Thursday, 12 April 2012

Book Review: Secrets - Freya North

Synopsis - Joe has a beautiful house, a great job, no commitments - and he likes it like that.  All he needs is a quiet house-sitter for his rambling old place by the sea.  When Tess turns up on his doorstep, he's not sure she's right for the job.  Where has she come from in such a hurry?  Her past is a blank and she's a bit of an enigma.  But there's something about her - even though sparks fly every time they meet.  And it looks like she's here to stay...

Review - Freya North writes a good chick lit.  It runs with the usual formula, boy meets girl, there's an attraction but not without it's problems and of course there is the other woman or man.  Great location by the sea, and I did think that Saltburn by the Sea was fictional but as I discovered at the end of the book it does exist.  Great description of an old seaside town.  I loved the photos of the author in the area in this last section of the book.  Good rounded characters and all likeable, even the 'batty' Mrs Mary Saunders, even though she had lived an unhappy and embittered life.  All the essential ingredients were there, complete with  plenty of humour.  3*
ISBN 978-0-00-724594-9   

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