Sing Me a Secret by Julie Houston – Book Review

Sing Me a Secret by Julie Houston – Book Review

Sing me a Secret by Julie Houston

Sing Me a Secret

Author – Julie Houston
Publisher – Aria
Pages – 416
Released – 4th February 2021
ISBN-13 – 978-1800246485
Format – ebook, paperback
Rating – 4 Stars
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Synopsis

The four Sutherland sisters have all had very different paths in life, but one secret and a slighty tense production of Jesus Christ Superstar are about to bring them all back together again…

When the news that pop-superstar Lexia Sutherland is returning to Westenbury, not everyone is thrilled by the news including Lexia. There are too many memories she doesn’t need to face or need re-surfacing.

Meanwhile, Juno Sutherland just wants a little peace and quiet. As the local village doctor, she’s got her priorities in order; kids, job, husband, tenacious pony, a role in the village musical… So when the sexy new locum turns up and steals her office the last thing she needed was to be hit with rising temperatures and an over-active imagination.

Will these sisters be able to uncover the past, deal with the future and put on the performance of a lifetime?

Review by Stacey

Sing me a Secret is the first book by author Julie Houston that I have read and I can see why she is a best-selling author as the storyline flowed perfectly and the book felt inviting and kept me entertained throughout.

This is a tale of four sisters, all very different with unique personalities. The book opens with youngest sister Lexia Sutherland winning a singing competition to front a new girl group, we then move forward in time fifteen years and find out about a long-standing falling out within the family between Lexia and the rest.

Lexia is now married to a Premier League Footballer and has a young son. When her husband signs a contract for a new football club they have to move to where she grew up and where her family still live. Not all are pleased that she is returning home.

The relationship between the sisters I have seen many times before within some of my friend’s families so they were perfectly realistic to me. I loved how warm they could be to one another as well as cold and brutal at times too.

The book is heart-warming, charming, and often funny, especially when one of the sisters Juno was involved. There are big secrets (given in the title) that are being held which when revealed were a shock to me. There is also a bit of eye-candy in the form of the new locum doctor, and a man to hate in Footballer Theo.

I love a book set within a village as you would think big cities were where the action happens but villages seem to have so much fun. I loved the book for all its surprises, great characters, and for giving me a laugh.

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Author Info

Julie Houston Sing Me a Secret

Bestselling author of ‘A Village Affair’ and ‘Sing Me A Secret’!

Julie lives in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire where her novels are set, and her only claims to fame are that she teaches part-time at ‘Bridget Jones’ author Helen Fielding’s old junior school and her neighbour is ‘Chocolat’ author, Joanne Harris.

She has been a magistrate for the past nineteen years, and, when not distracted by Ebay, Twitter and Ancestry, spends much of her time writing. Julie is married, has a twenty-four-year-old son and twenty-one-year-old daughter and a ridiculous Cockerpoo called Lincoln.

She runs and swims because she’s been told it’s good for her, but would really prefer a glass of wine, a sun lounger and a jolly good book – preferably with Matthew McConaughay in attendance.

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5 Responses

  1. vidya says:

    i do love family reads and the title is also so clever

  2. Nadene says:

    Small town stories has so much to offer, and thus sounds awesome .

  3. Bianca says:

    This sounds like fun!

  4. Great review. Sounds like a sweet read.

  5. That sounds good. I love books with sisters or multi generational books.

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