Martha’s Vineyard is the setting for this new chick lit by Sarah Morgan. It also happens to be the summer destination of my dreams. Right away I was excited about the idea of being transported to the island for a summer adventure. How To Keep A Secret is the story of 2 sisters with a long kept secret, their somewhat estranged mother and a daughter/niece. The store starts off with a tragic event that leads one of the sisters back to the island with her daughter to live with her mom and recover. The story follows the family through the summer as healing takes place one day at a time.
Overall How To Keep A Secret is a quick enjoyable read. The book switches between each character as the summer unfolds. Of course, it wouldn’t be great chick lit without a little romance. Unfortunately the romance is more than a little predictable from the start of the book. Each character has their own major trauma to heal from, yet the book goes into very little detail about each character. There isn’t as much character development as there should be to make the book satisfying.
I am writing to share an update on behalf of all of us at The Girly Book Club as we manage COVID-19. As we all know, the events of the past days and weeks have been unprecedented and our team continues to monitor and navigate this rapidly changing situation with the rest of the world.
At the GBC, we care deeply about doing what we can to keep our people and communities well – we are grounded in this intention, which makes difficult choices a little easier to make.
As a result, we have cancelled ALL of our global in-person monthly meetings for March. As a result, we will be holding a GLOBAL GBC Book Club, which we hope will appeal to our members far and wide (more info below.)
We’ll be honoring all tickets sold for March meetings and transferring them to April’s meetings or you can request a refund if you’d prefer.