The stunning new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, author of international bestseller Sarah’s Key. Complete summary of Tatiana de Rosnay’s A Secret Kept. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of A Secret Kept. This stunning new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sarah’s Key, plumbs the depths of complex family.

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Let me just say that I’m not surprised that our bookstore didn’t sell A SINGLE COPY of this book in hardcover, and though rsonay paperback has been on the bestseller list for a couple of weeks already, we’ve not sold one paperback copy yet, either.

After many one night stands, he founds love when he least expects it but not is able to appreciate it, until his sister recovers.

I’d rather ketp something about my problems rather than wallow in sadness and despair. But, that second secret turns out to be a big nothing.

I’m trying to give fewer books 5 stars these days, so 4 stars means it’s really good. Her prose and character development were compelling and complex. It all began with a simple seaside vacation, a brother and sister recapturing their childhood. A good, quick read with a plot that will keep you entertained, as long as your not expecting a deeply involved mystery book.

A Secret Kept is one of the smoothest, most readable treatments around. View all 4 comments. The place is on the beach where their family used to go on vacations when they were kids.

Bookdescription should be in Dutch 2 8 Mar 20, Commenters who secrte violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their ability to engage with comments. I am also a middle-aged man but I don’t spend so much time regretting what I did – mistakes particularly.


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A Secret Kept by Tatiana De Rosnay

It is human nature to question and to want answers to the age-old question — “why” Also, the view on manhood expressed on the train when the protagonist goes “I was happy to be a man, because I felt more like groping a stranger’s breasts than crying”.

Sa vie, son divorce, ses relations avec ses enfants nous montrent un grand enfant qui ne sait pas s’affirmer, pas se battre.

Without wading too deeply into the French-English question, one can safely say that some English aristocrats were the chief proponents of the ideas of freedom and democracy, and that the American revolutionary ideal was in fact birthed by the then Anglo-Protestant elites of the United States and Canada.

A clever ruse – perhaps triggered by ‘s Le Terreur – but it has meant that European aristocracies have, historically, craved comfort and security above any other thing. I just wanted to smack him and say, “Man up, dude.

He just let stuff happen to him and rarely stood up for himself. The main character male was unlikeable to me.

So, if you want to read something that takes no time and no brain to read, I recommend this as a possible novel to fill that need. That’s always a bit nerve wracking.

A SECRET KEPT by Tatiana de Rosnay | Kirkus Reviews

There’s something about a family with hidden secrets that intrigues me and just pulls me right in. In the course of his inquiries, he discovers and faces the truth about a mother he loved deeply but lost far too soon. It seems that French teenagers are tayiana much like American teens. I had read a preview and really liked it.


A Secret Kept, by Tatiana de Rosnay

Then nothing rosnwy for a while, then another series of BIG unrelated things happen, then the book ends, actually that was the highlight for me!

For most of the book, brother and sister are in this together, sleuthing and uncovering clues about their family’s past- and out of nowhere Antoine decides he isn’t up for sharing his newest discoveries with Melanie, then he finds out that she somehow already knows everything he knows, and THEN she tells him she doesn’t want to know any more, should he find anything.

It is family drama that is told by a middle-aged man Antoine Rey who’s living a dreary life: Melanie remembers something that really shakes her. It all began with a simple seaside vacation, a brother and sister recapturing their childhood.

A Secret Kept

Is that all there is? De Rosnay has skillfully narrated this novel in the voice of a male, successfully capturing his emotions throughout. It is about a family secret that a son decides to uncover while dealing with his current situations in life. The characters are one-dimentional tatjana, and many of the mini plot-twists serve no point, building up to nothing, and are quickly discarded.

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