Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sofia's Secret by Sharlene MacLaren * A Review

Scandal surrounds Sofia Rogers, a woman in her early twenties, when it becomes obvious she is pregnant and unmarried. Yet nobody knows the real story. And Sofia isn’t about to share it; she would rather bear the shame than face the threat of consequences. When Eli Trent, the new doctor in town, gets involved, the trouble escalates in the form of thievery, arson, and death threats. Nevertheless, Eli is determined to break down the wall of silence behind which Sofia hides her deep, dark secret. He is out to convince her she is not alone and to make her realize that trusting him—and her heavenly Father is the only thing that makes sense.

Paperback: 432 pages

Publisher: Whitaker House (October 1, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 160374214X

ISBN-13: 978-1603742146

Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.3 x 1.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

Born and raised in west Michigan, Sharlene MacLaren attended Spring Arbor University. She traveled married one of her childhood friends and together they raised two lovely daughters. Now happily retired after teaching elementary school for 31 years, "Shar" enjoys reading, writing, singing in the church choir and worship teams, traveling, and spending time with her husband, children, and precious grandson. Shar is a regular speaker for her local MOPS organization, is involved in KIDS' HOPE USA, a mentoring program for at–risk children, counsels young women in the Apples of Gold program, and is active in two weekly Bible studies. She and her husband, Cecil, live in Spring Lake, Michigan with their lovable collie, Dakota, and Mocha, their lazy fat cat.


I really, really loved this story Sofia’s Secret. It’s full of mystery, intrudge, romance, fear, just all of the good stuff.

Sofia is carrying such a heavy burden and she needs someone whom she can trust and whom will help her, but she doesn’t ask anyone for help or comfort. She and her young brother live together and Sofia is pregnant. She has a cleaning job and works at night so she can take care of her brother during the day, but she doesn’t have a car or anyway to get around except for a broken down bicycle. Sofia never complains, but is always working or helping others.

A new doctor comes to town and they meet when Sofia gets sick. He tries to help her, but she wants to be left alone as she always has been to take care of herself and her brother.

This book had me on the edge of my seat and reading as fast as possible. Hated when I came to the end.

Sofia’s Secret is a book that really tells you what forgiveness is all about. Also it is about judging others before we know the whole story. I promise if you get this book you will be well pleased.

I highly recommend it as a book to keep and read over and over.

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Thank you to Whitaker House for providing this book for review. 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


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