Book Review: Secrets


Title: Secrets

Author: Robin Jones Gunn

Series: Glenbrooke Series

Publisher’s Synopsis: Jessica ran from her past…but can she hide from love?

Jessica Morgan wants desperately to forget the past and begin a new life. She chooses a small, peaceful town tucked away in Oregon’s Willamette Valley as the place to start over—Glenbrooke. Once there, Jessica conceals her identity from the intriguing personalities she meets—including the compassionate paramedic who desires to protect her and the jealous woman who wants nothing more than to destroy her.

Will Jessica’s deceit ruin all hope for the future? Or will she find a deeper peace that allows her to stop hiding the truth from those who love her most of all?

This heartwarming bestseller, book one in the Glenbrooke series, introduces the fascinating people of Glenbrooke in a compelling tale of romance and spiritual truth.

Well, reading this book was like picking up an old friend.  I read this series probably ten years ago.  First, may I say I love the new covers.  L.O.V.E.  Just sayin’.

Ok, the book.  Well, since I’d read all of the series in the course of two days the last time I read it, I made sure I reread it.  I enjoyed it as much as I did last time.  The story is clean, interesting, and has a few nuggets to really inspire you to be the person that GOD wants you to be.

However, I found myself shaking my head in the same places as the last time.  The “realization” that she needs salvation was very convenient, happened early, and she sure knew an awful lot about what she needed in regards to salvation when she didn’t know the simplest things about the Bible before that moment.  The main male character, Kyle, managed to fall for her awfully quickly.

So, suffice it to say, it isn’t going to go down in history as one of the finest works in Christian literature.  Hey, most people wouldn’t call it literature at all.  It’s just a really nice story about likable people, and a plot that is a lovely escape.  Will I read it again?  Probably.  Sometimes you just need an enjoyable story to lose yourself in for a while.  This is that story.

Get yourself down to the local bookstore, over to Amazon.com, or to Randomhouse.com and buy a copy.   Then, next time you have a rough day and want to disappear into another world, it’ll be waiting for you.  Welcome to Glenbrooke… you might not want to go home.

Thank you Random House for providing this copy for review.

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: Secrets

  1. I love the Glenbrook Zorro. She’s my favorite. 😉

    Love love this series… would like ot read it again too. Just sayin’

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