The next stop on our Secrets We keep blog tour was with Simona Elena – this was a lovely stop and my thanks to Simona for reviewing the book and having me on her very stylish blog!
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Secrets We Keep – By Faith Hogan
|My own copy|
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. A bittersweet story of love, loss and life. Perfect for the fans of Patricia Scanlon and Adele Parks.
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? 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.
*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
This story follows Kate, a lawyer living in London. Life takes her to Ballytokeep, to her great aunt Iris and her husband Archie. It it’s the start of something new, Kate finally hast he chance to change her life.
She finds new frieds, gets to know part of her family and the new surroundings finally let her breath. Both Iris and Kate are confronted by their past, by secrets and family memories. The story is set in the past and present, which gives the book a new dimension and we can discover the liks between the different times.
Ballytokeep is the perfect setting, Faith Hogan describes it vividly and I could imagine the characters there, it was like being in a movie. Fath Jogan managed to create an atmosphere of tenion and mystery in this story, which I really enjoyed. I found myself struggling with the past/present thing and there were a few characters, who just didn’t do it for me.
It’s definitely not what I expected, but I mean that in a good way. There were ceratin elements in this book, which made it hard to let the spark fly for me. However, I became a great fan of Faith Hogan’s writing and I can’t wait to read more of her stories.
Bio Faith Hogan
Faith Hogan was born in Ireland. She gained an Honours Degree in English Literature and Psychology from Dublin City University and a Postgraduate Degree from University College, Galway. She has worked as a fashion model, an event’s organiser and in the intellectual disability and mental health sector.
She was a winner in the 2014 Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair – an international competition for emerging writers.
Her debut novel, ‘My Husband’s Wives,’ is a contemporary women’s fiction novel set in Dublin. It was published by Aria, (Head of Zeus) in 2016. ‘Secrets We Keep,’ is her second novel out on Feb 1st2017..
Faith Hogan Contact
Twitter (her favourite) https://twitter.com/GerHogan
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faithhoganauthor/
Web Page. http://faithhogan.com/
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