Novel Nuggets – The Secrets She Keeps by Deb Caletti

Title: The Secrets She KeepsNovel Nuggets Button
Author: Deb Caletti
ISBN: 9780345548108
No. of Pages: 368
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Origins: Bantam Dell
Release Date: 7 July 2015

Synopsis:

“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.”

The Secrets She Keeps by Deb Caletti

I love Deb Caletti, but this latest novel disappointed me. It was too cute and lacked an edginess that her other novels have had. Callie is so quick to judge, and that really bothered me. The divorce ranch history was fascinating and the shining sections of the novel. While it made for an amusing read, it is not a novel that will stick with me.

4 Responses to Novel Nuggets – The Secrets She Keeps by Deb Caletti
  1. Brandie
    September 30, 2015 | 9:36 AM

    Well, that’s a bummer. I never got around to reading this one, but it sounds like I don’t need to rush to pick it up.

    • Michelle
      October 4, 2015 | 6:05 PM

      I was not a fan. It wasn’t quite as dark as some of her other novels, both YA and adult.

  2. Amanda
    September 30, 2015 | 4:37 PM

    I love Caletti too, but I couldn’t get through more than a few pages of this one. Your nugget-review makes me glad I didn’t try harder.

    • Michelle
      October 4, 2015 | 6:06 PM

      I hate to say this but I am glad I was not the only one. It just was not on par with her other novels. So disappointing!

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