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All For One by Melissa de la Cruz
Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans
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Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
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Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 8 by Ryoko Kui
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The Hedgehog of Oz by Cory Leonardo
In Your Shoes by Donna Gephart
Julieta and the Diamond Enigma by Luisana Duarte Armendáriz
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Like Home by Louisa Onomé
Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas
Lullaby For Eggs: A Poem by Betty Bridgman and Elizabeth Orton Jones
The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier
Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 3 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
Orsinian Tales by Ursula K. Le Guin
A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman by E.W. Hornung
Read or Alive by Nora Page
Rockridge by Robin Wolf and Tom Wolf
Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans by Russell Ginns
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Can You Keep a Secret?: 04/28/20

Can You Keep a Secret?

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella begins on a flight back to London from Glasgow. Emma Corrigan has messed up a business meeting. She ends up spilling her guts to the handsome man next to her, who ends up being her new boss (and the company's co-founder).

The set up reminds me of Lost and Found by Jane Sigaloff (2004). There the set up is a lost diary on an airplane results in a reunion and a romance. Here it is the sharing of secrets. These secrets cleave the new couple in both senses of the word.

As the company sells a variety of snacks and Emma's relationship with Jack also leads to improvements to the sales of some floundering foods, I'm also reminded of PopCo by Scarlett Thomas (2004) for the similar marketing culture and banter, even though the lead there was a games designer interested in codes and cyphers. What can I say, my brain works in odd ways.

Four stars

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