Of Love and Secrets

Of Love and Secrets This is the story of an eighteen year old woman as she battles for autonomy and a life of her own Still living at home under the ever watchful eye of her domineering mother Jenny struggles to build

  • Title: Of Love and Secrets
  • Author: Margaret Lynette Sharp
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  • Page: 382
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  • This is the story of an eighteen year old woman as she battles for autonomy and a life of her own Still living at home, under the ever watchful eye of her domineering mother, Jenny struggles to build a life and find love What is her destiny

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    About "Margaret Lynette Sharp"

    1. Margaret Lynette Sharp

      My blog margaretlynettesharp.wordpressMargaret Lynette Sharp is an award winning writer, and the author of thirty five titles, including 1 Best Seller, Longbourn Revisited Her work was highly commended during the the 2014 Hurstville Discovery Festival of Community Arts, and published by Hurstville Council in an anthology entitled Write Out Loud In November 2015 she won a Second Prize, again in the short story section of this same competition, and her title, More Than a Mere Bagatelle , has been selected for inclusion in another anthology, The Art of Writing She spent her early years in an inner city suburb of Sydney, moving with her family to a leafy, outer suburb at the age of ten.A self motivated student who loved to seek out information, she matriculated just before her eighteenth birthday Her enthusiasm for literature led to further studies, with a particular focus on Short Story Writing Shortly after the death of her elderly mother whom she cared for, Margaret met and later married Ronald Sharp B.E.M the creator of the Sydney Opera House Grand Organ She believes that, without doubt, he is her greatest fan and motivator.Excelling in English himself, Ron has edited much of her work.Margaret s books have been read and reviewed by readers from Australia, U.S and India the vast majority of reviews have been positive.In addition, she has three blogs on WordPress, which has received many encouraging comments.

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    1. Jenny was feeling unhappy about her break-up with James – more so because he seemed to have found her replacement fairly quickly. Jenny was eighteen, still studying and finding her feet. She lived at home with her Mum and Dad as she didn’t have a job, so didn’t have the money to do anything more than that. The night she let her good friend Cate persuade her to go to a friend’s party turned out to be much nicer, much more fun that she had envisioned. Spending a lot of the evening in the c [...]

    2. This is a very simplistic story set in modern day, a coming of age. A novella that was quick to read. The language was told in a way that doesn't quite fit today's times, I would call it an old fashioned simple story, that was sweet. Even down to the character names being old school, there was nothing modern here.Jenny is an 18 year old university student who is struggling with her overprotective mother, this tends to affect her life in more ways than one - she talks about getting a job but this [...]

    3. As OF LOVE AND SECRETS opens Jenny has just broken up with James and seeing him around with his new girlfriend is not helping. She still lives at home with her mum and dad as she studies at university. She has little money as she has no part time job, and her mother does not encourage independence as she still treats Jenny like a child. To cheer Jenny up a friend invites Jenny to a mutual friend's party so off she goes and meets Richard. The two of them hit off straight away and start dating. Mu [...]

    4. With Of Love and Secrets, Margaret Lynette Sharp presents us with a new adult romance, narrated in first person - i.e. from Jenny's point of view. Romance is not my typical genre, therefore I really liked that this novel is not a hard-core romance. This new adult romance 'has soul'; Margaret elaborates Jenny's feelings sympathetically. As the story proceeds, many readers remember their feelings they had at that age: an 18-year-old girl vs her mother. Both parties fail to understand the other's f [...]

    5. I think that, in order truly to become invested in a novel, you need a character to love or to hate. Jenny, the protagonist of Sharp's latest and best work, is extraordinarily likeable.You'll hateJenny's mother. It takes some considerable measure of literary skill to conjure up a character you'll so much want to loathe -- whom you'll so much enjoy detesting -- and Sharp, who has matured from a writer of delicately poetic vignettes into a thoroughly engaging (and even more eloquent) novelist, unq [...]

    6. A novella on the struggle between a teenage girl wanting to grow up and live her own life and a mother's fears for her wellbeing.I think readers of different ages would see this story from different points of view. I could understand the mother and her anxiety she was worried about her daughter and didn’t want her to get hurt but she didn’t know how to convey this.I did feel it wasn’t relevant to an 18yo in the 21st century – these concerns were more relevant to a 15 or 16 year old.

    7. I received my copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.Of Love and Secrets by Australian author, Margaret Lynette Sharp, is a lovely contemporary romance novel, set in beautiful Sydney, Australia.Jenny has just turned 18, has been dumped by her boyfriend, and feels like her mother still treats her like a child. She jumps at the chance to get out of her stifling home to go to a party with her friends where she meets the handsome older man, Richard.Jenny and Richard begin to spend all [...]

    8. This is a realistic, engaging look at the struggle for autonomy faced by a rather naive eighteen-year-old named Jenny. Her mother, a woman of senior years, unfailingly tries to rein in Jenny's attempts to create her own life, her own destiny, and her own love-life. Matters come to a head when Jenny faces a life-changing decision. Five stars.

    9. James & Jenny (18) broke up. Cate & David were going away for the W/E.Diana Ford parents are giving her a party. The Swifts a group are playing. Cate & Jenny are invited. Jenny’s parents are; John & Vicki. Those in attendance were: Diana, James & Cassy (couple), Anne, Kevin, Christina & Graham (couple), Richard Cummings (22+, Diana’s cousin), Nathan Hicks, Cate & Jenny.Jenny (college student) & Richard got aquatinted. He asked her out on a date. The date went [...]

    10. OF LOVE AND SECRETS is an interesting YA story written in the first person - in this instance starting adult life and it's challenges as seen and described through the eyes of 18 year old Jenny - a distinct, perhaps atypical main character, trying to find her feet in a as yet, undiscovered, adult world. The author weaves an artful tale of Jenny's ups and downs when it comes to surviving the break-up of her first romance, dealing with a most antagonistic mother (who has her own demons to fight an [...]

    11. Reeling from her breakup with boyfriend, James, eighteen year old Jenny is heartbroken and goes out of her way to avoid him at all costs. Jenny’s mother, Vicki, puts their romance down to having been nothing more than puppy love, causing much tension in the house. When invited to a friend’s party, Jenny accepts the invitation and attends. At the party, Jenny meets Richard who is in his early twenties, independent and drives his own car. Richard takes Jenny home after the party and it isn’t [...]

    12. Mother/daughter relationships are complex and full of potential difficulties which are nicely displayed in Of Love and Secrets.Some people have described the mother in these stories as 'horrid' but I didn't find her so. She seemed a typical concerned mum, if a bit too controlling, whose child was starting to break free from her parents and make her own decisions. That is hard for any mother, especially when Dad is so 'understanding' and I don't mean that in a good way. The protagonist is believa [...]

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