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How To Keep A Secret

by Sarah Morgan

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on How To Keep A Secret

An exciting change of direction by Sarah Morgan has led to a deliciously entertaining and heartfelt read. Sisters Lauren and Jenna find that a life based on a secret can be a very destructive thing, yet love, compassion and honesty are waiting in the background, ready to be called. I’ve always loved Sarah Morgan’s novels, they’ve been beautifully simple and full of romance, now she has added a real depth, creating a world surrounding, yet entirely part of the story. The characters within this family, from teenager Mack to grandmother Nancy have a real energy and feel relatable. This is a standalone read, one that you can properly sink into, become a part of and enjoy. I feel as though Sarah Morgan has kept the best of her previous writing, and added a new, more poignant and expressive dimension. A relationship tale with romance and family drama, How To Keep A Secret is a warming delightful read.

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How To Keep A Secret Synopsis

Veronica Henry Three generations of Stewart women, all with secrets to keep... Matriarch Nancy knows she hasn't been the best mother but how can she ever tell her daughters the reason why? Lauren and Jenna are as close as two sisters can be and they made a pact years ago to keep a devastating secret from their mother - but is it time to come clean? Lauren's teenage daughter Mackenzie masks her own pain by keeping her mother at a distance. Her mother, aunt and grandmother keep trying to reach her but will it take a stranger to show her the true meaning of family? When life changes in an instant, the Stewart women are thrown together for a summer and suddenly they must relearn how to be a family. And whilst unravelling their secrets might be their biggest challenge, it could also be their finest moment . . .

How To Keep A Secret Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Can love and family win through when there are so many secrets? Full review

Ann Peet

A lovely, engrossing read about three generations of women and the secrets they have all kept and are still clinging to. Perfect to curl up with and escape into. Full review

Sarah Jones

A really good read and I could not stop laughing in places about this though fictional family discovering themselves, they could be anyone's family in reality. Full review

Catherine Bryce

I loved this book, wanting to know what happened to the characters who were really well written and I really felt the emotion with them. Full review

Cheryl Kinney

A beautifully written novel about love, loss, heartbreak and the devastation that family secrets can cause when kept hidden. Full review

Vicky-Leigh Sayer

All the ingredients for a great story to get immersed in during the holidays. Strong female characters and lots of secrets to be revealed, perfect. Full review

Kathryn Jolley-Whitfield

Very romantic, about letting go of the past, moving forwards to the future. Could easily picture being on Martha's Vineyard. Full review

Alison Bisping

Nancy and daughters and granddaughter learn to come together and appreciate each other in their new life together on Martha's Vineyard. A brilliant book by a great author. Full review

Lynette McCann

Story of three generations of women each with a secret. All about relationships being tested,re-emerging and a family coming together. You will not be able to put this book down. Full review

Jane Brown

Sarah Morgan doesn't disappoint her readers with this new book which is a departure from her usual style. This is a strongly written book with an emotional storyline. I loved it! Full review

Lizzy Dingemans

A fantastic summer read that will keep you gripped with the secrets of three generations of women. Full review

Nicola Edwards

But with transparency comes an honest and rich understanding that makes all their relationships deeper and stronger. Full review

Dana Captainino

A beautiful, inspiring story which will sing to your soul and make you long for a change for the better too. Full review

Emma Caddick

How To Keep A Secret....but is it one secret or many? A thoroughly enjoyable book that has many layers of family lives just waiting to be unfolded and uncovered as you race your way through this great novel. Full review

Judith Waring

This is an ideal summer read for those lazy days reading by the pool. It is about three generations of women from one family dealing with the complexities of life and learning to live and love each other for who they are. Full review

Lynne Packer

A simple, enjoyable enough story, but with no surprises and everything apple pie neat and tidy. Full review

Sharon Wood

It's a perfect literary example of 'sugar and spice and all things nice'!! Full review

Les Wood.

How To Keep A Secret Press Reviews


'I laughed, I cried, I held my breath. I absolutely adored it' - Cathy Bramley

'Sarah Morgan just gets better and better' - Veronica Henry

'A compelling, gorgeously drawn story with laughter and tears, warmth and so much heart' - Miranda Dickinson

'This sweeping novel will have you questioning all the secrets you've ever kept. I loved it' - Penny Parkes, author of Practice Makes Perfect

'Jane Green meets Sophie Kinsella. Heart-warming, emotional, funny and real - I adored this book!' - Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

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ISBN: 9781848457164
Publication date: 14/06/2018
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848457164
Publication date: 14th June 2018
Author: Sarah Morgan
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Adult & contemporary romance,

About Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan writes warm contemporary women’s fiction with her trademark humour which has gained her fans across the globe. Sarah lives near London with her husband and children, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on holiday so she can forget the house needs tidying. Author photo © Ev Sekkides

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