Monday, November 14, 2011


House of Secrets

Bethany House / 2011 / Paperback


Publisher's Description

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, Geena and Piper, 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. They vowed, as children, to be silent--but one sister believes the truth must now be revealed. Yet can they trust their memories? Mark Delahunt arrives in the wake of this emotional turmoil. Determined to win Bailee's affection, Mark becomes the 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 heal the past and ultimately to embrace love?
My Review:
This book was not what I expected. It is not a typical fiction easy read as it deals with some strong issues such as mental illness, child abuse and how this can effect families and young children.The three sisters of this story have not moved on with their lives as they keep family secrets, afraid to really open up to others or each other as a family.Can they deal with the truth after they believed a lie for so many years? The question is can people move on and heal from the past or are they forever stuck in the pain of past mistakes made by other and/or  their own selves. I would recommend this book for those who have suffered from abuse or mental illness in their own families and for those who wish to learn something from a not so easy fiction read.
I received this book free from Bethany House for this review.

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