The Secret Keeper: A Review
Here is why (I am mixed feelings) — I am just going to lay it out: there is a scene in which the main character, Juliana St. John, is raped. I opted to continue to read the book, and all does end well. But it was difficult to read such brutality. The reality of this evil is real. And I don’t think that it should be a secret, or something that women feel shame about. But I cannot recommend this book as a vacation read, because I found this scene so upsetting.
But I will give Sandra Byrd credit for crafting a well written book. A book that has writing that activates your brain to think. I can appreciate and value her skills in writing in such a way as to capture the language of a past era.
The Secret Keeper is filled with . . . well . . . secrets. History is played out before your eyes with key characters like Sir Thomas Seymour, King Henry VIII, and other famous historical figures.
I received a free copy of this book from Howard Books, for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.