Monday, April 8, 2013

RE:View | Monday? Hidden In the Heart by Catherine West

I'm not sure how this happened... but I was going to post a review of Catherine West's novel Hidden in the Heart on Friday and look at that... no post! Needless to say (because I think it's quite obvious) I've been extremely busy - these will sounds curiously like excuses *cough*becausetheyare*cough* but I had three photo shoots this weekend not to mention I was house sitting and attempting to keep many other commitments as I prepare for this weekends women's conference.

Anyway... I decided rather than wait I'd just post her review today (hence the question mark after Monday in the title).  It's a little out of the ordinary but that's because I have a review of Harry Wegley's thrilling novel Hide and Seek coming up this Friday - this one I promise to post on the actual day :)

Hidden in the Heart

In the middle of many struggles, Claire Ferguson just wants the truth. She's suffered the loss of her mother, a miscarriage, resulting difficulty in her marriage due to her escape into medication and alcohol, and now the haunting possibility she has a genetic disease the caused the miscarriage. The only way to alleviate her fears is to find her mother - that is, her birth mother.

Claire is adopted.

This story is one of struggle and fighting for the truth. Claire's journey to find her birth mother isn't an easy one, coming with a high cost, but in her mind it's a price that must be paid in exchange for answers.

Don't worry though - it's not all depression and sadness, Catherine does a great job of giving the reader only what they can handle in exchange for a story that will draw you into the characters lives and personal stories. The natural intrigue that comes with not having answers is woven throughout this story and will keep you searching for the entire truth - not just one persons version of it.

I really enjoyed this book!  As someone who want's to adopt some day, Claire's perspective is very eye-opening. I'd highly recommend this to anyone interested in adoption, but also to anyone who enjoys reading true-to-life stories that draw you in and allow you to truly connect with the characters. Once you start this novel, you'll soon find yourself identifying with Claire and wanting to know the truth yourself. 

Purchase Hidden in the Heart {here} and connect with Catherine {here}.

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I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, but was under no obligation to read the book or post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.