Joanne Guidoccio: No More Secrets

This is a multigenerational story and Joanne Guidoccio does a flawless job of describing the characters in each of the three generations. The author smoothly shifts from past to present without the reader feeling lost keeping up with three generations of characters.

First there is Angelica, along with her sisters and their husbands who immigrate from Italy to Canada. Although sisters, each adapts differently. And then there is the sisters’ daughters. Discovering that she has cancer and has limited time, Angelica has invited her three nieces for a weekend at her home where each is asked to reveal a secret.

Although all of the characters are memorable and well drawn, it is Angelica who is the star of this novel. I truly enjoyed the interaction between the characters and especially Angelica’s forbidden love story. No More Secrets is fundamentally a beautiful but heartbreaking love story filled with passion and regret, full of emotion and depth.

Joanne Guidoccio tells her story through the lenses of warmth and tenderness for her characters and also for the immigration experience. The author is very talented at storytelling. She kept me up reading her novel late into the night.  

If you are interested in novels about women and their issues with romantic love and mother/daughter relationships I think you’ll enjoy No More Secrets.  

 Joanne is currently doing a book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions until December 3.

20 thoughts on “Joanne Guidoccio: No More Secrets

  1. This sounds like a wonderful book, Carol. Thanks so much for the introduction and the review. I appreciate it. Earlier this month, I read and posted a review for your memoir, Mourning has Broken. It was beautifully written and quite and emotional read. Enjoy your weekend. xo

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  2. I really like the idea of that look at a family over time. Multigenerational stories can be so absorbing as you watch the family history unfold. And seeing how the generations interact also shows what’s happening at different times in history, I think. Glad you enjoyed this, Carol.

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