Friday, June 4, 2010

Review: Secrets by Robin Jones Gunn

Beginning her new life in a small Oregon town, high school English teacher Jessica tries desperately to hide the details of her past. Yet two individuals remain determined to discover the painful truth: the jealous woman who is Jessica's immediate superior, and Kyle Buchanan, a handsome, compassionate paramedic and dreamer. Will Jessica's past destroy her future? Or can she find a deeper peace that will end her need to keep Secrets? Readers will find out in this bestselling former Palisades release, now the first book of the new Glenbrooke series by bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn.

Jessica ran from her past...but can she hide from love?

Jessica Morgan wants desperately to forget the past and begin a new life. She chooses a small, peaceful town tucked away in Oregon ’s Willamette Valley as the place to start over—Glenbrooke. Once there, Jessica conceals her identity from the intriguing personalities she meets—including the compassionate paramedic who desires to protect her and the jealous woman who wants nothing more than to destroy her.

Will Jessica’s deceit ruin all hope for the future? Or will she find a deeper peace that allows her to stop hiding the truth from those who love her most of all?

Received from the publisher for review.

This one gets two stars. Although it was well written the story was typical, predictable chick lit. I frankly found it a bit lame and kind of cheesy. I suspected the rather obvious ending right away.  The religious aspect was a bit unfortunate and rather cloying as well. Overall, I just wasn't feeling it but perhaps someone who enjoys the genre more may have a better experience with it.

☆☆= Just Okay


Ashley @ Ashley's Library said...

I felt the same way about the religious elements in the book. It also had very cheesy moments.

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