Monday, February 15, 2010

All Things Hidden by Tricia Goyer

Guideposts has long been known as a leader in fiction that you can trust. They have several series of novels out and this book, All Things Hidden, is the latest in their Home to Heather Creek series. I've not read the previous seventeen books but was able to jump right into the lives of Charlotte and her family right where this story takes place. Tricia Goyer writes a sweet story with a little mystery, some teenage angst, a little romance and some suspense. While this isn't a book to keep you awake at night it is one to curl up with after a long day and lose yourself in the quiet town of Heather Creek. I really enjoyed the story line of the teenagers and how Tricia showed that sometimes people are the way they are because of their past and how they've been treated by family members.
This book was provided for review by litFUSE.
About the book:
The past is brought to light... Charlotte is cleaning out the basement of Bedford Community Church when she comes across a tattered and yellowed newspaper article. The clipping, published more than a century ago, implicates her great-great-grandfather in the loss of funds intended to help finish building the church. Charlotte has heard stories about the incident through the years, but now it seems the past has come back to haunt her. Is it just her imagination or are people treating her differently now that they think she's descended from a crook? Will Charlotte be able to clear her family's name once and for all? Meanwhile, Sam is spending time with a new girl in town-and is keeping secrets from his grandparents about where they go. Christopher is trying to get an article published in the local paper, and Emily reluctantly partners with a foreign exchange student on a class project and eventually comes to see that they're not that different after all. As old secrets are brought to light, the whole family is reminded that the truth is often more complicated than it seems. Come home to Heather Creek. Get to know Charlotte Stevenson, who is raising her grandchildren on the family farm after a tragic accident changes all of their lives forever. With the help of her husband Bob and a close-knit circle of friends, she will do whatever it takes to keep this fragile family together. See how God, who makes the sun rise and the crops grow, watches over our lives too.
About the author:
Tricia Goyer is the author of eighteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including Generation NeXt Parenting and the Gold Medallion finalist Life Interrupted. Goyer writes for publications such as Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family, speaks to women's groups nationwide, and has been a presenter at the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) national convention. She and her husband, John, live with their family in Montana. Find out more about Tricia here.
About the Guideposts Home to Heather Creek series:
Charlotte Stevenson's world is turned upside down when her daughter, Denise, dies in a tragic car accident. She ran away at eighteen and Charlotte has never forgiven herself. Now, Denise's children, abandoned by their father, are coming from California to live on Heather Creek Farm in Bedford, Nebraska.
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There's a contest for this book in which you can win the series (books 1-18). If you use Twitter then tweet this: Read #AllThingsHidden by @triciagoyer! RT for a chance to win all 18 books in the Home to Heather Creek series!

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