The Secrets We Keep: Review of Sisters and Brothers by Fiona Palmer

The Secrets We Keep: Review of Sisters and Brothers by Fiona Palmer

Bill, 72, feels lonely and lost after the death of his beloved wife. He relies heavily on Sarah, his only daughter, for comfort and companionship.

Sarah, highly career-driven and a perfectionist homemaker, is struggling to keep up with all of the curve balls life is throwing her way. To makes matters worse, her husband is growing increasingly distant, leaving her with little to no support.

Emma, down-to-earth nurse and busy mum of three, has always dreamed of having a sister…but nothing could ever prepare her for the shocking results of a routine blood test.

Adam, a successful florist, was raised by a single mother and never knew his dad. As his business expands and his dreams start to fall into place, he can’t help but wonder about the father who has been absent from his life all these years.

Finally, Michelle is trying to turn her passion for cake-making into a career. But at age 46, she’s beginning to think that her chances of running a successful business, falling in love, and having children are wearing thin. And that’s not all that’s on her mind – Michelle is also searching for her birth parents, and feels like she is racing against time. Is it too late for everything?

Five characters, very different people living very different lives, yet they are connected by the very secrets that separate them. What will happen when these secrets are exposed? Only the future will tell…

Fiona Palmer’s Sisters and Brothers, a poignant tale of heartbreak, adoption, and a father’s love, grips you from the very beginning with its raw emotion and troubled, layered characters. Rare though it is to find a novel that is rich in both narrative and character development, it’s no surprise that Fiona Palmer delivers both – and more.

Not only are the characters in Sisters and Brothers masterfully crafted, the story is also beautifully layered and meticulously developed. Reading this book is like watching an intricate tapestry being woven – each sentence purposeful, moving, connecting everything together.

Sisters and Brothers is a story about people – about the secrets we keep, the desires we hide, and the dreams we leave behind. If you’re looking for a book that is both a page-turner and a tear-jerker, then don’t miss Fiona Palmer’s Sisters and Brothers.

About the author:

Before becoming an author, Fiona Palmer was a speedway driver for seven years and now spends her days writing both women’s and young adult fiction, working as a farmhand and caring for her two children in the tiny rural community of Pingaring, 350km from Perth. The books Fiona’s passionate readers know and love contain engaging story-lines, emotions and hearty characters. She has written nine bestselling novels and her most recent book, Secrets Between Friends, was a Top Ten national bestseller.

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                      Synopsis

                      A poignant novel of heartbreak, adoption and a father's love by beloved bestselling Australian author, Fiona Palmer.Bill, 72, feels left behind after the death of his adored wife. He relies heavily on his only daughter, Sarah.Sarah, career woman and perfectionist homemaker, struggles to keep up with the Joneses. As her husband grows distant, she has no support network.Emma, a down-to-earth nurse and busy mother of three, always dreamed of having a sister . . . But nothing prepares her for the shock results of a routine blood test.Adam, a successful florist, was raised by his mother. As his dreams start to fall into place, he can't stop thinking about the father he never had.Finally, Michelle is trying to build cake-making into a career. But at 46, has she left her run too late to fall in love, have children and find her birth parents?These five very different people - all connected but separated by secrets from the past - could be facing their futures together. After all, friends will come and go but sisters and brothers are forever . . . 
                      Fiona Palmer
                      About the author

                      Fiona Palmer

                      Fiona Palmer lives in the tiny rural town of Pingaring in Western Australia, three and a half hours south-east of Perth. She discovered Danielle Steel at the age of eleven, and has now written her own brand of rural romance. She has attended romance writers' groups and received an Australian Society of Authors mentorship for her first novel, The Family Farm. She has extensive farming experience, does the local mail run, and was a speedway-racing driver for seven years. She spends her days writing, helping out in the community and looking after her two children.

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