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In Places Hidden

(Golden Gate Secrets #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  1,143 ratings  ·  154 reviews
On her way to San Francisco to find her brother, Caleb, who went missing three months ago, Camriann Coulter meets Judith and Kenzie, who both have their own mysteries to solve in the booming West Coast city. The women decide to help each other, including rooming together and working at Kenzie's cousin's chocolate factory.

Camri's search for her brother, an attorney, leads h
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by Bethany House Publishers (first published March 2018)
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Andrea Cox
The search for truth was beautifully on display in this story of a young woman’s hunt for her missing brother. Hard work and diligence were the backbone of this book, but it was the quest for truth that stood out the most to me. This is always such a crucial thing, to learn what is true about circumstances and actions around us. It’s neat to see this written well in an entertaining story threaded through with hope, diversity, and strength of character.

Content: alcohol, dance hall, dance hall gir
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it
I have read so many of Tracie's books so I pay attention when she starts a new series. I was intrigued by this story since it is set in San Francisco. This isn't a very long book and really just a quick light read. For me, I didn't love the characters in this story. I loved the setting but other than that I wasn't drawn into their lives, or sympathetic to their situation.
While I have enjoyed many of Tracie's previous books, her latest stories have really fallen flat for me. The stories don't ha
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Friends are found in the most unexpected places. Three young women meet on a train ride to San Francisco in the early 1900's. All three are searching for something and in the process find each other. Their love and friendship for each other help them face the unexpected and endure trials.

Camri is searching for her brother who has gone missing. Judith is searching for the family that has been kept hidden from her and Kenzie is looking for peace after being left at the altar.d This book mainly foc
Kate Campos
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Kelly Bridgewater
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
In Places Hidden by Tracie Peterson is my second book I have read by Peterson. I do enjoy her ability to write a story rich in history with enjoyable characters. Historical romance is my second genre of choice. I know a good historical romance will be filled with likeable characters and a different time period than today.

Peterson's writing was clear and concise. I can see why she has written so many books. While some of her books don't interest me, I was interested in this San Francisco story b
Lydia Howe
Why I Choose This Book:

Miss Tracie's books are really hit or miss for me - either I am delighted at how she weaves the story together with the history of that day, or else I'm annoyed by the romances and can't stand the book. This one is set in San Fransico, a city I actually like, and therefore I decided to give it ago. (I don't like a ton of cities, folks, I'm so much more of a country/small town girl.)

What I Thought:

First off, I'm quite amused that every other chapter in the book they were
Maureen Timerman
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
This read had me mesmerized, and quickly page-turning, and I had to have answers. Now I’m looking for the next book in this series, and hope those who are so evil get there just due.
What a wild, sinful, and immoral city San Francisco was, and although this is a fictional book, it does have a lot of historical fact.
Can you image back in the early 1900’s receiving, or not hearing from your brother who is about two thousand miles away, and not knowing where he is, or if he is even alive. This is wh
In Places Hidden by Tracie Peterson is the first novel in the Golden Gate Secrets series. Camriann “Camri” Coulter has journeyed to San Francisco in late November of 1905 to locate her missing brother, Caleb. On the journey she meets Judith Gladstone and Kenzie Gifford. Each woman has their own quest that has brought them to San Francisco. The three women decide to pool their resources and help one other. They move into Caleb’s house and Kenzie helps them obtain jobs at her cousin’s candy factor ...more
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
In Places Hidden is my very first book by Tracie Peterson. I came upon this novel during a giveaway and the name of the book caught my attention and as a historical fiction lover, I could not let it pass me by.

The story starts with Camri's arrival to San Francisco. Since her brother gone missing and her parents felt sick, a young girl takes the matter of her brother's search into her own hands. On her way to San Fransisco she meets Kenzie and Judith, and after short acquaintances, Camri invites
Apr 17, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

While I found In Places Hidden an enjoyable read, there were some elements of the story that kept me at arms length so this is going to be a bit of a mixed-bag review.

