The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets

So what better time to catch up on some reading then sitting on a plane waiting to arrive at your vacation destination! For that very reason, I love long plane rides.

The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice was loaned to me by a coworker after she had heard the intensity of books that I had been reading lately. This book is a bit of a ‘fluffy’ read but it felt good to read something like that after the heaviness of the last two reads. Overall, this was a very fun, somewhat silly read.

The story takes place in post WWII during the 1950s in London. Penelope, her beautiful, young, widowed mother and brother, Inago live in a crumbling mansion amidst remnants of high society. Penelope gets whisked away by Charlotte one afternoon to tea with her family and Penelope’s life is never the same. The rest of the story is about Penelope and Charlotte’s attending of parties of the elite, the clothing that goes along with it, rock and roll, romance and broken hearts. An easy, nice, light read.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted September 10, 2008 at 9:29 am | Permalink | Reply

    That sounds like fun. I like to have a few books on the side that are light and fun for me to read in between others that are more intense.

  2. Elizabeth
    Posted September 10, 2008 at 9:34 am | Permalink | Reply

    Yeah, I think it’s necessary – sometimes it’s difficult to always read such weighty books. I’m reading To Kill and Mockingbird right now and it’s pretty fun so far too!

  3. Posted September 11, 2008 at 9:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

    i totally read this and really loved it!

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