Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review: Secrets by Robin Jones Gunn

by Robin Jones Gunn

Publisher: Multnomah Books
Pages: 288
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Jessica ran from her past...but can she hide from love?

Jessica Morgan wants desperately to forget the past and begin a new life. She chooses a small, peaceful town tucked away in Oregon’s Willamette Valley as the place to start over—Glenbrooke. Once there, Jessica conceals her identity from the intriguing personalities she meets—including the compassionate paramedic who desires to protect her and the jealous woman who wants nothing more than to destroy her. 

Will Jessica’s deceit ruin all hope for the future? Or will she find a deeper peace that allows her to stop hiding the truth from those who love her most of all? 

Kritters Thoughts:  The first in a series that has been out for awhile, but has been recovered and redesigned and re-released.  I like being able to read the first in a series and trying to decide if it is one to keep reading on - especially when there are many books to follow and they are all already out!  

Jessica has moved to this small town to start anew and she has brought in her bag some secrets and of course the reader doesn't get the secrets unveiled to them until the last 50 pages, it was hard to wait that long.  The love story was sweet and although they are adults, it reminded me of the love people have in high school - innocent and sweet.  

I read Christian fiction off and on.  It isn't my favorite genre, but the thing I love about it is the wholesome characters and the innocence to the love stories.  The thing that keeps it off the list from my top genres is the preachy quality that can happen.  I don't love how the Christian message is shared; it can be a little off putting so I tend to stay away sometimes.  This book hit the preachy mark a few times and I had to just grin and bear it.  I would have preferred a more subtle approach.  If you are a fan of the genre, then this series I would completely suggest.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2014 Challenge: 42 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Blogging for Books.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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