So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~Isaiah 41:10 KJV
Fear was something the Cooper sisters lived with for most of their lives. Memories that they couldn’t make sense of caused them this fear.The fear is why the sisters vowed to keep secret their childhood experiences. But God commands us not to fear.
House of Secrets grabs and takes the reader on a journey of healing the hurts and fears of the past. Bailee, the older sister, narrates and you can almost hear her voice as you read. The characters become real with each turn of the page. As I continued to read I learned why they were afraid, I felt their fear, and walked the road to healing with them. This story could be yours or someone's that you may know. It is that realistic.
I give this book 5 stars, for the story, the realness, the truthfulness. and would recommend it to my readers.
They vowed, as children, to be silent...
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?
An ExcerptHouse of Secrets
**House of Secrets by Tracie Peterson was provided for me free by Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.