Today’s book review is for one of my favourite books I’ve read in the past year, The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice. I started this book for the #CrushYourTBR Readathon and I talked about it a little in my TBR pile post then raved about it in my round up post after the readathon ended. I love it and here is why…
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice is being republished after ten years with a new foreward by Miranda Hart, whom I love and who loves this book about as much as I do. It’s set in the 1950’s and we follow an 18 year old girl making a new friend and finding her life tipped off-kilter. The story is based in an amazing time in history; Post-War England with America just becoming popular and the beginning of so many technological advancements and the 50’s music revolution.
It’s a slow paced book, but by no means is that an insult. I just wanted to savour it so probably not the best pick for a readathon. I’m so pleased I picked this book off the shelf though, Miranda Hart was right with her quote on the cover, I really love it.
This writing is extraordinarily beautiful, but is always very clear and doesn’t use over-the-top language or anything like that which is common in historical fiction. Really the word that springs to mind is… Enchanting. Utterly enchanting. I’m already aching to re-read this book, but my TBR is pulling me away. One day!
In conclusion, I am completely in love with this book, the characters, the writing and everything about it. If I could give it more than five stars, I would. You can buy the book here!