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A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay

A Secret Kept (edition 2010)

by Tatiana de Rosnay

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Title:A Secret Kept
Authors:Tatiana de Rosnay
Info:St. Martin's Press (2010), Edition: Reprint, Hardcover, 305 pages
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Tags:This has been my favorite of her books. I really like this author and when I finished it and picked up another book by someone else, it was very disappointing.

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Maybe I would have related to this more if I was a parent. As it is, while I found Antoine and Melanie very believable, I just couldn't get tremendously interested in Antoine's marital and parental worries. The plot about their mother Clarisse was more interesting but took too long to get to the meaty stuff. Very disappointed as I liked "Sarah's Key" very much... ( )
  leslie.98 | Sep 14, 2015 |
Great quick read! ( )
  KarenHerndon | Jun 28, 2015 |
Enjoyable read. Story is told from Antoine's point of view as he tries to remember his mother who died when he was 10 yrs old. Antoine takes his sister back to the childhood summer island where memories come back. Melanie is about to remember something when they have a car accident. Antoine has to come to terms with the secret of his mother's death, his failed marriage, his teenage children, his relationshipj with his father, and a new woman. Needless to say its a lot.
Novel progresses as it should and only problem I have is how his relationship with Melanie , so strong as start of novel, fizzes to a paragraph or two at the end. ( )
  Smits | May 14, 2015 |
This author and this book are excellent. ( )
  leahhenderson | Apr 18, 2015 |
This mournful story begins when a brother and sister return to a family vacation spot from their childhood. Antoine recalls all sorts of charming memories during their weekend together, but his sister Melanie remembers something so disturbing, she crashes the car on their drive home.

As the two begin to piece together what they remember of their mother's tragic death, they begin to realize a shadowy secret their family has kept buried for years. ( )
  Juva | Apr 1, 2015 |
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In loving memory of Pierrre-Emmanuel (1989-2006).
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. -- Henry Scott Holland
Manderley was no more. -- Daphne Du Maurier, Rebecca
This book is for Cecilia and Alexis, my wonderful sister and brother, and for Cedric and Caroline, their loved ones.
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It's been thirty years since Antonie's and Melanie's mother died. But when a visit to the sea at Noirmoutier Island triggers painful memories of their haunting childhood--and Melanie lies in the hospital recovering from a near fatal accident--Antoine must confront his past and also his troubled relationships with his own children.… (more)

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