Rhe’s Bookshelf – ‘Secrets’, by Robin Jones Gunn

Secrets (Glenbrooke, #1)

My first review of the New Year!  Took me a bit longer than I wanted to, but this last month has proven to be quite a journey in and of itself.  I felt as if this last month was like a whole year gone by.  This book also describes an incredible journey.  I suspect that Jessica might share my sentiments.  Jessica is the leading character, perhaps heroine, of this book.  ‘Secrets’ is book one of The Glenbrooke Series, a group of book that I am so very excited to begin reading.

Jessica Morgan wants desperately to forget the past and begin a new life.  She chooses a small, peacefull town tucked away in Oregon’s Willamette Valley as the place to start over – Glenbrooke.  Once there, Jessica conceals her identity from everyone she meets – including the compassionate paramedic who wants to protect her and the jealous women who wants nothing more than to destroy her.  Will Jessica’s deceit ruin all hopes for the future? Or will she find a deeper peace that allows her to stop hiding the truth from those who lover her most of all?

The character of Jessica is one you immediately find to be sympatheic.  You can tell that is she hiding something painful and deep from the very beginning.  I never once suspected it to be anything sinister, but as the story progresses there are those that do.  Kyle, the ever charming paramedic, had me at hello (I know, so cheesy).  Ms Gunn does an absolutely marvelous job of developing these characters, portraying true and raw feelings and emotions.  You love them and want nothing but the best for them.  She is a wonderful writer, whose inclusion of faith and the power of it should be an inspiration to those that read this book.   This is not some far-fetched fairy tale, but a story that could be very real.  I always appreciate that in novels that I read.  Thank you Ms. Gunn for a wonderful story and I look forward to reading more from this series.

I received this book, in exchange for an honest review, in my partnership with Multnomah Publishing and Blogging for BooksI was not compensated in any other way.  The opinions expressed are my own, take them or leave them.

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