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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (142 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mindy Friddle Narrator: Cynthia Darlow Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 secretthat 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With fluid prose and telling details, Friddle deftly captures the downward pull of the past and the Southern penchant for mythmaking; transcending the easy stereotypes of Southern dysfunctional family sagas, Friddle’s clan is a genuinely quirky lot with its own unlikely ideas of happiness.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Beguiling…A poignant and reassuring tale of regret and redemption.” 

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shay | 2/20/2014

    " Picked it up on a whim, liked it. Sweet and well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karenzielinski | 2/8/2014

    " Slow at the beginning, but the characters really gripped me at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 2/1/2014

    " Entertaining. Pure drama. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeannine | 1/29/2014

    " Liked her previous novel, The Garden Angel, much better, but this was nice. Some of the characters were larger than life stereotypes (the daughter's husband, for example) which kind of annoyed me. But, again, a good, easy read. "

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