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About Barbara Forte Abate: I grew up in a small town in Dutchess County, New York, the third of five children. Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Barbara Forte Abate's books.

About Barbara Forte Abate: I grew up in a small town in Dutchess County, New York, the third of five children  .

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Barbara Forte Abate grew up in Millbrook New York, and currently lives in a creaky old house in Pennsylvania, where . The Secret of Lies is her debut novel

Barbara Forte Abate grew up in Millbrook New York, and currently lives in a creaky old house in Pennsylvania, where she makes up lies, doses them with truth, and titles it fiction. She is long time married to a very fine man, and is the mother of four fabulous children. The Secret of Lies is her debut novel. Barbara's newly arrived second novel, Asleep Without Dreaming, was released in September, 2012. net and blog: barbaraforteabate. com She'll have the kettle on for you!

The Secret of Lies - Barbara Forte Abate. The world lying beyond looks immense, the earth itself rising up to meet me. It isn’t long in coming that my fleeting sense of elation begins to cower, readily surrendering to the superior press of guilt and shame. How can I really do this?

The Secret of Lies - Barbara Forte Abate. How can I really do this?

Barbara Forte Abate captures her reader's attention from the opening paragraph as we go on a tormented journey with Stevie, the main .

Barbara Forte Abate captures her reader's attention from the opening paragraph as we go on a tormented journey with Stevie, the main character. The writing is rich and nicely captures the competition and bond between sisters, as well as the conflict and dysfunction of most families. When I picked up the Secret of Lies, I was not expecting to become so involved! Every well developed character can be identified with, and you find yourself trapped and unwilling to put this novel down.

by Barbara Forte Abate. Named a Finalist in the Indie Excellence Book Awards, 2nd place for Newbie Fiction-Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, Honorable Mention Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Finalist Global eBook Awards. Includes Book Club Discussion Guide

by Barbara Forte Abate. Includes Book Club Discussion Guide. Propelled by an insurmountable sense of desperation, Stevie Burke is recklessly abandoning home, husband, and outwardly contented life under cover of night; at last resigned to defeat in her long battle against the tortured memories of the past.

Secret of Lies reflects back on events that occurred off the Atlantic coast during . This would make a wonderful book club read She is the award winning author of The Secret of Lies, Asleep Without Dreaming, and newly released, Painted.

Secret of Lies reflects back on events that occurred off the Atlantic coast during the summer of 1957. The story unfolds through the voice of protagonist Stevie Burke. When the tale begins, Stevie is sneaking out of her home and leaving her husband. This would make a wonderful book club read. I have added Barbara Forte Abate to my list of must read authors and look forward to her next book. About Barbara Forte Abate. She is the award winning author of The Secret of Lies, Asleep Without Dreaming, and newly released, Painted From Memories.

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Named a Finalist in the Indie Excellence Book Awards, 2nd place for Newbie Fiction-Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, Honorable Mention Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Finalist Global eBook Awards Includes Book Club Discussion Guide Propelled by an insurmountable sense of desperation, Stevie Burke is recklessly abandoning home, husband, and outwardly contented life under cover of night; at last resigned to defeat in her long battle against the tortured memories of the past. Days later, lost and floundering in a dreary motel room without plan or destination, it is a long ago song playing on the radio that gently tugs Stevie back through the dust of remembrance. 1957 - The last summer spent at the ancient house overlooking the North Atlantic. A season which had unfolded with abundant promise, but then spiraled horribly out of control - torn apart by a shattering tragedy that leaves a family impossibly broken ... "This is a coming-of-age story at its best." "It was as if I could smell the sea air as the words unfolded from the page and danced around me. It was really breathtaking." "An impressive and detailed story of love, loss, and betrayal ... " "An amazingly accurate account of how many lives can be affected by one single moment in time, and how long the repercussions can last." "The imagery and character depths capture the reader by both hands with the author not letting go, even at the very end." "I recommend this book for anyone who appreciates the beauty of the written word and a story well-told."

