The Secret (The Honor #1)
by J.L. Kelly
She's Irish and an actress and she's fallen for the Dake Family in a way she never expected. Intuitive, Jillian’s learning their secrets; those sacred things people keep from knowledge or view of others, sometimes even themselves. Quarterback, Jude Dake has shared a confidence. Dr. Ellen Dake’s mystery is about to be solved. Stephanie Dake and her sisters divulge their spiritual secret and Jillian realizes that handsome smile isn’t the only secret-weapon John Dake’s handed down to his boys. Jillian’s learned sports broadcaster Dylan Dake’s infamous destruction has left a trail of heartbreak and coach Dwight Dake’s search for success has found her out.
Jillian’s a witness to the conflict of how holding onto secrets forms a triangle—involving one and excluding another—that precariously separates and distinguishes friends. In the end the secrets they try to keep divide and breakup the very relationships they long to protect. And the most dangerous secrets of all are the ones you hide from even yourself. But God, always sees into the darkest depths of the heart and everything secret will be revealed in His timing so that we can be forgiven and free, redeemed and reconciled.
For anyone with a secret they’ve hidden away under shame.
For anyone who longs to have the courage to be more than their secret.
For the one who knows a secret has divided a relationship or stolen their joy.
For all of us who long to know the secret of living a life of faith.
The Secret is a story of spiritual discovery. There is a secret to faith, of love and finding hope.
The parable of a woman with a secret will remind us how you can think you really know someone but everyone has secrets. The dark are covered up. The holy are beyond understanding. And the lesson of our secrets is this; we all think we keep secrets; actually they keep us. God longs for us to be free.
Reviewers agree that my stories are raw, real, sometimes intense and might not be for readers who are looking for the classic "sweet" Christian story where characters do everything right and the story world is heavenly. Unapologetically my style is to write it real—meaning closer to real life, tackling issues with universal importance in a God honoring way by telling the truth in love. My characters will never be perfect but they will proclaim to you the love, grace and mercy of a perfect God.
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