Monday, 28 June 2010

Simple Secrets Review by Jenna

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Simple Secrets
Barbour Books (June 1, 2010)


Nancy Mehl


Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband Norman and her son, Danny. She’s authored nine books and is currently at work on her newest series for Barbour Publishing.

All of Nancy’s novels have an added touch – something for your spirit as well as your soul. “I welcome the opportunity to share my faith through my writing,” Nancy says. “It’s a part of me and of everything I think or do. God is number one in my life. I wouldn’t be writing at all if I didn’t believe that this is what He’s called me to do. I hope everyone who reads my books will walk away with the most important message I can give them: God is good, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He has a good plan especially for your life, and there is nothing you can’t overcome with His help.”


Nancy Mehl is a mystery writer who loves to set her novels in her home state of Kansas. Her three-in-one book, COZY IN KANSAS, contains the first three Ivy Towers’s mysteries: IN THE DEAD OF WINTER, BYE BYE BERTIE, and FOR WHOM THE WEDDING BELL TOLLS which was nominated for the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year Award in mystery.

She and her husband attend Believer’s Tabernacle in Wichita.


Graphic designer Gracie Temple wants it all: the big city lifestyle and a successful job in advertising. And it looks like her life is on the right track when she takes a job at a struggling, midsize firm in Wichita.

But Gracie Temple's uncle left her a house in a rural Mennonite community. She soon learns he secluded himself for years to protect a secret about her own father. Now it's up to Gracie to decide if she'll keep the secret or if she can afford to expose it.

Sam Goodrich loves his fruit farm in Harmony, Kansas. But when he meets city-girl Gracie, he begins to wonder if he could leave it behind for a woman who makes him feel things he's never felt before.

When someone tries to keep Gracie from discovering the truth behind the town's collection of secrets, will Sam and Gracie cling to their faith to help them decide what's most important...before it's too late?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Simple Secrets, go HERE.

Jennas Review:
Gracie is a graphic designer who has the dream of any girl making it big, the city, car, late night scene, ya know. She inherits a house from her unknown uncle in a small town in Kansas with some secrets. Like, the ones that are even worse than finding the Christmas presents in the back of your parents closet. This Mennonite town has more secrets than a high school building. Gracie goes through the book discovering and getting clues to these secrets, but someone keeps getting in the way. Along the story meeting Sam. Who LOVES his assortment of fruits on his farm. He wants a wife and a family, but somehow drawn the newness of Gracie. Sam and Gracie's faith is tested to the limits. But it's up to you to find out if she figures out the secrets and if Sam and Gracie keep their faith above all other obstacles. This book was really well written and with every twist your clench gets tighter to the pages. It's a book for anyone & I recommend it 100%!

thanks for reading my review!


Denise said...

Awesome review Jenna.

Angel said...

Another great review Jenna. You are doing a fabulous job!! It sounds like a great book, I will have to check it out.

Love you!!

Heart2Heart said...


I absolutely loved this book and was rooting for Sam and Gracie all the way. I love how the town held so many secrets that tied the whole town together. Great review.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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