I really liked the story, however, when I purchase a book from Christian Book Distributors, I hope that the book will have Christian principles in it. This had about one tiny spot in the whole book where God/church was mentioned and it wasn't anything she acted upon in her life. The story, on the other hand, was enjoyable to read. I love interior design, and enjoyed reading about how she fixes up her grandmothers bed and breakfast. I think I'd enjoy this character's designs in my own home. I enjoyed how she treated the elderly people living in her home, with dignity and respect and the relationships she built with each character.
I received this book from The Fiction Guild. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own. This is a wonderful story about two women at different points in their lives. The Hideaway at one time had been a B&B but during the 60's Maggie came after getting away from a cheating husband, she found it by accident but didn't want to leave. There were artist living there and the owner couldn't keep it up and get the people to pay for their stay, so one day she left and left the house to Maggie. Maggie came from money but found herself there. She really fell in love with William, but her father found her and convinced her to take her husband back, William left not knowing Maggie was pregnant. Her daughter grew up thinking Maggie's husband Robert was her dad. But she married and had a daughter of her own. But she and her husband died in a car accident and Sara came to live with her grandmother who she thought was a little different. The kept in touch when she got older because Sara moved to New Orleans and started her own business. But when her grandmother passed away and left her the house it brought all the secrets out and she found that being home was at The Hideaway and not New Orleans. This was a beautiful story.
I was so excited about this book. I just love the cover. And Thomas Nelson has some of the best authors. So when I saw this new book by a new author, I could not wait to get my hands on it. That being said it pains me to write this review.
This book had a married women giving birth to another mans baby. Drinking all through the book. Gay people.
It has no mention of Jesus it is not the normal Christian book that I read everyday.
I hate that I had to write a review like this. It would have been a good read had it not had the feel of a secular book.
I can't give it any stars based on the fact that I read and review Christian books and this was definitely not a Christian read. I do want to express my feelings that this is not a book for those of you wanting a good read that has Jesus and spiritual overtures. You may want to leave this one off your list.
I received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable was not required and all views expressed are my own.
i am extremely disappointed that your site carries this book. It is no way Christian fiction!!! The husband is unfaithful; then the wife is unfaithful and is described in a sexual relationship which produces a child. Although there is no foul language, there is much mention of drinking in bars and hangovers. There is no mention of Jesus or the need for salvation and only a brief reference to God. Again....I am disappointed in whoever approved your selling this as "Christian".
Sweet, Clean Romance with Southern Charm and Family History
April 21, 2017
The Hideaway by Lauren Denton brings the reader deep in the south, exploring the secrets of one young womans family history. The Hideaway has been exactly thata hideawayfor her grandmother and her friends. This story is told from the perspectives of Sara and her grandmother Mags. It is a beautifully told story where the sense of place is woven in so well it nearly becomes a character on its own. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves clean romance and family stories. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.