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The Summer of Secrets by [Lucy, Alison]
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The Summer of Secrets Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

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Book Description

Set in glamorous Mexico, three young women set off on personal adventures. Each hoping to unlock the missing clues that will help them find out who they really are ...

About the Author

Alison Lucy likes writing books and traveling around the world. When not off gallivanting she lives in the Cotswolds with her husband and two children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 870 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Publisher: Canvas (17 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005RZB6JM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #134,643 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
Danny and Harriet's honeymoon doesn't go to plan, and when Harriet returns back home to England just a few days into their Mexican holiday, Danny is left heart-broken and doesn't know what to do. Nine months, 3 baby girls are born and all grow up with not much idea about their father. Fast forward to 2010 and the girls are grown up. Esmé is unhappily married to Miguel, and feeling that there must be more to life than supporting her husband and brother Ray. Claudia grew up in a privileged background, but isn't close to her family, with her mother living in the UK, and Claudia in Mexico. When she finally meets a man, David, she thinks she'll finally get her happily ever after. Finally, there's Megan who grew up battling with her mother over everything, and decides on a whim to flee to Mexico to find her long-lost father. Will any of the girls meet their father, or are their journeys of discovery destined to end in tears?

I really loved the prologue to this book with Danny and Harriet - it's only short but sets the book up nicely and really lets us get to know the character of Danny well enough to care about him and his three children. I love that no secret is made of the fact he has three children too. Instead, the tension comes from wondering when and if the girls are going to meet their father, and indeed each other, as none of them realises their half-sisters exist. The book whizzes across the world, from the UK with Megan, and later Esmé and Claudia, over to Mexico again which was fantastic as it kept the book fresh and me really involved in the reading.
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Bought this because i wanted a summery beach read and this was definately it!
Set mainly in Cancun,it follows the lives of 3 very different girls trying to find their Father and the ups and downs they encouter along the way. Lots of great characters and relationships with some great twists.
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By realovesbooks TOP 500 REVIEWERTOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 May 2012
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Any of you who follow my blog will know I had a fabulous holiday in January to Mexico and I have missed being in that fabulous country so much and so when I read the synopsis of The Summer of Secrets I couldn't wait to start reading it.

The book starts in Mexico in 1989 with Danny and Harriet who are newly weds on their honeymoon. Things soon take a turn for the worst for Danny when his wife leaves and returns home before the end of their holiday. Broken hearted Danny finds himself in the arms of not one but two women to help nurse his broken heart. I know reading that part will automatically get your back up and give a negative perception of Danny, but I loved his character although he seemed like a very troubled character this gave him a kind of vulnerably which only made me warm to his character more.

The storyline soon moves to the present day when we meet Megan, Esme and Claudia who couldn't be any further apart when it comes to their appearances and their personalities but they later find out that they are all looking for the same thing.

This would have been the perfect book to take away with me and it will definitely be one for you all to read to get you in the Summer mood if our weather starts to improve. The descriptive writing the author uses describes Cancun to perfection. I loved the way each chapter changed between each of the three girls because they are so different it made each chapter fresh as we got to know each of the girls. I loved that the author kept us guessing right until the end as to how the story was going to end.

I found it very hard to put down it was a great début novel for Alison Lucy and I will be looking out for more work to come by this author. If you like authors such as Belinda Jones and Victoria Hislop then Alison Author will be a name you will add to your list.
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This book begins in 1989 with a young newlywed couple, Danny and Harriet, in Cancun but despite this being their honeymoon things are far from rosy. Danny can't resist the temptation to sneak out every night to take part in illegal poker games and Harriet is regretting her decision to get married.

So when he returns one night she tells him she's leaving as she's in love with someone else. Having won a deserted island in one of the poker games, Danny decides to stay on in Mexico as he has nothing to return home for. Soon he meets first Catalina then Lucy who both help him to believe in love again but as quick as they enter his life, they leave and he's on his own once again.

The story then fast forwards 21 years when we're introduced to three young women, Megan, Esme and Claudia, who couldn't be more different from each other with different upbringings but all three end up in Cancun at the same time looking for the same thing...

It's hard to believe that this is the first novel from Alison Lucy as it was very well written and the story flowed easily between the back stories of each of the girls. This book would make a perfect holiday read on a beach somewhere, or maybe like me you can enjoy reading this in your garden now that our summer has arrived... well for a few days anyway.
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