Today I’m delighted to be on the tour for Her Best Friend’s Secret by Anna Mansell…..
Your best friend deserves the truth. But it will ruin her life. What would you do?
In summer, the small Cornish village of Gorran Haven fills with tourists, but in the colder months its pretty narrow streets are blissfully quiet, the bell on the village shop door rings only for locals, the beach is unspoilt, empty and safe.
It’s been over twenty years since four very different teenage girls sat on that beach, and swore to be best friends forever. Their lives went different ways after Emily left. But each remembered that promise. And none truly found friendship like it again.
Now, Emily’s back, with a secret she can’t face. She tries to hide away, take time to heal and make some difficult choices, but she runs into one of her old friends, and soon the four are reunited. Lolly, warm as ever, is a successful physiotherapist, married with kids. Yet smart, strong Amanda, who cherishes her teenage daughter, is alone and seemingly stuck in a dead-end job. And creative Jess is so much quieter than Emily remembers.
The bond is still there, and Emily realises their friendship might keep her together, but there are reasons why the women fell out of touch. Secrets that have lain dormant for decades start to surface, and then one of the women discovers a betrayal so big, it could turn each of their lives upside down.
It’s always those we’re closest to who have the power to tear us apart. Can friendship give Emily and her friends the strength to survive a devastating shock, or are some things unforgiveable?
Full of truths about friendship, marriage, and the relationships that define us, Her Best Friend’s Secret is a powerful, relatable and emotionally gripping novel for fans of Jojo Moyes, Diane Chamberlain, and The Silent Wife.
I loved this book so much. The story of four ladies who were best friends in their teens, but life moves on and they all went their separate ways, building their own lives. Emily moved away to LA and on moving back to Cornwall, bumps in to one of the girls and it brings back wonderful memories of their former friendship; igniting the desire to meet up and see each other.
So they arrange a catch up but are all really nervous about it……will they be able to reignite their friendship? Will it be the same? They get together and all realise how much they all still love and care about each other…but how will it turn out? What has happened to them, and what are their secrets?
I loved going through this journey with them and their rediscovery as friends. This is a heartwarming tale of friendship, love, second chances, forgiveness and the strength of women. A beautiful tale that I’d recommend to everyone!
about the author….
Anna had a brush with ‘fame’ as a magician’s assistant back in 1977. She later decided that being sawn in half by her magical performing father, at barely 6 months old, was too submissive a role. She vowed to channel the trauma in to something much more pro-actively creative. Having failed at acting, singing and professional murder mystery parties (she was ALWAYs the one to die!), she fell to something much more solitary: writing. She has written three novels, published by Bookouture, her fourth – HER BEST FRIEND’S SECRET – comes out on April 1st, 2019. Anna lives on a dairy farm in Cornwall with her two children, her husband, and her ex-racing greyhound, Olive Dog.
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Thanks to Bookouture and to the author for providing me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review. All views are my own and I’m not affiliated with any links within this post.
Have a lovely day all.