Sunday, March 2, 2014
SECRETS by Anne Patrick
Caleb Malone returns to the states to recover after being wounded in combat. He decides to take a job working for his brother's PI firm. His first assignment sends him to the town of Keaton. A father suspects his daughter's fiance' is cheating on her but he needs proof. All Caleb has to do is get a few pictures, which might be easier said than done. Abby Hughes works in her family's business as a real estate agent. A large company is wanting to buy property in Keaton which would be a boost to the small towns economy. Abby feels like things are moving along pretty smoothly, with the property sale, until it becomes a battle of the land. But it also becomes a personal battle as well. One deeply rooted in secrets. As Abby and Caleb work together to try and figure it all out, feelings between them begin to stir. Will those feelings and their faith be strong enough to carry them through everything they'll face?
Love, betrayal, forgiveness and, as the title indicates, Secrets, all come to mind when I think about this story! It gets off to a running start and holds your attention all the way to the end. One thing I always appreciate about this authors work, besides the great writing, is the way she keeps you guessing until the very end. But I've got to tell you, she really surprised me with the twist at the end of this story. I LOVE it when that happens! I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Caleb (a.k.a. Digger) better. What a great guy. Abby made a fine leading lady. Full of spunk but very tenderhearted and loyal. Her two boys were full of personality too! There was a spiritual thread running through the story which felt very natural and dealt a lot with forgiveness. A message we can't hear often enough. This was a great installment to the Wounded Heroes series. It can be read as a stand alone but I would highly recommend the others books in the series: Kill Shot, Trespasses and Betrayal. I look forward, with great anticipation, to Vengeance! I also want to mention that I love the book covers for this series. They just make you want to read the story!
*This complimentary copy was provided by Anne Patrick in exchange for an honest review*
Print Length: 182 pages
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc. (February 11, 2014)
For more information about this book or other books by Anne Patrick, I recommend you visit her website at http://www.annepatrickbooks.com/