Secrets and Shadows

Secrets and Shadows Determined to start a new life Louisa Forrester has come to Scotland in search of adventure new relationships and a second chance She has enrolled on a creative writing course at the renowned Glendr

  • Title: Secrets and Shadows
  • Author: Mary Nickson
  • ISBN: 9780099466338
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Paperback
  • Determined to start a new life, Louisa Forrester has come to Scotland in search of adventure, new relationships and a second chance She has enrolled on a creative writing course at the renowned Glendrochatt Arts Centre It is here that she meets Marnie Donovan, a young American woman who has travelled to Scotland in search of the childhood home of her eccentric benefactreDetermined to start a new life, Louisa Forrester has come to Scotland in search of adventure, new relationships and a second chance She has enrolled on a creative writing course at the renowned Glendrochatt Arts Centre It is here that she meets Marnie Donovan, a young American woman who has travelled to Scotland in search of the childhood home of her eccentric benefactress, hoping for answers to questions that have haunted her all her life.Isobel Grant, who runs the centre with her husband Giles, is facing the greatest challenge of her life but must put on a brave face for everyone s sake.Initially Louisa and Marnie dislike each other, especially when both women are drawn to the same man And Isobel must keep the peace.But enigmatic Christopher Piper carries his own secrets from the past and in their brief encounter all are forced to confront the truth about themselves and the choices they have made.Told with warmth and insight, Secrets and Shadows is a beautifully written story of three women and how they learn to embrace the future, however uncertain

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    1. Louisa will noch einmal ganz von vorn anfangen. Während eines Schreibseminars in den schottischen Highlands findet sie in Marnie eine enge Vertraute und in Christopher den Mann, der sie zum ersten Mal seit Langem zum Lachen bringt. Doch auch Marnie fühlt sich zu Christopher hingezogen. Ein wunderbarer Roman über die Wendepunkte im Leben und das Aufblitzen ganz großer Gefühle.Louisa ist gerade frisch getrennt von ihrem Ehemann und hat ihren Job an den Nagel gehängt, als sie zu ihrer Cousine [...]

    2. bought on a whim, because it was reduced due to a grubby cover, I was entralled from the first page. I got immersed in the lives of all the characters, not just the main 3 girls as the cover suggested was the main storyline. I will be looking out for more of Mary's books

    3. After the first chapter I thought that I was in for a good read. I was wrong! The story just didn't go anywhere Weak characters and story-line and far too much descriptive language. Not my cup of tea :(

    4. Costumamos ouvir que o passado torna-nos naquilo que somos e muitas vezes nem acreditamos no quanto essa afirmação é verdadeira. Os sofrimentos, as alegrias, os mistérios das nossas vidas podem transformar a nossa personalidade das mais variadas maneiras. Todos esses pequenos detalhes podem ser visionados na personalidade das personagens deste livro. Cada uma delas tem um mistério nas suas vidas, cada uma tem algo que marcou o seu passado e que torna difícil a missão de seguir em frente, [...]

    5. In het eilandhuis wordt de lezer meegenomen in de levens van drie deelnemers van een creatief schrijven cursus in het eilandhuis van Isobel Grant. Het verhaal begint echter in de jeugd van Marnie Donovan wat de start van het verhaal niet al te gemakkelijk maakt, wie is wie en waar blijven die louisa, isobel en christopher van de achterflap? Het duurt even en voor je compleet in het verhaal van Marnie zit verschuift het verhaal naar de cursus in het eilandhuis. Hier heeft ieder zijn eigen redenen [...]

    6. Een heerlijk boek voor tussendoor. Het verhaal speelt zich grotendeels af in Schotland, waar een groep mensen samen een schrijfcursus volgt. Hoewel het verhaal een romantisch tintje heeft, gaat het niet alleen over de liefde, maar ook over vriendschaps- en familiebanden. Ik heb dit boek als luisterboek en vond het prettig om er naar geluisterd te hebben. Al ergerde ik me soms wel aan de uitweidingen. Zo zitten een aantal mensen te ontbijten en dan wordt er gezegd dat een van de personages niet d [...]

    7. I loved it! Basically, I just love it when a story takes place in a country I've never been to (which is practically nothing). It gets my imagination going! So I really enjoyed Secrets and Shadows (: Also, I love to try to figure people out and see what they're all about, and this was definitely a good book for that. It's all about people's past and how that influences them in the rest of their lives. Also, it's about changing your life and yourself for the better, even if it's not in your own h [...]

    8. This book has many lovable features. It is set in picturesque Scotland in a beautiful setting where creative, interesting people gather for workshops and share ideas. This fertile backdrop yields multiple interesting mini plots and sagas which are successfully melded into the intertwined plot. The writing is delightful, the characters not always charming but quite believable. Two women, Louisa and Marnie are attracted to the same man, thus putting them on a collision course. This is a good light [...]

    9. I loved this book. It's a character-based saga, starting with an elderly lady who bonds with a small, neglected girl. The main section of the book features a writing course in Scotland, where the girl, now grown up, is on a kind of treasure hunt. I was surprised - and pleased - to find that this book is also a sequel to 'Off Balance' - by Mary Sheepshanks, another name Mary Nickson wrote under, featuring many of the same people.I could hardly put it down once I had started, and it's not a short [...]

    10. This is Mary Sheepshanks alter ego or the like, and so far, the 2 books I've read under the Nickson name don't come close to the originals. Don't even know why she did this. Blurb reads "A beautifully written story of three women and three uncertain futures" a la Maeve Binchty but, personally, I found the 3 women plain irritating, didn't care as much as I'd have liked to about their 'uncertain' futures and thought the writing trite and pedestrian.

    11. An eclectic mix of people are brought together on a literary course,and stay in the beautiful Scottish countryside. All the participants have a story to tell, there are the inevitable secrets and shadows to be revealed. A predicable story, but a lovely read.

    12. Book had lots of reference to Scotland which was really good. Would make you want to go travelling to explore the different areas mentioned. Characters were a good mix with some nice moments of romance, fun and a little bit of drama to keep you wanting to turn the pages.

    13. Set in rural Scotland, this is the story of various characters coming together to participate in a writng course. It's a good read with believable characters.

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