- File Size: 1597 KB
- Print Length: 293 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Australia (September 12, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 12, 2017
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06WLNK6CM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,660 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Secrets Between Friends Kindle Edition
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Jess will go to any lengths to help her friends she loves them all but has kept a secret for some time now that will impact on them all, although the girls know that she has loved Peter forever he is as close to family as possible, they were neighbours growing up and with the home life Jess had Peter and his family were her life savers, but maybe now it is time to cut ties with Peter and stay in the country town she teaches with her gorgeous son Ollie.
Abbie has just had her life turned upside down by her partner and the job that she loves is not what it used to be and with so much going on this cruise is going to be a blast and when she gets back then it will be time to think about the future and she is determined to keep her secret and be strong as always.
Ricki has been happy with her life she loves Peter but her wish to travel and nurse in under privileged countries is getting stronger especially after having met a new nurse at work, is it time to make a change in her life?
The time for the trip arrives and with each one of them having things on their mind this trip turns into a roller-coaster of secrets that have been kept from each other which is so out of fashion for them as they are just so close but these secrets are doozies that will leave each of them shocked and hurt in some ways but as true friends they need to pull together and be there for each other.
I really loved this book the bond these friends share is just beautiful the love and the strength they show through the hurts will have you turning the pages but do make sure you have the tissues handy because there will be tears but smiles as well, thank you MS Palmer for a story that is going to stay with me for a long time to come and yay for cruising I have been on a few and the memories of being on the ship are good.
Peter and Jess had been best friends since childhood – they had been through much together and Peter knew everything about Jess. Jess lived in a little country town called Wandering not far from Perth with her baby son Ollie. She was a school teacher and loved her work, idolised Ollie and was content.
While Abbie, who was best friends with Ricki and Jess as well as Peter, was settled into her real estate job –and had been thinking of opening her own business one day; she had a great boyfriend whom she was sure she would spend her life with – what more could she want.
The three day cruise on the Pacific Eden from Fremantle to Albany was fast approaching and the friends were looking forward to the escape. Jess was not sure about leaving Ollie – it was her first time away from him, but her mum assured Jess he would be fine. But would the friends be fine on the cruise they’d been looking forward to for so long? It seemed there were secrets they were ALL hiding from one another. What would be the outcome when those secrets came to light? Would the friendships still be intact?
Secrets Between Friends by Aussie author Fiona Palmer was a brilliant, emotional roller-coaster of a ride! I loved the closeness between the friends; the loyalties and love they shared. But the secrets they kept from one another, thinking it was better that way, were heartbreaking. I loved the authenticity of the cruise as well – I’ve been on the sister ship to the Eden, Pacific Aria, and I could imagine the places on the ship which the friends went to – I’d been there too! Secrets Between Friends is a book I highly recommend from an author who is fast becoming a favourite.
It tells the story of three childhood friends Ricki, Jess & Abbie who decide to go on a short cruise from Fremantle to celebrate their ten year reunion. Abbie is a real estate agent who hates her job, Jess is a single mum who is a teacher, and Ricki is a nurse who is in a relationship but not sure it is what she wants. They all have totally different lives but are best friends. All of them are keeping secrets from each other. All these secrets are gradually revealed during the course of their cruise, and the consequences will change their lives forever.
Fiona wrote the characters so well, explaining their backgrounds and situations expertly. She touched on many contemporary issues such as single motherhood, domestic violence, drugs, illness & relationships. I was totally absorbed in all their stories – the addition of secondary male characters added to the investment I had in their stories. This was such a great read, at times I thought I knew what was going to happen, then a curve ball got thrown in not once but several times during the course of the story, with not everyone having their happy ever after, but at the conclusion I was quite satisfied with what happened to them all. I loved the setting and I think the research she did with Rachael Johns by going on a cruise themselves made it all the more real.
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This was my first book by this author. I won't say I was disappointed as the premise of the book is what hooked me and it was interesting throughout.Read more