Friday, February 19, 2010

Book Review: All Things Hidden


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.


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.


Tricia's first book in the Home to Heather Creek series was Sweet September (book two) followed by Every SunriseSunflower Serenade this summer. All Things Hidden is book eighteen in the continuing story of the Stephensen family!


Tricia Goyer is the author of several books, including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, both past winners of the ACFW's Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance. Goyer lives with her family in Montana. To find out more visit her website:

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In compliance with the new FTC regulation, I must disclose that I received this book at no cost in exchange for a review on my blog.

Having read most of the books in the "Home To Heather Creek" series I'm familiar with the characters in "All Things Hidden", with the exception of new characters that figure in this book. Tricia and all the other authors in this series have done a good job of developing the story and characters in this series and some might argue that the books are too predictable.

I, however, like the fact that I already "know" the characters and feel like they're friends that I get to visit occasionally, through the pages of a book.

I don't want to give away any more of the plot than is given in the synopsis above, so I'll just say that I thoroughly enjoyed "All Things Hidden" and recommend it for a good evening's read. I think you'll find it's a satisfying story with a little mystery and a nice ending with all the strings neatly tied up.
Happy Friday and weekend, y'all! :o)


Gigi said...

Nice review! I love "series" so I'll definitely be checking this one out...thanks Diane!

Tricia Goyer said...

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