by Robin Jones Gunn
About the book: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 everyone she meets – including the compassionate paramedic who wants 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?
This heartwarming bestseller, book one in the Glenbrooke Series, introduces the fascinating people of Glenbrooke in a compelling tale of romance and spiritual truth.
My thoughts:I have picked up this book several times and each time I start reading it I'm hooked (actually read it several months ago and just found it again on my bookshelf).
Jessica Morgan is on the run. She didn't do anything bad but circumstances are such that she has traveled a ways to accept a teaching job and on the way she has a very bad accident. After the accident she meets paramedic Kyle who helped her after the accident and has taken it upon himself to get her car towed to a mechanic, find her purse and luggage and then help her find her new home as Jessica's contact in Glenbrooke is in the hospital himself after having had a stroke.
Her story is rather amazing. I really admire how she struggled through each of her tribulations in Secrets and through the help of her new friends she comes out on top. Kyle is a very strong Christian and one her new teaching friends helps her as Jessica tries to live on very little money after the accident ate up what little she had. No insurance, no history or records, no ties to family and other than the new friends she's made she's on her own. It doesn't help that her new boss is awful and has a chip on her shoulder and has decided she doesn't like Jessica from the start.
The scriptural content of the book is sound and even though it's obvious that Jessica isn't a Christian in the beginning it was interesting to see Kyle and her new friends share the Love they have for their Lord and the Greater Love He has for us. This book is actually a pretty light read and it's perfect for a rainy or blizzardy day. It sounds like we are going to have a few of those this winter – so pick one up for your self and for a friend when you get a chance. =D
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