What People are Saying
Cathy Gohlke’s Secrets She Kept is a page-turner with great pacing and style. She’s a terrific writer.
New York Times bestselling author
Cathy Gohlke never fails to deliver wonderfully-woven novels of hope, resilience and tenderness. A master storyteller, her prose is evocative and beautiful from first page to last.
Bestselling author, The Last Year of the War
A sweeping story! The deep characterization, striking settings and twisting story draw you in and raise poignant questions. If you lived in the claustrophobic terror of Nazi Germany, would you have risked your life – or compromised your values? And if you lived in post-war Germany, how would you deal with your past sin and shame? A lyrical tale of hope and light, even in the darkest places. Don’t miss this book!
Bestselling and award-winning author, The Sea Before Us and The Sky Above Us
Secrets She Kept is a riveting tale of secrets and forgiveness, this historical story will engage readers of all ages. Secrets She Kept will be of particular interest to those of us who call North Carolina home.
Alice J. Wisler
Award-winning author, Rain Song
Open the cover of Secrets She Kept and be swept into one young woman’s attempt to do something that matters… and her daughter’s search to understand a mother who was filled with secrets. You’ll be guessing and hungering to know how each heroine’s story will end. I highly recommend this for lovers of historical fiction.
Award-winning author, Shadowed by Grace
Cathy Gohlke beautifully weaves together truth and heroism against a stark backdrop of the unbelievable evil of the Holocaust. Readers can expect mystery, drama, intrigue and romance in this unforgettable story of love and sacrifice. A must-read!
Award-winning author, The Edwardian Brides Series
Why do parents keep secrets from their children? This compelling question launches Cathy Gohlke’s latest novel as her equally compelling characters wrestle to understand the past. I was immediately swept into this profound story about an evil so intense that it devastated generations. And a love so powerful that it transcends time.
Award-winning author, Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor
A riveting story that seeps into your soul, Secrets She Kept elegantly gives insights into the little-known world of Holocaust survivors and the next generation of children who must live with the results of their family’s painful secrets. A must-read.
Retired Director of Operations, The Messianic Jewish Alliance of America; Author, Hair Mavens Series
A powerful and stirring tale, written with sensitivity and honesty. Cathy Gohlke is a master storyteller and Secrets She Kept is my top pick for inspirational WWII novels.
Elizabeth Byler Younts
Author, The Promise of Sunrise Series
In Secrets She Kept, Cathy Gohlke masterfully weaves a story of injustice and pain from the Holocaust with a story of forgiveness and truth from the generation that followed. Engagingly researched. Powerfully written. A tapestry of intrigue.
Jane Hampton Cook
Author, American Phoenix
This well-researched epic depicts life under the Nazi regime with passionate attention. While the Sterling family story serves as a warning about digging into the past, it is also a touching example of the healing power of forgiveness and the rejuvenating power of faith.
Gohlke takes the reader on a compelling journey, complete with mystery and drama. She weaves in real stories from Ravensbrück, making this drama one that will be difficult to forget. It is well researched, and the multilayered characters demonstrate the power of love and sacrifice.
TOP PICK REVIEW. Gripping … emotional … masterfully told, this is an unforgettable tale of finding family, faith and love.
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