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Finding Secrets: An uplifting romance where love conquers all by [Westwood, Lauren]
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Length: 466 pages Word Wise: Enabled Language: English

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A country house, a precious jeweled locket, and a puzzle dating back to the London Blitz and Imperial Russia. Utterly captivating, a fantastic romance from beginning to end. Perfect for the fans of Carole Matthews and Milly Johnson.

Alex Hart loves her dream job as manager of Mallow Court, a historic Elizabethan house, even if her friends think she needs to get out more. But a discovery in the pocket of an old coat – a jewelled mechanical locket shaped like a bird – changes everything, and Alex discovers that things are not as they seem.

From an old diary, to a handsome barrister, a mysterious clockmaker, and the darkest hours of the London Blitz, Alex must follow the trail of the jewelled bird to uncover the truth about the things she holds dearest – and someone is determined not to let sleeping dogs lie!

Only by finding the secrets of the past can Alex find the keys to her future – and her heart.

What readers are saying about FINDING SECRETS:

'What a spellbinding story! Finding Secrets is another truly fantastic book by Lauren Westwood'

'There was so much to this story and I recommend anyone to read this, you will not be disappointed'

'One of my top reads of 2017'


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 936 KB
  • Print Length: 466 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1784975893
  • Publisher: Aria (1 March 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01KXPPIPS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,228 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Sue on 25 March 2017
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Intrigued..
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I will definitely look for this author again
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Great book
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Favorite Quotes:

Some days, my humble origins feel less like a chip on my shoulder and more like a steel girder.

But when you get to be my age, you don’t have to drive to Lover’s Lane for a fumble in the back of daddy’s car.

It was over almost before it began. And later on, as I write these words, the memory seems like a bubble frozen in amber. I replay his words in my head, try to remember every second. But it’s no use. I’m struck not by the things the great man said – but what he didn’t say. He never said ‘thank you.’

No problem. God forgives a multitude of sins. But for everyone else, I find that free-flowing champagne helps a lot.

My Review:

Finding Secrets contained several ripping good mysteries spanning over six decades. Written from my favorite dual POV, one narrator was speaking from 1940 in the midst of the London Blitz, and the other was more current and in the year 2000. Ms. Westwood consistently and deftly handled the transitions and built the tension with highly intriguing threads within each timeline. There were ample quirky characters to keep straight in each era as well as many deviously and craftily dropped clues and misdirections in this clever and complex plot that kept my head spinning. I reveled in it, although I began to suspect nearly everyone and held my breath hoping that someone was finally going to come through for the beleaguered Alex. The plot was entertaining and well constructed while Ms. Westwood’s writing was insightful, richly detailed, keenly observant, and frequently amusing. I also picked up a few new vocabulary words to add to my Brit word list, I just love when that happens.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! 14 March 2017
By Ann Russell - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved this book and I couldn't put it down! It was very well written, with wonderful characters, and many secrets that are discovered from the past. I read "Finding Home" last year and loved it, and this book was just as enjoyable! It will keep you guessing - right up until the end. I'll look forward to her next book.
5.0 out of 5 stars a real mystery with unexpected twists along the way 12 May 2017
By Page Turner - Published on Amazon.com
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I liked the first book Finding Home so much I pre ordered this one- a good story with real meat- and the added advantage of a nice little romance as well. A wonderful book to curl up with.
5.0 out of 5 stars A unexpectedly delightful and well written novel!! 25 April 2017
By dearreader - Published on Amazon.com
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An intelligent, captivating story combining history, mystery and romance. A bright, intelligent heroine surrounded by a diverse and lively cast of characters makes this a book one is apt to read in one setting. Always great to be surprised by something really good!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Sparkling 19 June 2017
By Jacqui W. - Published on Amazon.com
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Beautiful writing, characters who are so real, and a mystery that is tantalizing. With flashes of the horror of the London Blitz and a vibrant heroine this story kept me reading when I should have been doing work. An adorable love story too.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lovely book to read before bed 8 May 2017
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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A lovely light hearted book that I found was easy to read but still had an intriguing plot. I enjoyed the description of the Russian jewellery and would love to see it in real life. It has me wanting to search out Faberge jewellery.