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The Resource How to keep a secret, Sarah Morgan

How to keep a secret, Sarah Morgan

Label
How to keep a secret
Title
How to keep a secret
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Morgan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lauren, Jenna, their mother, Nancy, and Lauren's daughter, Mack, are not so close. But when they are thrown together for a summer on Martha's Vineyard, these very different women must relearn how to be a family. And while unraveling their secrets might be their biggest challenge, the rewards could be infinite
Tone
Writing style
Award
RITA Award, 2019.
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Morgan makes the leap from series romance (Moonlight over Manhattan, 2017) to her first stand-alone women’s-fiction novel with ease, but she doesn’t leave romantic themes behind. Three generations of Stewart women have all been keeping secrets, but they must learn to trust each other when the death of Lauren’s husband, Ed, and the discovery of his financial problems bring Lauren and her daughter, Mack, home to Martha’s Vineyard. Lauren and sister Jenna have always been close—partly because of a secret about their father that they’ve never shared with anyone, and partly because their artist mother, Nancy, never took much interest in them. Jenna always has a smile for everyone, even though she’s hiding the fact that she can’t get pregnant. Sixteen-year-old Mack has just discovered that Ed is not her biological father, and Nancy has several secrets that she’s trying to keep them all from finding out. Alternating chapters tell the story from the perspective of all four main characters. Fans of Karen White and Susan Wiggs will savor Morgan’s pairing of a second-chance romance with an intense family drama. -- Quillen, C. L. (Reviewed 6/1/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 19, p32)
  • /* Starred Review */ What do we know of the secrets our loved ones hold and why? Sisters Lauren and Jenna have kept the frightening events of a stolen afternoon hidden from everyone since their childhood. Lauren, married to successful London businessman Ed, prepares an elaborate 40th birthday celebration for him. After a testy morning conversation with Ed that includes a cryptic comment from him and an exchange with moody 16-year-old Mack, the day goes without a hitch—except Ed is a no-show at the party. Jenna, married to the small-town boy next door, is struggling with getting pregnant and keeping that from Lauren and their mother. Nancy, the matriarch, widowed five years ago, is crumbling under the things she's keeping from both of her daughters. Secrets have a way of unraveling. Over a long Martha's Vineyard summer, all four Stewart women face the destruction of long-held beliefs and betrayals. VERDICT Morgan (Moonlight over Manhattan) transitions from contemporary romance to women's fiction with this winner. Her lovingly created characters come to life, the dialog rings true, and readers will fly through the pages and then wish for more. --Susan Santa (Reviewed 07/01/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 12, p69)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10687542
Cataloging source
HBP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morgan, Sarah
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.O734
LC item number
H69 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Family secrets
  • Vacations
  • Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Label
How to keep a secret, Sarah Morgan
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9781335613004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1042560931
  • (OCoLC)1042560931
Label
How to keep a secret, Sarah Morgan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9781335613004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1042560931
  • (OCoLC)1042560931

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