Psychological, Romance, Thriller

Hiding Hannah by Marnie Cate

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Which is more important – being forgiven or being forgotten? 

“No!” Caitlyn cried, taking my hand. “No, please don’t. I thought we were past all that. We don’t have to pretend to be perfect, Mom. Talk to me. Tell me what you wanted to share. I’m here to listen.”

Closing my eyes, I let out a deep breath. Tell her the truth, I encouraged myself. Sitting up straight, I looked deep into my daughter’s eyes and said, “Well, I guess the first thing I need to tell you is that my name isn’t Hillary.”

Raised by a puritanical father and subservient mother, Hannah was taught that her purpose was determined by the men in her life. Harrison Fisher made her question everything she believed, encouraging her to think for herself while sparking a fire within her. But just when she dared to hope of building a new life, she was tricked into marrying a charlatan.

Plagued by family secrets and the diary of her husband’s dead wife, Hannah struggles with the consequences of her choices. Tested by a murder and punished for being willful, she plots to escape the hell of her existence. Though she dreams of being the perfect daughter and wife without losing herself, it seems inevitable that she’ll become the sinner she fears.

This is a story of struggle, understanding, and redemption. It is a warning to all of what might come if we don’t find value within ourselves.

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Karen’s Magic Review

Usually, as you get more into books of a series, they are less gripping. Hiding Hannah was just the opposite. I wasn’t sure I wanted to read it because with the second one Ginger was mentioned in Finding Caitlyn. So by the time I came to the end of Forgiving Ginger, there was no one called Hannah. So maybe it was a fluke. However, as I had nothing to else to read, I began. I was right; it wasn’t as good as the others, but I kept going, anyway, and you know how suddenly something snaps into place? That’s exactly what happened. I sat up in the chair muttering  – no! I couldn’t stop reading after that as  I had to know what happened next.

Hannah was revealed, and I was surprised. She did appear in the last book and I hadn’t expected that twist. This story involved a religious cult and all the God-fearing stuff that instills fright into people. I will not give too much away except to say this is a great story.

And, of course, we do have a happy ending to round it off nicely. One of the nice things at the end is one where the minor characters I’d really liked and who had disappeared early in the story, came back at the end. Hannah was overjoyed and so was I. Although I might add, I’d have liked to have seen more of one character, especially as he was only a child at the start.

One other thing,  in this and in not in the other books is a beautiful photo of the author next to the bio.

So, if you haven’t read this trilogy, I highly recommend it.

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