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Tatiana de Rosnay ì 4 charactersAding of Tatiana s books After having read Sarah s Key and somewhat
enjoying the writingthe writing well as the story I was looking forward to this book Unfortunately it was ite a disappointment The story involving a mysterious love death and the aftermath it left on the children involved had fine concepts to work with However the story became bogged down and drawn out into what Captivated by the Millionaire ultimately became a love story I think with middle aged angst with teenage angst thrown in as well This story was told by the narrator Antoine who to me seemed to whine his way through the book andltimately became a character I disliked There were the gratuitous sex scenes that seemed to be put in there to enliven a dull read Unfortunately they didn t work I personally to enliven a dull read Unfortunately they didn t work I personally not like a book where a character meets someone and five minutes later is having great sex with them I prefer my characters to develop a little relationship before they head down that roadUltimately I call this book total fluff So if you want to read something that takes no time and no brain to read I recommend this as a possible novel to fill that need Wow I never read Sarah s Key so I cannot compare But I thought this book was written at least 50 years too late for the big reveal to actually matter If I hadn t been listening to the audio on a long road trip this would have been a book I put down right away Let me just say that I m not surprised that our bookstore didn t sell A SINGLE COPY of this book in hardcover and though the paperback has been on the bestseller list for a couple of weeks already we ve not sold one paperback copy yet either SPOILERALERTIf you pay attention to pronoun A Mighty Big Wish use and I do when reading you re gonnaguess this early on anyway But the big secret the one that makes her daughter drive off the road nearly killing herself and her brother when they re all grownp and their mother is dead anyway is that their mother didn t love their father but actually loved another woman Wow How positively 1960s of the author Really THat s the tragedy that has marked these people s lives and made them miserable way into their adulthood I thought the French were supposed to be so sophisticated anyway They can handle heterosexual "Love Affairs With Aplomb But "affairs with aplomb but lesbian ones Somehow I don t think that s the case. And also his troubled relationships with his own children How well does he really know his mother his children even himself Suddenly fragile on all fronts as a son a husband a brother and a father Antoine Rey will learn the truth about his family and himself the hard wayBy turns thrilling seductive and destructive with a lingering effect that is bittersweet and redeeming A Secret Kept is the story of a modern family the invisible ties that hold it together and the impact it has throughout lifeA film is now in production to star Melanie Laurent Inglourious Basterds Now You See Me Laurent Lafitte The Crimson Rivers Little White Lies and Audrey Dana Roman de Gare The Clink of Ice and will begin shooting in Apri. 35 Mixed feelings about this book in spite of very good writing
Forty something recently divorced Antoine Rey surprises his sister Melanie for hersomething recently divorced Antoine Rey surprises his sister Melanie for her birthday and takes her to the seaside resort they visited as children During their stay memories of those childhood vacations and their mother who died when they were young children surface Melanie remembers something that really shakes her Before she has a chance to share the memory with Antoine there s a circumstance that erases the memory Antoine
Is Floundering Still Infloundering still in with his ex wife missing his children and daily family life feeling lonely and My Mother, a Serial Killer unmoored He is a man who has difficulty getting close and sharing feelingsntil he meets a very interesting woman a mortician named Angele The development of their relationship is one of the strengths of the story Their are a lot of family secrets and tragedy s along the way Because we meet the character s through Antoine s point of view his detachment keeps them at a distance that made it hard to know and care about them That dimmed the suspense of some of the family secrets for me This is just a okay book for me It is family drama that is told by a middle aged man Antoine Rey who s living a dreary life his wife divorced him his grown The Italians Stolen Bride up children starting to rebel against him his parents are gone and so hoping to bring back the life that hesed to know he invited his only sister Melanie Rey on the occasion of her 40th birthday The place is on the beach where their family The Greek Tycoons Mistress used to go on vacations when they were kids On the way to the venue the two met an accident on the road and while in the hospital Melanie made a decision to reveal her long kept secret about their mother I will not divulge about that secret because I don t want to spoil your fun as it is too much of a spoilerMy problem with this book is that it is too predictable Also the long narration of Antoine about what is happening with his life is just a bit too dramatic I mean I don t know where that comes from I am also a middle aged man but I don t spend so much time regretting what I did mistakes particularly It is those mistakes that makes who we are and as long as we learn from them they should not be mistakes any They "Are Life Lessons Also "life lessons Also of what Antoine laments about are his own. This stunning new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sarah's Key plumbs the depths of complex family relationships and the power of a past secret to change everything in the presentIt all began with a simple seaside vacation a brother and sister recapturing their childhood Antoine Rey thought he had the perfect surprise for his sister Mélanie's birthday a weekend by the sea at Noirmoutier Island where the pair spent many happy childhood summers playing on the beach It had been too long Antoine thought since they'd returned to the island over thirty years since their mother died and the family holidays ceased But the island's haunting beauty triggers than happy mem. ,
Tikki Tikki Tembo untimely death of their mother when they were childrenI found myself thinking of Le Gois often while I read the book and watched Antione and M lanientangle their family secrets The they discover the their findings threaten to drown them The revelation of secrets causes M lanie to pull back the way a cautious driver would at the edge of Le Gois as the waters rise Antione on the other hand races recklessly forward Bidding on Her Boss (The Hawke Brothers, unable to stop hisest and gradually becomes empowered by his discoveriesOne of the most intriguing aspects of A SECRET KEPT is Tatiana De Rosnay s convincing voice as a male narrator Through Antoine s family struggles with his teenagers the wife he loves who left him for another man and a relationship with a fierce sexy mortician named Ang le Rouvatier his mid life crisis is revealed in raw potent languageAnother strength of the book is De Rosnay s portrayal of the difficulties of "FAMILY LIFE FROM SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS TO THE AFTERMATH OF "life from sibling relationships to the aftermath of to the difficulty of raising children amid crises She holds nothing back and while some scenes are painful to read they are authenticFor lovers of De Rosnay s novel SARAH S KEY this book is very different from its predecessor but to me every bit as enjoyable In A SECRET KEPT Tatiana De Rosnay shows her skill at tackling different kinds of fiction with originality and honesty With a cast of characters I won t forget and an ending that made me cheer out loud I highly recommend A SECRET KEPT I look forward to re. Ories; it reminds Mélanie of something Hoofd in de wolken (Puffin Island unexpected and deeply disturbing about their last island summer When on the drive home to Paris she finally summons the courage to reveal what she knows to Antoine her emotions overcome her and she loses control of the carRecovering from the accident in a nearby hospital Mélanie tries to recall what caused her to crash Antoine encounters annexpected ally sexy streetwise Angèle a mortician who will teach him new meanings for the words life love and death Suddenly however the past comes swinging back at both siblings burdened with a dark truth about their mother Clarisse Trapped in the wake of a shocking family secret shrouded by taboo Antoine must confront his past.
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