[å Best Kept Secret || Ä PDF Read by ↠ Amy Hatvany] #2020


  • Title: Best Kept Secret
  • Author: Amy Hatvany
  • ISBN: 9781439193334
  • Page: 207
  • Format: ebook

  • Best Kept Secret By Amy Hatvany A timely and captivating novel about a mother whose life spirals out of control when she descends into alcoholism, and her battle to get sober and regain custody of her beloved son.Cadence didn t sit down one night and decide that downing two bottles of wine was a brilliant idea.Her drinking snuck up on her as a way to sleep, to help her relax after a long day, to relieveA timely and captivating novel about a mother whose life spirals out of control when she descends into alcoholism, and her battle to get sober and regain custody of her beloved son.Cadence didn t sit down one night and decide that downing two bottles of wine was a brilliant idea.Her drinking snuck up on her as a way to sleep, to help her relax after a long day, to relieve some of the stress of the painful divorce that s left her struggling to make ends meet with her five year old son, Charlie It wasn t always like this Just a few years ago, Cadence seemed to have it all a successful husband, an adorable son, and a promising career as a freelance journalist But with the demise of her marriage, her carefully constructed life begins to spiral out of control Suddenly she is all alone trying to juggle the demands of work and motherhood.Logically, Cadence knows that she is drinking too much, and every day begins with renewed promises to herself that she will stop But within a few hours, driven by something she doesn t understand, she is reaching for the bottle even when it means not playing with her son because she is too tired, or dropping him off at preschool late, again And even when one calamitous night it means leaving him alone to pick up wine at the grocery store It s only when her ex husband shows up at her door to take Charlie away that Cadence realizes her best kept secret has been discovered.Heartbreaking, haunting, and ultimately life affirming, Best Kept Secret is than just the story of Cadence it s a story of how the secrets we hold closest are the ones that can most tear us apart.
    Amy Hatvany
    Amy Hatvany was born in Seattle, WA in 1972, the youngest of three children She graduated from Western Washington University in 1994 with a degree in Sociology only to discover most sociologists are unemployed Soon followed a variety of jobs some of which she loved, like decorating wedding cakes others which she merely tolerated, like receptionist In 1998, Amy finally decided to sell her car, quit her job, and take a chance on writing books The literary gods took kindly to her aspirations and THE KIND OF LOVE THAT SAVES YOU was published in 2000 by Bantam Doubleday THE LANGUAGE OF SISTERS was picked up by NAL in 2002 Both titles published under Yurk Amy spends most of her time today with her second and final husband, Stephan Seriously, if this one doesn t work out, she s done She stays busy with her two children, Scarlett and Miles, and her bonus child, Anna Their blended family also includes two four legged hairy children, commonly known as Black Lab mutts, Kenda and Dolc When Amy s not with friends or family, she is most likely reading, cooking or zoning out on certain reality television shows Top Chef is a current favorite She eagerly awaits auditions for the cast of Top Author Quick Edit instead of Quick Fire Challenge C mon, producers That s gripping television

    Best Kept Secret By Amy Hatvany

    Commentaires:

    Lynn
    This is an amazing book It is the story of Cadence, whose once perfect life slowly slips out of her control, as does her drinking When she endangered her son s wellbeing, her ex husband takes him from her After stint in a psychiatric hospital and rehab, she is slowly trying to figure out how to live sober and regain custody of her son What is so incredible about this book is how well it portrays the journey that alcoholics take From social drinking to out of control binging, those first few nigh [...]

    Sheree
    Motherhood Alcoholism grim subject matter, not a novel I thought would be a favourite read but how wrong I was While Best Kept Secret made my heart ache and my gut churn it wasn t a depressing read It s honest and real and courageous, with a depth not often seen When life hands you lemons, some make lemonade and some don t Whether it be seeking oblivion in pills, escape in retail therapy, comfort in eating, or solace in a bottle, when you can t stop, it s addiction of one form or another Best Ke [...]

    Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Cadence didn t set out to become an alcoholic She had recently divorced Martin a mommy s boy and was having trouble sleeping, dealing with a young child, and struggling financially She would just have a glass of wine at night to help her sleep A glass of wine turned to 2 bottles of wine per night before long She didn t see that she had a problem One night she was out of wine and left her young son at home by himself to run and grab a bottle I didn t like her much then The author did not pretty u [...]

    ♥ Marlene♥
    Anyway Really enjoying this book I do think she spoiled her son rotten and the boy behaved rude read 46 % now A Very Personal ReviewFinished this morning and yes a very interesting book What I liked most is that it was quite realistic as well.Sometimes it did feel a bit like advertisement for the AA I am sure they loved the book Oh who am I fooling I did too I love when a book feels real cause that does not happen often enough From the first pages I was captured by this story.I think I have some [...]

