Sing Me A Secret by Julie Houston
‘A warm, funny story of sisters and the secrets they keep’ Sheila O’Flanagan.
‘Warm, funny and well written, with a page-turning plot, this book has everything! I loved it!’ Katie Fforde.
The four Sutherland sisters have all had very different paths in life, but one secret and a slighty tense production of Jesus Christ Superstar are about to bring them all back together again…
When the news that pop-superstar Lexia Sutherland is returning to Westenbury, not everyone is thrilled by the news – including Lexia. There are too many memories she doesn’t need to face – or need re-surfacing.
Meanwhile, Juno Sutherland just wants a little peace and quiet. As the local village doctor, she’s got her priorities in order; kids, job, husband, tenacious pony, a role in the village musical… So when the sexy new locum turns up – and steals her office – the last thing she needed was to be hit with rising temperatures and an over-active imagination.
Will these sisters be able to uncover the past, deal with the future and put on the performance of a lifetime?
My Thoughts on Sing Me A Secret
Sing Me A Secret is the story of four sisters Ariadne, Pandora, Juno and Lexia and their families. The women are so different and have a varied age range but they all have excellent singing voices.
Lexia was less academic than her sisters and left home to become a huge singing sensation. She went on to marry a top professional footballer and has a four-year-old son. After marrying she lost contact with her family but now her husband’s career brings her back to her home town.
Doctor Juno is juggling life as a village GP and mother to two children with an absent husband who is working abroad. She knows that her marriage has become stagnant which becomes more evident when a handsome young locum arrives on the scene.
Pandora announces that the village choir will be taking part in a singing competition and she insists that her sisters join in. Will they be able to bury the past and unite to put on a production to be proud of?
I loved reading about the family dynamics of this unique but still relatable family. There is literally a secret around every corner and plenty of highly amusing moments and dry wit. Even the children were individual and amusing especially ten-year-old Tilda with her extensive vocabulary and opinionated personality.
Julie Houston is a new author for me and I loved how she deftly changed from past to present and different character’s perspectives so seamlessly. The masterful dialogue really gives you an insight into the characters and swept the story along. Although the sisters are very different there are subtle similarities that emerge as the characters develop.
This is an entertaining, character-driven read with some serious issues but plenty of laugh out loud moments too.
Thank you Aria fiction for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
About The Author
Julie lives in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire where her novels are set, and her only claims to fame are that she teaches part-time at ‘Bridget Jones’ author Helen Fielding’s old junior school and her neighbour is ‘Chocolat’ author, Joanne Harris. After university, where she studied Education and English Literature, she taught for many years as a junior school teacher.
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