Review: Secret Places Revealed by Paulette Harper

Secret Places Revealed by Paulette Harper
Release Date: August 9, 2016
Publisher: Thy Word Publishing
Pages: 245
Source: book provided by publisher for review



Single and content, Real Estate Developer, Aaron Blackman is determined not to be in another relationship. His ex- Macy, gave him enough drama to last a life time. The only thing that has his attention right now, is his growing business, that’s until Simone Herron comes along. Fighting to keep his promise to himself, he soon learns that when it comes to love some rules are meant to be broken.

After losing her fiancé to an untimely death, Simone Herron is relocating and trying to put the past behind her. A new chapter in her life is what she is hoping for but what happens when her past and her present collide? Simone must learn that in order to love again, she must conquer her past fears and allow God to put all the broken pieces together.


Review:  I want to start my review by saying how much I enjoyed this book.  Ms. Harper touched on the topics I love most in a book: family, God, and being supportive to the people who mean the most in a person’s life.

Ms. Harper is a Christian author, an extremely talented, successful author, and motivational speaker. Her work reflects her love and devotion to God.  Her book has passages from the Bible, which are beautiful and uplifting.  I always feel intimidated by people who can quote the Bible, because I never studied it growing up.  I tried several times to read the Bible from childhood on up to adulthood, but I could never get very far, and would give up after a few pages.

I’m including this bit of information in my review because, not only is it interesting, I wanted the readers out there to know exactly what kind of book they would be buying, just in case this kind of a book is not for a particular reader.

Simone and Aaron both have to deal with baggage from their respective pasts that they need to deal with in order to be able to move on with their futures.

I really liked Simone.  She was a lady.  She’s strong, she’s beautiful inside as well as out, she’s really got her life figured out (for the most part), and she really loves her family.  Simone’s mom has a brief appearance, but I really loved her character.  To me, she represents what all mothers should be.  Warm, loving, stern and unflappable, and a great cook.  She’s also got this best friend Kendra, that’s a hoot.  I really liked her too.  She needs a book too (hint, hint!!!).

Aaron is another character that I liked.  He’s smart, strong, responsible, and a real gentleman.  He’s got some stuff that he needs to figure out in order to move forward with his life, but he’s strong enough to admit when he needs help.

Ms. Harper’s characters rely on God to help them and guide them through their problems.  They talk to God through prayer, as well as conversations with Him throughout the day.

I’ve never read a Christian romance book before, and I have to admit I really liked it.  It wasn’t “in your face” religious.  I really liked the praying aspects, and talking to God daily aspects.  We all need books with inspiration, wheather they are Christian books, or other types of books.

If Christian books is something the reader wishes to pursue, then I highly recommend this book.  It was funny, it was heartwarming, it has Bible quotes, it has family.  I think the reader would enjoy it.



2 thoughts on “Review: Secret Places Revealed by Paulette Harper

  1. Thanks Lori,

    What a great review. It really touched my heart. Thank you so very much for introducing Secret Places Revealed to your audience.

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