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4.0 out of 5 stars Light-hearted novel with moving issues., 31 July 2014
This review is from: The Secrets Sisters Keep (Kindle Edition)
‘The Secrets Sisters Keep’ is Sinead Moriarty’s tenth novel. It is the story of the Devlin family, more particularly of the three Devlin sisters. Each sister’s life is in turmoil and each is faced with a major problem: a problem that will change their lives forever. The one good thing is that they are a close, supportive family, but just sometimes, as close as you are to your family, they do not always know your innermost worries or secrets. Some things are shaming, some things you just cannot admit.

Louise is a successful lawyer. She is very organised with a quite brilliant mind, but cannot come to terms with the fact that there are some things even she can’t cope with or make happen. Former super-model Sophie once had the world at her feet, with a life-style that just about anyone would crave for. But her world has come crashing down, her husband has a new partner half his age and she is feeling old and dowdy. Julie’s life has changed beyond all recognition. They have come into an inheritance that has made them rich beyond their dreams, but this is only the start of all of their problems. Each sister is secretive, trying to work out how to get their lives back on track but just sometimes this is the time you most need the support to face up to your problems in order to move forward. Or is it?

I really enjoyed this charming and honest novel. At times I laughed out loud, at other times tears trickled down my cheeks, and all this within just a few pages. Sinead’s writing is full of empathy and compassion; her descriptions had me there within the various stories, a quiet on-looker. The characterisation was delightful and skilfully developed. My favourite character was Gavin, the brother of Sophie, Louise and Julie. His character grew throughout the novel until in the end he emerges not as the lay-about youth drifting through life, but as a caring, devoted young man full of wisdom and insight. Light and airy, this is a lovely read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Initial post: 2 Aug 2014 10:37:20 BDT
Thanks for a helpful review. I look forward to reading this. I'd just like to point out to anyone who doesn't know, that this is a sequel to "Me and My Sisters". You may like to read it first. I can strongly recommend the first book, and judging by reviews so far, it looks as if this one is equally good.
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