I received two books from this Christian Fiction Blog Tour, Secrets by Robin Jones Gunn and Yesterday's Promise by Linda Lee Chaikin.
WaterBrookMutlnomah link for Secrets
Turning her back on her past, Jessica Morgan created a new identity and a new life. She settled in the small town of Glenbrook, Oregon where an old friend helped her get a teaching position. A car accident almost destroyed her dream, but with the kindness of strangers and a handsome paramedic with secrets of his own, Jessica struggled to make a new life for herself.
Secrets by Robin Jones Gunn is a young adult love story in an ideal small-town setting. As Jessica and Kyle work through the pain and past that haunts them, they find that the truth, no matter how painful, can work for good. This is Christian romance at its best. The book has good role models, but not perfect people and provides adventure, mystery and struggles.
I would recommend this for both adult and teen readers.
About the Author
Robin Jones Gunn is the much-loved award-winning author of the Glenbrooke, Sisterchicks(R), Christy Miller, and Sierra Jensen series, with more than three million books sold worldwide. Robin lives with her family near Portland, Oregon. Her website is here: Robin Gunn
WaterBrook Mutlnomah link for Yesterday's Promise
From the back of the book:
He fought to seek his fortune. Would he lose a greater treasure: the love he left behind?
As the son of the squire of Grimston Way, aristocrat Rogan Chantry has fought hard to win his independence from Sir Julien Bley and the British South Africa Company. Now, his pursuit of a mysterious deposit of gold, marked on a map willed to him by his murdered uncle, Henry Chantry, is challenged by a new complication: the impending British colonization of South Africa. Can Sir Rogan find the gold in the midst of escalating tensions among the native tribesmen, the missionaries sent to win them, and the new colonists?
Meanwhile, Evy Varley, the woman Rogan loves back in England, is headed for a brave yet dangerous confrontation with Henry’s killer–but at what price? With so much against Rogan and Evy, a reunion seems improbable, if not impossible. Can yesterday’s promise hold them faithful to the hope of future freedom and a victorious love?
Yesterday's Promise is the second of three East of the Sun series. It is an involved story with mystery, adventure and romance. I would recommend reading the first, Tomorrow's Treasure first. I think it would give a better grasp of the people and situations involved in the story. There are interesting situations and places with valuable treasure, tribal difficulties, and power struggles. I appreciated the author's historical information and a list of historical dates following the story. The writing is a little too flowery for me and there were too many characters without development, possibly because the characters were in the previous book.
Both books were provided to me for review purposes.