May 27, 2014

All Things Hidden

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Back Cover Summary:
Gwyn Hillerman loves being a nurse at her father's clinic on the beautiful Alaskan frontier. But family life has been rough ever since her mother left them, disdaining the uncivilized country and taking Gwyn's younger sister with her. In Chicago, Dr. Jeremiah Vaughan finds his life suddenly turned upside down when his medical license is stripped away after an affluent patient dies. In a snowball effect, his  fiancĂ© breaks their engagement. In an attempt to bury the past, Jeremiah accepts Dr. Hillerman's invitation to join his growing practice in the isolated Alaska Territory. Gwyn and Jeremiah soon recognize a growing attraction to each other. But when rumors of Jeremiah's past begin to surface, they'll need more than love to face the threat of an uncertain future.

Having visited Alaska several times, I was able to envision the setting. Although this story takes place during the Depression in the 1930s rural Alaska (not yet a state) inserting myself into Alaska’s unique beauty was effortless.

All Things Hidden is an interesting story with lots of conflict and diverse characters, yet I feel some could’ve been fleshed out a bit, particularly Clarence, and Gwyn’s siblings. I’d like to know what made them the way they are.

Pros: It’s a good story in a fabulous setting, filled with history, action and conflict, and I cared about the main character.

Cons: The story has a slow beginning, and contained (in my opinion) too much repetition and inner dialogue.

Cover: Like it
Title: Like it
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Pages: 353
Pace: slow beginning
First Lines: Fear twisted Gwyn Hillerman’s stomach just like her fingers twisted the delicate handkerchief into a knot. If she wasn’t careful, the fabric would be ruined. Forcing her hands to still, she glanced out the picture window on the southeast side of the large lodge.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Bethany House book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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