The Secrets Boxed Set

The Secrets Boxed Set

ISBN: 9781459810822
Publication: September 29, 2015

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Every family has a skeleton in the closet... In early June, 1964, the Benevolent Home for Necessitous Girls burns to the ground and its vulnerable residents are thrust out into the world. The orphans, who know no other home, find their lives changed in an instant. Arrangements are made for the youngest residents, but the seven oldest girls are sent on their way with little more than a clue or two to their past and the hope of learning about the families they have never known. On their own for the first time in their lives, they are about to experience the world in ways they never imagined.

Bestselling authors Kelley Armstrong, Vicki Grant, Marthe Jocelyn, Kathy Kacer, Norah McClintock, Teresa Toten and Eric Walters team up to create this series of linked YA novels. Readers can discover all seven Secrets in any order in this beautiful boxed set.


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Series Reviews

The Unquiet Past
"The realistic landscape of racist microagressions that plague Métis Jackson is heartbreakingly matter-of-fact. A compelling mystery." —Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2015

Small Bones
"In a witty and believable 1964 Ontario, a foundling teen investigates the circumstances of her own birth... The novel has an eerie, slow build, with a sense of danger increasing with each secret unearthed... Clues come at just the right pace for the readers to crack the puzzle right along with the protagonist in this mystery." —Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2015

Shattered Glass
"...towards the end I totally broke down and cried. I don’t remember the last book that made me cry but I was so glad to finally come across a book that made me FEEL. In the end they turned to tears of joy, because ultimately it was a beautiful story." —LibraryThing Early Reviewers Program, July 14, 2015

My Life Before Me
"A sensitive exploration of the appalling, racially motivated prejudice that inflamed even northern areas in the mid-20th century...[Cady's] plucky demeanor adds plausibility to her determined quest... This entry in the Secrets series embeds a tragic past within an engrossing mystery—masterfully." —Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2015

A Big Dose of Lucky
"A fresh coming-of-age tale with an unconventional twist." —Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2015

"Spat out into the harsh world after her orphanage burns down, Malou makes her way to the town of Parry Sound, where an old hospital bracelet is her only link to the family that abandoned her… Through this inspiring heroine...Jocelyn illuminates racial and social inequality as significant today as it was during the civil rights movement. Poignant and resonant, it’s an important exploration for readers seeking their own identities." —Publishers Weekly, July 2015