Friday, October 11, 2013
UNSPOKEN by Dee Henderson
Charlotte Graham was once the victim of a kidnapping where she was held for four long years. Law enforcement killed her abductors and she was finally rescued. She changed her identity and tried to rebuild her life as best as she could. At no time however, did she say anything to anyone about what happened during those years. Along the way, Charlotte finds herself the recipient of an enormous inheritance from her grandfather. Some of which was in the form of old and rare coins. Bryce Bishop doesn't know Charlotte's past. He only knows she showed up in an unusual way and offered him to buy the coins. Bryce gets a call from Paul Falcon that Charlotte is who she says she is and the coins are real. Bryce is intrigued by Charlotte and they become friends. Those around Charlotte encourage the friendship. The more time he spends with her the more intrigued he is. She has made it very clear though, that she will remain single. She also struggles with her faith and is willing to turn down a sizable inheritance to keep her family safe. The more she's around Bryce the more she realizes what a good and kind man he is. But can she trust him enough to tell him the truth of what happened or will the words remain unspoken?
I thoroughly enjoyed Unspoken but I must say, it took me awhile to get into the story. I was probably a quarter of the way into the book before it got to the place where I felt it started getting good. It seemed like it was just a little to much detail about old coins. Once I got past that, it began to flow very nicely. I enjoyed seeing Ann and Paul again and they both played an active part in story, which I really enjoyed. Bryce was a swoon-worthy hero guaranteed to melt even the coldest of hearts. His kindness and patience toward Charlotte was awesome. Charlotte was really an interesting leading lady and one I enjoyed getting know. She was kind and very generous but only let a few people into her close circle. The interaction between Bryce and Charlotte was both fun and touching. John and Ellie played great supporting rolls. You'll find a lot of depth to the story where human emotion is concerned but also where faith is concerned. Charlotte's questions about God were completely understandable and I really liked the way Bryce answered them. Very well done. By the time I got to the end, I wasn't ready to close the book and say goodbye to these guys. I did, however, enjoy the ending. I would love to catch up with them again in say...the next book?!!!
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2013)
*This complimentary copy was provided by Bethany House through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*