Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Safety of Secrets

How could I resist this book! Lifelong friends, who become actresses in Hollywood, share everything including a secret from their childhood in Louisiana. DeLauné Michel writes beautifully and with great humor and insight about all the important parts of a woman's life: friendship, marriage, motherhood and career.

Fiona has a good life. She has a career, is happily married, and has just found out she is pregnant. But seeing the world through her eyes, like all of us, she frets and worries and analyzes EVERYTHING anyway. We find out why as the story takes us back and forth from the present to the past adding a little more each time until we understand the secret burden Fiona and Patricia have carried all these years.

This is one of those books that you don’t want to end because you like and care about the characters and wish they were your friends too. Luckily this is DeLaunĂ© Michel's second book (her first was Aftermath of Dreaming and all 12 reviews at Amazon awarded it 5 stars) and she is working on a third. You can recommend this title to all your friends when it is published in June 2008!

By the way, her cousin is James Lee Burke (Dave Robicheaux mysteries) and her uncle is Andre Dubus (House of Sand and Fog).

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