The First Wife's Secret by Claire Amarti
.ePUB, 183 pages
Expected Publication: February 28th 2021 by BooksGoSocial
About the Book:
Dinah Spencer is back in her childhood home for one stressful weekend: it’s her father and stepmother’s twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Those years haven’t all been easy ones for middle child Dinah, but she’s getting ready to put the past behind her - until her beloved dad collapses in the middle of a startling anniversary speech. Now, with their father in critical condition, Dinah and her younger sister Lottie must find a way to keep their crumbling family afloat. But everyone’s got demons of their own to battle, and secrets of their own to protect. Not to mention the box Lottie finds in the attic which belonged to her father's first wife. A box whose explosive secrets Lottie is just starting to unravel.
It’s life, I guess. Sometimes the gifts we’re given aren’t given for very long.
This was not a book. This was a beautiful story told so eloquently by the author. The characters were all so full of life and so believable as real people. I totally became a part of this book and the lives of the Spencer family. I loved the way the story came together at the end and the epiloge was a big surprise.
In spite of the problems between the different members of the family, this was a feel good book. This is the first book I've read of this author but it certainly won't be the last. Simply written, but with much emotion, this is a book to savour; one which you will read slowly to stretch the hours. It breaks and warms the heart at the same time; just like true family.
Thank you NetGalley, Claire Amarti and BooksGoSocial for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.