Sunday, November 6, 2011

House of Secrets

In “House of Secrets” by Tracie Peterson we meet the Cooper sisters. Bailee, Geena and Piper Cooper have had a secret they have kept since childhood. They saw their father murder their mother. When their father wants them to all get together at the house where their mother died, the secrets start to come out. The sisters decide it is time for the truth and to confront their father. What they do not plan on is for their father to announce his new marriage and faith in God. When they finally accuse their father, they find out that what they have believed all these years is far from the truth. During this time Bailee starts having dreams about her childhood and in turn remembers certain events that she has long forgotten. In a moment of panic she calls her friend Mark to come be with her. What she did not count on is her feelings for Mark to grow into love. None of the girls want to have anything to do with God because when they needed him most they feel that he was not there. As the secrets start to come out, Bailee feels betrayed by both her father and God. With Mark’s help she finally realizes she does need God in her life and turns to him. Will the Cooper family be able to finally put the past behind them?

As someone who had several tragedies in my young life I could definitely put myself in Bailee’s shoes. When something happens to rock our perfect world, we wonder why God allowed it and sometimes we turn away from him. What we all need to realize is that He never left us. This book helped me remember that no matter how bad life can get He will always be there with us. I highly recommend this book to anyone who feels that God has not been there for them at some point in their life. I received a complimentary copy to review from Bethany House Publishers.

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