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Dark Secrets of the Past

Dark Secrets of the Past by Evelyne Sants

5 stars

(Excerpt from Amazon) Marion, a rebellious and carefree young girl, will discover that her life has been built on lies regarding her childhood and her parents.

She will somehow try to reconstruct a much too heavy and painful past to be able to move forward as well as find her child who she gave up for adoption before leaving for India for seven years in hopes of forgetting.

There, she will have fabulous encounters with exceptional human beings including Shilpa, Nazma, and Paoli who will take her on a beautiful and challenging adventure across this country and culture about which she knows little. Unfortunately, the suffering caused by her child’s absence will never disappear.

Upon returning home, her only goal will become finding her child. In her quest for the truth, she will take many risks, and in discovering a terrifying secret, she will put her life in danger while confronting a terrible vengeance.

Will she live up to the incredible journey that awaits her? There’s only one solution – face the past in order to better understand the present and understand the present to have a better future.

This story starts with Marion, a teenager wanting to go to a party. We learn that her home life is difficult with her father being an alcoholic and hitting her mother. Marion ends up going to the party and sleeps with a cute guy from school. Of course she ends up pregnant and Marion decides to give the child up for adoption.

Marion then sees a flier for study abroad in India and decides to go. But while in India she learns that beliefs in India are vastly different from America, especially towards women. Although things are tough, Marion decides to stay and help the people. But then she wants to learn more about the child that she has given up and returns home.

I admit that when I first read the description of this book I figured it was one of your usual contemporary romances, not one of my usual books. But once you get reading this book is going to suck you in. My heart broke for Marion. She was so innocent and got a tough break due to her innocence. I understood why she left for India and it was a definite shock to her system. Things are vastly different and it’s not easy to deal with a lot of it. But I was so proud that she stood her ground and stayed to help them.

This is a great book. It’s a great, heart breaking story. This is one book that you don’t judge the story by the blurb on the back cover. Make sure you get this book .You won’t be disappointed.

For more information on Dark Secrets of the Past or to purchase the book make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Evelyne’s Facebook page.

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I received this book from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

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