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A Secret Kept By Tatiana de Rosnay A Secret Kept From Tatiana de Rosnay author of the New York Times bestseller Sarah s Key A Secret Kept plumbs the depths of complex family relationships and the power of a past secret to change everything in the

  • Title: A Secret Kept
  • Author: Tatiana de Rosnay
  • ISBN: 9780312593315
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Secret Kept By Tatiana de Rosnay From Tatiana de Rosnay, author of the New York Times bestseller Sarah s Key, A Secret Kept plumbs the depths of complex family relationships and the power of a past secret to change everything in the present.This stunning novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sarah s Key, plumbs the depths of complex family relationships and the poFrom Tatiana de Rosnay, author of the New York Times bestseller Sarah s Key, A Secret Kept plumbs the depths of complex family relationships and the power of a past secret to change everything in the present.This stunning novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sarah s Key, plumbs the depths of complex family relationships and the power of a past secret to change everything in the present It all began with a simple seaside vacation, a brother and sister recapturing their childhood Antoine Rey thought he had the perfect surprise for his sister M lanie s birthday a weekend by the sea at Noirmoutier Island, where the pair spent many happy childhood summers playing on the beach It had been too long, Antoine thought, since they d returned to the island over thirty years, since their mother died and the family holidays ceased But the island s haunting beauty triggers than happy memories it reminds M lanie of something unexpected and deeply disturbing about their last island summer When, on the drive home to Paris, she finally summons the courage to reveal what she knows to Antoine, her emotions overcome her and she loses control of the car Recovering from the accident in a nearby hospital, M lanie tries to recall what caused her to crash Antoine encounters an unexpected ally sexy, streetwise Ang le, a mortician who will teach him new meanings for the words life, love a
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    1. Saleh MoonWalker on said:

      Onvan A Secret Kept Nevisande Tatiana de Rosnay ISBN 312593317 ISBN13 9780312593315 Dar 303 Safhe Saal e Chap 2009

    2. Lauren on said:

      I ve realized that Ms de Rosnay s books are a bit like cheap bottle of wines when you re immersed in them, they re hard to put down Then you finish them, have some time to think things over, and realize they really weren t that great and it was that you were caught up in the moment A Secret Kept shares quite a few similarities to Sarah s Key, although I did find this novel s plot the stronger of the two Following a car accident that leaves his sister seriously injured, a man spirals into a midl [...]

    3. Emily Crowe on said:

      Wow I never read Sarah s Key, so I cannot compare But I thought this book was written at least 50 years too late for the big reveal to actually matter If I hadn t been listening to the audio on a long road trip, this would have been a book I put down right away 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 the paperback has been on the bestseller list for a couple of weeks already, we ve not sold one paperback copy yet, [...]

    4. Sandi on said:

      I think I m turning into a crotchety old lady I was really looking forward to reading A Secret Kept I had read a preview and really liked it I loved Sarah s Key by the same author I m sad to say that I was disappointed.I ll start with the positive De Rosnay does a fabulous job of setting the scene I ve never been to France, but I was able to imagine what it was like living in Paris and visiting a resort island with a road that gets submerged at high tide De Rosnay also gets people right Each of [...]

    5. Erika Robuck on said:

      Entirely set in France in the present day and in 1974, A SECRET KEPT begins when Antoine Rey, a divorcee in his mid forties, takes his sister, M lanie, to their childhood vacation spot, Noirmoutier Island, for her fortieth birthday Passage to the island is made on a causeway called Le Gois, a road that is only passable at low tide and which becomes treacherous in moments once the water rises They make the passage and spend an idyllic time on the island, but the devastating events following their [...]

    6. Marialyce on said:

      After having read Sarah s Key and somewhat enjoying the writing as well as the story, I was looking forward to this book Unfortunately it was quite a disappointment The story, involving a mysterious love, death, and the aftermath it left on the children involved, had fine concepts to work with However, the story became bogged down and drawn out into what ultimately became a love story I think with middle aged angst with teenage angst thrown in as well This story was told by the narrator Antoine, [...]

    7. Rachel on said:

      This book is a quick read, but pretty insufferable Aside from being poorly written overly descriptive, convoluted perspectives, clunky use of adjectives, etc the plot is uneven and uninteresting, and as many reviewers have pointed out, the secret referenced in the title is not worth waiting for The characters are one dimentional sketches, and many of the mini plot twists serve no point, building up to nothing, and are quickly discarded Strangely, for the first couple of chapters I kept picturing [...]

    8. K.D. Absolutely on said:

      This is just a okay book for me It is family drama that is told by a middle aged man Antoine Rey who s living a dreary life his wife divorced him, his grown up children starting to rebel against him, his parents are gone and so hoping to bring back the life that he used to know, he invited his only sister Melanie Rey on the occasion of her 40th birthday The place is on the beach where their family used to go on vacations when they were kids On the way to the venue, the two met an accident on the [...]

