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Hidden Secrets Kindle Edition
Kim Brewster’s ill-fated marriage was annulled so quickly that she thought she could keep the whole thing a secret…until she found out she was pregnant. But before her confession can blow a hole in the seemingly perfect lives of the Brewster women, her great-grandmother, Hannah, drops a bomb of her own. She’s selling her hotel and moving to a farm in Oklahoma—and all the Brewsters are coming with her. Kim is sure her grandmother, Karen, and mother, Sue, won’t go along with the plan, but Hannah can be very convincing. Soon the women are working the farm, selling their wares from a roadside stand, and finally feeling like a family.
And as the Brewster women’s lives take shape in ways they never expected, Kim may have found another shot at love. Luke thought he’d washed his hands of women, but when he stops by the vegetable stand and meets Kim, he’s instantly smitten. To find love, though, they’ll both have to dig past their hidden secrets.
About the Author
Carolyn L. Brown is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel Love Drunk Cowboy, as well as I Love This Bar, One Hot Cowboy Wedding, RITA finalist The Ladies’ Room, and several other sassy romances. Born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma, she has three grown children and enough grandchildren to keep her young. She lives with her husband in Oklahoma.
Award-winning narrator and Nort Carolina native Shannon McManus is a Los Angeles-based actor, writer, and voice artist. Her natural vocal abilities and extensive theatre training have led to work in audiobook narration, commercial voice-over, and animation. Critical praise includes an Audiofile Earphones Award and a Publishers Weekly Listen Up! Award in Children’s and Young Adult fiction. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B008MBWV06
- Publisher : Montlake Romance (November 13, 2012)
- Publication date : November 13, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 594 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 258 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,545 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As their secrets slowly emerge and they begin to learn just how much love and trust actually exists among them, we get to watch and pull for them to succeed. I won’t tell you that they all do succeed. You’ll have to read the book and find out. You may think this isn’t your kind of book, that you don’t read family dramas. Give this book a chance. I don’t really care for the genre myself, but this one is a keeper!
There is just so much that happens in a tear. I had forgotten most of it.
Four generations of women that find living the life of being wealthy isn't really what counts as living but existing.
The mother is 80, daughter 60, granddaughter 40 and great granddaughter 20.
They go from existing to living when leaving their social status to move to Enid, Ok.
This is something the "mother" has decided to do. The other three go with her thinking she has lost her mind.
Hidden secrets is about finding nothing is as it appears to the ladies.
Yes, I will read this again in a tear or so.
I recommend this book to everyone! It will make you laugh, cry, and leave you lingering for another good read.
What I like the most about her books, is that her stories always seem to have very strong willed women. Women who don't let any man what-so-ever, run rim shot over them no matter how macho those men might be. That doesn't mean there isn't some really hot romances going on in her stories, because there is always a very hot steamy romance going on in every one of her stories, always!
In this book starts our with four generations of women, heading out together on a journey that will end up changing all of their lives in one way or another.. All of them for one reason or another, are all far from being happy. Sure...they might be going through the motions of everyday life, but none of them are really living. Each and every one of them is hiding there own personal secrets from all the other family members.
Hannah is the 80 year old monarch of the family, who owns a whole chain of up scale hotels and B&B's. One day she is notified that her cousin & best friend, Norma has suddenly died and left her everything she owned in a small town in Oklahoma. Among those many possessions Norma had left to Hannah, is a farm that had been in Norma's family for many, many generations. It was also where she'd first met Norma, and where her own hidden secret began. Norma & Hannah both only seventeen at the time the first time they had met, but they had become fast friends from that day on. Even though they were only together for a few short weeks, they formed a bond so strong that nothing or no one could ever breach their friendship. And even though they never got together again after that summer, they kept each others secrets. For more than sixty plus years they stayed in touch by both writing each other weekly letters, and by calling each other on the phone every Sunday night, religiously.
Hannah's daughter, Karen who was close to her sixtieth birthday at the time, had just filed her final divorce papers with her lying, cheating, no good SOB of a husband of forty years. But...she had been living in limbo for a long time now, mostly for fear that her own secret would come out. She also owns a home & a winery that has been handed down for generations.
Karen's daughter & Hannah's grand-daughter, Sue, was still grieving the loss of her husband, who was killed by a drunk driver a few years before. She's a school teacher, but she was so unhappy because of her own little secret that she'd kept from everyone else for years and years now.
Then last but not least is Kim. Kim is the fourth generation in this family. Kim had just found out she was pregnant, and it just happened to be on the same day they were notified about Norma's sudden death. So no one in the family knows about that little tidbit of information, and she hasn't quite figured out how to break the news to the family, yet. But the pregnancy isn't the only secret she's been keeping, either.
After hearing the news of Norma's sudden death, Hannah immediately calls Kim to come to the hotel and then tells her to rent a van, because they are all going to go to Oklahoma together for the summer. Everyone is shocked by the news, but no one is willing to let Hannah face all of this on her own. So...they all put own lives and troubles on hold, and they head out for Oklahoma together.
Norma had two very close friends, both of which also happened to be her next door neighbors. John who was about forty five years old, lived on the south side of her property, and Luke a twenty-five year old man lived on the north side. Both of these guys looked after and protected Norma, like she was their own mother. They ate together, played board games together at night, and made sure she was always well taken care of. They also knew all about Hannah and her family, because Norma spoke about them all the time. They also figured these spoiled rich city women would come there and sell everything Norma owned, and then they'd leave and head back to the big city and all their riches again..
But things didn't quite turn out the way these guys had figured it would, far from it in fact.
Would I recommend this book? YES!!!! I most certainly would, in a heartbeat in fact.