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Secrets & Truths: A Novel of Unexpected Consequences by Marlene F Cheng

Elegantly told, intriguing, and rich…

In Cheng’s debut installment in Their Hearts’ Desires series, forbidden romance upturns several lives. Vancouver, BC. When Geneva Olsson, a reserved physician, encounters Y, a player for the local NHL club, she is not the only one who feels the sparks fly. Y is equally attracted to Geneva. But he has a wife and children. Despite Geneva’s initial inhibition, she begins a full-fledged affair with Y, unaware her life will never be the same again. Deftly blending the psychological complexity of a family drama with a conflicted love story, Cheng juggles several points of view with ease. G and V’s backstory is intriguing. The sisters nicely mirror each other, sharing an unconventional upbringing, a sharp intellect, and successful careers. Y’s desperate longing for G makes him relatable. However, it’s hard to have much sympathy for him as he intentionally makes blunders and seems oblivious to the others’ pain. The book is well paced, and Cheng writes insightfully about mental health issues, alcoholism, and her characters’ struggles with moral dilemmas. Enthralling and absorbing.

Secrets & Truths: A Novel of Unexpected Consequences
Marlene F Cheng

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Pub date January 18 2023
ISBN 979-8367648553
Price $15.24 (USD) Paperback, $0.00 Kindle Unlimited

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