Thursday 14 September 2017

✪ Secrets Between Friends ✪ Fiona Palmer ✪

Friendship is a million little moments, but can it survive this one? Three friends embark on a luxury cruise to celebrate their ten-year reunion in this heartfelt story of how long-held secrets can catch up with even the best of friends

Life was about living, experiencing and emotions. The good and the bad. You had to laugh to cry. You had to love to hurt. You had to jump to fall or fly.

Best friends Abbie, Jess and Ricki are set to recreate a school trip they took ten years earlier to the historic port town of Albany, the oldest city on the stunning turquoise coastline of Western Australia.

Ricki, a dedicated nurse, harbours a dream she hasn't chased. Is she actually happy or stuck in a rut?

Jess, a school teacher and single mother to little Ollie, had a tough upbringing but found her way through with the help of her closest male friend, Peter. But Peter has bought an engagement ring and is ready to propose to Ricki . . .

Abbie had it all: a career, a loving boyfriend and a future, but a visit to the doctor bears scary news. Her world is tumbling down and she feels adrift at sea.

SECRETS BETWEEN FRIENDS is a poignant novel of romance, family dynamics and friendship. Through her highly relatable, sympathetic characters, beloved Australian storyteller Fiona Palmer writes about issues, experiences and emotions we have all faced while posing the ultimate question: What is really important in this life?


ARC received for an honest review

Fiona Palmer is a new to me author, and I have been on a bit of an Aussie author binge lately. It was also nice to jump into a contemporary romance for a change (not going to lie, a lot of my reading is a LOT more steamy than women's lit!)

We all have secrets (anyone who says they don't is a liar!), and I was curious to see how these secrets would play out amongst such a close knit group of friend.

It did take me a little while to get into the story (I put the book aside for a few days after I started it) however once I picked it up again I read it all in one night.

Our main characters are such different ladies, this might be the reason why I didn't connect with them all.  I did connect with Jess and Abbie, but I struggled with Ricki.  Not 100% sure why, but it was that way.

Secrets With Friends will take you on an emotional journey as secrets are revealed and our lovelies deal with the fall out.

This was my first Fiona Palmer read, and I am sure I will be reading more in the future.