Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - The Secret Keeper

Hosted by Breaking the Spine

Title: The Secret Keeper
Author: Kate Morton
Publisher: Atria Books (October 16, 2012)
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 496
Genre: Historical Fiction


During a summer party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is happily dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and watches as her mother speaks to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime. A crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy—her vivacious, loving, nearly perfect mother.

Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress living in London. The family is gathering at Greenacres farm for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday. Realizing that this may be her last chance, Laurel searches for answers to the questions that still haunt her from that long-ago day, answers that can only be found in Dorothy’s past.

Dorothy’s story takes the reader from pre–WWII England through the blitz, to the ’60s and beyond. It is the secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds—Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy—who meet by chance in wartime London and whose lives are forever entwined. The Secret Keeper explores longings and dreams and the unexpected consequences they sometimes bring. It is an unforgettable story of lovers and friends, deception and passion that is told—in Morton’s signature style—against a backdrop of events that changed the world.


Reeka said...

I keep seeing this book EVERYwhere. I missed my chance to get it on NetGalley. It sounds like a great read! New Follower =)
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LS Murphy said...

Great choice. Thanks for sharing.

Martina Koleva said...

I haven't seen this one before but it sounds good. I hope you like it when you get the chance to read it.
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biochemguy said...

I hadn't heard of this before so thank you for spotlighting it! I'm not sure if I will read it since it isn't in my usual array of genres but thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)