Tuesday, May 7, 2013

everybody's got secrets

"Secrets" by Robin Jones Gunn is the first novel in the Glenbrooke series.  This is the second book I have read from the series, "Echoes" being the first, but book number three I think.  I haven't read them in order.  Apparently it doesn't matter.  Jessica is the main character from "Secrets."  Jessica is running from something (that's the secret) and has come to Glenbrooke, Oregon.  When she comes into town, she has a car accident and meets Kyle, every girl's dream guy.  Jessica has no money, even going without food for days, she comes up with a new identity, and starts her life completely over.  "Secrets" follows her journey to both finding her new self and God.
I really like this series.  The characters are great, the romance is sweet, yet still adult.  There is no sexual content, but it is still an important part of the story.  Jessica's boss plays the villain; she is out to find out the secret and expose whatever it is.  Jessica is a good role model for younger readers plus she doesn't come off as annoying for us more mature readers. The Christianity in the book isn't the "agree with me or go to hell" variety.  It is a more personal choice that Jessica is to consider.  The other characters tend to be Christian, but not overbearing. Good book.  B.  I received this book for free from Blogging for Books.

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