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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Book Review~Hidden in the Heart

About Hidden in the Heart
"Everything Claire wants seems to be beyond her reach...
After losing her mother to cancer and suffering a miscarriage soon after, Claire Ferguson numbs the pain with alcohol and pills, and wonders if her own life is worth living.
Adopted at birth, Claire is convinced she has some unknown genetic flaw that may have been the cause of her miscarriage. She must find a way to deal with the guilt she harbors. But exoneration will come with a price. With her marriage in trouble and her father refusing to answer any questions about her adoption, Claire begins the search for her birth mother. For the first time in her life, she really wants to know where she came from. But what if the woman who gave her life doesn't want to be found?
Hidden in the Heart has been nominated for a 2013 Grace Award and is on the long list for an INSPY award."

Link to buy the bookhttp://ow.ly/jyIxz          
My Thoughts: Having been adopted myself and having both adopted and birth children, I knew this book would probably be an emotional one-boy, was it ever!  Hidden in the Heart started a little slow for me, and I also had trouble sorting out the characters for the first four or so chapters.  I think my problem was keeping the characters AND their nicknames straight.  Early on Belinda would be called Lin by another character and I'd think, "Who's Lin?"  But, as soon as I got everyone and their nicknames straight, I was totally into this book.  There are so many emotional topics intertwined-death of a parent, miscarriage, adoption issues, a strained marriage, drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, and more. Claire's search for her birth mother totally brought back memories of my search years ago, and the emotions that went with it.  I really enjoyed Hidden in the Heart
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Meet Catherine:  
Catherine West is an award-winning author who writes stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. Her first novel, "Yesterday's Tomorrow", released in 2011 and won the INSPY for Romance, a Silver Medal in the Reader's Favorite Awards, and was a finalist in the Grace Awards. Catherine's second novel, "Hidden in the Heart", released in September 2012. When she's not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border Collie for long walks or tending to her roses and orchids. She and her husband have two college-aged children. Learn more about Catherine by visiting her website: http://www.catherinejwest.com
 Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this ebook free from Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

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