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Goodreads Summary: The Art of Keeping Secrets (CD rental from library)
Since a solo plane crash killed her husband two years ago, Annabelle Murphy has found solace in raising her two children. Just when she thinks the grief is behind her, she receives news that the wreckage of the plane has been discovered—and that her husband did not die alone. He was with another woman. Suddenly Annabelle is forced to question everything she once held true.
Sofie Milstead knows the woman who was on that plane. A dolphin researcher who has lived a quiet life, Sofie has never let anyone get too close. But when Annabelle shows up on Sofiie’s doorstep full of painful questions, both women must confront their intertwining pasts…and find the courage they need to face the truth.
My Review – 4 stars
Wow to find out all you knew about your husband was only part of who he was. Such big secrets to keep AND secrets really destroy lives.
I felt for Annabelle but was glad she was not a whiny character. She wanted the truth but when she couldn’t get it she moved on knowing it was more important to live for her and her children.
Jake was so wise and Keeley was a typical teenager. Sophie, was ANNOYING. I understand your mom raised you to live in fear, but at some point you need to grow up and realize the world does NOT revolve around you. Others are hurting because of all the secrets and lies and you can’t give them the one thing they need.
Does she open up or not? You’ll have to read to find out.
I only gave it 4 stars because there was some repetition of comments and points of views. I understand…let’s move I screamed a few times. Otherwise good plot, very interesting secret, and wonderful, but realistic ending.
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Goodreads Summary: The Rumor (Audible)
Madeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages, their beautiful kids, their Sunday night double dates with their devoted husbands. But this summer, something’s changed, and if there’s anything Nantucket likes better than cocktails on the beach at sunset, it’s a good rumor.
And rumor has it…
…that Madeline, a novelist, is battling writer’s block, with a deadline looming, bills piling up, and blank pages driving her to desperation–and a desperately bad decision;
…that Grace, hard at work to transform her backyard into a garden paradise, has been collaborating a bit more closely that necessary with her ruggedly handsome landscape architect;
…that Grace’s husband, successful island real estate developer “Fast Eddie” Pancik, has embarked on quite an unusual side project;
…that the storybook romance between Madeline’s son, Brick, and Grace’s daughter Allegra is on the rocks, heading for disaster.
As the gossip escalates, and they face the possible loss of the happy lives they’ve worked so hard to create, Grace and Madeline try mightily to set the record straight–but the truth might be even worse than rumor has it.
WHOA…it’s insane how gossip and rumors start and so quickly they destroy lives. At the same time I am NOT liking Grace and her daughter Allegra at all.
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