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Monday, February 17, 2014

All Things Hidden

I'm beginning to wonder if all Christian Romance books follow the same script when writing. In All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse we find:

*Love at first sight. The girl always finds the guy's looks dashing and the man is always instantly attracted to the girl.

*Immediately the two people can't stop thinking about one another. Their thoughts are constantly on the other person. Lo and behold one thinks the other despises them and the other thinks the same thing.

*One has a "secret" that could end the whole relationship

*God and the Bible are thrown in there so willy-nilly that it doesn't flow at all. It seems almost as though someone said "stick God on page 53 and a Bible verse on page 81 and someone preaching on page 156" and that it was splattered on those pages. The preaching/Biblical aspect didn't flow together nicely at all.

I want a Christian romance book that is different. This one was so run of the mill that I had to put it down half way through. I hate to give it a bad review, especially considering how I'm not a fan on Christian romance to begin with, but I didn't find anything new or interesting with this book at all.

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I agree with you. I pretty much refuse to read most Christian romances for the reasons you mention. That said I did love the Lawana Blackwell Gresham Chronicles. Her descriptions of people and their foibles are hilarious. I have gotten to the point where I mostly read non-fiction. :) Nice to see I am not the only one.

    1. I'll have to check those out - they sound like my type of book!

  2. Haha! Don't read any Amish literature either. Same story line, only one is Amish and one is non Amish. I listen to books on tape in my car, and enjoyed one or two, but now, just can't deal

    1. So true! I've read a couple of those, and enjoyed the first one or two, but then they all became the same. Why is there no variation?! There could be so many interesting, believable story lines but it's as if they don't even try!



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