Publication: 14th June 2018 by HQ
Three generations of Stewart women, all with secrets to keep…
Matriarch Nancy knows she hasn’t been the best mother but how can she ever tell her daughters the reason why? Lauren and Jenna are as close as two sisters can be and they made a pact years ago to keep a devastating secret from their mother – but is it time to come clean? Lauren’s teenage daughter Mackenzie masks her own pain by keeping her mother at a distance. Her mother, aunt and grandmother keep trying to reach her but will it take a stranger to show her the true meaning of family?
When life changes in an instant, the Stewart women are thrown together for a summer and suddenly they must relearn how to be a family. And whilst unravelling their secrets might be their biggest challenge, it could also be their finest moment. . .
A couple of years ago I was looking for a fun read and I stumbled upon Sleepless in Manhattan. As a big lover of New York, I am quickly drawn to every book that is set in the Big Apple and, after reading the blurb, I decided to give it a try. Two years and six books later I am now a huge fan of Sarah Morgan and I am always excited when she has a new book coming out.
HOW TO KEEP A SECRET is a bit different from her Manhattan books, but I loved it nonetheless. For starters this one is a stand-alone – which is the only thing I didn’t like about this book because I loved the characters and I’d love to read more about them. Also, the novel is set in Martha’s Vineyard and I really loved this setting with its beautiful beaches and the community vibe.
The protagonists of this novel are four women, independent and strong-willed, but each one of them has a secret. It seems that Nancy always put her career as a painter first, even before her daughters Lauren and Jenna who always found their mother distant and unapproachable. Lauren’s beautiful life in London is shattered after a tragedy and she is forced to leave everything and move back to Martha’s Vineyard with her sixteen-year-old daughter Mack, even if that means facing someone from her past. Jenna’s struggle to get pregnant has taken over her life and she can’t think of anything else. And Mack’s change of moods is not due only to the fact that she is a teenager. And when these four women come together, their secrets risk to come to light. Will the revelations bring them closer or will the truth separate them?
Once again, I found myself completely engrossed in a novel by Sarah Morgan, in her flawless writing, in her characters, in their compulsive stories, and the atmospheric settings. HOW TO KEEP A SECRET is a fascinating, sharp, and entertaining read, the perfect novel to immerse yourself this summer and I’d like to thank HQ and Isabel Smith for providing me with an advanced copy of the book and for inviting me to take part in the blog tour.
Sarah Morgan lives near London with her husband and two sons. An international bestseller, her books have been translated into more than thirty languages and she has sold over sixteen million books worldwide. For more about Sarah visit her website www.sarahmorgan.com, and sign up to her newsletter. She also loves to connect with readers on Facebook (AuthorSarahMorgan), Twitter (@SarahMorgan_) and Instagram (sarahmorganwrites).