Secrets of the Island (The Secrets Trilogy Book 2) by Linda Hughes
Do you think you know your heritage? Think again. Dark secrets lurk below the surface of every family tree, as the Sullivan clan discovers in this story about living in the aftermath of generations of deceit.
When Red Cross nurse Harriet escapes the trauma of World War II and sequesters herself in her grandfather’s cottage on Mackinac Island, she has no inkling about her heritage. But as one shocking clue after another surface – disclosing lies, corruption, madness, and murder – she realizes her family isn’t what, or who, it seems. She’s not the first to hold unspeakable secrets in her soul.
Can she conquer her trials and tribulations, like some of them did? Or will she be defeated by life, like others?
Secrets of the Island, the second book in the Secrets trilogy, is a tale of romantic suspense that begs the question: what secrets are buried within your family tree?
I didn’t realize before I started that it’s a second book in a trilogy, but it works well as a stand alone. Although now I do want to read the previous book.
When twins Harry and Harriet return from the war, they decide to spend the summer in their grandfather’s summer home in Mackinac Island. While there, they discover an old letter written by a woman to their great-grandfather. While searching for answers, they learn secrets from three generations.
The book began little slow but once the twins move to Mackinac Island, things started to happen. We learn the many mysteries and secret from many generations, but we also see how the twins learn to live their lives after the war. Settling back into their old lives isn’t easy but slowly they start to live again.
While the book started slow, at the end I just wanted to know what happens next.
Published: Deeds Publishing (May 15, 2018)
Source: Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours
About the Author
As a native Michigander, award-winning author Linda Hughes has been visiting Mackinac Island since she was a kid. Sheís spent countless hours riding a bike around the shoreline, and perusing the library and church records to learn about island history. Sheís built many a cairn, witnessed the Northern Lights on several occasions, and eaten more than her fair share of chocolate fudge. Sheís a world traveler, having worked in thirteen countries and visited a couple dozen more, but Mackinac Island remains one of her favorite places.
Her writing honors come from the National Writers Association, Writerís Digest, the American Screenwriters Association, Ippy (Independent Publishers), and Indie Book of the Day.
Blog Tour Schedule
Wednesday, June 6
Interview at Passages to the Past
Friday, June 8
Feature at CelticLady’s Reviews
Monday, June 11
Review at Donna’s Book Blog
Wednesday, June 13
Interview at The Writing Desk
Monday, June 18
Review at Donna McCabe
Wednesday, June 20
Excerpt at Susan Heim on Writing
Friday, June 22
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Monday, June 25
Review at 100 Pages a Day
Wednesday, June 27
Guest Post at Jathan & Heather
Thursday, June 28
Review, Interview & Excerpt at Two Gals and a Book