Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Hidden Flame

The Hidden Flame is the story of a Jewish-Christian woman named Abigail. Her life seems to be in turmoil when a husband is to be chosen for her. The two available suitors do not share her beliefs, nor does she love either of them. When an unexpected husband is chosen, Abigail is relieved and filled with joy. However, she can not know the tragedy that awaits her and the level of trust in God that will be required of her.

This is the second book by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke in the Acts of Faith Series. I have not read the first book in the series, but I felt the authors filled in 95% of the background of the main characters. There were a few things that were left open. They did not harm the story; rather they made you wonder what the first book was about. An example would be: why were Jacob and Abigail reunited only a few hours before the first scene of the book? I’m sure that was probably explained in the first one. The plot was somewhat predictable as the story follows part of the Biblical book of Acts. I knew what was going to happen long before the actual tragedy. Overall, I liked this book okay. I would recommend renting if from the library before you buy. It was not Janette Oke’s finest book, nor was it what I would have expected as far as the amount of romance. I do suspect that there will be a great deal more romance between two particular characters in the third book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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