    Judi Anne
    A couple of months ago I picked up this book on the library shelf and flipped through it to get an idea of the content I decided that I wasn t much interested in the subject matter and put it back A couple of days ago I picked put he same book and took another look at it because it has a compelling cover I checked it out with about six other books and thought I would take a closer look at it at home and would probably abandon it, after all The minute I read the first paragraph, I couldn t stop t [...]

    Diane S ☔
    4 1 2 but I can see why this book has received all 4 and 5 ratings I got so emotionally caught up in this book, it was a brutally honest portrayal of a woman who descends into alcoholism putting herself and her son in jeopardy and her attempt to climb back out Plus I love the characters name, Cadence.

    Rachel
    When I first started reading this book, I was instantly on the defense Being a recovering alcoholic and a single mother, I was really curious to know if this book was written by one of us , or if it was penned by an imposter, whose only experience with this disease was watching reruns of Intervention Once I had satisfied myself that this was indeed written by someone who knows , I was able to open up and let this story in.Alcoholism has a voice It is loud It is constant And it lives in my head I [...]

    Judy Collins
    Recently, I read Amy s latest book, Heart Like Mine and loved it, so working my way back as want to read all her books, as she has been added to my favorite author list I love her writing style and her subject matter the way her characters come alive I did not want to put this book down it was amazing I had a lot of work and appointments this week, so anxiously awaited my quiet reading time to find out what obstacle Cadence was to overcome next Hats off to the author for putting herself out ther [...]

    Myrna
    Another great book by Amy Hatvany Best Kept Secret felt so real and emotional Cadence s story sucked me in and I was rooting for her sobriety At one point, I was yelling at her welle audiobook not to pick up another drink LOL I need to read of this author s work.

    Barbara
    After enjoying Somewhere Out There by author Amy Hatvany, and reading reviews on that novel, I learned that many of her followers enjoyed Best Kept Secret even This author has a devoted following, and I understand why In this novel, as with the above mentioned, Hatvany delves into realistic domestic fiction that provides the reader with thought provoking themes Her characters are real and human and all lessons are learned after messy and horrifying mistakes These stories are gritty Best Kept Se [...]

    Nance
    Best Kept Secret A Novel, written by Amy Hatvany, is a hugely powerful novel that focuses on a mother s demise into alcoholism while being divorced from her husband and clinging to custody of her young son Cadence Sutter is a journalist that is married to Martin and mother to her five year old son, Charlie The couple end up getting divorced because Martin is constantly working an extremely excessive amount of hours with his job at Microsoft, and Cadence realizes that he is no longer around for h [...]

    Tania
    3.5 stars I enjoyed this audio book, the narrator did a good job and the story kept my attention I learned a lot about alcoholism, the explanations formed part of the story, and I never felt like I was being info bombed I loved the authors descriptions, on being asked by her son what alcoholism is she explains to him that it is an allergy to alcohol, and that the allergic reaction is the inability to stop drinking I really felt empathy for Caydence and the other moms this book serves as a remind [...]

    Booklover
    Great read,i really cried with Cadence,yes for a while she was lost but once she realizes she is about to lose Charlie she starts to redeem herself,gets help and tries to overcome her addiction.I was really angry at first when Cadence lost she should be given a second chance,she is broken but yet again she picks herself up,whatever little time she has got with Charlie she makes it up with it.Martin was right when he took Charlie when Cadence became addicted,i also understood his filing the case [...]

    T. Greenwood
    On the surface, Best Kept Secret might simply seem like another story of addiction And, indeed, it is a raw examination of a woman in crisis, an honest and aching portrait of an addict who almost loses everything when her life spirals out of control However, what makes this novel entirely original, is its fearless exploration of the place where addiction and motherhood intersect What made me love Cadence was not her struggle with alcohol, but her fierce love for her child This novel is a testame [...]

    Melissa
    It was a few years before I started getting into Amy Hatvany s novels, so I missed Best Kept Secret the first time around I finally decided to check it out and I m so glad I did This is an incredibly powerful and touching novel that I think everyone needs to read Amy added a personal touch to it, which makes it even meaningful to read.The story is so accessible and serves as a cautionary tale Cadence could be any one of us at any time I could relate to her, even though I have no desire to drink [...]

    Crumb
    This was a great book and Ms Hatvany is a wonderful author This was an incredibly moving account of one woman s journey through alcoholism In the beginning of the book, we meet Cadence who is juggling all of the responsibilities that go along with being a single mother She recently divorced from her husband, and they share joint custody of their son, Charlie When it seems like too much for Cadence, she has a glass of wine That glass over time, turns into two.en three.d so on This story sheds lig [...]

    Liz
    Best Kept Secret might simply seem like another story of addiction And, it is a raw examination of a woman in crisis, an honest and aching portrait of an addict who almost loses everything when her life spirals out of control However, what makes this novel entirely original, is its fearless exploration of the place where addiction and motherhood intersect What made me love Cadence was not her struggle with alcohol, but her fierce love for her child This novel is a testament to the power of a mot [...]

