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Want to Know a Secret? (Choc Lit) [Kindle Edition]

Sue Moorcroft
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~A wronged woman whose nearest and dearest has been keeping a whole other life secret from her. The reasons why unfold intriguingly with every chapter as we meet the cast of characters he has kept hidden - one of whom inspires Diane to alight upon her own voyage of self-discovery, fuelled by her new found spirit of independence and a serious tug on her heartstrings. Well worth a day spent under the covers with a box of chocolates!~ --Your Choice Magazine

~It's a great story. You'll love the people. I could have quite fallen for James myself if it wasn't for the fact that I'm already spoken for and it was lovely to see Diane grow into herself, become a successful business woman and give Gareth exactly what he deserved. Diane has just the one child, Bryony, but James has three daughters with the youngest being rather frail and it was good to see how their lives developed as a result of what happened. Despite having some very sad moments it's a heart-warming and uplifting story ad one that will have you cheering out loud if you're not very careful. Definitely recommended. --The Bookbag

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Money, love and family. Which matters most?

When Diane Jenner’s husband is hurt in a helicopter crash, she discovers a secret that changes her life. And it’s all about money, the kind of money the Jenners have never had.

James North has money, and he knows it doesn’t buy happiness. He’s been a rock for his wayward wife and troubled daughter – but that doesn’t stop him wanting Diane.

James and Diane have something in common: they always put family first. Which means that what happens in the back of James’s Mercedes is a really, really bad idea.

Or is it?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 865 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Choc Lit (1 Nov 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004D5000S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,482 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sue Moorcroft writes novels of dauntless heroines and irresistible heroes. She loves her Choc Lit novels as they have such looooovely covers.

Love & Freedom won the Best Romantic Read Award 2011, Dream a Little Dream was nominated for a 'RoNA' (Romantic Novel Award) and for the Best Romantic Read Award 2012. Darcie's Dilemma was nominated for Best Romantic Ebook 2012. Sue herself was nominated for Innovation in Romantic Fiction.

Other novels are Want to Know a Secret?, Starting Over and All That Mullarkey. Her most recent Is This Love? Watch out for The Wedding Proposal in September 2014.

Her first novel, Uphill All the Way, and the novellas that began life as magazine serials, A Place to Call Home, Between Two Worlds, Where the Heart Is and One Summer in Malta, are now ebooks, available on Amazon.

Sue also writes short stories, serials, articles, columns, courses and "how to" books. (Yes - she works jolly hard.) A creative writing tutor for distance learning, residential courses and adult learning, she has brought together all her skills to bring you Love Writing - How To make Money Writing Romantic Or Erotic Fiction, calling on a multitude of published writers and industry professionals to contribute their tips to the book.

A long-standing member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and past vice chair, Sue is the editor of Loves Me, Loves Me Not and Truly, Madly, Deeply, short-story anthologies written by the RNA's members, from household names to debuts.

You'll see from her author page that she's contributed to other anthologies, usually for charity.

Sue was born in Germany, part of an army family, and lived in Cyprus and Malta, as well as the UK. She's worked in a bank, as a bookkeeper (probably a mistake), as a copytaker for Motor Cycle News and for a typesetter, but is pleased to have wriggled out of all those 'proper jobs'.

Her website is at www.suemoorcroft.com and her blog at http://suemoorcroft.wordpress.com. You're welcome to follow @suemoorcroft on Twitter and sue.moorcroft.3 on Facebook. Her Facebook author page is at www.facebook.com/SueMoorcroftAuthor.



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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic Chic-Lit 21 Jun 2011
By A. Rose TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I've given this book a 5 star scoring not because it's the best of literary fiction or because it's one of the best books I've ever read, but it's certainly one of the best chic-lit books I've read. We all know what chic-lit is - it's fun, frivolous, witty, fast paced with a cringe or two and a happy ending. This book has all those essentials with the added bonus of a great original story. Most stories of this type have a lead character who suffers from low self esteem or some other major weakness to build her up for a strong ending but this one has a fairly ordinary, average housewife who is strong willed and is quite capable of taking care of herself - it makes a refreshing change. The characters are likeable and realistic and there's just the right amount of naughtiness and mischief to keep you reading along at a good pace.

