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Peyton Stratford is her family's unofficial keeper of all things secret, from the petty and mundane to the potentially life-changing. Only when she starts to keep a few secrets of her own does her family begin to realize there's more to her than a sympathetic set of ears and a tightly-closed mouth. And it's not until she relinquishes the title of Stratford Family Secret Ke ...more
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published November 23rd 2013
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Rachel
May 28, 2012 Rachel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Shari Palermo
After reading that terrible Fifty Shades book it was nice to read a book about a God centered relationship. Many of the people in my life reading Fifty Shades all themselves Catholics and yet I seriously doubt they would want their pastor reading such a book. Imagine a man who doesn't curse at the woman he loves and respects her knowing that he can't change her. What a concept!
Tiffany
Literally read this in less than 24 hours! I could not put it down! The characters were so well written, and the storyline was amazing! Great read! I am off to read the next one in the series! :)
Meredith Schorr
This book has been sitting on my Kindle for a very long time and I am so glad it finally reached the top of my TBR because I thoroughly enjoyed it. Having already read and loved Daydreamer by the author, I am now officially a fan of Brea Brown.

I was raised Jewish and so I was a little nervous that I would not be able to connect with a book so immersed in the Lutheran religion and with a pastor as one of the main characters but my fears were unwarranted. The characters in this book were not defi
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Kathleen Paterka
The Secret is Out! This is a Fabulous Book!

As I’m an avid fan of women’s fiction, a friend suggested I might enjoy the works of an up-and-coming author by the name of Brea Brown. I started THE SECRET KEEPER and quickly discovered I couldn’t put it down. The novel, a delightful romp into the world of romance, realism, and religion, is told exclusively from the heroine Peyton’s point of view. While Peyton’s heart and soul are in the right place, her personality, position, and an unexpected pregna
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Laura Chapman
Carrying Brea Brown's signature wit and high quality storytelling skills, THE SECRET KEEPER far surpassed my expectations.

When Peyton finds herself in trouble, she doesn't know where to turn--even though she's spent a lifetime being the keeper of secrets for her family. Following the advice her parents gave her when she was younger, she seeks out her pastor, who happens to be the adorable Pastor Brice. While trying to ignore her growing feelings for the kind and funny young man and deal with th
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Shelly Hickman
Brea Brown's writing is so down-to-earth and funny, it's a pleasure to pick up one of her books at the end of the day. What I liked most about this story is that the characters were not only likable, but consistent. Sometimes I get annoyed when characters continually behave in nonsensical ways just to create drama. As Peyton went through her trials, her actions were not only comical, but believable. I would like to have seen a more in-depth resolution between Peyton and her father. Given their h ...more
Anna Garner
Holy stellar fiction, Batman!

I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I first started reading The Secret Keeper, but I was hooked right away. I found Peyton to be fun and spunky with a touch of bravado that made her utterly relatable. I loved reading her story, which encompassed so much from the dynamics between families, friends and communities to Peyton's struggle to maintain her identity and many things in between, including some funny, lighthearted scenes with her girlfriends.

This book made
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Ashley Cooprider
I was not impressed. Think "Sex in the City" meets your contemporary Christian novel. Peyton is supposed to be Carrie Bradshaw with a Christian conscience. However, like Carrie, she is sex-obsessed and sometimes (sorry, Carrie!) a little immature and WAY narcissistic. I don't find it believable that she would end up with...well nevermind...I won't spoil it for people who might like to read the novel. Let me say, though, that I found the whole thing entirely predictable. Maybe the target audience ...more
Laurie
Found this book free on amazon, so picked it up. Amazing author. Realistic characters, great story. The sequels are good too.. although I'm only 10 chapters into the 3d..
Cinda Rowe
Very enjoyable. Quick paced, likable romantic story. Surprises here and there add to the story quite well. Would recommend and read this author again.
Sarah Reese
Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this book - and I'm Agnostic! I thought it was really well written and very believable. I already downloaded the 2nd book.
Robin
I really loved this book, it is a very quick read (2 days). I really liked the feel good story line and couldn't wait to dive into book #2.
Jeneen
Really liked this book. First time I read something by Brea Brown. I immediately downloaded The Secret Keeper Confined to my Kindle!
Lydia Laceby
The Secret Keeper is a fun, funny, feel good and down to earth read. Loved it! And I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
Diane Morrow
First in a series of feel good books. It was interesting to read a book whose characters were religious but real.
Kristi Fitzgerald
A fast but enjoyable read. Enjoyed the book and the storyline. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Nikki Kocmut
This was an easy read with realistic characters and dialogue. I enjoyed it.
Autumn
really enjoyed this book - wished there wax more to it
Stacey
Fun read - a bit Jennifer Weiner like. Good summer book!
Liz Lovesrainbows
Wish I could give more stars!!!
Jennifer
funny, charming, and just a great read!
Glynis Astie
I am a HUGE Brea Brown fan. I started with Let's Be Frank (which is awesome) and then dove into the Secret Keeper series. I have a feeling I will be busy for quite a long time since there are six books in the series. (Yay!) Ms. Brown's writing style is engaging, her characters are incredibly lively and her story had me from the first page. We are first introduced to Peyton Stratford, the wise-cracking, warm-hearted Secret Keeper, when she suddenly finds herself with a whopping secret of her own. ...more
Stephanie
An emotional read about a girl and her relationships with various people in her life. Relationships including her parents, her siblings, her boyfriends, her girlfriends, and her pastor. I laughed, I cried, and I cheered. For the emotional grip - a great read (if you don't mind being pulled in emotionally). The plot was not my interest. I don't really care to follow or read about others' romantic relationships, and this book focused mostly on the boyfriend relations. A relgious journey as well, w ...more
Lacy Osman
Good story

This is a great read. This book made me laugh and cry and sigh in all the right places. Peyton and Brice have a very unusual start to their friendship and I loved the way it grows and overcomes the obstacles. Highly recommend!
Cat Lavoie
The only thing better than reading a great book is reading a great book and knowing that there are several more novels in the series just waiting to be read. I absolutely loved THE SECRET KEEPER and couldn't put it down once I started reading. Peyton is far from perfect and that's what makes her so relatable. I laughed out loud, I teared up... and I was definitely sad when I turned the last page. Thankfully, Peyton and Brice's story isn't over and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the S ...more
Suzanne
This was one of those stories that sucks you in right from the first page. The main character was irritating and likable at the same time. I didn't understand the authors need to give her such a potty mouth, otherwise I may have rated the book with 4 stars. It's a fun romance with no redeeming qualities other than entertainment. A quick easy read that I'd recommend if it weren't for the language.
Amanda Day
I was really enjoying this book but could not figure out the Brown's obsession with the F word. Ruined the book for me.
Miriam
this would have been SO much more enjoyable without all of the terrible language. why ruin a good story with swearing and sex?
Karen
Not bad and I see there are 2 more -- will read them from library or free on Kindle.
Sherry Swindle
Sherry Swindle marked it as to-read
May 03, 2015
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