    Alexa
    Hatvany is the best at showing and not telling emotions Best Kept Secret was very eye opening It shows you how people can spiral to find themselves in such a bad place and why it s always worth it to give them a second chance I have much love for this woman and the books that she writes If anybody can write about a hard and potentially controversial topic and handle it well, it s this girl.

    Leah
    Best Kept Secret is a novel that has broken one of Chick Lit s taboos It s what appealed to me in the first place, it s why I brought the novel Chick Lit novels cover a wide range of topics, but there are some topics that are rarely touched upon Apart from Rachel s Holiday by Marian Keyes, I have not read a Chick Lit novel that features its main character being a drug addict alcoholic It s always the father of the character, or the mother, or the brother It s as if we wouldn t be able to connect [...]

    Kristin
    This is another book that I never would have voluntarily picked up without any outside forces Yet again, I found myself being friends with a author that I had never heard of, but felt compelled to read her novel the fact that she and I shared similar tastes in books encouraged this When I requested it from the library it was on order, so being the first person to receive it was quite a novelty I m not quite sure what genre I would classify this as, it had a strong chic lit feel to it, but the st [...]

    Kim D
    I was first introduced to Amy Hatvany via Society for Human Resources Management SHRM networking I have not met her in person, have not met her at any HR related events, and most likely couldnt pick her out of a lineup But hey, we have a profession in common At least until her book writing becomes lucrative enough to walk away from the glamorous world of personnel Best Kept Secret chronicles mom Cadence s struggle with alcoholism, divorce, and losing custody of her son due to her drinking The bo [...]

    Caren ~ the misfit geek
    This was just an exceptional book Rarely do I meet a book that reaches inside me and touches my soul The tough subject of addiction was handled with grace and compassion In fact, it was so well done that I was convinced by the halfway mark that the author had made a similar journey I found out that she did, in fact, struggle with this demon disease I connected with Cadence immediately She could literally be any woman I was in her head as she spiraled out of control and then struggled to climb ou [...]

    Carole
    I loved it It was a difficult read for me, emotionally My brother died from alcoholism, at 38 years old I feel tremendous empathy for the struggling addict Amy Hatvany is one of my very favorite authors She expresses the feelings of her characters so well, you feel very connected to them I m glad Cadence, the heart broken Mom alcoholic was able to find hope as the story went on I can t wait to read books by this author Outside The Lines was excellent as well.

    Kaira Rouda
    Amy Hatvany s character Cadence could be you, your neighbor, your sister, your friend She is all of us as loving, imperfect mothers What is special about Best Kept Secret is the humanity Hatvany captures through her protagonist the moments that ring so real, so true I was always looking in the direction I thought I should have gone is just one of the many lines I love in this novel Read this book And share it with your friends.

    Wendy T
    This was such a good book about a mother who was an alcoholic and how she messed up her life and that of her family A well written story.

    Laurel-Rain
    From the first frank opening lines, I knew that Cadence s story would be heart wrenching, gutsy, and totally honest.Her beginning confession of her greatest sin, being drunk in front of her child, told me that we were about to commence a journey that could only get painful, but would also yield the unique wisdom that comes from coping with something horrendous, and yet living to tell about it.We can see that being an alcoholic is difficult and challenging enough, but being an alcoholic mother c [...]

    Shay Caroline
    This book was recommended to me after I had read Ann Leary s The Good House a little while back, and I am so glad that I got the chance to know about this novel and to read it Best Kept Secret is the story of Cadence what a cool name , a woman whose marriage to workaholic Martin has ended in divorce, leaving her to raise her young son Charlie alone Having given up her job at a major newspaper in order to stay home and freelance, Cadence worries whether she can generate enough income to support h [...]

    Wanda
    I grabbed this book from a Simon Schuster galley grab And the one thing I can say is, this book hit me hard Now I m not an alcoholic or an addict of any kind But I m a single mom like Cadence ended up and I would simply go nuts if I lose my child for whatever reason The author wrote Cadence s character so well that I felt so bad for her It felt like I was going through the pain with her Being an alcoholic is a serious disease It s hurts not only the person addicted to it but also others around t [...]

    Michelle
    Have an ARC of this book lucky me This is a genuine, heartfelt novel about a mother struggling to do it all, but most of all struggling with her alcoholism I m actually surprised there haven t been books on this topic It s so pervasive yet it s so incredibly taboo, which is, I guess, why there haven t been books The author nails the voice of Cadence and makes her a believable, highly likable, and sympathetic character, even when she s doing something anyone would consider bad She is also relat [...]

    Mummy Loves Books
    I m a stressed out mum of 4 who to be fair gets to that wine o clock hour and reaches for my glass as a way to destress at the end of the day This book really challenged me to think about this clearly.The story of Cadence who being a single mum going through divorce finds her one glass a night slowly morphing into 2 bottles then beyond her control Before she knows it she s been branded an alcoholic, she s in rehab and her ex husband is battling for custody of their son.I loved this book, the fa [...]

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