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Secret Places Revealed

4.71  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  39 reviews
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Secret Places Revealed, An Inspirational Fiction Romance Novel

A broken man, a woman on the run, a love that won’t be denied.

Single—and very content--real estate developer Aaron Blackman is determined not to be in another relationship. He’s experienced enough drama to last a lifetime. The only thing garnering h
Paperback, 342 pages
Published September 20th 2016 by Thy Word Publishing (first published August 30th 2016)
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Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG this is my first time reading a book by this author and it will not be my last. :) I really enjoyed this story.

Simone Herron and Aaron Blackman have issues in their past that they need to be rid of so that they can enjoy a happy life.

In this story the author has done a wonderful job with developing the characters and a story that keeps you wanting to know what is next for the individuals and has a little suspense with a twist. Will they let go of the past or continue to hurt?

My favorite char
Sharon Jenkins
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We all have secrets and sometimes those secrets make us give up on love. Simone Herron is a prime example of how fear can hold you captive to a lie. Paulette Harper does an excellent job of unraveling the very complicated psyche of a young woman who deserves a second chance at love. In this life changing book, I gained hope again for my own personal journey.
Arlena Dean

Title: Secret Places Revealed
Author: Paulette Harper
Publisher: Thy Word Publishing
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Secret Places Revealed" by Paulette Harper

My Thoughts....

What a beautifully written Christian romance fiction story of how when you let go of your secrets God can come in and make it all good. This was what had happened for Aaron Blackman and Simone Herron. I enjoy how this author was able to bring out this story so well for the readers to understand that many times in ou
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this wonderful Christian Love Story "Secret Places Revealed" by Paulette Harper. Paulette really created wonderful characters of Simone Herron and Aaron Blackman that you can relates with them. Their attractions starts when they bump into each other in the elevator where Aaron and his brother Sean owned a law firm. They both tried to fight their attraction but their feelings for each others couldn't being denied. This book was a great combinations of drama,suspense and comedy. T ...more
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
I could not turn the pages fast enough to see what would happen next. Secret Places Revealed is fascinating and intriguing. I love the fact that both of the main characters had some serious issues they needed to overcome. And I really admired how Aaron recognized he had a problem and was willing to go to his pastor for help and guidance. As Christians we should be able to confide in someone who will hold us accountable and help us during our darkest moments.

There were somethings that were predic
Beverly bush
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was an awesome read, Paulette Harper kept it exciting from beginning to end. The characters were so realistic; showing that we all have some fears, short comings and weaknesses, which sometimes keep us from moving forward iin life. Despite the pain, sins, and lies we suffer in our lives, God still work everything out for our good.
Great Christian romance story, loved how Paulette referenced to scriptures.
Paulette Nunlee
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing

A delightful story about two successful young people in their careers who were afraid to let go of the fear of letting another share their personal lives again. I'm proud of the way the writer portrayed all of the young men in the story. When Aaron, the hero, went astray, he chose his pastor, the Bible, and God to guide him back on track.

Although Simone, the heroine, had suffered a tragedy that could have changed the direction of her life, she recognized the blessings that were sent her way and
Yolando Cooksey
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved reading this amazing, sensual, tantalizing story of love lost and then found. Suspenseful moments throughout the book kept me on the edge of my seat, wanting to read more. Heartfelt emotions of loss, singleness, rejection, guilt, fear and love were beautifully weaved amongst the pages. This book stirred up a feeling of hope and restoration of love revealed by God at His perfect timing. Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite scriptures and very fitting for the story line. I would ...more
Jessica Starks
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Such honest and real writing! Paulette Harper brings you into a world where you feel like you've been before with relatable characters and situations that make you feel as if you are a part of the characters' lives. This is truly a gripping book that everyone should read.
Cassietta Jefferson
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am in LOVE with Simone and Aaron and felt myself rooting for them with every turn of the pages. I was pulled into their stories from page one and almost hated coming to the end. Such a beautiful love story and the perfect book to add to your holiday reading list.

There was so much I enjoyed about this book - I thought the characters were smart and believable, the message was clear, and the pace of the book was great. I did not want to put this book down once I started, so it took me only a few
Romancing the Book
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Lori
Book provided by the publisher

I want to start my review by saying how much I enjoyed this book.  Ms. Harper touched on the topics I love most in a book: family, God, and being supportive to the people who mean the most in a person's life.

Ms. Harper is a Christian author, an extremely talented, successful author, and motivational speaker. Her work reflects her love and devotion to God.  Her book has passages from the Bible, which are beautiful and uplifting.  I always feel intimid

Love Africa Book Club
Sometimes you pick up a book and you're not exactly sure what you're going to get especially if the author is new to you. But the fun of reading is the excitement of going on a journey with the characters and discovering something new.

As such this is a wonderful introduction to this author's work. The story-telling is beautifully done as she has created characters that are relatable as well as loveable. Aaron and Simone are not perfect. Then again who is? You want to cheer them on as they grown
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Secret Places Revealed - Paulette Harper
5 stars
A Book of Substance- Great read.

Simone and Aaron has been hurt in the past and don’t know how to cope with a new relationship. They are not looking to get into a new relationship. These characters are real and I could relate to them easily. Aaron dealt with a girlfriend/employee that was an epic fail. Simone’s last boyfriend/fiance passed away. Simone moves to a new city and gets a job with Aaron being her boss and both are attractive to each other.
Tanisha Stewart
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
‘Secret Places Revealed’ was a love story about Simone and Aaron, two people who had decided that they had no time for relationships at this point in their lives. Simone came from a heartbreaking situation that caused her to be afraid to love again, and Aaron came from a dysfunctional relationship which caused him to have serious trust issues.

