A Dark Secret

A Dark Secret In the irresistible tradition of Eileen Goudge Dark Secret is a compelling page turner that tests the family bond between two very different sisters and exposes a lifetime of deception Karen Bradley

  • Title: A Dark Secret
  • Author: Elizabeth Atkins Bowman
  • ISBN: 9780812574562
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the irresistible tradition of Eileen Goudge, Dark Secret is a compelling page turner that tests the family bond between two very different sisters and exposes a lifetime of deception.Karen Bradley has not seen her sister in years, not since Sharlene ran off to New York to escape the poverty and shame she felt living as a mixed race child in the slums of Detroit Karen,In the irresistible tradition of Eileen Goudge, Dark Secret is a compelling page turner that tests the family bond between two very different sisters and exposes a lifetime of deception.Karen Bradley has not seen her sister in years, not since Sharlene ran off to New York to escape the poverty and shame she felt living as a mixed race child in the slums of Detroit Karen, a devoted daughter, is horrified to learn that her mother is dying of a rare illness and only Sharlene can save her.Now calling herself Camille and passing as a white woman orphaned as a child Sharlene has remade her life and her past Engaged to a rich and powerful Southern aristocrat who adores her, Camille has everything she wanted money, prestige and a law career All her hopes for the future and the wedding that will seal her new life depend on her hidden past remaining hidden But will the price of her new life be her mother s early death Or will Karen expose her sister s Dark Secret

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    1. After reading Atkins Bowman's first novel, White Chocolate, I was excited to get into Dark Secret. I enjoyed the book, and couldn't put it down as I wanted to find the outcome of what happened to the characters. The plot is remnant of Danzy Senna's Caucasia, in which two sisters of black and white origin have different phenotypes, and consequently take very different life paths. Themes include identity struggle, family/home concepts, reconcilliation and the complexities of navigating the color l [...]

    2. Sharlene changes her name & her background to hide the fact that she is half black and wants to find Love that she never got growing up. I get that Karen Loves her mother and doesn't want her to die but I don't understand why she doesn't understand why Camille feels no need to help. I felt sorry for Camille/ Sharlene that in order to feel Loved she gets involved with a man who's parents hate her and she will do anything to get their love. It's bad enough she knows that Jeff's father is a big [...]

    3. wow this book was SO good from beginning to end, i loveded all the characters and the plot was wonderful, i can't wait to read her other books, would read this book again!

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