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By Mindy Friddle
At age seventy-two, Emma Hanley plans to flee small-town Palmetto, South Carolina, and commute the globe. but if her fickle husband dies in undignified conditions, Emma unearths herself juggling the desires of her grownup teenagers. Her as soon as free-spirited daughter Dora turns to compulsive purchasing and a controlling husband to omit her wayward previous. Her son Bobby nonetheless lives along with her, with an disease that robbed him of his youth promise.
When Dora's past love Jake Cary returns to Palmetto with a damaged center and a present for gardening, town turns into choked with mysterious, effective botanicals and thoughts lengthy forgotten. quickly adequate, Jake and his ragtag crew of helpers start to unearth the secrets and techniques that experience divided the Hanleys for many years.
Written with the heat of Lee Smith and the paranormal contact of Alice Hoffman, Secret Keepers is a beguiling moment novel via the acclaimed writer of The backyard Angel.
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