The Secret of Lies epub download

ISBN13: 978-0615604213

ISBN: 0615604218

Author: Barbara Forte Abate

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Dramas & Plays

Language: English

Publisher: Halcyon Moon Books (March 2, 2012)

Pages: 326 pages

ePUB size: 1495 kb

FB2 size: 1332 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 478

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Burilar
The book begins in 1956 or 1957, thirteen year old Stevie and fifteen year old Eleanor visit their aunt and uncle on Long Island.

The author's style of writing reminds one of driving over a washboard rutted dirt road. Ms. Abate never met an adverb she doesn't like or a trite phrase she hasn't overused. Her phrasing includes an annoying writing tic...resembling of...killing the story cold as it jars the reader to review the passage for clarity. Every five or six pages, phrases such as `all at once' and `very' assault the reader like verbal speed bumps.

Her confusion when to use `then' instead of `than' evidenced numerous times in the book and at least once on her web site indicates misuse of the word rather than a typographical error.

The plausible first half of the story, although plagued by novice writing skill, spins a believable plot. The second half of the story meanders around looking for a probable resolution wasting time, words and introducing insignificant characters before reaching a weak conclusion.

Weak characterizations and circumstances render the second half of the book unbelievable.

The thin characterization of Ash never mentions the nine to twelve year age difference that separates Stevie and Ash evidenced by his service during the Korean War. A ten year age difference would have raised eyebrows in the early 1960's.

A farm, even a small one would not survive without a truck.

Libby and the girls milked the cow, planted flower bed, but could not drive? The author made them helpless females, instead of self sufficient women to justify the character of hired hand and love interest, making all three characters weak. Ash as a mechanic would have allowed him to fix their farm vehicles and become Stevie's love interest giving strength to all three characters.

When Stevie left Ash, why did she drive to Iowa? Her destination was Long Island to find closure. The plot floundered as she drove without purpose, for no apparent reason.

Ms. Abate had a good storyline. She lost it by cramming in useless words to fill a requisite number of pages. I would like to see this story re-written, deleting overworked phrases, adverbs and modifiers in a clear and concise manner.
Burilar
The book begins in 1956 or 1957, thirteen year old Stevie and fifteen year old Eleanor visit their aunt and uncle on Long Island.

The author's style of writing reminds one of driving over a washboard rutted dirt road. Ms. Abate never met an adverb she doesn't like or a trite phrase she hasn't overused. Her phrasing includes an annoying writing tic...resembling of...killing the story cold as it jars the reader to review the passage for clarity. Every five or six pages, phrases such as `all at once' and `very' assault the reader like verbal speed bumps.

Her confusion when to use `then' instead of `than' evidenced numerous times in the book and at least once on her web site indicates misuse of the word rather than a typographical error.

The plausible first half of the story, although plagued by novice writing skill, spins a believable plot. The second half of the story meanders around looking for a probable resolution wasting time, words and introducing insignificant characters before reaching a weak conclusion.

Weak characterizations and circumstances render the second half of the book unbelievable.

The thin characterization of Ash never mentions the nine to twelve year age difference that separates Stevie and Ash evidenced by his service during the Korean War. A ten year age difference would have raised eyebrows in the early 1960's.

A farm, even a small one would not survive without a truck.

Libby and the girls milked the cow, planted flower bed, but could not drive? The author made them helpless females, instead of self sufficient women to justify the character of hired hand and love interest, making all three characters weak. Ash as a mechanic would have allowed him to fix their farm vehicles and become Stevie's love interest giving strength to all three characters.

When Stevie left Ash, why did she drive to Iowa? Her destination was Long Island to find closure. The plot floundered as she drove without purpose, for no apparent reason.

