Saturday, 8 October 2011

Book Review - House of Secrets BY Tracie Peterson

Publisher's blurb:
They vowed, as children, to be silent...
When her father orchestrates a surprise trip to the summer house of her childhood, Bailee Cooper is unprepared for what follows. What is intended to be a happy reunion for Bailee and her sisters quickly becomes shrouded by memories from the past.
Together again, the three sisters sift through their recollections of fifteen years ago...of an ill mother, and of their father making a desperate choice. One sister believes their silence must end and the truth be revealed. But they soon come to wonder if they can trust their memories.
Mark Delahunt arrives in the wake of this emotional turmoil. Determined to win Bailee's affection, Mark becomes a strong fortress for her in this time of confusion, and what was once a tentative promise begins to take root and grow. Caught between the past and an uncertain future, can Bailee let God guide her to healing...or will she risk losing the chance to embrace love?

My Review: I enjoyed this the beginning. It had a lot of intrigue with all the family secrets and lies...but then midway, it seems to just switch from a decent story to nothing but blind faith in God.

What I mean by blind faith, is that belief that God will solve all your problems if you just ask him to - that you don't have to put any effort into solving them yourself, just believe. I know a lot of people feel that way but I think it is nuts. God gave us free will for a reason - we create our own destiny.

Anyhow, midway through the book it seemed like the storyline just died and was replaced with how we should be dedicated to God. The main character initially does not have much faith in God and then suddenly, she is willing to accept that he will solve all her problems - just doesn't seem realistic to me.

Not really a book I would recommend.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 

Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group". 

1 comment:

Gill - That British Woman said...

I didn't get this one and I'm glad I didn't after readign your review.