The Secret Diary

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Secrets are told, so that with time, they may be discovered.

Were Betsy Wheeler’s father and brother criminals? The sheriff, Noah Sommers, intends to find out and arrest them.

Betsy finds her mother’s diary, and is confused by the entries because they didn’t make sense at first. When she finds the key to the entries, she discovers more than she’d ever imagined. Things were far from what appeared on the surface.

At first meeting, sparks flew between Noah and Betsy. They didn’t like each other. Would the shootings, and murders bring them closer or further apart?

5 reviews for The Secret Diary

  1. Patricia Reichardt

    A little twist to this historical romance, we meet Betsy, homeless and unemployed. After going to church to pray for help, she finds herself now the companion to Wilma who is traveling to see her grandson Noah. Not only is this a miracle for Betsy, but this match is integral to our story. Wilma is a spunky woman, and while older and in need of some assistance, I love her sage advice and grandmotherly way with Betsy. Having Noah as her grandson is just icing on the cake! Noah and Betsy’s first encounter is rocky, but will they find a common ground? These two have sparks that ignite, but we can only hope they turn passionate! Betsy’s journey to find out about her family is not only eye opening, but has elements of surprise We meet all kinds of people, root for the good, set the bad to rights and enjoy Betsy.

    Narrated by Lili Dubuque, we get the best of all these characters, from the grandmothers to the outlaws. She paces the story well and I really enjoyed her voices. Full of action, family conversations and growing love, we get a little of everything through her performance.

  2. Catrina P

    It’s a small world and it’s amazing how things have a way of working out. Betsey grew up in an orphanage, not knowing anything about her family. When she’s given a locket that was once owned by her mother, the story of her family begins to unravel.

    Barbara Goss has such a way of drawing you into her stories. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters. It warms my heart to listen/read her books.

    Lili Dubuque delivered a wonderful performance. She really brought the story to life.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

  3. Cindy Nipper

    This was an interesting story! A young orphaned woman is up for a few changes in her life and she gets more than she’s bargained for.
    I wasn’t as fond of the narrator though. I had a hard time distinguishing who was talking and all the characters seemed to have the same cadence to their voices.
    I’ve been enjoying this whole series and look forward to reading or listening to more.

  4. Zena Carroll

    Lovely Romantic Mystery!
    A very good combination of talented author, Barbara Goss and narrator, Lili Dubuque for this audiobook which I enjoyed thoroughly.
    The story was good, the characters strong, the villains believable and not nice people, the elderly relations absolutely delightful, the mystery was solved and the romancing and happily ever after was very sweet.
    In a nutshell, very readable or ‘listenable’ to and I definitely recommend it.
    I listened to the audiobook version and my unbiased review above is given voluntarily.

  5. Misty

    I have not read or listened to any other books in this series.

    This was a lovely story. The twists I did not expect at all. It had me guessing. Great book, great author!

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