Item description for All Things Hidden (A Seaport Suspense Novel) by Herman...
Overview Wanting to let go of a past that won't let go of her, Ellen Jones learns that the consequences of past mistakes just don't disappear, no matter which generation made them.
Publishers Description The Past Is Back Ellen Jones's hands are full after she begrudgingly brings her aging father to Seaport. Lawrence's memory is failing--though he can't seem to forget what he's been holding against Ellen for the past forty years. But when he's diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Ellen realizes she never released her resentment and it's too late for reconciliation. Then suddenly--literally overnight--her son, Owen, comes face-to-face with the consequences of his wilder days gone by. No one is prepared for the changes he, and the entire family, will have to make as a result. The past weighing heavily in the present, a clean start is out of the question for both Ellen and Owen. How can God heal their deepest wounds? Enter the least expected person of the bunch... Can secrets kill? Ellen Jones gets a disturbing call from her elderly father's neighbor and must face the fact that her father, Lawrence, is no longer safe living alone. Ellen resents that he forgets the simplest of details and yet remembers the one thing he's held against her for the past forty years. Her being his caregiver is out of the question. Ellen and her husband Guy pair up their fathers to share an apartment in a nearby retirement community. The setup seems ideal until Lawrence wanders off...right past the scene of a murder. Did he see something? He can't quite remember... but the killer doesn't know that Just when Lawrence is diagnosed with Alzheimer's and Ellen realizes there's no chance they'll ever be reconciled, a shocking secret surfaces from her son Owen's past that drops her to her knees. Ellen is desperate for a miracle. Will God intervene and erase the consequences of past mistakes--or does He have an even better plan? Story Behind the Book "I was twenty-seven when I gave my heart to Jesus. And twenty-nine years later, I'm still realizing the long-term consequences of some of the choices I made during the years I was enslaved to sin. The words of Galatians 6:7, "Do not be deceived. God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows," are as true today as when the apostle Paul wrote them. In the writing of "All Things Hidden, "my goal was to create unforgettable characters caught in the throes of overwhelming consequences, and enable us to watch the response of a merciful God not to remove their struggle, but to walk with them through the pain and redeem it for His glory." --Kathy Herman
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 1" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series Seaport Suspense
Series Number 3
ISBN 1590524896 ISBN13 9781590524893
Availability 101 units. Availability accurate as of May 30, 2017 12:01.
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More About Herman
Kathy Herman is an award-winning poet and bestselling novelist who is very much at home in the Christian publishing industry, having served on staff at the Christian Booksellers Association for five years. She has drawn on her eleven years of bookstore experience as a children's products specialist to conduct related seminars in the US and Canada. She has helped develop public school character-building curriculum and has also been a preliminary judge for the ECPA Gold Medallion Awards. Kathy and her husband, Paul, residents of Tyler, Texas, have three grown children and five grandchildren. Kathy's hobbies include world travel, deep sea fishing, and ornithology.
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Reviews - What do customers think about All Things Hidden (A Seaport Suspense Novel)?
A wonderful book Jun 6, 2006
All Things Hidden is the third book in Kathy Herman's Seaport Suspense series. Ellen and Guy Jones (whom we first meet in Herman's five-book Baxter series) face one of their strongest challenges yet: caring for their aging fathers. They move the gentlemen into a local retirement community, and everything seems to be going along smoothly.
One day, Ellen's father wanders into town and becomes the unwitting witness to a murder in an alley. Unfortunately for Ellen and the local police, he is also exhibiting signs of Alzheimer's and can only remember a few sketchy details.
Meanwhile, Guy and Ellen's son Owen begins receiving some very strange and threatening phone calls. Are these two seemingly separate incidents linked? Are the three branches of the Jones family tree in danger?
Kathy Herman is a master of suspenseful stories that draw the reader into Seaport, searching for clues to help Ellen and Owen solve the mysteries they are faced with. Ellen must face her past to be able to embrace her future, and Owen must come to terms with his own wild past.
Without giving away the plot, I can safely say that it is neither boring nor predictable. I loved how Owen's past mistakes help his mother make her own peace, even though their paths are rocky and fraught with frustration.
I really enjoy Kathy Herman's writing. She makes her stories both contemporary and realistic without resorting to sensationalism and graphic details. I had a hard time putting this one down!
Armchair Interviews says: Don't let the fact that this is Book 3 of a series deter you from reading it. While reading the other books will give background into previous events, this book can stand on its own.