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5+ stars for No More Secrets by @JoanneGuidoccio #womensfiction #bookish #bookreview

Title: No More Secrets

Author: Joanne Guidoccio

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Book Blurb:

Angelica Delfino takes a special interest in the lives of her three nieces, whom she affectionately calls the daughters of her heart. Sensing that each woman is harboring a troubling, possibly even toxic secret, Angelica decides to share her secrets—secrets she had planned to take to the grave. Spellbound, the nieces listen as Angelica travels back six decades to reveal an incredulous tale of forbidden love, tragic loss, and reinvention. It is the classic immigrant story upended: an Italian widow’s transformative journey amid the most unlikely of circumstances.

Inspired by Angelica’s example, the younger women share their “First World” problems and, in the process, set themselves free.

But one heartbreaking secret remains untold...

My Review:

Angelica Delfino knows her life is coming to a close. She wants one last visit with her three nieces, so she writes them each a letter personally inviting them to come for the weekend. She knows each daughter of the heart, as she calls them, is at a crossroads and her only hope is that they will finally understand when she tells her own secrets. When the five women are under one roof, Angelica shares secrets she thought would go with her to her grave. But these women mean the world to her and she knows her story will help them deal with their own burdens. The more she shares, the more they open up with each other. But there's one secret left untold. Can she unburden her heart and reveal it? Will this one secret drive a wedge between them or will it be the one secret that ties them to her heart forever?

No More Secrets is a beautiful story of family, love and secrets. At the heart of this story is a meaningful theme: love. Joanne Guidoccio takes five very different women and explores the essence of what it means to be a woman. Each character is compelling and realistic, with her own voice and emotions. The way these five women interact reads honestly and I connected with each one in a different way. Family secrets are present in each family but as the secrets are revealed, it's up to each generation to pass along life lessons. This is what is at the heart of No More Secrets. Exquisitely written, No More Secrets is a must-read for women. Emotions run high yet I couldn't stop reading. When it finished, I was sad to leave these women. They became close to my heart, even though they are just characters. If you love women's fiction and are looking for a book you can't put down, pick up No More Secrets today. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

A member of Crime Writers of Canada, Sisters in Crime, and Women’s Fiction Writers Association, Joanne Guidoccio writes cozy mysteries, paranormal romances, and inspirational literature from her home base of Guelph, Ontario.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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