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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Those Secrets We Keep by Emily Liebert
Published by Penguin on June 2, 2015
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary Women, Family Life
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From the author of You Knew Me When and When We Fall
Three women. Three lives. Three secrets.
On the surface, Sloane has the perfect life—an adoring husband, a precocious daughter, and enough financial security to be a stay-at-home mom. Still, she can’t help but feel as though something—or someone—is missing....
Hillary has a successful career and a solid marriage. The only problem is her inability to conceive. And there’s a very specific reason why....
As the wild-child daughter of old family money, Georgina has never had to accept responsibility for anything. So when she realizes an unexpected life change could tie her down forever, she does exactly what she’s always done: escape.
When these three women unite for a three-week-long summer vacation in beautiful Lake George, New York, even with the idyllic location as their backdrop, the tensions begin to mount. And they quickly discover that no secret can be kept forever....
Three women, three weeks and one glorious lake house. Sloane, Hillary and Georgina all need to escape and when the chance to spend three weeks at a lake house comes up, they all jump on it. After the death of her sister, Sloane feels disconnected from her life and especially her marriage. Hillary and her husband have been trying to conceive for three years with no success and she hopes some time away will help her figure out her next steps. Georgina is running from life and responsibilities, she hopes spending time with her best friend will enable her to more clearly see her path. The house on Lake George is purported to have healing qualities, and these three women all need some hope.
Solid writing, good pacing, but another book where I did not really like any of the characters. All three characters were extremely selfish and treated their partners as burdens and their friends as inconsequential. It was hard for me to get into the story despite the good writing as I never found a person to connect with. I do not care for adultery story lines and the whole will she or won’t she story line just turned me off as well. And despite the formulaic wrap up it felt like there needed to be a final chapter to completely finish the story, it felt like it just ended in the middle of a sentence. The book was very well written but ultimately had no hook that drew me in.
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