Love the setting -- San Francisco, 1905 which is just a year before the famous earthquake and subsequent fires that claimed so many lives and destroyed 80 % of the city. And since this is the first book in a series it looks like Camri and company are in for some challenging times ahead.

And I love that Camri is an unorthodo
Cheryl Baranski
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In Places Hidden is book one in the Golden Gates Secrets series by Tracie Peterson. Tracey Peterson has outdone herself again. She has written a book that captures you right from the start and doesn't let go until the very end. I felt as though I was part of this story. This story is packed with faith, love, determination, stubbornness, and so much more. I loved Camri and her role in the story and how she changed. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series.
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book Review: In Places Hidden

Mystery! Romance! Political corruption, deception, wealth, poverty, a tear-jerker, Christian historical fiction has been exceeded in quality by this novel! Tracie Peterson has set the bar higher, and I’m so excited to tell you a little about her book, “In Places Hidden”, Golden Gate Secrets book 1. The cover art is BEAUTIFUL, too!
The 3 characters you meet first are Camri, Judith, and Kenzie. Camri irritated me as I read each new chapter. Camri is self-centered, witho
J.L. Slipak
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
On her way to San Francisco to find her brother, Caleb, who went missing three months ago, Camriann Coulter meets Judith and Kenzie, who both have their own mysteries to solve in the booming West Coast city. The women decide to help each other, including rooming together and working at Kenzie’s cousin’s chocolate factory.

Camri’s search for her brother, an attorney, leads her deep into the political corruption of the city–and into the acquaintance of Patrick Murdock, a handsome Irishman who was s
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Camri is a young educated teacher that ventures out west to San Francisco to find her brother, Caleb who went missing just three short months ago. She is very worried for her brother, and especially her parents who feel ill to the news of her brother. Camri, oh boy, did she have an opinionated voice. She was very passionate about woman's rights and the opportunity for them to receive an education and career. Now mind you, this was in 1905 so this was starting to be a hot topic in the U.S. Someti ...more
Lisa Johnson
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Title: In Places Hidden (Golden Gate Secrets #1)
Author: Tracie Peterson
Pages: 316
Year: 2018
Publisher: Bethany House
My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.
Camrianne Coulter has arrived in San Francisco to find her brother, Caleb, who has been missing for three months. He is a lawyer for a firm and has successfully defended a poor Irish man charged with murder. Camri’s parents have been so worried about their son that their health has suffered and they both have been confined to their beds. Camri discovers
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
It has been quite a while since I have read a Tracie Peterson book. In Places Hidden I was transported to 1900’s San Francisco where prejudice is alive and well and very corrupt men seem to have all the control. We are introduced to all three heroines of this series, Golden Gates Secrets, and at first I felt there was too much information given along with the book being a little slow in the beginning with what I would call mundane details. However, as the story progressed I was taken deeper into ...more
Christian Fiction Addiction
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
San Francisco in 1905 comes to vibrant life under Tracie Peterson's pen with her latest novel "In Places Hidden", transporting readers back in time with a story that is sure to appeal to Peterson's broad fan base. Camrianne is a strong female lead who, while she does have some growing to do, has plenty of courage and tenacity to offer. I quite enjoyed accompanying her on her search for her missing brother, as she and Patrick's friend discover a deeper level of corruption in the city than they'd ...more
I was drawn to this book by the cover. I liked the costume and the mystery that the hat eludes to as well as the colors. I was also drawn to the book by the blurb and the author. However, I finished the book feeling disappointed.

