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The Secret (Sarafin Perigord, # 1)

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Catherine is a surgeon born into a family with a frustrating number of secrets. Photos hidden from view, her mother crying in the night, her father telling her she'd find out more when she was older. Well, she's older, her parents have both passed away and still completely in the dark she's moving from London to France to live in the home she never knew her father owned - ...more
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published May 28th 2011
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Oct 05, 2012 Jenn rated it it was amazing
When I scooped up this .99 read from Amazon, I didn't know what to expect because I never heard of the author, but I am so glad that I took the plunge and bought it. The story begins in London then in Paris. It centers around Catherine and the very mysterious Tristan. Catherine has recently quit her life in London and career as a surgeon in London and travels to Paris. Her parents both recently passed away and all she has left is a sister who keeps herself distant. She discovers things about her ...more
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Oct 10, 2012 Sienna Logan (Lost to Books) rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed reading this book and it kept me entertained throughout a long coach journey, which would have bored me stupid if I had not had this book. The characters and paranormal element were original and interesting and even though I had to get towards the end of the book before I actually found out what Tristan was, the book had a good enough narrative to keep me interested. I don't normally like having to wait so long to fin
Dec 21, 2012 Gaele rated it it was amazing
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This is not a book that grabs you by the throat and demands you buckle a seatbelt for the wild ride. It is a slow-burn, the characters slowly start to wend their way into your heart and you are caught up in the “who, why, what” without a clue what the big reveal will be.

This first book in the series is beautifully told, and near completely character driven: the pacing is slower than many are used to, but allows for the charm of the French countryside in summer and the slow realization of Catheri
Dec 04, 2012 ☺~Tina~☺ rated it liked it
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I would like to thank A.J. Scott-Ryder for gifting me a copy of her book to read in exchange for an honest review.

I found this first book okay. I gave it 3 stars because I like the concept of the story. The story didn't flow well for me or I guess my issue is that A.J. "told" us a good story but she didn't make me "feel" the story. I feel if she could have developed the characters a bit more. I found myself quite detached from Catherine and Tristan. The title is perfect though because everything
Jul 29, 2011 Fiona rated it really liked it
Pretty good all in all

Bit of an abrupt ending and quite unbelievable..

Not bad - will read the rest at some point..

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A.J. Scott-Ryder is the author of the Sarafin Perigord series of fantasy romances. She lives in London with her husband, an author of children's books.

She currently writes full time and divides her time between England and France. Following the release of The Journey, the third book in the Sarafin Perigord series she is currently working on the follow-on novel.

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