Monday, October 14, 2013

Unspoken by Dee Henderson

Charlotte Graham was kidnapped when she was 16 years old. She spent 4 years with her abductors before she was rescued. Now 18 years later she has a new name, a new life and a new purpose. She has never spoken of what happened to her during those 4 years and she has no intention of ever speaking about it. Her grandfather has left her a very large estate to settle and his rare coin collection has caused her to find someone she can trust to buy the coins. Bryce Bishop is that man.

Bryce is getting bored with his life when Charlotte shows up and offers him a deal he cannot refuse. No longer bored, Bryce becomes intrigued by Charlotte and all of the layers that make up her character. When Bryce becomes aware of the full extent of Charlotte's inheritance he determines that he will help her with her goal. Bryce and Charlotte come to care for each other but there are still many secrets that Charlotte is keeping from him. Also, whatever happened to Charlotte those 4 years has left her broken and angry at God who allowed something like that to happen. Will Bryce ever be able to show her God's love even though He doesn't answer some of our most anguished prayers the way we would like?


I have to admit about the first 30% of the book had me fairly bored. The set-up for the whole story was rather long and tedious with lots of facts about the coins and their value and each step of what Bryce was going to do to get them on the market. Once that part was finished the story picked up pace and ended in true Dee Henderson suspense/romance style. I liked both Bryce and Charlotte as the main characters. Bryce was of course the way understanding Knight-in-Shining-Armor sort and Charlotte was a typical damsel in distress who needed rescuing. Ann and Paul from Full Disclosure were also in this book and friends with Bryce and Charlotte. For the most part I did like this story but if you are a fan of Dee Henderson's O'Malley series there may be a sense of dissatisfaction when finished reading this story.

I received a review copy from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley and I also purchased a copy from Amazon. This review is my honest opinion.

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