The Secret Life of Winnie Cox

The Secret Life of Winnie Cox Review

1910, South America. A time of racial tension and poverty. A time where forbidden love must remain a secret.

Winnie Cox lives a privileged life of dances and dresses on her father’s sugar cane plantation. Life is sweet in the kingdom of sugar and Winnie along with her sister Johanna, have neither worries nor responsibilities, they are birds of paradise, protected from the poverty in the world around them.

But everything can change in a heartbeat ...

When Winnie falls in love with George Quint, the post-office boy, a ‘darkie’ from the other side, she soon finds herself slipping into a double life. And as she withdraws from her family, she discovers a shocking secret about those whom are closest to her. Now, more than ever, Winnie is determined to prove her love for George, whatever price she must pay and however tragic the consequences might be.

A breath-taking love story of two people fighting to be together, in a world determined to break them apart.

Acclaim for Sharon Maas:

'A terrific writer.’ - Barbara Erskine

'A page-turning story, full of humanity, crossing cultures and continents, reminiscent of Andrea Levy.’ - Katie Fforde

'A beautiful story about tragic love and ultimately about forgiveness ... with powerful messages about love, life and learning to let things go in order to be happy.’
- Life With Joy
'Rich in detail and emotion and has the most beautiful and real description of loss I have ever read.’ - Shaz’s Book blog

'Wow what a very touching story that was filled with super characters and important real-life issues ...’
- AJ Book Review Club

'If you are fond of family dramas that span generations, continents, and cultures, you will find this to be a worthwhile read. I found the shift in attitudes toward gender and ethnicity across generations and cultures to be particularly interesting.' - janetursel.com

Title:The Secret Life of Winnie Cox
Edition Language:English

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  • If I’m completely honest, I was slightly apprehensive about this book. I absolutely love the front cover. One of my favourite covers this year. It evoked so much emotion in me, that I feared the boo...

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  • “I understood now what I had done. I realised now that I had ventured onto treacherous land. I had plunged headfirst and eyes closed into a world of which I knew nothing, following only my passions ...

  • Another beautiful, spellbinding story by Sharon Maas that wrapped itself around my heart. Winnie is an absolutely spectacular character, an incredibly likeable heroine. I rooted for her from the begin...

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  • It's 1910 in British Guiana and white sisters Winnie and Yoyo live a life of luxury as the daughters of a wealthy sugar plantation owner. Learning their old Indian nanny is dying, the girls venture in...

  • 1910, South America. A time of racial tension and poverty. A time where forbidden love must remain a secret.Winnie Cox lives a privileged life of dances and dresses on her father’s sugar cane planta...

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  • ***** 3.5-4 Cranky Stars *****The eponymous Winnie Cox lives a life of privilege as a sugar princess at the turn of the 20th Century in British Guiana. She is a member of the British gentry, her grand...