Setting and Characters, a Guest Post by Julieann Dove, Author of The Secret He Keeps


Having featured Julieann Dove here on Linda’s Book Bag before, I’m pleased to host a return visit with Prism Book Tours to celebrate Julieann’s latest release The Secret He Keeps. The Secret He Keeps is out today, 8th December 2016, and is available for purchase here.

I’m delighted to be hosting a guest post from Julieann Dove all about the setting and characters for The Secret He Keeps as well as a giveaway for US readers at the bottom of this blog post.

The Secret He Keeps


Dr. Rachel Miller has no recollection of what happened that night she climbed in the car with her husband and he drove recklessly into a tree. She has no clue as to why she survived and he didn’t. Nor does she understand why strangers are coming up to her on the street and telling her things she can’t recall about a life that seems so long ago. But Dane Stone knows.

Dane Stone is Rachel’s business partner…and her deceased husband’s best friend. He knows about the notes, the hotel receipt, and the reason she got in the car that night. It’s for her protection that he keeps the secret, but inside he’s dying to tell her.

The Setting and Characters for The Secret He Keeps

A Guest Post by Julieanne Dove


The setting takes place in Mystic, Connecticut. This is a place my family visits once a year. As you may know, the movie, Mystic Pizza took place there. It was Julia Roberts’ first real acting gig, I believe.  I absolutely love that movie, so I thought, ‘what about another story that originates from there?’ And there I had it. My very own creation from a place I simply adore. You’ve got to visit if you get a chance and are on the east coast. It’s very quaint, and quite lovely. Don’t forget to visit Mystic Pizza. They play the movie on repeat and the pizza is out of this world!

Young couple in love outdoor

The characters in my book involve a girl and two guys—one living and one not so much. He does come back in rare flashbacks. Rachel is a recent widow, suffering from survivor’s guilt and a slight mishap of temporary amnesia from the traumatic accident. Her husband, Scott, died while driving them home one night. He was Rachel’s everything. She had him so far up on a pedestal, she could never imagine him falling from grace. But he did. (You’ll find out how she tripped up, by the end of the book!) And Dane, my second guy, was witness to it. He is Rachel’s business partner, and her husband’s best friend. Consequently, he is also in love with Rachel. He just has to wait until she’s ready to hear it…

About Julieann Dove


Julieann lives in Virginia, yet longs to live everywhere else. It doesn’t come as a surprise that along with her gypsy soul, comes an active imagination. That’s why she loves to write and invent worlds and people, so that she can formulate their happily ever after. Hobbies include cooking new recipes, sewing, and spending time with her cute boyfriend/husband and five fabulous children. Vacations happen in Nantucket or the Carolina beaches–anywhere there is inspiration for her next book. One day she hopes to travel to Italy, drive one of those little cars around the countryside, and speak the language fluently! Please sign up for her newsletter to find out about new releases by clicking here!

You will find more about Julieann Dove on Goodreads, Facebook, and Pinterest and by following her on Twitter.

Lucky US readers can also enter to win a signed copy or an e-book of another of Julieann’s books, Waking Amy, by clicking here.


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