The Secret Keeper

· The Secret Keeper series Book 1 · Wayzgoose Press
23 reviews

About this ebook

A free first-in-series complete novel with no cliffhanger.

Peyton Stratford is her family’s unofficial keeper of all things secret, from the petty and mundane to the potentially life-changing. But Peyton is keeping a secret of her own. And it’s a doozy.

Pastor Brice Northam is used to hearing secrets. After all, it’s part of his job description. But he’s about to hear one that’s going to challenge him almost as much as his feelings for the person confessing.

Peyton needs some serious help from Brice, but how much does she dare tell him? And what, exactly, is Brice hiding from Peyton—and himself? Clearly they both have some serious soul-searching to do. But maybe, just maybe, the answer to secrets isn’t silence. Or more secrets. 

Maybe it’s love.

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Note: While the Secret Keeper series does feature some characters who are Christian (the hero is a pastor, so that’s a dead giveaway), it is not a Christian romance in the traditional sense, and some characters find themselves in adult situations and using strong language. Not that the pastor approves! But he’s fallen in love with a complex, modern woman whose life is anything but predictable. If you think you could too, then dive in. Bring your sense of humor and your compassion, and then hold on for the emotional ride of your life!

Chick lit, romantic comedy, rom com, humorous love story, second chance

Ratings and reviews

23 reviews
Dianne Gibson
January 4, 2023
Loved this book couldn't put it down. Love the characters. I laughed and almost cried, it is well written now I can't wait to read the rest.
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Margaret Holliday
November 14, 2022
This book is very good. It hooks you in and keeps your attention with every turn of the page. It is nice to read a book that does not rely on sex scenes to keep you reading. This is a love story, not a raunchy romp.
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Jenn O
October 6, 2022
good, definitely a lot deeper and more ........ more?..... than I expected. Trigger warning about troubled pregnancy / birth so be careful if that's an issue for you. Also the story is not complete - though you can end here, it isn't a true cliffhanger but it is a great book about growing up, even as an adult, making changes and building character for yourself even if you start for other people. Loved it, even the hard parts.
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About the author

Brea Brown's irreverent romantic comedies feature a roster of unlikely yet believable characters that will keep you turning pages late into the night—or laughing in public! She draws her inspiration from the age-inappropriate books she pilfered from her older sisters' bookshelves, her own mishaps, and her overactive imagination. She believes in making her characters work for their dreams, but she's a sucker for a happy ending. She lives in Springfield, Missouri with her husband and children, whom she considers her own wacky cast of characters.

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