The Secrets We Conceal by S.R. Fabrico
Happy Monday! Today I'm bringing you a heavier, but very important book. S.R. Fabrico's The Secrets We Conceal. It is her debut novel and what a debut! I'm so thankful to LoveBookTours for introducing me to this book and allowing me to be part of its blog tour.
Laura Shirk is a normal, happy, go-lucky, little girl playing with Cabbage Patch dolls and Legos. Until she isn’t. Set in the late 1980s-early 90s, a visit to her aunt and uncle’s house changes everything.
What follows is a nerve-racking story shedding light on child sexual abuse. As the tragedy unfolds, Laura mutters through life concealing her secret from everyone. Feeling alone and isolated, she struggles to navigate her younger years wondering if she can or will ever find happiness.
Then, Laura meets ‘the perfect man’ for her. Can he heal her
heart and break down her steel walls?
The author wrote an amazing book. The subject matter is very heart wrenching but S.R. wrote it in a way that you felt the horror but it was not the focus of the book. The focus of the book is Laura's life from a child to an adult and how she deals with her past. Most of the book centers around her adolescent and college years. I had a very hard time putting this book down because I wanted to help Laura.
I need to talk about the cover. This is what first caught my attention. Once I read the blurb, I was even more drawn in by the cover. It perfectly shows Laura's feelings - walking on a dreary road. This is a work of fiction but I hope this story can help anyone in similar situations or know someone in a similar situation. I think everyone should read this book.
Born a raised a Yankee who loves NY style pizza and Philly cheesesteaks, she was introduced to the amazing world of Southern BBQ after moving to Tennessee where she live with my husband and two children. Her family is her main priority. She has a degree in mathematics with a minor in secondary education, She loves to be creative so writing has always been a hobby. When not writing, she likes to wife hard, mom hard, paint, read good books and watch good movies.
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