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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Nothing like Sarah’s Key and really not much of a mystery or plot. It was also a pleasant trip to travel to Paris within the confines of this novel.

The main character male was unlikeable to me. He was the king of non-confrontation. I can’t recommend this book and can only hope that de Rosnay’s next effort is better.

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However, the story became bogged down and drawn out into what ultimately became a love story I think with middle aged angst with teenage angst thrown in as well.

May 11, Angela Fratianni rated it did not like it. I found myself relating far too much to this character! Let me just say that I’m not surprised that our bookstore didn’t sell A SINGLE COPY of this book in hardcover, and though the paperback has been on the bestseller list for a couple of weeks already, we’ve not sold one paperback copy yet, either. Report an error Editorial code of conduct.

A Secret Kept, by Tatiana de Rosnay

Each of her characters, especially Tonio’s insufferable children, seems quite real. Jul 09, Carol Brill rated it liked it.

Audiobook I adored Sarah’s Key. A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay. Before she has a chance to share the memory with Antoine there’s a circumstance that erases the me 3.


What if I don’t like it? Follow us on Twitter globebooks Opens in a new window. On the way home, while trying to tell him the secret at the core of the frozen emotional life of the family, his sister drives them into another car and is left nearly dead. Please provide an email address. Just unappealing I wasn’t even excited for him when he finally got laid. So, I am giving this book a 2-star rating that in Goodreads means “It’s okay!

I really enjoyed this book which dealt with family relationships, family secrets and death of loved ones. Suddenly, however, the past comes swinging back at both siblings, burdened with a dark truth about their mother, Clarisse.

This was so distracting and it added nothing to the story.

Open Preview See a Problem? A family secret that, while shocking and unconventional, was revealed halfway through the book. Oct 23, Monica rated it liked it. He suffers loneliness and self doubt, bored with his career as architect, and morose about his lack of close relationships with his children and his father’s family.

Her prose and character development were compelling and complex. I don’t know if the writer got into the main character’s “skin”, a woman writing as a man.

However, as the book progresses, Antonio begins to grow on the reader as he himself begins to grow up. Unfortunately, they didn’t work.

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This book is a quick read, but pretty insufferable. Bookdescription should be in Dutch. It had been too long, Antoine thought, since they’d returned to the island – over thirty years, since their mother died and the family holidays ceased. The Nightingale Kristin Hannah. First, Antonio was such a spineless x.


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Feb 14, K. A hotel they use to visit every summer with their parents before their mother passed away in I’d rather do something about my problems rather than wallow in sadness and despair. But I thought this book was written at least 50 years too late for the big reveal to actually matter. Despite his numerous dilemmas, I found him likable and interesting. Melanie, found a man and didn’t want to know the secret; Arno underwent a sudden change; the father, who suffered a major personality change at his wife’s death, alienating his children, was I thought, through the early part of roznay book, that the story had promise, Antoine’s incessant whining aside.

A bunch of seemingly-random and unconnected events happen at the same time, all BIG and tragic. Refresh and try again. His children show him contempt, his former wife, with whom he is still in love, is indifferent, his aa bores the life out of him and his vy is a basket case, an unhappy year-old editor with no husband, no children, who is having an affair with a married goat roenay his 60s.

They make the passage and spend an idyllic time on the island, but the devastating events following their holiday set in motion a search for clues surrounding the untimely death of their mother when they were secet.