First off, I liked the secondary characters better than the main character. Camri was ok but at times I felt like she was a bit much with her pushing education. Judith and Kenzie, her two new friends, seemed much more realistic and down-to-earth. I did like that Camri di
Michelle Kidwell
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing

In Places Hidden
by Tracie Peterson
Bethany House
Bethany House Publishers
Pub Date 06 Mar 2018
I am reviewing a copy of In Places Hidden through Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley:
Camriann Coulter is on her way to San Francisco to find her brother Caleb who went missing three months prior, on the way there she meets Judith and Kenzie who have their own mysteries to solve, in this fast growing west coast city. The three women decide it would be a good idea to help one another, wh ...more
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Camri is on a hunt to find her missing brother. She meets up with two other ladies in her travels and they both of things that they need help with so they team up to Tory and help each other. Camri invites them to stay at her brothers home and one of the girls helps get them all into a job working in the candy factory. Camri starts to find some deep dark secrets when she talks to her brothers boss and something terrible must have happened to him. She also meets Patrick Murdock and they hit it of ...more
Apr 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I generally like Tracey Peterson's books but I must say I was kindly disappointed in this one.
I had a hard time getting into this book and when I did I couldn't hardly keep up with what was happening in the story!!
I did like the year and the setting for the story and I also enjoyed the unusual names that were given the people in the setting.
I've always wondered where authors get their names for the stories.
There were even several scenes that I liked.
But I still strongly recommend this book
I rece
Mar 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
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This was a Christian historical fiction novel set in San Francisco in the early 1900’s. There is also quite a bit of mystery and suspense involved. I enjoyed it, but it really took me a while to warm up to Camri, the main female character. She valued education and women’s rights, which was fine, but she came across as somewhat prideful at first. This is the first volume of a trilogy, and I do look forward to reading the books about the other two women in the group of friends.
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good story, lots of twists in the mystery part of it. I appreciated Camri's change in perspective & liked Patrick right away.
"Now aren't ye a brazen one? Why, you're just as bold as any Irish lass." "Maybe so, but I've learned in life - especially being a woman -that if I don't ask questions, I don't get answers."
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It is very common for this author’s books to be action-packed. This one started out that way and continued through the whole book. I love how people showed the love of Jesus in the way they lived their lives and rescued people from harm even if it meant harm came to them. Very well done!
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In Places Hidden (Golden Gate Secrets Book #1) by [Peterson, Tracie]Camriann Coulter is on her way to San Francisco. Her brother went missing three months ago and she wants to find him. Along her path she comes across two others who need so solve mysteries, Judith and Kenzie. Together they decide to help each others. They find a room to share and a job. Camri discovers dangers as she goes on her search throughout the city.

Tracie Peterson has a gift of writing books which draw the reader in and
Oct 05, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. I enjoyed the plot and I’m looking forward to Judith and Kenzie’s stories. I liked Patrick but had a harder time connecting to Camri. I did warm up to her by the end of the book, though.
Rea K
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Do you ever pick up a book and realize right away that the main character may be super educated, but she's a dumb bitch when it comes to real life associations with people who are not as educated (or rather, educated in the same way) or have different life goals? BOY. I hated Camri for sure for the first half of this book. By the time the second half rolled around, I was less inclined to hate her and more inclined to go "she's seriously doing this? She's so irresponsible." Also, Camrianne (which ...more
Denise Riehle
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This month, Tracie Peterson brings us a new historical romance, In Places Hidden. The story takes place in San Francisco in 1905 and the city is booming so it contains many exciting new gems as well as a darker element that plays into the plots of this book. Three women met on a train as they are traveling to San Francisco. Each have a mission that they are on, and they decide to work together and pool their resources to accomplish their goals. Camrianne Coulter, usually going by Camri, is the m ...more
June Jacobs
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was eager to read this novel because it is set in San Francisco in 1905. I was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and have spent a lot of time there over the years. I think it's fun to read a story set in a location with which I'm familiar. Also, I have read dozens of Tracie Peterson's historical novels, and I count her among my top ten favorite authors.

The story begins with Camri Coulter's arrival in San Francisco in late November, 1905. She has been sent from Chicago on a mission by her pa
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Tracie Peterson is a bestselling author who writes in both historical and contemporary genres. Her novels reveal her love for research as well as her strong desire to develop emotionally meaningful characters and stories for her readers. Tracie and her family live in Montana.

pen name: Janelle Jamison

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Golden Gate Secrets (3 books)
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