Haven Books Fiction
Book Of the Year Award
Winner - Gold
Beach Book Award
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Here's what other readers have said:
“Last night I was up til the wee hours with Child Secrets.
It was wonderful to revisit the Milford Haven folks again and to see
them in such bold relief, via your descriptive prose. I don't think
there's any question—this is my FAVORITE Milford-Haven book (so
far!!??) The radio drama was one thing—this book series in another
altogether!! It’s so much more complex and involving because you’re
delving into areas that can only be reached with the written word. Thanks
for writing these books!”
"I'm almost finished reading Mara Purl's 'Child Secrets'
and I can hardly wait to get back to it! Her descriptions are so detailed
you can clearly see exactly what she wants you to see, whether it's
an abandoned kitten half tarred into the side of a road, an unfinished
house being built out on a bluff, or a beautiful sunset at "the Cove."
I'd enjoyed the first two books in her series, 'What The Heart Knows'
and 'Closer Than You Think,' and I was curious to find out
exactly whose childhood secrets would be revealed in this book. I was
fascinated to discover that everyone's childhood secrets are being disclosed,
and it makes the characters so rich. There's so much going on in this
book, and there are several cliffhangers. Everything seems to be going
right for Miranda, and yet she reveals a wistfulness and a fear of losing
her soul. What could that mean?? And those Chernaks! I dread to discover
what that Wilhelm will be up to next, but I just have to find out what
it is. And I must say, though it's disguised as pure enjoyment, I find
I'm learning a lot from reading these books, especially this one. I
found out all kinds of things about how to do a search on the internet,
how an offshore oil rig works, how a professional singer prepares, what
a mountain biker wears, how fresh hot biscuits are made, and the list
goes on. I learn things without even realizing I'm learning them. If
I weren't working with clients today, I'd be home reading 'Child