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Summary

When Cassandra Madden was 12 years old, she fell in love with Jefferson Ames, a young man she met at one of her mother's business conferences. She was a lonely child, with a cold mother, and holding onto her love for Jeff helped her cope with her isolated life.

When she grew up, she went to college and even met a man she thought she'd marry, but Jeff was still in her head. She broke off her near engagement and went to Williamsburg, Virginia, where she secretly got herself a job as a nanny to the widowed Jeff's young child.

Even though Cassie was living in Jeff's house, seeing him every day, she still couldn't seem to get his attention. But then, one day, she heard shots coming from the mansion of Althea Fairmont, a woman the world called "the greatest living actress". Cassie ran to investigate and, in an instant, her safe little life was turned upside down. She began to learn that all the people around her weren't who they claimed to be. Everyone had secrets, and until Cassie unraveled those secrets, there was no chance for happiness between her and Jeff.

©2008 Jude Deveraeux (P)2011 Simon & Schuster Audio

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"Deveraux gives her fans a sweet love story filled with twists and turns as her heroine changes from victim to a woman in charge of her own destiny." ( Booklist)

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  • Bonnie
  • 25-10-19

Narration was annoying

I liked some of the story, but it was pretty cheesy. Dialogue was bad and I did not enjoy this narrator.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-06-18

Jude does it again

I love all Jude Deveraux s books. And the narrator was good. I just thought she sounded too old for the character.

It was an interesting story.

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  • Anne
  • 07-08-21

Unbelievable and I Wish I Could Get My Credit Back

The story line is a little incredulous, I tried to listen to the whole book, I got passed the one hour mark, and couldn't get a refund, So I had commited myself to listening to the book. Half the time, I am thinking, when does THAT ever happen in real life.

Not sure if I should stay till the end, or just toss it.

I cannot blame it on the narrator, she is better than most I have heard.

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  • Cynthiann E Chase
  • 13-06-21

Review of “Secrets”

The Narrators voice just did not fit the story and for me was a distraction. The story had a good plot but was hard to fathom as the voice of the narrator was too sing songish.

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  • cyn w
  • 25-10-19

Yes

This, as always with her books, was a pleasure to read. No time travel in this one, but enjoyed it very much.

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  • Keady
  • 06-08-18

good story

I loved listening to this story. I had to sneak in headphone time at work. It kept me riveted!

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  • Wendy Peters
  • 07-09-17

Great story line

The story was good. The narrator was horrible had a hard time staying focused on her narration.

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  • Lamonica
  • 05-04-17

Love it!!!!

This is a great book. I wish there was a second one. This is one of my favorites.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-03-17

Good, but....

it was fun, but I've liked others much better. I kept expecting something to happen.

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  • Donaria
  • 02-11-16

Secrets

Loved this book so much I've read it 4 times!! You almost feel you are Cassie.