These books were provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.
The first book that I will review today is Secrets by Robin Jones Gunn.
I have read several of Mrs. Gunn's books and I have never been disappointed, and Secrets followed that tradition. The book was a page turner from beginning to end.
Jessica Morgan (Fenton) is running from her past, but a car accident on the way to her new life put a huge bump in her path. I don't want to be a spoiler for anyone reading the book so I will just gush about how much I enjoyed the novel.
The characters were all very well developed and for the most part likable. As a reader I need to connect with characters and was able to do so with Jessica.
Secrets is the first book in the Glenbrooke Series and I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.
The second book that I will review today is Yesterday's Promise by Linda Lee Chaikin.
In this novel were blood is not thicker than water, Rogan Chantry finds himself in a fierce battle with several relatives, and tribes in South Africa over diamonds, gold, and a treasure map.
I found it difficult to have any sympathy for any of the characters involved. They all seemed to be very greedy fortune hunters. Even the main character, Rogan showed few Christian values. He was willing to leave his love, Evy Varley behind in search for his riches.
At certain points the book was very interesting and quite a page turner and other times the novel was bogged down with too many characters and didn't seem to have much relevance to the story. In the books defense, this was book two in a series, and maybe those characters had more relevance in the first book.
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