Saturday, July 17, 2010
Hidden -Shelley Shepard Gray -2010
When we think about Christian novels , what is it that pops into your head? Is it the religion , the content level , God or something else - maybe a good moral behind the story and a bit of romance and courtship. What about when you think of settings ? Is it a Historical Christian novel set out in the country or English society , or is it set in an Amish community ?.
Many Christian Authors like to set their novels in the communities of Amish Life , as it brings together a peacefulness and the connection of family and working together as one big community. Authors that have set books in Amish Times include Beverley Lewis , Karen Kingsbury , Wanda Brunsetter and many more,
Today's author is a new Christian author that I have not read prior. She has written a series called "Sisters of the Heart". Her name is Shelley Shepard Gray and her book that I am reviewing today is called Hidden .
Hidden - Shelley Shepard Gray - 2010
Hidden covers a storyline that we hear about so often that in our hearts it aches just hearing about it , it also talks about the lives of an Amish community.
Acts 1v8 reads "When the holy spirit comes to you, you will recieve power. you will be my witnesses".
Hidden tells the story of Anna , a young girl who has been pushed to the decision to leave her abusive boyfriend Rob , a charming guy who has his friends, family fooled by his facade. Desperate to escape a love gone horribly wrong, Anna runs to the only place where she feels safe - her friend Katie's family's Bed and Breakfast right in the heart of Amish country.
As time gets on, Anna finds herself slowly relaxing and getting into the groove of life as an Amish . and she has also developed feelings for Katie's brother Henry. When the time comes for Anna to stop hiding , will she return to the city and live her life in a similar tradition than she did before or will her heart yearn for the life that she experienced while being Amish ? We read as Anna is forced to make the challenging and heart-wrenching decision that can change her life forever - Will she deny who she really is and will her one chance at a life of happiness and peace once again be stolen with the help of her past ?.
Find out in this riveting and heart-wrenching Christian novel that in some ways follows the traditions of The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverley Lewis and Montana Sky by Nora Roberts.