In Places Hidden (Golden Gate Secrets Book #1) - eBookTracie PetersonBethany House / 2018 / ePub$9.89 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 30 Reviews
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KimP3 Stars Out Of 5In Places HiddenApril 4, 2018KimPQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3In Places Hidden by Tracie Peterson is the first book in the Golden Gate series. The story takes place in 1905, in the booming city of San Francisco. Camri Coulter, with the help of Patrick Murdock, is searching for her brother. What she discovers is political corruption running rampant. Although there is danger in the search for Caleb, it is not too much of a concern to anyone, or so it seemed to me. The story was a very slow start for me. Nothing really happened until over half-way through the book. Camri was supposed to be looking for her missing brother but to me she didnt do too much looking. Still, the storyline was interesting and entertaining. I enjoyed the wee bit of Irish dialogue that was inserted throughout. Overall, I would recommend this book if you like a sweet romance with just a touch of danger.
I received this book from Bethany House publishers in exchange for my honest review.
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5In Places HiddenApril 3, 2018Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3In Places Hidden is the first installment from Tracie Petersons new series, Golden Gate Secrets. I thought it was good. I found it interesting to see what San Francisco was like over one hundred years ago. The story had some suspenseful element to it that kept me wanting to know more.
I give In Places Hidden 3 stars and look forward to see what happens in the next book from the Golden Gate Secrets series.
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crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyable although largely predictableApril 2, 2018crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2While the book started out slow for me, and while it did pick up speed, it failed to fully capture my attention. Camri is one of those characters who start out self absorbed and learn the error of their ways throughout the story. Camri is on a train headed to San Francisco to find her brother who appears to have gone missing and on the way meets two other women also heading to the city. They decide to stick together and the three of them move into her missing brother's home while they search for him.
While I wanted to like this story, there just seemed to be nothing new here. It's quite predictable, both in plot and character. It's an enjoyable light read, but based on some of this author's previous books it could have been so much more. I was left feeling like that was nice, but haven't I read this before?
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The Avid ReaderDunedin, FLAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5First book in Golden Gate Secrets seriesMarch 28, 2018The Avid ReaderDunedin, FLAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4In Places Hidden by Tracie Peterson is the first novel in the Golden Gate Secrets series. Camriann Camri Coulter has journeyed to San Francisco in late November of 1905 to locate her missing brother, Caleb. On the journey she meets Judith Gladstone and Kenzie Gifford. Each woman has their own quest that has brought them to San Francisco. The three women decide to pool their resources and help one other. They move into Calebs house and Kenzie helps them obtain jobs at her cousins candy factory. Caleb has been missing for over three months. Camri begins her search by speaking with Calebs boss, Mr. Henry Ambrewster. It seems Caleb took Patrick Murdock, a local contractor being tried for murder, as a client and got a not guilty verdict which angered some bigwigs in the city. What lengths would these high-powered individuals go to silence Caleb? Camri teams up with Patrick to discover her brothers whereabouts and uncover the corrupt people responsible.
In Places Hidden is well-written and it has some interesting characters. Kenzies candy maker cousin, George Lake is a quirky individual with exacting standards (he is very twitchy). Camri is an intelligent woman who believes in education and suffrage (she likes to pontificate on the value of education especially). I was happy to see her alter some of her opinions and behavior by the end of the book. I had a little trouble getting into the story, but once I did, I was curious to see how matters would play out. I did feel we were given too much backstory on each of the ladies. Since each woman (Judith, Camri and Kenzie) will have their own book, we did not need so much detail on Judith and Kenzie in this installment. It made for a tedious beginning. The Christian elements are strong throughout the book especially having faith in God to get a person through the troublesome times in life. I felt the romance between Camri and Patrick proceeded at a little too quickly. Since In Places Hidden is part of a series, I felt the author could have let their romance progress at a slower speed (which would have been in keeping with the time period). I will be curious to see how Judith and Kenzies stories unfold. In Places Hidden is a light, historical romance with touch of intrigue that will appeal to Tracie Petersons fans.
MaureenTSyracuse NYGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5FamilyMarch 26, 2018MaureenTSyracuse NYGender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This read had me mesmerized, and quickly page-turning, and I had to have answers. Now Im looking for the next book in this series, and hope those who are so evil get there just due.
What a wild, sinful, and immoral city San Francisco was, and although this is a fictional book, it does have a lot of historical fact.
Can you image back in the early 1900s receiving, or not hearing from your brother who is about two thousand miles away, and not knowing where he is, or if he is even alive. This is why Camri Coulter is in the West, and she meets two women while traveling there, in rather dire circumstances, and takes them under her wing and offers them shelter.
So many life lessons here, and you will be quickly caught up in this story, with evil so prominent you will have to wonder who is going to come out alive at the end. So many people hurt, and why? Greed.
Dont miss this one!
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