The two meet under unexpected circumstances, and sparks immediately begin to fly between them. From that point forward, the drama ensues, with each one bat
Angela S
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hey l had this read on my TBR list for the longest! I loved the cover but new stuff was being thrown at me and I got sidetracked. So one day I was scrolling through my Facebook page and saw the book was on sale. I bought it and as I downloaded it, I started to read it and can I just say MAN this book was life! It started strong and finished stronger! Paulette's characters were all strong in their own rights! No one needed each other for anything material ! They wanted to be in each other's life. ...more
Danyelle Scroggins
Completely enjoyable

Secret Places Revealed truly gave the reader a wonderful storyline that not only showcased Holy Spirit at His best work but showed the interchangeable dynamics in new love and broken love. The main characters, Aaron and Simone, both had reservations that could very well hinder any future aspects of love, but they fought the past to embrace a future together.
This book was such a delight to read and I would definitely recommend it to singles ministries, those fighting the urge
Yashica Bono
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm usually not into Christian romance novels but This book totally changed my view. I have read this book twice. Being that I know the author personally and I know a little bit about her history. This book is very well written. And worth a second and third read. A beautiful holiday novel as well. I have to say that Miss Paulette did a wonderful beautiful job on this book. This book is a masterpiece a work of art. And I am so ecstatic to say that I am friends with the gorgeous handsome Gentleman ...more
Jackie Roberts
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My first book by Elder Paulette Harper. A wonderful written Christian story that touches on forgiveness and moving forward.

Simone Herron and Aaron Blackman were both dealing with their own issues, but sometimes we have to seek help.

The characters in this story were believable and relatable to everyday situations. Will definitely be reading more from this author.
Katara Johnson
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Simone is ready for a new beginning. But with new beginnings comes hurdles. I love how the author shows that running away from problems and jumping to conclusions can sometimes have serious consequences.
Angela Mills
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book it I couldn’t wait to turn to the next page to see what happens.

I highly recommend this book it was a really good read. I can relate to with the main character I was a runner too.

Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes you just can’t run!

First time reading this author’s work.
This story has successful friendships and mistrust. I love this! Love and trust go hand in hand with a little pain. Get the book and you will know exactly what I mean!!!! Great read!!!
Shekie Johnson
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great Christian Novel. Aaron and Simone had great chemistry. Simone has her issues and so does Aaron. The only thing that pissed me off with Aaron is the way he behave with Simone when he thought she had manipulated the finance all to find out it was Holley. She forgave him though. Good job.
Parker Cole
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
The thing about Secret Places Revealed is that you think this people live right next door to you. They are that real and relatable. Everyone, from the secondary characters to the main characters had real world feel to them. Simone and Aaron are both intelligent people who have been hurt by love in one sense or another. Aaron made a fatal mistake of getting involved with one of his employees and it turned out to be a mess he had a hard time recovering from. And yet, when he meets Simone, he finds ...more
Lisa Muhammad
Simone Herron is a woman who still mourns the death of her fiance years later. As with any woman in mourning, it is hard to love again as you hold onto dear life of the memories of that loved one. Deciding she needs a change, she moves across the country in hopes of rebuilding her life and finally moving forward. In moving forward, she meets Aaron Blackman. A man with a guarded heart. What do you get when you have two people with guarded emotions? A whirlwind of mixed feelings and a strong need ...more
April Minger
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Secret Places Revealed is a great story of the everyday struggles of life and relationships. Everyone will be able to relate to some character in this wonderfully written book. The two main characters in this story are hardworking, career driven, and passionate; however, like many people who have experienced hurt in their relationships are afraid to open their heart.

The author Paulette Harper does a remarkable job of taking the reader on an in depth look into the personal and sometimes dark issu
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of Secret Places Revealed by Paulette Harper in exchange for an honest review.

It was truly a pleasure to read Secret Places Revealed by Paulette Harper. I often have a challenge writing a review when so many other wonderful things have already been written about a book. Secret Places Revealed is no exception!

I absolutely love a book that I don't want to put down. Secret Places Revealed captured me and I just wanted to keep reading. Ms. Harper is a mast
Valerie Jackson
Oct 28, 2016 rated it liked it
The book starts out stilted and full of clichés and awkward exposition. About 1/3 into the book the conversational style abruptly improves during the job offer phone call. At the halfway point the author was really getting her feet under her and by the end I was paying less attention to the style of writing and more to the problems of the primary characters, Simone and Aaron.

I found the characters' lives a little too perfect, both spiritually and financially. I would have loved to seen their st
Maia Gomez
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a really great book that was full of hope and emotions! After successful paralegal Simone decides to move to California to be closer to her family, she lands a job with successful Aaron and his brother Shaun. Naturally, sparks fly between the two singles, yet they both have covered and sore wounds from previous relationships and are both unwilling to be hurt again. They both must deal with outside drama while trying not to act on their feelings for each other and must learn to take a ch ...more
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

I like this story about Simone and Aaron. It's about real people who have real problems but they both trust in God and are trying to give their issues to God. The characters are well developed and complex. They're mature adults and actually act like mature adults for the most part. There are no silly misunderstandings.

Secret Places Revealed is predictable but it is still a nice clean romance. It also has a good message that you can overco
Pamela Johnston Ward
Life lessons

This Christian fiction read is a refreshing change from the genre that I usually read. Aaron and Simone were your typical couple who had been hurt before. I loved the background info and the lesson of not bringing your past into your present. It had my emotions all over the place. There was also a life lesson that you have to put God first and have faith in what He can do. You also have to forgive and allow time for healing. Aaron and Simone's story could very well have been my story
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