Thursday, February 25, 2010


Title: Secrets
Author: Robin Jones Gunn
Genre: Christian fiction
Page Count: 266
Why I read it: Received review copy from publisher
Grade: B

Beginning her new life in a small Oregon town, high school English teacher Jessica tries desperately to hide the details of her past. Yet two individuals remain determined to discover the painful truth: the jealous woman who is Jessica's immediate superior, and Kyle Buchanan, a handsome, compassionate paramedic and dreamer. Will Jessica's past destroy her future? Or can she find a deeper peace that will end her need to keep Secrets?

My review:
I don't often read plain Christian fiction.  Usually because it's so hit or miss with me, and I can't tell exactly what it is that will make me like or dislike a book.  I don't know if it's my mood or writing style or what.  Luckily, this one was a hit.  It was very easy to read, the story moved along quite smoothly, and it just felt like a nice, cozy read.

The characters were interesting, although the big "secret" that the main character was carrying throughout the book turned out to be not so big.  I was waiting for some big shocking reveal, and it never came.  But the story in itself was sweet, and the romance was nice and clean.

This book would probably only appeal to Christian readers, as it is fairly heavy on the religion, but I would recommend it to fans of Karen Kingsbury.  The style felt similar.

This review is part of the Value Fiction Blog tour for WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers.  To find out more about this book, click here.

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