This is a wonderful book about three women from the same family at very different stages of their lives but all with a secret that they are keeping from one or both of the other females in the family. You can always count on Rachael Jones giving you a bit of everything with her stories from Crying, Laughing, Frustration, Amusement, Hope and most of all Love.
This story was a can’t put down read as ones you started you just had to keep going to the very end no matter what the time or responsibilities your real-life sent your way. My two favourite characters in this book were Gralice and Ged there love and respect for each other had me missing my Gran while reading this book.
The fun all starts when the three – Grandmother, Mother and Daughter so on a cruise to celebrate Alice’s (Gralice) 80th birthday. It comes as a surprise to Sappho and Ged but they go along to please Alice.
Alice is a woman that has achieved many great things during her lifetime and has fought for many different issues along the way. She is known for her work with the women movements, she is a scientist and was a single mother many many decades before it was accepted in our society.
Her daughter Sappho is the complete opposite to her mother she is a homemaker to which her husband and family come first before anything else. She has become a social media goddess and is all the Happy Housewife. Cooking, Cleaning and keeping your family happy guide for the modern wife.
Geraldine (Ged) is a journalist and the peacemaker between her Grandmother and her mother as they differ between their beliefs. Ged thought her world was all good until the afternoon of her Grandmothers 80th Birthday, all the walls come crumbling down. So a cruise for a long weekend might just be what she needs right now….Until she finds out is an Elvis Revival cruise.
I forced a smile, "Lucky' was the last word I'd use to describe anything that had happened to me lately. In a matter of a month, my life had become a soap opera--one in which I'd been forced to take a starring role when I didn't even want to watch the show.
All three will not realise that this cruise will start a fifty-year secret and all their worlds will change forever some good some bad but most of all full of secrets.
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Expected publication: October 21st 2019 by HarperCollins
Three women, three secrets, one life-changing journey. Alice has always been a trailblazer as a scientist, activist and mother. She knew her choices would involve sacrifices, but now, on the eve of her eightieth birthday, she's beginning to wonder if she's sacrificed too much.
Alice's daughter, Sappho, rebelled against her unconventional upbringing, choosing to marry young and embrace life as a homemaker, but her status as a domestic goddess has recently taken a surprising turn.
Ged has always been the peacemaker between her grandmother and mother. A tenacious journalist, she knows what she wants in life and love, yet when everything in her world starts falling apart, she begins to question whether she really knows anyone at all.
At a crossroads in each of their lives, Alice, Sappho and Ged embark on a celebratory trip together, but instead of bringing them closer, the holiday sparks life-changing consequences and lifts the lid on a fifty-year-old secret.
Can Ged rescue her family if their story is built on a betrayal?