From bestselling author Deb Caletti comes a beautiful and profound novel of three women coming to terms with love and marriage—sure to move and delight fans of Kristin Hannah, Liane Moriarty, and Anna Quindlen.
“You don’t grow up on a divorce ranch and not learn to take a vow seriously.”
When Callie McBride finds a woman’s phone number written on a scrap of paper her husband has thrown away, she thinks that her marriage is over. Callie flees to Nevada and her Aunt Nash’s Tamarosa Ranch, where she’s shocked to see that the place of so many happy childhood memories is in disrepair. Worse, Aunt Nash is acting bizarrely—hoarding stacks of old photographs, burying a book in the yard, and railing against Kit Covey, a handsome government park ranger who piques Callie’s interest.
But Aunt Nash may prove to be saner than she seems once Callie pulls back the curtain on Tamarosa’s heyday—the 1940s and ’50s, when high-society and Hollywood women ventured to the ranch for quickie divorces and found a unique sisterhood—and uncovers a secret promise Nash made to her true love. Callie will come to see is that no life is ever ordinary. No story of love is, either.
Praise for The Secrets She Keeps
“Caletti once again combines interesting characters, pitch-perfect dialogue, and an intriguing plot to tell a deeply memorable story. Her latest is a thoughtful exploration of love and marriage and the power of family and friendship to help along the way.”—Booklist
“Past, present, and the strength of female friendship blend in a work billed for the Kristin Hannah–Liane Moriarty crowd.”—Library Journal
Praise for Deb Caletti’s He’s Gone
“Deb Caletti doesn’t just make a stunning debut into adult fiction; she throws down the gauntlet. This is a mesmerizing novel.”—New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen
“Striking . . . well-written, strongly characterized and emotionally complex fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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Just okay for me.
This was a pretty decent read for me. There were parts that just seemed to go on and on, but the last few chapters were worth the wait. It's not an uplifting story at all, until the end. But then it is about divorce so it's not really the author's fault that the subject matter was a downer. The writing was very well done and I loved the characters. The author really made them human. I'm giving this book 3.5 stars, but this site doesn't allow it.
I had no idea about divorce ranches out near Reno, but it makes sense if they have to be residents for six weeks. I imagine a lot of friends were made during those years. So, I did learn something. Who says you can't learn stuff from fiction?
Thanks to Random House Bantam and Net Galley for allowing me to read and review this book.
Secrets she keeps
I love this author! She is so insightful. I like to read each book twice so I can catch everything. Highly recommend!