Thursday, February 18, 2010

All Things Hidden

Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Guidepost books
January 2010
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction

Charlotte and the other ladies of the Bedford Community Church are cleaning out the church basement as part of their community service project. But when digging through boxes of stuff, one of the ladies finds an article about how Charlotte’s grandfather was convicted of stealing money designated for the church. Charlotte remembered hearing stories about that, but also remembered that her grandfather always said that he never stole that money.

Now it seems as if the other ladies of the church are looking at her with suspicion, and Charlotte wants to prove her grandfather’s innocence. But how is that even possible, so many years after the fact? Were clues left that she can follow? Or, are bygones best left buried in the past?

ALL THINGS HIDDEN is the eighteen book in the Home to Heather Creek series, but it easily stands alone. I only read a few of the books in the series, but I had no problem catching up and following along with what was happening.

Charlotte and her family are realistic characters that could live in any small farming town. I enjoyed getting to know each of them, and adding a Czech foreign exchange student to the story was a brilliant idea on Ms. Goyer’s part. It really added an extra spark to the story. Don’t miss ALL THINGS HIDDEN, or any of the Home to Heather Creek series. You can find them at, or by calling 1-800-431-2344. 244 pages.


The past is brought to light...

Charlotte is cleaning out the basement of Bedford Community Church when she comes across a tattered and yellowed newspaper article. The clipping, published more than a century ago, implicates her great-great-grandfather in the loss of funds intended to help finish building the church. Charlotte has heard stories about the incident through the years, but now it seems the past has come back to haunt her. Is it just her imagination or are people treating her differently now that they think she's descended from a crook? Will Charlotte be able to clear her family's name once and for all?

Meanwhile, Sam is spending time with a new girl in town-and is keeping secrets from his grandparents about where they go. Christopher is trying to get an article published in the local paper, and Emily reluctantly partners with a foreign exchange student on a class project and eventually comes to see that they're not that different after all. As old secrets are brought to light, the whole family is reminded that the truth is often more complicated than it seems.

Come home to Heather Creek. Get to know Charlotte Stevenson, who is raising her grandchildren on the family farm after a tragic accident changes all of their lives forever. With the help of her husband Bob and a close-knit circle of friends, she will do whatever it takes to keep this fragile family together. See how God, who makes the sun rise and the crops grow, watches over our lives too.


Charlotte Stevenson's world is turned upside down when her daughter, Denise, dies in a tragic car accident. She ran away at eighteen and Charlotte has never forgiven herself. Now, Denise's children, abandoned by their father, are coming from California to live on Heather Creek Farm in Bedford, Nebraska.


Tricia's first book in the Home to Heather Creek series was Sweet September (book two) followed by Every Sunrise (book seven) last spring and Sunflower Serenade this summer. All Things Hidden is book eighteen in the continuing story of the Stephensen family!


Tricia Goyer is the author of several books, including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, both past winners of the ACFW's Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance. Goyer lives with her family in Montana. To find out more visit her website:


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