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One Secret Summer by Lesley Lokko
  

One Secret Summer

Relationship Stories   Books of the Month   Family Drama   

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

April 2011 Book of the Month.

A thoroughly enjoyable, indulgent and escapist read. A ‘seemingly perfect’ family with three sons, nicknamed ‘the heavenly creatures’ whose lives are torn apart after a long hidden secret emerges.

If you like Lesley Lokko you might also like to read books by Louise Bagshawe, Judith Krantz and Amelia Carr.

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Synopsis

One Secret Summer by Lesley Lokko

In the perfect family, there's a thin line between love and hate, especially when there's so much to hide...

The Keelers are one of those families that seem to have everything. Glamorous, wealthy and privileged, life has always been easy for them, on the outside at least. But even the happiest of families have their secrets.

Maddie, the scatty American actress, is swept off her fee by Rafe Keeler. A brilliantly talented surgeon, Rafe is handsome, steady and dependable - everything Maddie has sought in a man. So why does she feel so dangerously adrift?

Julia loathed Aaron Keeler on sight when they met at Oxford. She was a working-class girl, he was the privileged posh boy handed everything on a plate. But a lethal attraction has set them on a collision course.

Niela has been running all her life. Betrayed and abandoned by her own family, her whirlwind marriage to Josh Keeler has given her a place to call 'home'. But Niela knows how easily the past can come back to ruin your life...

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This book ... is very exciting from start to finish. It's well-written, engaging and fast-paced, with a plot you'll be gripped by. ... I couldn't put it down. DAILY MAIL


About the Author

Lesley Lokko

Lesley Lokko was our Guest Editor in April 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Lesley Lokko’s most recent novel, One Secret Summer, has just been released in paperback and her next, A Private Affair, is due out this summer. After spending seven years training to be an architect, she promptly threw in the towel and began writing fiction instead. Lesley now splits her time between London, Accra and Johannesburg, with the odd winter spent writing in cottage just outside Edinburgh. Her Scottish friends think she’s mad.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st March 2011

Author

Lesley Lokko

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Books of the Month
Family Drama

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781409102458

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