If you like chic-lit or a humorous light read then you can't do better than this book by Sue Moorcroft.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally un-put-downable! 3 Nov 2010
Format:Paperback
"Want to Know a Secret" is one of those books you simply can't put down. I took it with me to while away the time before a doctor's appointment and when I got home, I just carried on until I'd finished. I was hooked from the very first page and forgot everything else I had to do that day - there was no way I was going to stop reading until I'd reached the end! The book is about greed, revenge and secrets, and how people cope when their previously well-ordered lives are suddenly turned upside down. It was brilliant and I loved both James and Diane (the hero and heroine) and was on the edge of my seat waiting to see whether the nasty, manipulative Gareth would get his comeuppance. Loved all the other characters too, especially George - wow, what a great boy! I wanted to hug him for being so wonderful to his girlfriend. All in all, a fantastic read - I highly recommend it!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Families are always trouble... 2 Nov 2010
Format:Paperback
I had all good intentions of getting lots of work done but it wasn't to be. Started reading this book over breakfast before sitting down to work and couldn't put it down! I loved this book.

The characters have real depth, the writing is excellent and there is always a twist to drive the narrative on.

Honestly, don't pick it up if you've got something that needs doing, but what a treat reading this book was.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars lets try again 23 Dec 2010
By Sian Louise VINE VOICE
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For some reason my first review didnt go through, so lets try again.

I really enjoyed this book at times. I liked the characters most of the time, but they did annoy me a bit.
I felt for Diane and James both being in unhappy marriages etc but what I didnt understand was why they were staying with them, yes for the childrens' sake but their children were grown up, so I found this a little hard to believe.
I do not normally like the adultery theme in these kind of books, but it was written very well and unlike a lot of the books involving adultery, this was not just about the physical side of things.
Diane's husband was an idiot and I didnt understand why the daughter kept forgiving him, the final bit in the end would have been the last straw for me, so I would have liked to have something from her perspective, so I could see how her mind worked etc.

I wouldnt rush out to get another book from this author, but I would read another one.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read 8 Dec 2010
By Damaskcat HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is the first book by Sue Moorcroft which I have read and I am impressed. Gareth and Diane have been married twenty five years. Money has always been in short supply but somehow they have managed to keep their heads above water and bring up one child - Bryony - currently in Brazil helping to care for orphans. The couple live in a small isolated Fenland village some miles from Peterborough. One day Diane is horrified to discover that Gareth has been seriously injured in a helicopter crash. Diane is even more shocked when she discovers that Gareth has a family he has not told her about whom he has been seeing for the last two year. He also has a lot more money than Diane was aware of.

As Gareth's secrets start to unravel Diane takes on a new lease of life and starts to make changes. Her dressmaking business takes off and she finds herself attracted to James - Gareth's half sister's husband. The book is about what happens when secrets and resentments are exposed and a couple's relationship is put under severe strain. There are wrongs on both sides and people need to change their minds and their behaviour before life can get back on an even keel again for everyone involved.

I enjoyed the writing and I enjoyed the characters and I thought the way all the conflicting emotions were described was excellent. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants a novel with more depth to it than many books aimed at female readers. There are family issues, class jealousies and differences in attitudes to money or the lack of it and there is the problem of how much should married couples reveal to each other. Men and women who seek to control others are also shown in various guises, both benign and not so benign. An excellent and thought provoking story with some interesting background in the retail fashion trade, helicopters and things medical both physical and mental.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Normally if I was in a book shop, I would avoid this genre I am ashamed to say. No more! I loved this book.

Diana Jenner gets a visit from the Police to say that her husband has been injured in a helicopter crash. She tells them they must have the wrong person as her husband wouldn't be in a helicopter. She is shocked when they confirm that it is her husband. She then discovers that he has been hiding a big secret from her and their daughter Bryony. How many other lies has he told? How many other secrets is he hiding? They are not very well off and she is shocked when she finds out that the lies involve a lot of money.

Diane then meets James North, whilst uncovering many other lies. He has lots of money but also an alcoholic wife who is draining the life out of him. His chance meeting with Diane turns things upside down when they fall for each other.

This is a story of secrets and lies; love and hate; bitterness and intrigue.

Who could believe that chic-lit books could be such a good read? Not me! I couldn't put this down and read it in two days, which is almost a record for me. I loved how all the lies unfolded and how the families lives weaved themselves. The relationships that were formed throughout the book were intriguing.

I knew how I wanted the book to end, but couldn't see it going that way at all, as too many people were getting in the way. There were a lot of characters involved in this book, but unlike other books I have read recently, this didn't put me off and I managed to picture each of these characters in my mind, due to the way the author described them.

I loved how the story came together and enjoyed the intrigue and the way the lies unfolded. I will certainly be reading more of Sue Moorcrofts books, and will never again say never to chic-lit style books. A thoroughly enjoyable read and a book I would read again. I can't wait to share this!
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