“House of Secrets” by Tracie Peterson
“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 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. One sister believes their silence must end and the truth be revealed. But they soon come to wonder if they can trust their memories.
Mark Delahunt arrives in the wake of this emotional turmoil. Determined to win Bailee’s affection, Mark becomes a 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 healing…or will she risk losing the chance to embrace love?”
Before reading this book I had never heard of Tracie Peterson, but my mother-in-law had and she wanted to read the book before I did. She told me that Tracie Peterson was amazing Christian author.
it took me about 5 pages to know I was going to LOVE this book. In fact I found myself staying up waaayyyy to late to read it every night. I just couldn’t put it down.
Bailee is the oldest of 3 girls and has felt all her life like she had to protect her sisters and be like a mother to them since their mom died when they were really young. Their mother suffered from schizophrenia and taught the girls not to trust anyone. And one day she died. The girls thought it was from their father, but when they confront him on this 15 years later they learn way more then they ever planned on. Also because of all the girls went through they did not trust people, they didn’t want relationships. And that was hurting Bailee and the possibility of an amazing relationship with a Christian guy. Bailee and her sisters don’t trust God but by the end there are a lot of break-throughs and God plays an important part in them.
I would totally recommend you read this book. It’s a great page turner. If you’re looking for a good, clean, Christian read this is the book for you. Now I’m off to read more of Tracie Peterson’s books.
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