At age seventy-two, Emma Hanley plans to
escape small-town Palmetto, South Carolina, and travel the globe. But when her
fickle husband dies in undignified circumstances, Emma finds herself juggling
the needs of her adult children. Her once free-spirited daughter Dora turns to
compulsive shopping and a controlling husband to forget her wayward past. Her
son Bobby still lives with her, afflicted with an illness that robbed him of
his childhood promise.
When Dora’s old flame Jake Cary returns to
Palmetto with a broken heart and a gift for gardening, the town becomes filled
with mysterious, potent botanicals and memories long forgotten. Soon enough,
Jake and his ragtag group of helpers begin to unearth the secrets that
have divided the Hanleys for decades.
Written with the warmth of Lee
Smith and the magical touch of Alice Hoffman, Secret Keepers is
a beguiling second novel by the acclaimed author of The Garden Angel. Download and start listening now!