The Secrets Sisters Keep By Sinead Moriarty
[amazon_link id=”184488337X” target=”_blank” ][/amazon_link]’The Secrets Sisters Keep’ is the latest book by Sinead Moriarty.
The Devlin sisters rely on each other – but some things are just too painful to share, even when your sisters are your best friends. Mum-of-four Julie thought that if her family had more money, life would be easier. But now that they’ve inherited a fortune, her problems are only starting. Lawyer Louise is used to having life go exactly as she wants it to. So accepting that she cannot control everything in her world is beyond her. And former model Sophie can just about cope with getting older – that’s until her ex-husband finds a younger model. All three women think that some battles are best fought alone. Maybe they need to think again …
‘The Secrets Sisters Keep’ is Sinead return to the Devlin sisters who appeared in her previous book, ‘Me And My Sisters’. This time the sisters have moved on with their lives and adjusting to changes. Julie is trying to cope with her new life as a busy mum of four hyper active boys with money. Accustomed to scrimping and saving, she is embarrassed by their influx of money whilst her best friend, Marie struggles to make ends meet. Intimidated by the yummy mummy’s who gather at the school gates, who protest about her rebellious triplets, Julie finds it hard to settle in especially with her husband Harry out constantly at business meetings and golf events. Feeling lonely, she begins to reflects on her past relationship and decides to take an innocent journey down memory lane and enjoys the welcome feeling of being lusted after. Older sister of the family, Louise is a hard working mother of one Clara, a child genius she claims but to the other members of the family, they notice things about her, little quirks and routines that she has to follow or she will have an outburst. Ignorant of her family’s thoughts, she refuses to believe that her child is any less than perfect, whilst younger sister Sophie, is trying to move on with life, her marriage is finished and her ex-husband has moved on with a much younger model, her confidence is at an all time low and competing for her daughter’s affection and attention is dragging her down. Between the three sisters, they face the dramas of life whilst being there for each other as best they can.
I’ve always enjoyed Sinead’s books. Her quick-witted and fast paced writing has always made for comfortable and entertaining reading that you can easily get absorbed in. I liked this book, as it made a welcome return to the Devlin sisters, three strong sisters, who individually were great but when they were together they fabulous. Outspoken and occasionally sensitive to each other needs, they help each other through the hard times. Each chapter is seen through the narrative of the three women, each giving an insight into their thoughts and how their lives had changed over recent times. In Sinead’s typical style of writing, there is the welcome addition of Irish humour and wit, with the Devlin sisters outspoken parents and younger brother Gavin, who was a bit of a lad about town.
A lovely story from the start, ‘The Secret Sisters Keep’ is a heartwarming story about sibling love, genius children and second chances at life.
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