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Posted November 29, 2007
One of the most fascinating and memorable books I¿ve read in a long time. Occasionally a heart-stopper, and often bringing me to tears, it was impossible to put down. Yet, the story is so intricately layered, I found myself rereading some portions ¿ not for clarification, but because I had become absorbed in the drama of the narrative and wanted to relive each spell-binding layer. The author has a gift for characterization and scene description that injects the reader into the story making one feel akin to protagonist Ruth, crying, hoping and believing with her. The story opens with Kinzey White, an enthusiastic young reporter turned biographer, who begins to chronicle Ruth Blanchard Solomon¿s extraordinary life in Family Secrets. Although the ninety-plus year old Ruth has reservations, she allows many painful memories to resurface believing the unique life she¿s led is all part of God¿s plan. She tells Kinzey, ¿We are all given a kind of script at birth. . . . I¿m glad I let Him revise mine.¿ The compelling events of this story begin in 1904 when Madelaine Melliere meets Even Blanchard and the twists and turns of life propel Ruth¿s future before she¿s even born. Horrific recurring nightmares lead Ruth as a young woman to travel across country seeking a family she just learned about. Tragedy intervenes happiness when the prejudice of others forces her to make decisions that leave her heartbroken. Will her newfound faith be enough to support her resolve and finally give her peace? I highly recommend this captivating tale that reaches almost epic proportions by the end of the four book Secrets of the Heart series, a ¿must read.¿Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.