- Paperback: 340 pages
- Publisher: Thy Word Publishing (September 16, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0989969150
- ISBN-13: 978-0989969154
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,433,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Secret Places Revealed opens with Aaron's single-mindeddetermination to not become involved in anything more than his blossoming,potentially successful business pursuits - but life has a way of changing eventhe most carefully determined plan, and so it is that Simone enters Aaron'slife with her own preset obstacles to romance.
It should be mentioned that this is billed as aninspirational romance. This label means that God's hand is ever-presentthroughout the story line, and that spiritual references are part of theevents. Even when His will is being questioned, forces are being set into placethat will lead both characters in new directions: "People told her never toquestion God. But those who knew Simone knew her to be inquisitive. Shecouldn't understand why God had taken away the only man she ever truly loved.Joshua was her soul mate, her friend, the love of her life, her futurechildren's father."
Manhattan is the backdrop for the romantic action; but bothcharacters are experiencing lives interrupted by challenging changes when theymeet, and sparks don't fly automatically when so many jigsaw pieces of theirbroken lives remain scattered. It will take a miracle (or divine intervention)for these wounded individuals to overcome their pain and see love and brokendreams alike forging new directions for their lives.
On the face of it, Secret Places Revealed is a romance, tobe sure. But there's something deeper happening than an attraction between twopowerful, professional individuals, and this is where the spiritual side of thestory comes into play.
Many satisfying devices are used: street talk and slang arerealistic and well done, the characters of Aaron and Simone are both visions ofbeauty both internally and externally, and there are many light momentssprinkled throughout, as when a young man with saggy pants tries to flirt withSimone right in front of Aaron, using a poor pick-up line that cause both tolaugh.
How does healing begin and where does love enter the picture- and how does divine intervention enter into the scene? What flaws aredeal-killers and what knowledge serves to solidify the passions and purposes ofa deeper love?
Secret Places Revealed covers all these topics and more andis especially recommended for religious romance readers who like theirprotagonists powerful, sassy, human, and God-driven.
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
About the Author
In addition to being an award winning author of Completely Whole, Paulette is an inspirational speaker, as well as a writing workshop instructor. She has a passion to coach aspiring authors and speaks into the lives of women from every walk of life. Her literary works have been spotlighted in a growing number of publications, including CBN, Real Life Real Faith Magazine, and Black Pearls Magazine. She has also appeared on numerous local and online radio shows. Paulette resides in Northern California.
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Top Customer Reviews
The story of Aaron and Simone had a lot of unexpected twists and turns. Simone was a strong female who was quiet but not pushover. I liked getting to know her and her family. They were close knit. It was nice seeing families working together despite the odds. Simone falling for Aaron is certainly not in the cards but she can't help but be attracted to him. Yet, love hurts. Especially when you lose someone you care a great deal for as she did her fiance but he died before they were married. So she's having a hard time.
All in all a wonderful story!
This novel deals with the area of trust and individuals dealing with their own internal conflicts and faith in God. Paulette does a great job revealing the inner feelings and emotions of the characters.
This novel also addresses true friendship, friendship that hold one accountable, friendship that helps one to look truthfully at themselves.
This book has some surprises that will leave you wanting to read more.
I truly enjoyed reading this novel and can't wait for the next one by this author.
I gave this novel 5 stars and would recommend it. You will not regret it!
The two meet under unexpected circumstances, and sparks immediately begin to fly between them. From that point forward, the drama ensues, with each one battling with internal conflicts while trying to mask their feelings for the other externally.
I thought that this was a very well-written book, although I could not stand Simone’s character. My favorite character in the book was Aaron’s brother Shaun, because he displayed true love and loyalty for his family.
I love the inspirational message in this book. Looking forward for more from this author. Great job, Paulette Harper! Grab a copy!
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