    9. Carol Brill on said:

      3.5 Mixed feelings about this book in spite of very good writing Forty something, recently divorced Antoine Rey surprises his sister Melanie for her 40th birthday and takes her to the seaside resort they visited as children During their stay, memories of those childhood vacations and their mother, who died when they were young children, surface Melanie remembers something that really shakes her Before she has a chance to share the memory with Antoine there s a circumstance that erases the memory [...]

    10. Diane Chamberlain on said:

      I was fortunate to be asked to blurb this book That s always a bit nerve wracking What if I don t like it I shouldn t have worried De Rosnay is such a sure and strong writer and she knows her characters well Most enjoyable to me was reading a story about deep family relationships written from the point of view of a sympathetic male character Beautifully done However, the reader really must try to separate this book in her or his mind from Sarah s Key They are worlds apart and impossible to compa [...]

    11. Barbara on said:

      A Secret Keptbears no relationship to Sarah s Key, by this author It is also set in France, where the reader discovers the wonders of the countryside, the power and beauty of the sea and the culture and bustle of the city mainly Paris.De Rosnay has skillfully narrated this novel in the voice of a male, successfully capturing his emotions throughout In addition to facing a mid life crisis, he has unresolved feelings of loss and love for his failed marriage, his difficult relationships with his ad [...]

    12. Angela Fratianni on said:

      I gave it one star because it was an easy read De Rosnay really doesn t know how to tell a story properly I really dislike her writing style Right off the bat I was annoyed because she starts off writing in the first person, then randomly changes to the third person for two chapters, and then back to the first person Equally annoying she throws a few random love letters in at the start of several chapters, but then stops This was so distracting and it added nothing to the story Overall, I found [...]

    13. Denise on said:

      4.0 out of 5 stars A journey of discovery and a tale of a family, August 14, 2010By Denise Crawford DC Missouri, USA See all my reviews VINE VOICE REAL NAME This review is from A Secret Kept Hardcover I really enjoyed this very interesting story about a French family and the unraveling of the secret that was at the heart of the mystery in this novel Although set in modern day France, the narrative has a timeless quality about it as a forty ish, newly divorced man, Antoine Rey, starts investigati [...]

    14. Cheryl on said:

      This novel started off great I even had to return it to the library and checked it back out as soon as I could, so that I could finish it and see what happened.Sadly I should have just let it go, and let it be one of those books that I remembered I wanted to finish Antoine and his sister, Melanie visit a hotel by the beach for the her birthday A hotel they use to visit every summer with their parents before their mother passed away in 1973 On the way home Melanie crashes the car just after she m [...]

    15. Pixie on said:

      This story could have been good if the writing wouldn t have been so unbelievably bad And if it hadn t expressed so old fashioned views on sexuality and gender, but I ll get to that.The way du Rosnay writes makes me feel like she thinks I m an idiot Seriously, I can understand how people feel without her telling me all the time The whole book is full of unnecessary remarks like I felt sad, because of this and that , stuff that you understood anyway I just wanted to edit the shit out of this book [...]

    16. Ashley Daviau on said:

      I always enjoy a good family mystery drama and this book was most definitely that There s something about a family with hidden secrets that intrigues me and just pulls me right in I also quite enjoyed that it was set in France, I thought it went well with the story and added a little extra And I absolutely loved Angele s character, she made the book for me All in all I really enjoyed this story and sped right through it

    17. Márcia Balsas on said:

      Fiquei bastante desapontada com este livro, infelizmente Depois da leitura de Chamava se Sara, que adorei, estava muito expectante em rela o a este Um Segredo bem guardado mais um para a s rie gostava de ter gostado e, talvez por isso, o tenha lido at ao fim, sempre espera de uma aguardada reviravolta que me prendesse s p ginas de modo compulsivo, como aconteceu com o livro anterior.Mas tal n o sucedeu e este mais um exemplo em que o peso das expectativas n o permite que se disfrute de uma leitu [...]

    18. Sterlingcindysu on said:

      Nothing like Sarah s Key and really not much of a mystery or plot I don t know if the writer got into the main character s skin , a woman writing as a man He was an awfully wimpy guy, had problems w his teenagers, job, ex wife, etc until the lust well, it wasn t love of a cool motorcycle chick got him kickstarted back to life I obviously didn t get all the Parisian references listed, which I don t remember being a problem in Sarah s Key copied review This stunning new novel from Tatiana de Rosna [...]

