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The Secrets Women Keep

by Fanny Blake

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LoveReading Expert Review of The Secrets Women Keep

Thirty years of happiness rocked by a text message!  The family gather in Tuscany, which is beautifully described, the secret is revealed, tragedy strikes and everything falls apart.  It is so refreshing to have an author who writes sensitively and astutely for the older woman.  The family dynamics are beautifully handled and as secrets tumble out so we care more.  It is slow to start but stay with it, it’s such a lovely read.

 

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for The Secrets Women Keep a small number of Lovereading members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title - 'The Secrets Women Keep was a breath of fresh air, something lovely to read on a Summer's day or a beach-read...a five-star read and I absolutely adored it.' - Rebecca Jayne Barrett. Scroll down to read more reviews.

 

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The Secrets Women Keep Synopsis

Rose waits for her family to arrive at their villa in Tuscany when a casual glance at her husband's phone tips her world upside down. The text reads simply: 'Miss you. Love you. Come back soon.' Daniel has always been popular with women, she knows that. But until this moment she has had no cause for worry. Has something shifted within their marriage without her realising? As the family gathers for the summer break, Rose's faith in Daniel is shaken. How well does she really know him? She fears that, after decades of marriage and children, the man who lies beside her at night is lying in other ways too. Then events take a tragic turn.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781409129653
Publication date: 31st July 2014
Author: Fanny Blake
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Primary Genre Family Drama
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The Secrets Women Keep Reader Reviews

We have asked a select number of members and browsers to review The Secrets Women Keep. You can read their reviews below.

 

Rebecca Jayne Barrett - 'The Secrets Women Keep was a breath of fresh air, something lovely to read on a Summer's day or a beach-read...a five-star read and I absolutely adored it.' Click here to read the full review.

Julie Bertschin - 'This novel is a great summer read, evocative of warm days at a Tuscan villa spent around a pool, eating fresh local food and sipping chilled Italian wine...A definite beach holiday book! Enjoy!' Click here to read the full review.

Carol Peace - A great book from the 1st line right to the very last...A really good read and also an easy read but by no means just a romance.' Click here to read the full review.

Edel Waugh - 'This is a story to be gobbled up in one sitting then passed to every single book friend you have for them to read too. Needless to say I adored this!' Click here to read the full review.

 

Barbarie Goldie - 'The characters are well written; they work well together as a family and are believable.  It is chick lit, romantic fiction, mystery and suspense mixed up with a family saga...Recommended for your reading list this summer.' Click here to read the full review.

Elisabeth Thomas - 'I really enjoyed the book...I would definitely recommend this latest novel by Fanny Blake.' Click here to read the full review.

Lynda DeFreitas - 'If you are looking for a great holiday read - this is it. Fanny Blake has written a story that has many twists, and she captures the diverse structure of a family that is recognisable to many of us.' Click here to read the full review.

Joy Bosworth - 'I quite enjoyed Fanny Blake’s first novel.  I thoroughly enjoyed this, her latest, even better, book.' Click here to read the full review.

Suzanne Marshwww.ireadnovels.wordpress.com -  'A family full of troubles with a life of ups and downs.' Click here to read the full review.

Linda Hill - ''The Secrets Women Keep' is an absorbing beach read. The plot is well developed and there are sufficient twists and turns with a couple of real surprises to maintain the reader's attention.' Click here to read the full review.

Susan Walsh - 'A brilliant holiday read...! A modern day look at life, well written & an absolute pleasure to read.' Click here to red the full review.

Michelle Hemmingway - 'As it opens 'The Secrets Women Keep' has promise.  It opens in Italy, at a beautiful holiday home in a kitchen full of mouth watering aromas...' Click here to read the full review.

Fanny Blake Press Reviews

We have asked a select number of members and browsers to review The Secrets Women Keep. You can read their reviews below.

 

Rebecca Jayne Barrett - 'The Secrets Women Keep was a breath of fresh air, something lovely to read on a Summer's day or a beach-read...a five-star read and I absolutely adored it.' Click here to read the full review.

Julie Bertschin - 'This novel is a great summer read, evocative of warm days at a Tuscan villa spent around a pool, eating fresh local food and sipping chilled Italian wine...A definite beach holiday book! Enjoy!' Click here to read the full review.

Carol Peace - A great book from the 1st line right to the very last...A really good read and also an easy read but by no means just a romance.' Click here to read the full review.

Edel Waugh - 'This is a story to be gobbled up in one sitting then passed to every single book friend you have for them to read too. Needless to say I adored this!' Click here to read the full review.

 

Barbarie Goldie - 'The characters are well written; they work well together as a family and are believable.  It is chick lit, romantic fiction, mystery and suspense mixed up with a family saga...Recommended for your reading list this summer.' Click here to read the full review.

Elisabeth Thomas - 'I really enjoyed the book...I would definitely recommend this latest novel by Fanny Blake.' Click here to read the full review.

Lynda DeFreitas - 'If you are looking for a great holiday read - this is it. Fanny Blake has written a story that has many twists, and she captures the diverse structure of a family that is recognisable to many of us.' Click here to read the full review.

Joy Bosworth - 'I quite enjoyed Fanny Blake’s first novel.  I thoroughly enjoyed this, her latest, even better, book.' Click here to read the full review.

Suzanne Marshwww.ireadnovels.wordpress.com -  'A family full of troubles with a life of ups and downs.' Click here to read the full review.

Linda Hill - ''The Secrets Women Keep' is an absorbing beach read. The plot is well developed and there are sufficient twists and turns with a couple of real surprises to maintain the reader's attention.' Click here to read the full review.

Susan Walsh - 'A brilliant holiday read...! A modern day look at life, well written & an absolute pleasure to read.' Click here to red the full review.

Michelle Hemmingway - 'As it opens 'The Secrets Women Keep' has promise.  It opens in Italy, at a beautiful holiday home in a kitchen full of mouth watering aromas...' Click here to read the full review.

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ISBN: 9781409129653
Publication date: 31/07/2014
Format: Paperback

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About Fanny Blake

Fanny Blake was a publisher for many years, editing both fiction and non-fiction before becoming a freelance journalist and writer. She has written various non-fiction titles, acted as ghost writer for a number of celebrities, and is also Books Editor of Woman & Home magazine. What Women Want is her first novel.

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