Ms. Abate had a good storyline. She lost it by cramming in useless words to fill a requisite number of pages. I would like to see this story re-written, deleting overworked phrases, adverbs and modifiers in a clear and concise manner.
Granigrinn
Such a testament to how lies can cause harm to those around us as well as drawing us down into a well we cannot crawl out of. In this particular case it was not only lies but the failure to speak up when it would have been the best thing to do in the first place. In some respects, this book took me back to my own childhood with my own sister. I was the older she the younger (by 5 years) and it was difficult for each of us to see where the other one was coming from and why they were changing. We definitely had a love hate relationship but nothing ever happened as awful and sinister as what happens to Stevie and Eleanor while on their yearly summer break at their aunt and uncles house on Long Island. Both of them so young and not understanding the process of growing up. The lies told were innocent in that they were told to protect other people but in reality they were far more damaging than the teller would ever know and how it would affect her into her adulthood, her personality and her relationships. This was a very thought provoking read and I thank Ms.Abate for a very well written story that is a great lesson for all of us.
Granigrinn
Such a testament to how lies can cause harm to those around us as well as drawing us down into a well we cannot crawl out of. In this particular case it was not only lies but the failure to speak up when it would have been the best thing to do in the first place. In some respects, this book took me back to my own childhood with my own sister. I was the older she the younger (by 5 years) and it was difficult for each of us to see where the other one was coming from and why they were changing. We definitely had a love hate relationship but nothing ever happened as awful and sinister as what happens to Stevie and Eleanor while on their yearly summer break at their aunt and uncles house on Long Island. Both of them so young and not understanding the process of growing up. The lies told were innocent in that they were told to protect other people but in reality they were far more damaging than the teller would ever know and how it would affect her into her adulthood, her personality and her relationships. This was a very thought provoking read and I thank Ms.Abate for a very well written story that is a great lesson for all of us.
SING
I think one thing that made this such a great book was the ending came first. The story begins with Stevie, the main character leaving her husband.
We are taken back in time to the events that led up to Stevie running away.
Stevie and her sister Eleanor grew up on a farm. They spent their summers with their aunt and uncle on Long Island. They lived for this. This was the first place I could identify with the characters. It wasn't Long Island for me but the weekends in town with my cousin was time away from the farm for me to enjoy. The camping, etc.

Like all young people Eleanor and Stevie grew up and began to get interested in boys. Stevie meets a young deaf boy who gives her even more reason to look forward to going back to her aunt and uncle's house each summer. The year Stevie is 17 something terrible happens. Stevie's aunt convinces her that it would be best if she didn't tell her parents the truth. She needed to just forget about what happened. Years go by and she has withdrawn within herself. She doesn't trust people anymore. The lie eats away at her.

Finally she meets Ash Waterman. He works on her family's farm. He knows how to reach her and she opens her heart to him. But, sometimes the lies we keep inside become to much to handle and the only way out is to run away from the very people who could probably help us. This is exactly what Stevie does. This is a book I would recommend to everyone. We've all gone through something in our life where we felt no one understood us or the situation. This is a great emotional read.
SING
I think one thing that made this such a great book was the ending came first. The story begins with Stevie, the main character leaving her husband.
We are taken back in time to the events that led up to Stevie running away.
Stevie and her sister Eleanor grew up on a farm. They spent their summers with their aunt and uncle on Long Island. They lived for this. This was the first place I could identify with the characters. It wasn't Long Island for me but the weekends in town with my cousin was time away from the farm for me to enjoy. The camping, etc.

Like all young people Eleanor and Stevie grew up and began to get interested in boys. Stevie meets a young deaf boy who gives her even more reason to look forward to going back to her aunt and uncle's house each summer. The year Stevie is 17 something terrible happens. Stevie's aunt convinces her that it would be best if she didn't tell her parents the truth. She needed to just forget about what happened. Years go by and she has withdrawn within herself. She doesn't trust people anymore. The lie eats away at her.

Finally she meets Ash Waterman. He works on her family's farm. He knows how to reach her and she opens her heart to him. But, sometimes the lies we keep inside become to much to handle and the only way out is to run away from the very people who could probably help us. This is exactly what Stevie does. This is a book I would recommend to everyone. We've all gone through something in our life where we felt no one understood us or the situation. This is a great emotional read.