The stunning new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, author of international bestseller Sarah’s Key. Complete summary of Tatiana de Rosnay’s A Secret Kept. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of A Secret Kept. This stunning new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sarah’s Key, plumbs the depths of complex family.
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Commenters who repeatedly violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their ability to engage with comments. Her prose and character development were rosnaay and complex. It is human nature to question and to want answers to the age-old question — “why” But, that second secret turns out to be a big nothing. Despite his numerous dilemmas, I found him likable and interesting.
Unfortunately it was quite a disappointment. A Secret Kept should not stay secret for long with rosnya readers. This book needed a good editor!
Large Print Press Availability: D even had to return it to the library and checked it back out as soon as I could, so that I could finish it and see what happened. By turns thrilling, seductive and destructive, with a lingering effect that is bittersweet and redeeming, A Secret Kept is the story of a modern family, the invisible ties that hold it together, and the impact it has throughout life.
How appalling is that?! Europe has secet greatly from its beau monde’s disengagement from the messy business of politics and life. View all 3 comments. He had never looked back.
A Secret Kept by Tatiana De Rosnay
I also quite enjoyed that it was set in France, I thought it went well with the story and added a little extra. Also the long narration of Antoine about what is happening with his life is just a bit too dramatic. One needs hardly to say that during this tortuous process, Antoine and Melanie not only learn who their mother was, but their own lives begin to flower.
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The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. A bunch of seemingly-random and unconnected events happen at the same time, all BIG and tragic.
At some point I stopped caring what the secret even was. A Novel Author s: THat’s the tragedy that has marked these people’s lives and made them miserable way into their adulthood?
Aside from being poorly written – overly descriptive, convoluted perspectives, clunky use of adjectives, etc. Yep, just like every 45 year old man’s life.
This novel started off great. Ultimately, I call this book total fluff. I will not divulge about that secret because I don’t want to spoil your fun as it is too much of a spoiler. This is just a okay book for me.
Strangely, for the first couple of chapters I kept picturing the narrator, Antoine, as a woman, and I think this is due to the author’s inability to get into a male mindset. Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. It all started with a simple vocation, when a brother and sister are forever changed by a tragic accident. Tatiana de Rosnay is married and has two children. Don’t get me wrong, de Rosnay’s writing was as solid as ever but somewhere the plot of Secret Kept failed.
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I loved Sarah’s Key by the same author. Hardcoverpages. In Britain, even today, someone with strong contrarian ideas can be taken up and iept by the Duke of Whatever or the Marquess of Itchybottom. Not sure how someone so seemingly shallow is tatianz turn his life around so profoundly.
Anyway, don’t expect anything near de Rosnay’s first book. Her first novel, Sarah’s Keysold millions of copies, in part because the key represented one of snooty Paris’s worst secrets, the Vel d’Hiv. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters globeandmail.
A Secret Kept, by Tatiana de Rosnay
But the plot meanders to tatoana conclusion that seems anticlimactic at best, a letdown at worst—the secret is hardly worth the trouble it causes. During secfet stay, memories of those childhood vacations and their mother, who died when they were young children, surface.
In a kind brotherly gesture, he decides to surprise his sister with a weekend on the sea for her fortieth birthday. It almost feels like she wrote a female character, and decided to change her at the last moment to a man.