So, when I plucked it from my (far too tall) pile of books wanting to be read, I didn’t really have any expectations. I was hoping for something diverting and that was about it.
What I found was an absorbing story well told, a somewhat unusual combination of interesting (and believable) characterization, lyrical prose and curious mystery:
When Elizabeth Gunnar accepts a job as an English teacher at the school she attended as a girl, she finds herself returning to more than a place. Seaton Preparatory holds so many memories–of a beloved teacher who left under mysterious circumstances, of a young woman searching for her place in the world, of a former love.
Once there, Elizabeth finds unexpected challenges–and challenging people. She meets Satchel Queen, a troubled student whose writing assignments draw her attention. And Ray Schmidt is a childhood friend her heart has never forgotten.
As new friendships form and the past is brought to light, Elizabeth finds renewing from a most unexpected source.
A rich, multilayered love story with memorable characters and a captivating mystery.
Far more than merely diverting, Every Secret Thing was a pleasant read that I completely enjoyed.
Wife and mother, Bible teacher and blogger, Lisa loves Jesus, coffee, dark chocolate and, of course, books. Read more of her reflections at Lisa writes….