I have another book review for you today (& on Wednesday I’m SUPER excited to be sharing the DIY Ultimate Bundle with you)!
Hidden Agenda was the first book I’ve read by Lisa Harris. I was not disappointed in this new-to-me author, I was immediately gripped by the story line and characters, making it very hard for me to put down. I didn’t realize before receiving the book it was a book 3, but the story stood alone and was fine – however, I wish I hadn’t missed the other two books, which I assume were just as good as this one. …. I’m weird about only reading series in order :-) – if I miss a book, oh well.
On the page prior to Chapter 1, the story is introduced with Luke 8:17,
“For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.”
This verse was an amazing introduction and Harris did an awesome job with the story, making the verse come alive with possible “real” life, and current day circumstances” – there were several “secrets brought to light” that made for very interesting twists.
I don’t usually read Romance or Suspense – but this was a really good book, I’m glad I didn’t know in advance that it was labeled as either of those. I caught something about murder mystery (why I wanted to read it), but there is so much more. The romance element is more about individuals coming closer to God and learning to trust each other because of Him; and the suspense wasn’t creepy.
Harris did a wonderful job showing how we can make a quick decision in life circumstances, one that can seem like a good idea at the moment, but when we realize this isn’t the case we think we have to “stick with our decision” (or even just not know how to change the direction the results start to go because we’re overwhelmed or ashamed by them). But then how much worse it can get or the “little” decision can direct us so far away from what we really want long term and how the trickle down effect can be so incredibly painful for ourselves and others.
* I received a copy of Hidden Agenda from Revell, for the purpose of review. All words, thoughts & opinions are my own. *