Thursday, December 12, 2013

UNSPOKEN by Dee Henderson - Review

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About the Book:
Charlotte Graham is at the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history.
Cover ArtThe task force of FBI and local cops found her two abductors, killed them, rescued her, but it took four very long years. The fact she was found less than three miles from her home, had been there the entire time, haunts them. She's changed her identity, found a profession she loves, and rebuilt her life.

She's never said a word--to the cops to her doctors, to family--about those four years.
A family legacy has brought her back to Chicago where a reporter is writing a book about the kidnapping. The cops who worked the case are cooperating with him. Her options are limited: Hope the reporter doesn't find the full truth, or break her silence about what happened. And her silence is what has protected her family for years.

Bryce Bishop doesn't know her past, he only knows she has coins to sell from her grandfather's estate--and that the FBI director for the Chicago office made the introduction. The more he gets to know Charlotte, the more interested he becomes, an interest encouraged by those closest to her. But nothing else is working in his favor--she's decided she is single for life, she struggles with her faith, and she's willing to for-go a huge inheritance to keep her privacy. She's not giving him much of an opening to work with.

Charlotte wants to trust him. She needs to tell him what happened. Because a crime cops thought was solved, has only opened another chapter.
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    About the Author:
    Dee Henderson is the author of eighteen novels, including Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story, New York Times bestseller Full Disclosure, the acclaimed O'Malley series, and the Uncommon Heroes series. Her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, such as the RITA Award, the Christy Award, and the ECPA Gold Medallion. Dee is a lifelong resident of Illinois.
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    I received this book from Bethany's Blogger program in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to review it positively.

    This is what I thought:
    This book had me caught up in the story from the very beginning. It is fast paced, adventurous and keeps you turning pages. I just discovered Dee Henderson this year, and since have read several of her books. I love her writing style. She has a way of weaving mystery, romance, danger, and much more into her plots. But one of the things I really enjoy about her writing is that she always weaves the spiritual in a real life way. He characters come alive for me. The include God in their lives in a very personal way. In this particular book, one of the characters, Charlotte, is really struggling with how she feels about a loving God based on things He has allowed to happen to her and the truth that He would forgive the perpetrators had they asked.  Bryce has never really thought about it from that perspective but after meeting Charlotte, he can certainly grasp her point of view. So many intriguing questions left to be uncovered. Will Charlotte open up about her past? Will Bryce lose his faith or will Charlotte's faith be restored? What happens with their relationship. You will just have to read to find out! Highly recommended!

    Have you ever read Dee Henderson? If so I would love to know which book or series and what you thought.
    Do you ever struggle with why God allows bad things to happen to people if He is such a loving God? Or maybe like Charlotte, you think God is too loving if  He is willing to forgive those who have committed horrible crimes, so you have a hard time trusting Him. I would like to hear your thoughts.

    I apologize for a glich that accidentally posted this before I had it together in case you got it early! Technology does not always cooperate on cue.

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