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The Secret of Everything

by Barbara O'Neal

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The Secret of Everything by Barbara O'Neal
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  • Published Jan 2010
    400 pages
    Genre: Romance

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  • Shawna L. (Idaho Falls, Idaho)
    The secret of everything
    This was a very moving book. I started it and then just had to finish it! It has everything you need for a wonderful read, it left me with a tear in my eye and a heart warmed from the inside out.

    This book has a food theme as does her other book The Lost Recipe for Happiness. I am not a great cook but The Secret of Everything just awakens a need in me to become one, it is amazing what food can do ;o). I had instant connection to the books characters. The location makes me want to book a flight to New Mexico tomorrow. Photography was another pastime in this book that I really enjoyed. I am also a sucker for happy endings and this book just delighted me with just the right kind of Happy Ending I could think about long after I finished the last page!
  • Deb Y. (Blanco, TX)
    Romance is in the Air!
    This is a lovely romance, and I enjoy lovely romances. The only thing better than a lovely romance is a lovely period romance, but this is not one of those. Tessa and Vince and their many-faceted story will win over even the most curmudgeonly! Please do yourself a favor and read this nice book - no thinking involved, just pure enjoyment.
  • Carol Rosen, LCSW (pompton lakes, NJ)
    Secret or not, we all have a past
    Basically a love story with good characterization within a plot that keeps your interest and has you wondering what will unfold next. Tessa is recovering from injuries both physical and emotional. As she searches for happiness and meets new people in her life she also has to confront her past. A read that is easy to follow, moves at a somewhat slow pace but keeps you guessing and wanting to read on to the end.
  • Sherrill B. (Columbia City, In.)
    the secret of everything
    This book was an easy read.It contained mystery, adventure and believable characters and plot. I enjoyed it. However, the explicit sex scenes didn't add anything to the book. This could be toned down quite a bit.and still sound like love.
  • Kathleen S. (Danbury, CT)
    Enjoyable, but ...
    I found this book interesting, however would have liked it even more if all of the story lines had been fully developed. There were several instances where a character had a thought or idea at the end of a chapter that implied further investigation, and then the issue never came up again. A fairly quick read.
  • Margaret H. (Springfield, VA)
    The Secret of Everything
    Lisa is trying to recover from an accident on a camping trip and at the same time she is trying to remember her youth in New Mexico and why her father has never wanted to return. When she visits her home she starts to remember her past, including another girl and to question the things her father has told her. Along the way she identifies with the people in the town and starts to feel comfortable with them from the young widower and his children to the people who now live where she remembers growing up. The author makes her characters alive and reins in the reader to try to figure out the secret of Lisa's birth. This should make a fun book club read, especially for those with ties to the 60's.
  • Teresa C. (Pickerington, OH)
    The Secret of Everything
    I found this book to be an easy read. It kept my attention but wasn't as much of a page turner as I had hoped. The main character, Tessa Harlow, has nearly recovered physically from a hiking accident but is still struggling to recover mentally. As she pushes herself to face her past so she can move on she discovers some hidden family secrets that threaten to further impede her quest for recovery.

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