Sinead Moriarty's delicious tenth novel, The Secrets Sisters Keep, is the story of three sisters, three life-altering problems and one eternal truth: nobody knows you quite like a sister!
Sinead's writing mixes the worldly wit of Jane Green with the down-to-earth warmth and insight of Marian Keyes and will remind people just how important their sisters - and their friends-who-are-like-sisters - are to them.
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 ...
Praise for Sinead:
'Moving, disarmingly honest and at times laugh-out-loud funny' Sunday Times
'One of the brightest voices in modern women's fiction' Bella
'Sinead Moriarty can bring readers from hilarity to heartbreak with great deftness' Sunday Independent
'Touching, warm, funny and emotional. She has the gift of telling a very emotive story with grace and empathy' Woman's Way
What a read!
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I really enjoyed this book, it's a good few years since I had read any books by this author and I was looking forward to getting stuck in. a cold wet Sunday afternoon, adulting done meant it was me time, me time with a cuppa and a brew. I needed a distraction, something away from blood and guts of the crime thrillers I normally read and this was just what the Dr ordered.
I read this before realising it's the 2nd book in a series. I don't think it's taken away any of the joy of reading it, clearly as I certainly didn't feel I'd missed out on anything.
Life can be very challenging sometimes, and for 3 sisters it certainly seems that the challenges are there for them.
Sophie, Louise and Julie. 3 very different people. Each facing what is thrown at them through life, each have each others back no matter what. A love of a sisters bond will be broken. isn't it?
This book seemed to cover some great issues in life, some real life issues that a lot of people face. The marriage break up, financial issues, bringing up children, making friends. But this not done like any other books, this is done with the flare and humour that Sinead Moriarty is well known for in her books. I feel this is what sets these books apart from any others.
Brilliantly well written, fun read.
Mad about you
We kick off the book with 40 year old Emma, her rugby coach husband James and 2 children Uri and Lara upping sticks and moving from Dublin to London. in preparation for James starting his new job.
19 hours after arriving in London a stressed out Emma is all ready homesick.
Emma is lucky that her younger sister Bab’s (13 years younger) lives in London, so gets to spend time with her, while James just seems to be getting on with his new job.
Bab’s offers Emma a job working with her, and hopes this will help Emma settle into life in London.
After a while of things seeming to be going along fine, James starts to receive sextexts on his mobile phone, he seems to think its some of the lads from work larking about.
Emma also starts to receive texts and soon gifts start arriving at their home.
It soon becomes clear that they have a stalker, a stalker that want's James and wants Emma out of the way. Can this marriage survive all that is thrown at it?
It is a good few years since I read the 3 previous books in this series, but once I started reading this one my memories of the previous books come flooding back. I love the way these books are written with such humour, a proper make you smile read. Yet also quite serious at times. I would recommend you don’t sit in your works canteen reading this with a stupid grin on your face and laughing in parts like I did, because you just get strange looks. (well more strange looks than I normally get) All in all it was a really enjoyable read.
Sinead Moriarty's riveting new novel, Mad About You, will make every reader stop and think about the importance of trust in relationships - how fragile it can be, how easily damaged, how hard to repair. Sinead combines the storytelling genius of Jodi Picoult, and the compassion and humour of Marian Keyes, in a gripping story of contemporary marriage.
Emma and James Hamilton have weathered lots of storms in their ten-year marriage. From the heartbreak of infertility, to the craziness of then becoming parents to two babies in one year, to coping with James losing his job, somehow they have always worked as a team.
However, the pressure of moving from Dublin to London for James's new job - away from familiar surroundings and the family Emma loves - puts them under stress like never before. So when James starts getting texts from a stranger - texts that show startling insights into their lives - Emma is not sure what to think. She is far from home, isolated and before long finds herself questioning everything about their relationship.
Maybe those texts are telling her the truth and the life she believed to be solid and secure is just a mirage. Somehow she has to get a grip, but how can she do that when a stranger is set on driving Emma out of her home and her marriage?
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