Secrets We Keep by Faith Hogan ~ Book Review

Book Description:

Two distant relatives, drawn together in companionship are forced to confront their pasts and learn that some people are good at keeping secrets and some secrets are never meant to be kept. The beautiful old Bath House in Ballytokeep has lain empty and abandoned for decades. For devoted pensioners Archie and Iris, it holds too many conflicting memories of their adolescent dalliances and tragic consequences – sometimes it's better to leave the past where it belongs. For highflying, top London divorce lawyer Kate Hunt, it's a fresh start – maybe even her future. On a winter visit to see her estranged Aunt Iris she falls in love with the Bath House. Inspired, she moves to Ballytokeep leaving her past heartache 600 miles away – but can you ever escape your past or your destiny?

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About the Author:

I was born in Ireland and live still in the west of Ireland with my husband, four children and overweight cat. I gained an Honours Degree in English Literature and Psychology from Dublin City University and a Postgraduate Degree from University College, Galway. I have worked as a fashion model, an event’s organiser and in the intellectual disability and mental health sector. I was a winner in the 2014 Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair – an international competition for emerging writers. My debut novel, ‘My Husband’s Wives,’ is a contemporary women’s fiction novel set in Dublin. It was published in May 2016 by Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus). My second Novel 'Secrets We Keep' is out in February 2017. It's set in the west of Ireland. A story of two women and how they find love when and where they least expect to.

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This is an easy read, a beach read, women's lit with some romance. At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book as I wasn't a fan of Kate's ex, Todd. I didn't want to see Kate bother with him after the hurt he caused her. The story did grow on me as I continued to read on. I did love the backdrop in the little tourist village and the story with Kate's relatives gave it a different feel. Jumping into the past and back to the present to learn about Kate's family - Iris, Archie and Robert. Learning all the secrets people have kept for years. This story was very well written and I look forward to reading more from Faith Hogan in the future.

I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Written by Jennifer
~* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. *~


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