The Secret Sister

The Secret Sister

eBook - 2016
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After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to Fairham, the small island off the North Carolina coast where she grew up. She goes there to heal - and to help her brother, Keith, a deeply troubled man who's asked her to come home. But she refuses to stay in the family house. The last person she wants to see is the wealthy, controlling mother she escaped years ago. Instead, she finds herself living next door to someone else she'd prefer to avoid - Rafe Romero, the wild, reckless boy to whom she lost her virginity at sixteen. He's back on the island, and to her surprise, he's raising a young daughter alone. Maisey's still attracted to him, but her heart's too broken to risk... Then something even more disturbing happens. She discovers a box of photographs that evoke distant memories of a little girl, a child Keith remembers, too. Maisey believes the girl must've been their sister, but their mother claims there was no sister. Maisey's convinced that child existed. So where is she now?
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9781460395998
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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May 15, 2016

I really liked the setting and premise of this novel but I found little or no depth to most of the characters. Half of what they do doesn't make any sense. My favorite was the little girl next door; I won't say anything here otherwise I'll give it away.

Jul 28, 2015

I truly enjoyed this book. Those looking for just a good romance will be in for a surprise at the depth of the characters to the mystery of a deep family secret that affects everyone and everything in a small island town.As always, Brenda Novak begins with a simple story... a woman coming home to lick her wounds after a failed marriage, a mother too worried about status that she ignores the health of her own children, and a man with a disabled daughter working to make ends meet. From there, the simplicity ends and a deep story of forgiveness, redemption, and love begins.

The Secret Sister is a phenomenal beginning to a series I hope has as long a life as her Whiskey Creek novels. I fell in love with the setting and the characters, some easier to love than others. As with most of Novak's novels, she incorporates heart issues and issues we deal with on a daily basis. In this novel, judging people based on their status and seeing people for who they are and not where they come from are the recurring themes.

I enjoyed this story and will definitely continue reading. For those who haven't read anything by Brenda Novak, this is a great series to start with especially if you crave a little more meat to your books. Some language and sexual themes throughout

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