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Friday, February 26, 2010

Fiction Friday: All Things Hidden

What is family integrity worth to you? That’s the question Charlotte Stevenson grapples with in Tricia Goyer’s All Things Hidden, the latest addition to the Home to Heather Creek series by Guideposts.

The ladies are cleaning out the basement of Bedford Community Church when they discover a tattered and yellowed newspaper article. The clipping, published more than a century ago, implicates Charlotte’s 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? In the midst of raising her grandchildren, she becomes distracted with trying to solve a century-old mystery.

Meanwhile, Sam is spending time with a new girl in town-and is keeping secrets from his grandparents about where they go. Christopher wants to get the story of the alleged theft published in the local paper, and Emily reluctantly partners with a foreign exchange student on a class project and eventually realizes 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. It’s a delightful story of small town neighborliness and suspicion, grandparents coping with being parents, teens coming of age, and redemption.  It’s a quick read, but it tweaks my small town upbringing. And I love the grandparent protagonists.

The book is only available from Guideposts. Order online  or to order just this book (rather than the whole series) call customer service (1-800-431-2344). See other posts on the blog tour here. Want to win all 18 books in the series? Tweet this: Read #AllThingsHidden by @triciagoyer! RT for a chance to win all 18 books in the Home to Heather Creek series!


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