House of Secrets

House of Secrets #2020

House of Secrets Peterson Presents a Compelling Contemporary TaleWhen her father orchestrates a surprise trip to the summer house of her childhood Bailee Cooper is unprepared for what follows What is intended to be a
  • Title: House of Secrets
  • Author: Tracie Peterson
  • ISBN: 9780764206184
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • Peterson Presents a Compelling Contemporary TaleWhen her father orchestrates a surprise trip to the summer house of her childhood, Bailee Cooper is unprepared for what follows What is intended to be a happy reunion for Bailee and her sisters, Geena and Piper, quickly becomes shrouded by memories from the past.Together again, the three sisters sift through their recollectiPeterson Presents a Compelling Contemporary TaleWhen her father orchestrates a surprise trip to the summer house of her childhood, Bailee Cooper is unprepared for what follows What is intended to be a happy reunion for Bailee and her sisters, Geena and Piper, quickly becomes shrouded by memories from the past.Together again, the three sisters sift through their recollections of fifteen years agoof an ill mother, and of their father making a desperate choice They vowed, as children, to be silent but one sister believes the truth must now be revealed Yet can they trust their memories Mark Delahunt arrives in the wake of this emotional turmoil Determined to win Bailee s affection, Mark becomes the strong fortress for her in this time of confusion, and what was once a tentative promise begins to take root and grow Caught between the past and an uncertain future, can Bailee let God guide her to heal the past and ultimately to embrace love
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    4.5 starsThis book was so different than I thought it would be It hit on some really tough issues, but I thought the author handled them very well This book felt really real to me Real people, real struggles, real reactions, real growth.

    This book deals with the important topic of schizophrenia, not often seen in Christian fiction Three young adult sisters meet their father and his new wife for a family reunion of sorts The sisters have questions about their mother s death Did their father have something to do with it Meanwhile, Bailee, the oldest, became hyper responsible in the wake of her mother s incapacity Bailee is paying the price in her relationships While I m glad to see the subject matter as the theme of a novel, I did [...]

    I m not going to summarize this book because you can find plenty of summaries on it To get straight to the point, the story line had me in suspense enough to keep reading until too late at night But the book as a whole was disappointing I found it way too forced It s difficult to explain exactly what I mean by that, but essentially, I had trouble buying in to the characters I don t know anyone who feels an emotion and can immediately analyze the exact source and deeper emotion that is causing th [...]

    This was quite a heavy deep The story dealt with mental illness and the effect it has on a family, especially young children and spouses.My heart went out to Bailee and all she had to take on as a small child No child should ever have a childhood like she experienced I enjoyed seeing Bailee and her sisters and father experience healing as the story unfolds and secrets and issues was dealt with.This is a story about secrets and the hurt it causes, redemption and healing If you like that type of s [...]

    I m having the hardest time putting into words how great this book was To be totally honest, I wasn t sure what to expect after looking at the front cover and being less than impressed However, Tracie Peterson has always written excellent contemporary novels, and I should ve never doubted that this novel would be equally as good.This was the second time this year that I ve read a Christian book that dealt with mental illness The family in House of Secrets has lived their lives based on years and [...]

    Emotionally riveting and powerful, this book consumed me Peterson has created a believably flawed family struggling to overcome the secrets of their past The Coopers are as dysfunctional as they get and each daughter is clearly a product of that dysfunction Peterson s strength is in her detailed characterizations The sisters, Bailee, Geena and Piper, in particular, had solid reasons for behaving the way they did and Peterson eases us beneath layers and layers of confusion, coping strategies and [...]

    This was an emotional story I m used to this author s historical fiction, so this was definitely a change, but I definitely enjoyed reading it The sisters each dealt with the struggle in her own way and it was interesting seeing them do that I m glad to have read this book and think if you enjoyed Tracie s other books you should give this a read.

    I really don t know what to say about this book There were some parts that were interesting, and some parts I wholly disagreed with Like the romance was totally wrong in my mind The main character was very against God, and yet the love interest was a strong Christian and let her know he was waiting for her to come to Christ, basically That s a horrible motivation for getting your life right with God Not that that was the reason the main character did, but it seemed like that s the reason the lov [...]

    The Cooper family put the dys in dys functional family Their mother died when they were all young, and their father just shipped them from boarding school to hired help, and worked away from home as often as possible Three young girls who have lost their mother, a mother who was mentally ill, but they were too young to understand that, they just knew that their mother was gone, and now their father is gone too, but he hasn t died like their mother died, he chooses to be away from them At least t [...]

    Wow Tracie Peterson and contemporary fiction Is that a first When I heard about this book I knew I had to read it because I have read so many of Tracie s historical novels I have to be honest, when I first started reading House of Secrets I didn t think I could get through it It sounded like it was going to be too depressing and too full of conflict, but about fifty pages into the story, I found that I could not put this book down I almost felt like I was intruding on this family, but I was just [...]

    Bailey Cooper along with her sister s Geena and Piper have been summoned to Bremerton, WA by their Dad.Supposedly their Dad has some information for them What Bailey and Geena believe is that he will finally admit to murdering their Mother There are so so many secrets in their family The story has a lot to do with living with a mental illness, specifically Schizophrenia The girls wonder if they have inherited this illness There are flashback, periods of remembering They hadn t been back to WA in [...]

