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Publisher's Summary

Paige Donahue has always lived in her sister Camille's shadow. As children, Camille had the grades, the friends, and their parents' love, while Paige was left with hand-me-downs and criticism. Now, as adults, Camille lives an idyllic life with her husband, Pierce, and her two perfect children in a beautiful home, while Paige is stuck in a small condo with bills she can't afford to pay. But no more. With seeds of doubt planted in both Camille's and Pierce's minds, Paige's plan to steal her brother-in-law starts to work. But when he reveals his decision to make his marriage work, a desperate Paige moves from envy to madness. What results from her dangerous scheme is something no one could have imagined.

©2011 Kimberla Lawson Roby (P)2011 Hachette

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  • Chase
  • jacksonville, FL, United States
  • 09-28-11

GREAT SHORT STORY

If you could sum up Secret Obsession in three words, what would they be?

VERY ENTERTAINING

Who was your favorite character and why?

PIERCE

Have you listened to any of Micaila Millburn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

NO

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

MY SISTERS HUSBAND

Any additional comments?

KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY ALWAYS HAS GREAT BOOKS, MY FAVORITES BEING THOSE WITH CURTIS BLACK

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Good story!

I thought this story was interesting and it kept me riveted. I didn't think the ending was all that great, but overall, I thought it was a good read.

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  • Shaunta
  • FORT WORTH, TX, US
  • 02-16-12

.....not the best, but it was o.k.

I am a HUGE fan of KLR but this is not a favorite of mine, it was an ok listen.

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The title doesn't fit the read

I struggle with this book because I didn't like the moral of the story. This book was not a good plot.

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  • Andra
  • Roanoke, IN, United States
  • 12-09-17

Predictable but recommended

At first I was excited about this book because she is one of my favorite authors. Unfortunately, as the book progressed, it became boring and predictable. Overall, I recommend this read to others

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Best out of many

I've read plenty of books by this author and she has really outdone herself. I love how redeemable Pierce is and it reminds me that Christ really does still create MEN with hearts after His own. Even Camilla's love endures for them both. Gives me hope & reminds me that the goodness God gives is unbreakable & how much I love my husband.

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Mothers baby Daddy's Maybe

Hurt people hurt people.Family &.Deep dark secret come alive at the end.A mothers
love is so important Favoritism is so hurtful has well.Favoritism is dangerous.When it comes to children treat them all the same.

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it was okay

What didn’t you like about Micaila Millburn’s performance?

her voice doesnt change from scene to scene excited and depressed voices are all the same tone

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  • bianca
  • United States
  • 05-07-12

Jaw dropping!!!

What made the experience of listening to Secret Obsession the most enjoyable?

I always wanted to see what Paige was going to do next.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Paige because she was so obsessed with her sister's husband that she would do anything to have him.

Have you listened to any of Micaila Millburn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No not yet.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes I was sad because Paige was ruining her sisters life but I felt sorry for her because she just wanted someone to love her.

Any additional comments?

This was a very good book. I think that the narrator did a very good job telling the story. I want to read other stories that she has narrated.

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  • Eddie
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 02-04-12

Great Book

Would you listen to Secret Obsession again? Why?

Yes. I have enjoyed all of Mrs. Roby's books

What about Micaila Millburn’s performance did you like?

She really expresses herself like the characters and she keeps your attention at all times. Excellent narrator