Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Secret Mother” as Want to Read:
The Secret Mother
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Secret Mother (Nanny Wanted)

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
NANNY WANTEDJob: To look after three-year-old Caitlin--cute and cuddly, she's in need of lots of tender loving care and mothering....

"Special" Qualifications: Matthew is looking for one nanny in particular--Caroline Smith. He's a man with a mission and will stop at nothing to get his own way. So what is he looking for--a nanny, a mother, or is it perhaps a wife?

Live-in or
ebook, 192 pages
Published July 15th 2011 by Harlequin Treasury-Harlequin Presents 90s (first published December 1st 1997)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Secret Mother, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Secret Mother

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
This had potential and started out great, but the ending was done very poorly and significantly brought down the rating.

*** contains spoilers ***

The h is engaged to a gay man because she really likes him and has no family of her own, etc, etc. His mom (who's a piece of work) suspects he is gay, so she puts pressure on the guy to date/marry and he likes the h and thinks she'd make a good 'beard', basically.

The h then meets the hero, who turns out to be her fiance's step-brother. It's instalust an
Oct 20, 2013 Leona rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hqn-presents
This is one of those Harley's where you definitely need to check reality at the door when you start reading it. This was one of those heart wrenching tear jerkers that only a story about a mother's unconditional love can bring about.

For the life of me, I couldn't figure out what she saw in the hero. As the ending unraveled, (view spoiler), I kept hoping that something would happen that would actually redeem the hero. Unfortun
Dec 05, 2015 Missy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read. Please read the other reviews for English storyline.

There are a lot of undercurrents flowing above and below the surface of this seaming straightforth read.

Lies, deception, revenge, & heartache from 4 years before are still shaping the choices that Matthew and Kate/Caroline are making leading to of course more pain. They will need to be open & honest with each other......and listen to forgive.

Kate/Caroline has really suffered with losing everything and not to mention all the
Heather Lire
Apr 09, 2016 Heather Lire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I read this book when it was very first released back in the day and while A LOT of time has passed since then it still brings a smile to my face.
Annarose rated it really liked it
Aug 16, 2016
soriya rated it liked it
Dec 26, 2015
Dorothée rated it it was ok
Feb 16, 2017
Hnou rated it it was amazing
Mar 21, 2016
Mimi rated it really liked it
Dec 29, 2014
Angela rated it really liked it
Aug 25, 2015
Verity rated it liked it
Sep 26, 2014
Cathy Norfin
Cathy Norfin rated it really liked it
Apr 27, 2014
Panchys rated it liked it
Nov 28, 2011
Juniebgood rated it it was ok
Sep 05, 2015
Bianca Aguirre
Bianca Aguirre rated it it was amazing
Aug 06, 2012
Trina rated it liked it
Oct 23, 2015
Pink Angel
Pink Angel rated it really liked it
Nov 06, 2015
Shwetha rated it it was amazing
Jul 17, 2016
LLCSpokane rated it really liked it
Nov 24, 2013
Emily rated it it was amazing
Nov 11, 2014
Qobsar rated it it was ok
Jan 04, 2017
R rated it really liked it
Sep 13, 2015
JennyG rated it liked it
Sep 14, 2011
KC rated it really liked it
Nov 14, 2015
Andrea rated it liked it
Nov 15, 2015
Svetlana rated it it was ok
Aug 18, 2012
Sandra rated it really liked it
Apr 10, 2016
Gabi rated it it was ok
Mar 01, 2015
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Other Books in the Series

Nanny Wanted (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • A Nanny Named Nick
  • A Nanny in the Family
  • The Millionaire's Baby
  • Ultimate Temptation
  • The Diamond Bride
  • Inherited, One Nanny (Presents)
  • Nanny Affair (Nanny Wanted, #9)
  • Accidental Nanny
  • A Daughter for Christmas
  • A Nanny for Christmas

Share This Book