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Monday, March 23, 2015

From international bestselling author Harriet Evans, an engrossing new novel about a woman who, on the eve of her eightieth birthday, decides to reveal a secret that may destroy her perfect family.
The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day.

When Martha, a wife and mother of three, sits down one late summer’s morning to write out the invitations to her eightieth birthday celebration, she knows that what she is planning to reveal at the party could ruin the idyllic life she and her husband David have spent over fifty years building…

But she has to let her family know what she and David have sacrificed. She can’t live a lie any more.

The invitation goes out far and wide, calling her three children and their families back home to Winterfold, their rambling house in the heart of the English countryside. They are Bill, the doctor; Florence, the eccentric academic; and Daisy, the child who never fit in. As the story unfolds, each character reveals the secrets, joys, and tragedies they are wrestling with through the confines of the family. What will happen when Martha finally tells the truth?



Read from March 20 to 23, 2015

I want to thank Netgalley and the Publisher for allowing me to read this book.

I really loved the cover of the book, it makes you want to take a walk through the flowers and gardens.

I was on the fence with this book the whole time. There are so many people involved and the telling of their stories started to get tedious. The premise is good and pulls you in, it was just a little too much in some areas.

I really loved the character of Cat and her son Luke. She went through a lot of stuff in the book, but she was still a very loveable character.

I had a hard time in the beginning keeping up with who was the children, the first wife, second wife, the cousin, and on and on with different characters. I know the author was trying to write each person's storyline which is great, but for me I got lost in the shuffle at times.

There is a lot of happiness, sadness, betrayal and pain in the book. I really did like it for what it was and like I said a lot of the characters I liked, I just wish I could have kept up more with some of who, what, when and who was it again? 3 Stars

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