Monday, July 6, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway: Those Secrets We Keep

By Amy Bromberg

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....
(Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

It’s unfortunate that in today’s age many women keep things they are struggling with a secret. The longer we keep secrets, the more likely they will fester inside, and secrets always have a way of coming out. Perhaps it’s because women are ashamed of them? Or don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings? Either way, they only hurt themselves in the long run. Each of the three main characters--Georgina, Sloane and Hillary--has a secret. These secrets are what shapes and defines each of their personalities.

I liked how one of their story lines didn’t end wrapped up in a beautiful bow. It made it realistic in this manner.

Those Secrets We Keep is a story about friendships, how precious they can be, and how if we don’t nurture them, they can be lost in an instant. A quick-paced, perfect beach read.

Thanks to Goldberg McDuffie for the book in exchange for an honest review. They have TWO copies of Those Secrets We Keep, along with two sets of Your Summer Secret Beauty Set from IT Cosmetics to give away to readers in the US and/or Canada!





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33 comments:

Janine said...

If I told a secret, then it wouldn't be a secret anymore. My favorite beauty product would be lipgloss. I can't stand to not have any one.

Melanie Backus said...

Gotta have lipstick!

Jennifer C said...

I have a really big secret that my family will be really excited about but I can't share it just yet! I also love lipgloss!

Beth said...

I am a lipgloss and/or lipstick fanatic! And these lips won't let the secret out!!! :)

Bonnie Franks said...

I never read Gone With The Wind. I have been reading avidly since I was about 5. As a child, I knew my librarian better than I knew my parents. I probably had a book stashed under my wedding dress. What's even worse is that I own the book. It is sitting on my shelf even as we speak. I don't know why. I hear the gasps from here.

cpr040304 said...

Must have cosmetic items are Mascara, blush, and lip balm.

Suburban prep said...

Must have cosmetic--mascara

rubynreba said...

Must have cosmetics are a light foundation and mascara.

Books and Java said...

My secret is that I have secrets. But, please don't tell anyone.

Linda Kish said...

No secrets here. No cosmetics either except for lip gloss when I think of it.

traveler said...

I do have secrets but cannot spill. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Bonnie K. said...

Sorry, it wouldn't be a secret if I spilled here. My daughter uses make-up for performances. I would love to give her some great products. I just use moisturizers and lipstick or balm.

bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

Britney Adams said...

Lip gloss or lipstick is a must-have!

susieqlaw said...

Urban Decay Mascara

Holly said...

Lipgloss and mascara.

Rita said...

My must have cosmetic is mascara.

jodi marinich said...

i love my IT mascara

Patricia said...

Eyeliiner.

bn100 said...

no secrets

Shelby N. said...

It's boring, but my must have is chapstick!! Does that count as a cosmetic item? Lol

Denise Berube said...

My must have beauty product is mascara, I have blonde eyelashes and without it I look like I have no lashes at all.

AlexisB2007 said...

My must have makeup in eyeliner!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I have to have my eyebrow pencil! My eyebrows are so light it looks like I don't have any if I don't use my pencil. Scary!!

jpetroroy said...

Blush!

Anonymous said...

My must have cosmetic item is lipstick! It brightens up your face.

SuzyQ4PR(at)aol(dot)com

pascale said...

cant live without #5 YSL lip shine

Margie said...

I always gave to have a good moisturizer.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Laurice Mcclung said...

I love sugar! !

Rosie said...

My secret is that I love fantasty books just as much as I love chick lit! Hehe, wonderful giveaway! Rosie xx

Sheri Wong said...

I don't have any secrets. My must-have cosmetics are mascara and lip gloss!

Kristy Zuverino said...

Bb cream that's all I wear, I need a make up tutorial lol

Kristy Zuverino said...

Bb cream that's all I wear, I need a make up tutorial lol

Melissa said...

Neutrogena Skin-Clearing Makeup!