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THE SECRET TRILOGY: Three novels. Two women. One epic love story. (CLASSIC Discount Bargain Bundle)
     

THE SECRET TRILOGY: Three novels. Two women. One epic love story. (CLASSIC Discount Bargain Bundle)

by Francine Saint Marie
 
'The Secret Keeping' book one of this trilogy was a LAMBDA Notable Book, a Goldie Award finalist, a semi-finalist for the Independent Publishers Award, and an IPPY Bronze medalist. 'The Secret Trilogy' itself was nominated for the prestigious Ferro/Grumley Literary Prize in fiction. (Sex, love, money, lawyers, reporters, action, adventure, intrigue and

Overview

'The Secret Keeping' book one of this trilogy was a LAMBDA Notable Book, a Goldie Award finalist, a semi-finalist for the Independent Publishers Award, and an IPPY Bronze medalist. 'The Secret Trilogy' itself was nominated for the prestigious Ferro/Grumley Literary Prize in fiction. (Sex, love, money, lawyers, reporters, action, adventure, intrigue and blackmail—what’s YOUR secret worth?)

SYNOPSIS: High-profile psychiatrist, Dr. Helaine Kristenson—a.k.a. the “Love Doc”—is not just talented and beautiful, she’s the leading authority in the field of psychosexual relations and the bestselling author of the self-help bible, “Keeping Mr. Right.” Professionally, the esteemed doctor deals with secrets of the heart everyday. Privately, she even has a few of her own to keep her busy…

Straight-laced chief investment strategist, Lydia Beaumont, is not just talented and beautiful, she’s a consummate professional and headed to the top of the corporate ladder at financial giant, Soloman-Schmitt. Professionally, she has no secrets to speak of. Privately, she’s just unearthed one that’s going to rock her world a bit…

Bedazzling neophyte, Venus Angelo, is not just talented and beautiful, she’s a self-made millionaire ten times over again and on the fast track with her high-powered career in corporate finance. Professionally, she’s a dedicated and driven perfectionist. Privately, she’s full-blown enigmatic and somewhat reckless. And she’s got way too many skeletons in the closet…

Savvy and seasoned investment banker, Delilah Lewiston, is not just talented and beautiful, she runs one of the largest and most solid banks in the world. Professionally, she “speaks softly and carries a big stick” and doesn’t trade or take stock in any secrets. Privately, however, she’s safeguarding a couple of gems…

Controversial super-model, Sharon Chambers, is not just talented and beautiful, she’s the highest paid poser on the planet. Not to mention the most spoiled and temperamental. Professionally, her life of debauchery and conquest is an open book, about which, she really doesn’t give a damn. Privately, though, even she’s keeping some secrets. But that isn’t going to last…

Editorial Reviews

Amazon Vine Reviewer - G. Uhl
*Amazon Vine Reviewer G. Uhl, 5 of 5 Stars: “I'm not a literature snob…but that does not mean I don't recognize great writing when I download it…The story is interesting and sexy. However, I think it is the style of the writing that is what i am enjoying the most...thank you Ms. Saint Marie, and thank you Amazon. Please may I have some more?
Amazon Reviewer - B. Rabkeb Rabkeb
Definitely a singular, intelligent, affecting experience. Those readers looking for a book with depth that can be chewed over will not be disappointed with this read.
Just About Write Magazine - Review Editor
"Lesbian literature should become more sophisticated and offer depth in addition to the girl-gets-girl formula. The Secret Keeping meets those criteria." --Just About Write Magazine (April 2007 Issue)
Amazon Vine Reviewer - Reading Junkie Junkie
*Amazon Vine Voice Reviewer ‘Reading Junkie’ 5 of 5 Stars: “Wonderful..a worthy saga…Kudos, Francine, for a job well done!”
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"I find the age-old bookseller question 'what section do I file this book in' rearing its head as I write this review. Is it a romance? Is it fiction? Is it a mystery? The Secret Keeping by Francine Saint Marie does not strictly follow the formula for any particular genre, though there is the girl-wants-girl tension and some high-profile intrigue thrown in for additional spice. But the first part of the book is so quietly elegant and lovely, I placed the review here in the fiction section.
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B. Rabkeb
I was engrossed by the characters of Lydia and Helaine, and the way these novels were written, and indeed how the whole trilogy was structured. I'd say the first was my favorite of the three, but all had merit, and reading them was definitely a singular, intelligent, affecting experience. Those readers looking for a book with depth that can be chewed over will not be disappointed with this read. Everything is not tied up in a pretty bow, characters are not completely idealized (though they are g
G. Uhl
*Amazon Vine Reviewer G. Uhl, 5 of 5 Stars: “I'm not a literature snob…but that does not mean I don't recognize great writing when I download it…the characters are not like anyone I would ever rub elbows with in real life but I really enjoyed spending time with them. The story is interesting and sexy. However, I think it is the style of the writing that is what i am enjoying the most. I'm not going to pretend to know enough about writing styles to expand on this but if you.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012312211
Publisher:
Fifth Column Press - Bargain Bundles
Publication date:
06/23/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
660
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Published by Spinster's Ink, Francine Saint Marie’s acclaimed debut novel 'The Secret Keeping' (book one of this trilogy) was a LAMBDA Notable Book, a Goldie Award finalist, a semi-finalist for the Independent Publishers Award, and an IPPY Award Bronze medalist. 'The Secret Trilogy' was nominated for the 2009 Ferro/Grumley literary prize in fiction. An artist and a writer, Francine resides and creates in the United States. Her newest novel 'Persuasion' will be released on or before September 15th of this year. (Visit her anytime @ www.B00kster.wordpress.com)

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