    19. Thomas Paul on said:

      Sarah s Key was such a good book that I can only hope this mediocre effort is just a sopho jinx for Tatiana de Rosnay So many other authors have experienced poor second efforts so this may not be a sign that de Rosnay was a one hit wonder so we will have to wait for her next book before we judge her too harshly The main problem with the story is that nothing much happens and the main characters aren t the least bit likable Antoine, the narrator of the story, is a jerk who moans about his pitiful [...]

    20. Margaret Alyse Smith on said:

      Well, that was not at all what I was expecting That seems to be a trend in my recent reviews, doesn t it Alas, this wasn t what I was expecting in an overwhelming negative way.I expected a family drama, sure, a mystery with a hint of romance A car crash because of a family secret so devastating the world stops turning for a moment.And what I got A family secret that, while shocking and unconventional, was revealed halfway through the book There should have either been buildup, postponing the re [...]

    21. Shannon Vincent Nelson on said:

      Although the blurb for the book describes it as a story of a man searching to unravel a long buried family secret, the book in fact is much about a 40 something man attempting to navigate his life in the midst of a midlife crisis.Much of the novel revolves around Antonio s struggle to come to terms with his divorce and his wayward adolescent children It is through the search to understand who his mother was and the details surrounding her death that he begins to understand himself The novel doe [...]

    22. Michael on said:

      It all started with a simple vocation, when a brother and sister are forever changed by a tragic accident Antoine Ray thought of the perfect surprise for his sister Melanie s who has a big birthday coming up Planning on to take her to the sea of Noirmoutier Island where the two grew up with happy childhood memories and many summers staying out in the beach It has been thirty year since the last time they captured the beauty of the island the bond they shared During that time, their beloved Mothe [...]

    23. Lectrice Hérétique on said:

      On retrouve ici les principaux th mes de La m moire de murs, la mort, le deuil, la perte d un parent Toujours avec finesse et sensibilit Tatiana de Rosnay nous brosse le portrait juste d un homme touch par la mort de sa m re alors qu il n avait que dix ans Le narrateur, Antoine Rey, est un p re de famille r cemment divorc , rong par le doute et le manque de confiance en lui m me Son pass , sa relation avec son propre p re conditionnent son comportement envers ses enfants, sa femme, ses clients L [...]

    24. Mary on said:

      A French architect, Antoine Rey is a modern divorced father with conflicted feelings about his work, his children, his father, and his ex wife In a kind brotherly gesture, he decides to surprise his sister with a weekend on the sea for her fortieth birthday They spent many childhood summers on the island of Noirmoutier with their grandparents, mother and father In hoping to lift both their spirits the trip is a pleasant experience but also results in reliving many memories of their dead mother.W [...]

    25. Elsa on said:

      Petit secret de famille pr texte l introspectionLors d un weekend d anniversaire avec sa soeur sur les lieux de leur vacances d enfance, cette derni re s appr te lui r v ler un secret, une intuition sur le pass de leur m re Mais l accident de voiture l a clou au lit, laissant Antoine, quadrag naire d prim la d rive D pass par les v nements, il cherche n anmoins comprendre pourquoi leur m re est morte voil 20 ans et pourquoi personne n en parle.Bien crit, voici un r cit qui nous plonge dans les d [...]

    26. LemonLinda on said:

      I really enjoyed this book which dealt with family relationships, family secrets and death of loved ones It begins with a brother and sister who are obviously close Their mother died when they were children and their father never again talked of her, all pictures of her seemed to vanish and it is almost as if the family drops all memories of her It is now 30 years since her death and Antoine invites his sister to the coastal community where they vacationed with their mother and grandparents as c [...]

    27. Carol on said:

      Is that all there is Don t get me wrong, de Rosnay s writing was as solid as ever but somewhere the plot of Secret Kept failed Perhaps the publishers did an injustice in naming the book and leading the reader to believe some big secret would be exposed by reading s end Originally named Boomerang in France, this seemed a fitting title Even though I can t rave about Secret Kept and didn t get as involved in the story as Sarah s Key, I m hoping I can judge it on its own merits There were things I [...]

    28. Nancy on said:

      I thought, through the early part of the book, that the story had promise, Antoine s incessant whining aside But, ultimately, the characterizations remained very weak and superficial Characteristics and conflicts were introduced and just or less went away without any real insight into the characters Melanie, found a man and didn t want to know the secret Arno underwent a sudden change the father, who suffered a major personality change at his wife s death, alienating his children, was never add [...]

    29. Monica on said:

      I enjoyed this book, although not in the way that i thought that i would I expected a bit of a mystery to the storyat is after all the direction the title pointed me However, the secret that is kept is really just a small part of the book, the main part being the life of Antonio Rey, a divorced middle age man living in Paris I found myself relating far too much to this character de Rosnay hits so many of the emotions of growing older with such accuracy that it s at times a bit disconcerting.Ant [...]

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