The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice
Before there was Elvis, there was Johnnie Ray – an American pop singer who made girls all over the world swoon, and teenaged Penelope Wallace was one of them. Before there was Charlotte Ferris, it seemed like Penelope was living in a dreary world of post-WWII England, still rife with shortages – especially cash. But when Charlotte meets Penelope waiting for a bus and practically kidnaps her for an afternoon tea at her Aunt Claire’s house, everything changes, not just for these two girls, but for just about everyone in both their families. As these two upper class but financially impoverished 18-year-olds become fast friends, the learn more about each other, their worlds and the people in them. What’s more, it seems like everyone has some sort of secret to keep.