The Art of Inheriting Secrets

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  • Paperback
  • 353 pages
  • The Art of Inheriting Secrets
  • Barbara O'Neal
  • 10 August 2017
  • 1503901394

The Art of Inheriting Secrets When Olivia Shaw S Mother Dies, The Sophisticated Food Editor Is Astonished To Learn She S Inherited A Centuries Old English Estate And A Title To Go With It Raw With Grief And Reeling From The Knowledge That Her Reserved Mother Hid Something So Momentous, Olivia Leaves San Francisco And Crosses The Pond To Unravel The Mystery Of A Lifetime.One Glance At The Breathtaking Rosemere Priory And Olivia Understands Why The Manor, Magnificent Even In Disrepair, Was The Subject Of Her Mother S Exquisite Paintings What She Doesn T Understand Is Why Her Mother Never Mentioned It To Her As Olivia Begins Digging Into Her Mother S Past, She Discovers That The Peeling Wallpaper, Debris Laden Halls, And Ceiling High Elizabethan Windows Covered In Lush Green Vines Hide Unimaginable Secrets.Although Personal Problems And Her Life Back Home Beckon, Olivia Finds Herself Falling For The Charming English Village And Its Residents But Before She Can Decide What Rosemere S And Her Own Future Hold, Olivia Must First Untangle The Secrets Of Her Past.

10 thoughts on “The Art of Inheriting Secrets

  1. DJ Sakata says:

    Favorite Quote Life had washed me here on this strange errand Maybe the best thing to do was to just let it show me what it had in mind.My Review This was my first exposure to the clever and stealthy genius of Barbara O Neal, and I was quickly hooked by her thoughtful and surreptitious storytelling Her first person narrative was evocative, atmospheric, and compelling while her divinely descriptive and nuanced writing style was a feast for all senses, however, be warned, her intricately detaile Favorite Quote Life had washed me here on this strange errand Maybe the best thing to do was to just let it show me what it had in mind.My Review This was my first exposure to the clever and stealthy genius of Barbara O Neal, and I was quickly hooked by her thoughtful and surreptitious storytelling Her first person narrative was evocative, atmospheric, ...

  2. Reading.Between.Wines says:

    5 Unpopular Opinion Alert When I first started reading it, I very much liked The Art of Inheriting Secrets by Barbara O Neal, but in the end some things just didn t jive with me and I didn t love it as much as I had hoped to The Art of Inheriting Secrets is about 38 year old Olivia Shaw who has been the editor of a highly respected magazine when she gets into a car accident and has to take time off work As if that hasn t hit her life hard enough, her mother then passes away and Olivia 5 Unpopular Opinion Alert When I first started reading it, I very much liked The Art of Inheriting Secrets by Barbara O Neal, but in the end some things just didn t jive with me and I didn t love it as much as I had hoped to The Art of Inheriting Secrets is about 38 year old Olivia Shaw who has been the editor of a highly respected magazine when she gets into a car accident and has to take time off work As if that hasn t hit her life hard enough, her mother then passes away and Olivia finds out she is the heir to an estate in England named Rosemere A very old and very crumbly estate She travels to England from San Francisco and she starts falling in love with the small village and the people in it However, things aren t always what they seem, and she has...

  3. Tina says:

    This started out really strong for me An American girl s mother dies and she inherits an old crumbling English country manor She has no idea of her mother s gentry background or the circumstances as to why her mother left England so long ago I loved the setting of this book I loved the idea of it So many family secrets to uncover.However, I just felt that the build up was slow and then the secrets were all revealed too fast and were too neatly tied up.I think t...

  4. Kerry says:

    Barbara O Neal s stories are always as beautiful as they are poetic She possesses a writing style I admire and is an expert at weaving tales I can t put down and crafting characters that, depending what they do, reward and frustrate They are the be...

  5. Jeanne Adamek says:

    This story spoke to me like none other this year I had the feeling of being a friend to live through all that was happening in the life of Olivia, everything so clearly described that I was actually there Barbara O Neal incorperated, wonderfully, a lot of passions of mine making reading an expe...

  6. Brenda James says:

    Too many loose endsThe premise of the story was great However, I wish the author has spenteffort weaving the story together than she did describing every nuance of food Olivia came in contact with Who was Olivia s father Why didn t he help her mother What was the big deal with Samir s first book What insight did it offer about Samir How might it have deepened her relationship with him What was in the other envelope Alexander gave her What role did Rebecca play in siphoning money ou Too many loose endsThe premise of the story was great However, I wish the author has spenteffort weaving the story tog...

  7. Sharlene says:

    I enjoyed this book greatly The mystery kept me turning page after page quickly Memorable characters and you will feel transported to the English countryside Will recommend to friends and I give this book 5 stars.

  8. Kay (aka) Miss Bates says:

    I both dreaded and looked forward to Barbara O Neal s The Art Of Inheriting Secrets, dreaded because I dislike women s fiction and looked forward to because the blurb offered gothic potential In the end, the novel s gothic and romance portions outweighed the women s fic I was one contentedly satiated reader at pages end Be warned, there s also first person narration, but the narrator is engaging, funny, self deprecating, intelligent, and as the hero notes, looks like Kate Winslet I adore Wi I both dreaded and looked forward to Barbara O Neal s The Art Of Inheriting Secrets, dreaded because I dislike women s fiction and looked forward to because the blurb offered gothic potential In the end, the novel s gothic and romance portions outweighed the women s fic I was one contentedly satiated reader at pages end Be warned, there s also first person narration, but the narrator is engaging, funny, self deprecating, intelligent, and as the hero notes, looks like Kate Winslet I adore Winslet, ever since I saw h...

  9. Susan Peterson says:

    The Art of Inheriting Secrets captivated me from the very first page and kept me turning pages far into the night Imagine losing your mother, and while in the depths of grief you discover a past that she kept hidden your whole lifea past that includes a crumbling estate in England and the title and challenges that come with it The mysteries that the house is hiding, the secrets that it holds, kept me in suspense until the end But what captivated me eventhan the suspense, were the ris The Art of Inheriting Secrets captivated me from the very first page and kept me turning pages far into the night Imagine losing your mother, and while in the depths of grief you discover a past that she kept hidden your whole lifea past that includes a crumbling estate in England and the title and challenges that come with it The mysteries that the house is hiding, the secrets that it holds, kept me in suspense u...

  10. Anna Bowling says:

    I now have a new favorite Barbara O Neal novel, and dibs on Samir as my book manfriend More comprehensive review coming soon, but if you like compelling wonen s fiction, with a strong sense of history, a mystery for the ages, and gorgeous descriptions of food, an ages old estate, and a heroine who f...