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AUSTRALIAN MADE

 
 

Secrets Between Friends – Fiona Palmer (2017)

 

This is the story of four long-term friends who, as they’ve traversed the stages of life, have become distant. All of that changes when they decide to go on a cruise out of Fremantle over a long weekend. Jess is a single parent to Oliver; Peter lives with Ricki and plans to marry her but she has her eyes on exotic, distant shores; and Abbie is alone after her boyfriend leaves her. It becomes quickly apparent that they are all keeping secrets from each other. And, of course, these secrets get revealed and test the boundaries of their friendships. But through a series of unexpected and sad events, they remember why they love each other. This is a heartwarming and moving novel about the friendships we make and keep. A really enjoyable read. (LF)

Rating 7/10
 
 

Fiona Palmer's latest novel, Secrets Between Friends, is about three women who go on a holiday to celebrate ten years of friendship. The synopsis says: "Friendship is a million little moments but can it survive this one? Three friends embark on a luxury cruise to celebrate their ten-year reunion in this heartfelt story of how long-held secrets can catch up with even the best of friends.
Life was about living, experiencing and emotions. The good and the bad. You had to laugh to cry. You had to love to hurt. You had to jump to fall or fly.
Best friends Abbie, Jess and Ricki are set to recreate a school trip they took ten years earlier to the historic port town of Albany, the oldest city on the stunning turquoise coastline of Western Australia.
Ricki, a dedicated nurse, harbours a dream she hasn't chased. Is she actually happy or stuck in a rut?
Jess, a school teacher and single mother to little Ollie, had a tough upbringing but found her way through with the help of her closest male friend, Peter. But Peter has bought an engagement ring and is ready to propose to Ricki ...
Abbie had it all: a career, a loving boyfriend and a future, but a visit to the doctor bears scary news. Her world is tumbling down and she feels adrift at sea." Secrets Between Friends is out in September 2017.

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