very self obsorbed. I will say that Jenna is not really that selfish, all she wants is a family which is not proving to be all that simple. I felt bad for her, because that would awful to go through. Nancy their mother, however is some well known artist and has never had the time to be a mother to the girls. It made sense why these two sisters were so close all this time, they kinda had to be there for each other.
This family has SO many secrets between them and things they need to work through, which is what kept me turning the pages. It was a little slow going in the beginning, but I think it a good pace to be able to get their stories, because this is an emotionally charged read. Second chances aren’t always easy, sometimes you have to wait and even work for them, which made this even better for me to follow these three generations of women to see if they get their happiness back.
How to Keep a Secret was a beautifully written story of second chances, growth, family and one of love. It is one read I would certainly recommend.
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