The Keeping of Secrets by Alice Graysharp Review

The Keeping of Secrets
By Alice Graysharp
Release Date: September 5th, 2017
Clink Street Publishing
Source: ARC provided by the publisher


The keeper of family secrets, Patricia Roberts grows up isolated and lonely. Trust no one and you won’t be disappointed is her motto. Three men fall in love with her and she learns to trust, only to find that their agendas are not her own. With secrets concealed from her by the ultimate love of her life, and with her own secret to keep, duplicity and deceit threaten their relationship.

In a coming of age story set against the sweeping backdrop of the Second World War - evacuation, the Battle of Britain, the Blitz, buzz bombs and secret war work - Patricia ultimately has to decide whether to reveal her deepest held secret for the sake of her future happiness.

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

Being English, I grew up at my Nan and Granddad's houses, hearing about stories of the war, from my Nanny Elsie losing all of her family to a doodlebug bomb in Bethnal Green, to my Granddad William and his tours in North Africa, but it wasn't until I was older, and unfortunately after 3 of 4 of my grandparents passed away did I thing about asking them about life on the home front.  But through reading The Keeping of Secrets by Alice Graysharp, through her story of Pat; The story of Pat's struggle with her family, evacuation, new love, devastation, starting again, and all while dealing with the war, gives me a greater outlook on life during world war 2.

This whole book fascinated me from the beginning, I became enchanted with the story (which I'm struggling not to tell you about) and the beautiful writing, that spurred me off the page, and whisked me into the story.

The Keeping of Secrets is not a romance, or fluff book, but a coming of age story of a women who lived through more than we could dream of! I honestly cannot recommend this book enough to everyone! It truly is a must read!

I give The Keeping of Secrets 5 stars!



 






Born and raised in the Home Counties, Alice Graysharp has enjoyed a varied working life from hospitality to office work and retail. She currently lives in Surrey. This is her first novel, and the first title in a two book series, she is also already working on a seventeenth century trilogy. Published in the anniversary month of the outbreak of the Second World War and the Battle of Britain.






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