This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Those Secrets We Keep
Sloane is upset about leaving her daughter at camp. A month without being a “mother” is going to be a struggle for Sloane- who is questioning many things about her life. With Slaone’s sister recently passing away- Sloane feels so many feelings- anger and sadness being the main two. When Sloane’s aunt offers to let her stay for a few weeks at the lake house- Sloane jumps on the chance. A break from her everyday life is exactly what she needs.
Hillary, Sloane’s current best friend, has a pretty good life. Secure in her career and marriage, Hillary and her husband have been trying to conceive for 3 years. While spending time at the lake house, Hillary begins to think about secrets and motherhood and how the 2 are combined in her life.
Georgina, Sloane’s best friend from way back, invites herself along on the trip. Sloane and Georgina are best friends in name only- their past ties them, but the present relationship leaves much to be desired. During this time at the lake- Georgina finds that her past and present are determined to meet- and no secret is safe.
3 women. A month at the lake. Secrets, Alcohol. Sand. Water. Will a month at the lake fix their lives or create more problems?
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
This is my second Emily Liebert book and while I did really enjoy the book- there were times that I could have pinched all 3 characters.
Sloane- I understand that her sister recently died and that she was still suffering. Some of her soul-searching, though, was a bit too much.
Georgina- gosh, that girl was stirring up trouble left and right. Underneath the trouble making ways, though, was a character that could be highly discussable.
Hillary- she had a pretty good life- and I really liked how she provided a buffer between Sloane and Georgina. But her secret was the easiest to guess.
So, even though I could have pinched the characters, I actually could not put the book down. I had to know what choice Sloane would make. I had to know about Georgina. And Hilary- while I guessed her secret early, I needed to see if/when she would confirm.
What I liked:
Sloane and Georginia’s friendship is similar to Darcy and Rachel from Emily Giffin’s Something Borrowed/Blue- which, if we are honest, has a familiar ring of truth with many women friendships. I loved how their past was a link to each other- I just wished that both women could understand that just because you have a past does not mean you have a future.
The cover: Gah! I love the cover.
THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP is the perfect companion for the pool or beach. It’s a light read that does bring up questions of friendships! If you are fan of women’s fiction stories or authors like Emily Giffin- this should be on your to be read list!
*This book was requested by Traveling With T from Netgalley for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T