    I did not get attached to any of the characters in this novel, and therefore, I had little empathy in any of the situations they endured Three grown sisters return to their childhood home and confront their father with issues from the past I found it hard to believe these questions weren t addressed years ago Lastly, the romance in the story didn t at all seem realistic Maybe I feel this way because the main character was too woe is me the entire book The guy was out of touch with reality if he [...]

    Boring The secrets in the title weren t secret very long Everything else was filler and a romance story, which isn t my favorite genre The sudden and improbable conversion in the middle of the book bothered me The writing style was not engaging I really had to force myself to finish this book Normally I don t continue with a book that doesn t interest me but I kept thinking it would get better, but it never did.

    One dimensional stereotypical characters, the story was so overly simplified it was painful to read The main character s conversion is completely unbelievable I ve enjoyed other Tracie Peterson books, but this one was very poorly done.

    I had never read this author beforet that I am aware of anywayarently she has written 90 novelsghI felt there was a decent story here but I really hated listening to the leading charactere truly annoyed me thrilled to be done with it

    From my blog books camilleelise4This month for my Fans of Amish Fiction group read on GoodReads our Christian Fiction pick wasHouse of Secrets by Tracie PetersonI ll admit it, I wasn t going to read this I am short on time, have a ton of books to get through, and finals are looming Not to mention I am job searching like madBut I really like Tracie Peterson I have only previously read her historical fiction works, and you can catch my reviews of some of those by clicking here.This contemporary fi [...]

    Alto I like Tracie Peterson as an author, I did not enjoy this book It was depressing from the beginning Their past had just about taken over the lives of the 3 sisters Interesting too was the fact that the oldest one was the one that knew so much about their past When it was revealed the 2 younger ones had a hard time dealing with it The book was way too long and I was happy when I finally finished it.

    I thought the premise of this book was good The characters were well developed and the storyline held my attention what I didn t like was the way the mental illness of the mother was presented Mental illness is not always about the FBI being out to get you This part of the book could have been handled differently with some easy research.

    What a powerful book about how secrets and lack of communication can really twist a family around Great story

    Credit is due for attempting to tackle some important issues and convey some powerful messages but it was done with such a heavy hand that I struggled through the book I can t say I enjoyed it.

    I leaned hard against the door and slid to the floor At last I was being drawn back to that house of secrets to those hidden memories of loss and sorrow For so long I had fooled myself into believing the past would never catch up with me But now the moment of truth had comed if there was a hell, I just knew that demons were dancing in delight excerpt pg 29 In the novel House of Secrets by Tracie Peterson, Ballie Cooper and her two sisters are headed back to their summer house in Bremerton, Washi [...]

    Sometimes a book lands in my lap where I stay up until 3am devouring each word on every page I force myself to stay away, pushing my eyes to their limits It is worth it to me It is very rare that a book bothers me so bad I can t finish it I will read everything and anything It is just as rare that a book grips me so strongly that I have to stay awake until the wee hours of the morning breathing in all 305 pages Meet three sisters Bailee, Geena and Piper.Meet the father, work a holic.I always fin [...]

    Tracie Peterson in her new book, House of Secrets published by Bethany House brings us into the lives of the Cooper family.From the back cover When her father orchestrates a surprise trip to the summer house of her childhood, Bailee Cooper is unprepared for what follows What is intended to be a happy reunion for Bailee and her sisters, Geena and Piper, quickly becomes shrouded by memories from the past.Together again, the three sisters sift through their recollections of fifteen years agoof an i [...]

    Bailee Cooper has been the mother of her family since her mom died when she was young She has always felt responsible for her younger sisters, and has put her life on hold reorganized her life to ensure that she is available to her sisters Her dad has not been much help, other than paying for things education, clothing, homes, etc To a certain extent, her younger sisters have also resented her actions interference in their lives, but have dealt with it because she takes care of everything.Bailee [...]

    House of Secrets by Tracie PetersonThis is story of three little girls growing up with a mother that has mental illness and the problems that exist when a young mother acts perfectly normal most of the time and no one wants to help in the medical community The Husband feels unable to help his wife and there are times he worries about his little girls so he hires housekeepers and nannies and they move often when the community where they live seems not to see the problem.Bailee is the oldest of th [...]

    I found this lovely and extremely thought provoking playaway at the library a few days ago Listened to it all afternoon and evening Didn t even know what I was getting, but what I took out of it was that all of us at some point probably have a dysfunctional family to some degree This family was very severe, and I wager not all are such, some very minor I think back on families I was very close with and reflect on their issues and problems To the outside world they would appear very normal and we [...]

    I really enjoyed this book I would read it again if I owned a copy of it again This book is about family and redemption For along while the children believed that their Dad had murdered their mother by slipping a pill into her drink when he didn t The children s mother was mentally I ll and only the children s father knew about their mother being mentally sick I can t remember how the children s mother died I do remember the children s father was afraid to obtain mental health treatment for thei [...]

    Bailee Cooper did not have a good childhood She was given the responsibility of protecting her siblings a job too big for a little girl Now that Bailee is a grown woman, she still feels responsible for her two sisters, Geena and Piper, to the point where it s affecting her own life Will she be able to let go And what about the secret she and her sisters have kept for years Will there ever be a right time to reveal what they know Bailee, Geena and Piper s father summoned them to their summer hous [...]

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