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THE SECRET KEEPING by Francine Saint Marie
THE SECRET KEEPING
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What do you get if you mix three beautiful women and their deepest secrets with too many lawyers, corporate executives, and ovezealous reporters? One highly public love triangle: High-profile psychiatrist, Dr. Helaine Kristenson, 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. What's so Top Secret? Her seven-year relationship with notorious super-model, Sharon Chambers, a once very hot union that, lately, leaves much to be desired. Wandering unwittingly into the middle of their tangled web is disillusioned investment strategist, Lydia Beaumont, a sleeping beauty who's just about to wake up. Now add...
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What do you get if you mix three beautiful women and their deepest secrets with too many lawyers, corporate executives, and ovezealous reporters? One highly public love triangle:

High-profile psychiatrist, Dr. Helaine Kristenson, 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. What's so Top Secret? Her seven-year relationship with notorious super-model, Sharon Chambers, a once very hot union that, lately, leaves much to be desired. Wandering unwittingly into the middle of their tangled web is disillusioned investment strategist, Lydia Beaumont, a sleeping beauty who's just about to wake up. Now add to the resulting fray a dozen lawyers, a handful of corporate executives, and a gaggle of overzealous reporters and you've got one highly public love triangle. And the more private a woman is, the more exposed she becomes...THE SECRET KEEPING: Money can indeed buy you love--if it's invested wisely.

 

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THE SECRET KEEPING
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She was at the beginning once more, the genesis, and once more trapped in the void, hopelessly lost now between an elusive heaven and an immovable earth. The depth of who she had been--Lydia Beaumont--was gone forever, she realized, staring up at the sky. She admitted that something dark and formless had taken her place, as dark and formless as a body of water, and on that water she could see the spirit of a goddess moving, her wake disturbing the surface, rippling it, like goose bumps on skin. She could see the light, a reflection.


Shouldn’t she just say it was good? Shouldn’t she divide herself from this darkness? Call it a day? Call it a night? Yes, but then what of the morning? What of evening? She groaned low. Her heart was a firmament. She wanted to throw it across the water like a skipping stone, a shooting star, let her flame divide the water, gather it all in one place, that she might have dry land. Safe land, fertile and yielding.


Wouldn’t that be good? And then the only darkness would be the sky above her at night, full of stars for wishing and for the signs of the zodiac, or to happily mark the seasons, the days, the years. Darkness then would be good, too, simply a place for the sun to sleep at night or for the creatures of the earth to rest in until morning. Creatures like her. And a goddess. A goddess must have sleep, too.

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About Francine

My debut novel, The Secret Keeping, was a LAMBDA Notable Book, a Goldie Award finalist, a semi-finalist for the Independent Publishers Award, and an IPPY Award Bronze medalist. I am also the author of ...

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Author's Publishing Notes

THE SECRET KEEPING was a LAMBDA Notable Book, Goldie Award finalist, a semi-finalist for the Independent Publishers Award, and an IPPY Award Bronze medalist. Although it is a stand-alone novel, it's also book number one in Saint Marie's THE SECRET TRILOGY.