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Secret Lives

Diane Chamberlain

Actress Eden Riley's decision to make a film about her mother plunges her into a shattering confrontation with her own past, irrevocably altering her life and the lives of those she loves. Her mother, Katherine Swift, was a renowned children's author who died when Eden was very young. Now Eden, recovering from a divorce and disillusioned with her glamorous life, returns to the childhood home of the mother she barely knew. She moves in with her uncle, archaeologist Kyle Swift, and his wife, Louise. Eden gets more than she bargained for when Kyle gives her the journal her mother had kept from the age of thirteen until her death. Eden is spellbound by the powerfully written, intimate diary that chronicles a life of hardship, madness, and tragedy. But her fascination turns to horror when she discovers the shocking truth about her mother's life. Eden turns for comfort to Ben Alexander, Kyle's colleague, not knowing that Ben has a secret of his own that could ruin Eden and her career. Now Eden must make a heartbreaking decision as she struggles to lay the ghosts of the past to rest and come to terms with her own future. Shifting gracefully between Eden's world and Katherine's, Secret Lives seduces with the power of its images and the lyricism of its prose.

Actress Eden Riley's decision to make a film about her mother plunges her into a shattering confrontation with her own past, irrevocably altering her life and the lives of those she loves. Her mother, Katherine Swift, was a renowned children's author who died when Eden was very young. Now Eden, recovering from a divorce and disillusioned with her glamorous life, returns to the childhood home of the mother she barely knew. She moves in with her uncle, archaeologist Kyle Swift, and his wife, Louise. Eden gets more than she bargained for when Kyle gives her the journal her mother had kept from the age of thirteen until her death. Eden is spellbound by the powerfully written, intimate diary that chronicles a life of hardship, madness, and tragedy. But her fascination turns to horror when she discovers the shocking truth about her mother's life. Eden turns for comfort to Ben Alexander, Kyle's colleague, not knowing that Ben has a secret of his own that could ruin Eden and her career. Now Eden must make a heartbreaking decision as she struggles to lay the ghosts of the past to rest and come to terms with her own future. Shifting gracefully between Eden's world and Katherine's, Secret Lives seduces with the power of its images and the lyricism of its prose.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Actress Eden Riley's decision to make a film about her mother plunges her into a shattering confrontation with her own past, irrevocably altering her life and the lives of those she loves. Her mother, Katherine Swift, was a renowned children's author who died when Eden was very young. Now Eden, recovering from a divorce and disillusioned with her glamorous life, returns to the childhood home of the mother she barely knew. She moves in with her uncle, archaeologist Kyle Swift, and his wife, Louise. Eden gets more than she bargained for when Kyle gives her the journal her mother had kept from the age of thirteen until her death. Eden is spellbound by the powerfully written, intimate diary that chronicles a life of hardship, madness, and tragedy. But her fascination turns to horror when she discovers the shocking truth about her mother's life. Eden turns for comfort to Ben Alexander, Kyle's colleague, not knowing that Ben has a secret of his own that could ruin Eden and her career. Now Eden must make a heartbreaking decision as she struggles to lay the ghosts of the past to rest and come to terms with her own future. Shifting gracefully between Eden's world and Katherine's, Secret Lives seduces with the power of its images and the lyricism of its prose.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johanna Parker

Length:

13h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

34:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

28:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

21:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

27:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

19:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

21:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

12:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

15:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

30:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

15:44


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

26:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:40