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Those Secrets We Keep

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  1,230 ratings  ·  188 reviews
From the author of  You Knew Me When  and  When We Fall

Three women. Three lives. Three secrets.

On the surface, Sloane has the perfect life—an adoring husband, a precocious daughter, and enough financial security to be a stay-at-home mom. Still, she can’t help but feel as though something—or someone—is missing....

Hillary has a successful career and a solid marriage. The/>Three When
Paperback, 311 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by NAL
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Jan 01, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.... I was disappointed by this book. I really enjoyed Liebert's debut, this was ... I am struggling to find the words-- well the characters were not likable. Without spoiling I disliked all 3 main characters mainly because they are selfish and self absorbed and that is hard as a reader to surmount when one of them if not all, are the presumed protagonists.

If you are looking for a beach easy type of read you may like this. Sometimes I ponder if my feel of a book is based on timing. I h
Jun 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
3.5 Stars

Sloane, reeling from the death of her sister, vacations at her aunt's beach house in Lake George with her two best friends: practical Hillary and wild Georgina. All three women have been keeping secrets, which eventually come out.

I was surprised that the narrative didn't switch between the three women--the story is told from 95% Sloane's POV, and I had trouble liking Sloane. I was much more interested in Hillary and Georgina's stories.

Overall, this book makes f
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was much different than I thought it would be. Three women away from their daily responsibilities and it seems all they can do is bitch and argue. A LOT. But, it does get better as the women admit the secrets they are holding back and what it is that's keeping them on edge. And boy, are they holding back some big secrets!

I thought it was a very enjoyable read after the arguments settled down and the girls got along better. Plus, the author describes Luke as looking like Josh Lucas in
I received this book free from net galley and the publishers in exchange for an honest review.
When I received this book I was excited. I love books about women's friendships and the idea of three women having the chance to be together for three weeks bonding with the beautiful setting of a "cabin" by a lake sounded wonderful. I love the cover, a beautiful setting of three women sitting together on a dock by a lake.
Sloane is a stay a home mom who has been unsettled since the death of her sister
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it
those secrets we keep
emily liebert

What it's all about...

Three friends with nothing in common decide that they need a "just us girls' weekend" at a beautiful house on a beautiful lake in upstate New York. Sloane and Georgina were college friends...Hillary and Sloane are adult friends. Sloane has been mad at Georgina for her usual selfishness...her insensitivity when Sloane's sister Georgina invited herself on this getaway. No one really
Pam Jenoff
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story of three women who come together at a lakefront house to confront their pasts -- and each other. Heartfelt and real, this book will make you will see a little bit of yourself in each of its memorable characters.
Jun 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
This started out pretty well and is probably a decent beach read. It got too melodramatic for my tastes with several Shocking! Secrets! Revealed! At the end it really seems to be saying something like, "Good girls want to be mommies, bad girls don't," which is pretty gross.
Lisa Steinke
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Liebert kept me guessing with each turn of the page. An impactful novel about friends--new and old--and how easy it is to keep a secret even from those we love most.
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
I am not sure if Sloane was a shittier hostess or wife. Regardless, she sucked at both.

Title: Those Secrets We Keep
Author: Emily Liebert
Publisher: NAL
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Those Secrets We Keep" by Emily Liebert

What I liked about this novel....

This was a beautiful told story of three very exceptional but different women who all had one thing in common...their friendships and secrets along with some scandal. The title really fits this story because as you read you will find out that each of thes
Marin Thomas
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you’re lucky enough to have a few close friends—girlfriends that are like sisters—then you’ll love the friendship drama in Emily Liebert’s Those Secrets We Keep.

“Enter Broken. Leave Fixed”. That’s what Aunt Annabel tells Sloane when she offers up her lake house to her niece for a girlfriends’ getaway. I loved Sloane. She’s heartbreakingly fragile and still so lost after her sister’s death. Her grief has led her to question her happiness and her marriage and she’s counting on her time with he
Jan 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2015
In Those Secrets We Keep, Sloane escapes to her aunt's lake house to contemplate a lackluster marriage. She is accompanied by two friends, Hilary and Georgina. Each woman has a secret which is eventually revealed. There is really not much action at all in this book. At times I was so frustrated with all three of the women and just wanted to scream at them. The ups and downs of their friendship was interesting but for the most part I found the story predictable. There was really just not enough d ...more
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. This book is about 3 women who decide to escape life and go to Sloane's aunt's vacation home in Lake George, NY. All 3 women come from different circumstances and we just watch as they go through this 3 week vacation and discover what really matters to them. I liked this book a lot, but I thought the premise was a little unrealistic. What is the likelihood that 3 women can just abandon work, family, etc. for 3 weeks? I know I couldn't swing that and it seems unrealistic that all 3 cou ...more
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Did not think I was particularly a feminist thinker until this - the main premise seemed to be having/keeping/pleasing a husband. There were some interesting plot twists but they were not really explored. This drove me nuts - was expecting something different. I persevered with it but it just did not get any better
Another dud for me. What could have been a fun and uplifting book about female friendships, turned out to be a simplistic, predictable and quite honestly disappointing story about three selfish, self-absorbed and unsympathetic women that have no business being friends.

Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Berkley (NAL/Signet Romance) for providing a digital copy in return for an honest, unbiased review.
Jan 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: written-by-women
No one does Elin Hilderbrand like Elin Hilderbrand.

Also nobody talks like this.

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Judy Collins
Emily Liebert returns after You Knew Me When and When We Fall, with contemporary chick-lit THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP, exploring the complexities of three different women; their friendships, dirty little secrets and scandals--for a sizzling summer beach read.

Meet the three women:

Sloane is the main character, and the central focus of the three women. A stay-at-home mom, married with a perfect life (on the outside); with husband, daughter, and financial security. However, after losing her sister Amy to cancer she/>Sloane
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
This novel had a lot of promise for me. I enjoy books about friendships, books sent in fun settings, and books with tough subjects and potential conflicts that arise from these tough subjects. Those Secrets We Keep had all of those elements. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this one much. I really didn’t like any of the characters and overall, the book just never came together for me. It could very well just be me, but here’s my opinion of what exactly didn’t work in the book.

The three
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
Sometimes I read books that aren't my typical genre just to reach out and maybe find something fun that I would have missed otherwise. I am always so pleased when this works out in my favor. In the case of Those Secrets We Keep by Emily Liebert, I can't really call it a success. Sloane has a great life, some people might even think it is perfect. She is married to her gorgeous high school sweetheart who adores her and she has a wonderful daughter whom she adores. The problem is that over the las ...more
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
In the year following the sudden death of her sister Amy, Sloane has been struggling. Her loss consumes her, although she still clings to her remaining connections, to her daughter Maddie and her husband Eddie.

But for a while now, she has felt distanced from her marriage.

So when Maddie heads off to sleepaway camp that summer, Sloane takes her aunt up on her offer to spend some time in her cabin at Lake George. And Sloane invites her friend Hillary, who has become someone
Erin Dennis
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

**Reviewed for Wicked Women Book Blog**

This is one of the most captivating Women’s Contemporary novels I have read in a long time. Three friends, Hillary, Sloane, and Georgina, each with their own secrets, join together at a lake house for three weeks in the summer. The three women set out on their adventure hoping to take some time away from their everyday lives to relax. Little do they know that they will end up being the support that each of them needs to face
Jun 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Sloane is a stay at home mum to a nine year old, Maddie. She has been living a happy life with Maddie and husband, Eddie, but ever since her sister died a year ago, she has been struggling. When her daughter goes off to Summer camp, she decides to go off to her aunt's house with her friend Hillary.

Hillary is a successful woman married to a wonderful guy, the only thing missing is a child in their lives. She readily agrees to a three week, women only break with Sloane.

On their way to their geta
Karlee Shepard
Oct 10, 2016 rated it liked it
I wanted to like it and I kept hoping it would get better but it didn't for me. There were a lot of weird insignificant details and the story was all over the place. I wasn't crazy about the writing style- I found myself having to re-read a lot of pages trying to figure out which character she was talking about. There was a point where I ended a chapter and started a new one and I had to make sure I hadn't accidentally skipped ahead because it seemed like she skipped over dramatic events. This w ...more
Jun 06, 2015 rated it liked it
This was an interesting and fairly engrossing read. I had never read this author before, but will be reading her again. It is the story of 3 young women, all of whom have secrets, who take a vacation together at Lake George. Sloane, I think is the central character, she kind of bridges the other two; Georgina was Sloane's best friend in college but they haven't seen each other in years; and Hillary, Sloane's current best friend. This is the story of their relationships with each other and with t ...more
Aug 08, 2016 rated it did not like it
I really didn't like this book. I seem to be on a run of books filled with unlikeable characters. These women are awful, not sympathetic and not believable. Their individual secrets are either over the top, or really just not that interesting. The plot is simiplistic, predictable, and honestly kind of boring. The only reason I finished it is that I was stuck with no wifi and nothing else to read.
Carol Nummy
Jul 08, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Very difficult to finish

I have never heard or read about three more selfish drunken women. I doubt that I will seek out other works by this author. Sorry maybe others will be able to get through this.
May 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
Horrible, boring, predictable. Characters are one dimensional and unsympathetic. You never really understand why the main characters do the horrible things they do. Had to force myself to finish it.
Mar 13, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 - light, sweet & very good!!
Jul 19, 2015 marked it as to-read
I won this book for free in a blog giveaway. It just arrived along with a beautiful IT makeup bag! Stay tuned for my review!
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I hate when books end as this one did. This women did nothing but complain.
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Emily Liebert is the USA TODAY Bestselling Author of five books.

PRETTY REVENGE, her forthcoming novel, will release on July 2, 2019.

Her first book Facebook Fairytales is available across the globe.

In 2012, Emily wrote her debut novel, You Knew Me When (Penguin), which published on September 3, 2013. Her second novel, When We Fall, published on September 2, 2014.
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