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Hidden Under Her Heart - Book Review


Reading is not something I really have time for anymore.  I have lots of free time, but its interrupted often, which doesn't work well for reading a book.  I lose my page and end up reading the same passages a few times.  So I do most of my reading in the bath.  Or while Michael watches anime on Netflix.

I was recently given a chance to read Hidden Under Her Heart by Rachelle Ayala.  The review is due today, and I finished it at 12:30 this morning.  I have always been a procrastinator.

Hidden Under Her Heart is the story of Maryanne Torres, a nurse who is trying to find love, but kind of sucks at it.  She meets Lucas and they have a roller coaster relationship, complicated by an unplanned pregnancy.

From a critical point of view, the story has a lot of flaws.  There are some obvious grammatical errors, and the story was unevenly paced.  The characters didn't have a lot of development.  I had a first printing of the book, in newer versions and the e-book the errors are corrected.

BUT, I really like the book!  In real life people don't have huge personality changes or growth in the matter of 9 months.  In real life people do keep making the same mistakes over and over again.  Exciting things don't happen at an even pace.

This is supposed to be a Christian novel, but honestly it has a little to much language and mildly graphic sex scenes for me to call it that.  It DOES talk about God and Jesus, and church.  I was contacted by the author after I published this review, and in the newer versions of the book and e-book the sex scene has been deleted.  

Last but certainly not least (in fact it is a main topic of the book) is that this book talks a lot about abortion.  It is DEFINITELY a pro-life book :)

If you would like to purchase this book, it is available on Amazon.  It is $1.99 for an e-book and $9.10 for a paperback!

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