Monday 13 May 2019

Sarah Morgan - How To Keep A Secret || Netgalley Review

When three generations of women are brought together by crisis, they learn over the course of one hot summer the power of family to support, nourish and surprise Lauren has the perfect life...if she ignores the fact it's a fragile house of cards, and that her daughter Mack has just had a teenage personality transplant.

 Jenna is desperate to start a family with her husband, but it's... Just. Not. Happening. Her heart is breaking, but she's determined to keep her trademark smile on her face. Nancy knows she hasn't been the best mother, but how can she ever tell Lauren and Jenna the reason why? Then life changes in an instant, and Lauren, Mack, Jenna and Nancy are thrown together for a summer on Martha's Vineyard.

Somehow, these very different women must relearn how to be a family. And while unraveling their secrets might be their biggest challege, the rewards could be infinite.

.. Heartwarming and fresh, Sarah Morgan's brilliant new novel is a witty and deeply uplifting look at the power of a family of women.


We all know that Sarah Morgan is one of, if not my favourite author - and when i hit a bit of a reading slump after the OWLSreadathon and didn't know where to turn, i knew by picking my favourite author would fix that. 

I wasn't sure what to expect from this, usually when i read a Sarah Morgan its part of a series with a big focus on the place if you get what i mean. However, this was exactly what i love about Sarah Morgan. Its about female friendship, family, love and beautiful scenery.

Lauren has the perfect life, a teenage daughter and is about to celebrate her husbands birthday surrounded by their friends in their wonderful house just before she starts her career. Jenna has the career she dreamed of, her true love but can't seem to get the family she wants. Lastly Nancy is now alone, and has nothing of the relationships she dreamed she had with her daughters. 

When life is turned upside down for Lauren  and she is thrown back to her family in Marthas Vineyard for not just the summer can the women put aside their differences, their dramas and come together as family should in times of need?

Lauren is one of the strongest women i have read about in a long time, dealing with a tough hand that is thrown at her as well as trying to hold up her teenage daughter. Jenna is incredible, managing to look after a bunch of unruly children whilst longing for her own must be a kick in the guts but she still manages too, and keep a smile on her face. Nancy is a mother that doesnt get the credit she deserves, because things were not so clear cut when the girls were younger. 

This book had so much empowerment for so many but it was also written in a beautiful way that had me visualising the homes, the boats and views. It was a wonderful story and i really loved every bit of it.

*This book was from netgalley to review*

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