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A Lady of Secret Devotion by Tracie Peterson
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Mar 19, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: christianfiction, tracie-peterson, bethany-house, own, historical
Recommended to Margaret by: Amy Kittel
Recommended for: Christian Historical Fiction

Another work of poetry in the form of prose from beloved author Tracie Peterson. In this story there were bits that dragged for me a little bit, but I absolutely love the story overall. This is the third book in the Ladies of Liberty series, yet all the stories stand alone with unconnected characters.

Years ago, when I first read the Yukon Quest 3-in-1 I was shocked at how vividly Tracie could present a villain and at how I could really feel a strong animosity toward a fictitious character. Well, in the novel those similar feelings were brought back to face this "bad guy" as well. The cruelty is so real that it is palpable.

I did feel in this story that the main character's faith was too strong and unwavering to be real, but it is just a story, and she is a perfect example of how one's faith should be. Through out this story we are given examples of love lost and found and growth within personal relationships to God. One of things that I found most intriguing to read in a character's plot was about a struggle to find God on his own, rather than just experiencing God through a friend or neighbor.

It is amazing what lessons can be learned through a bit of fiction.

This is a story that I would recommend for someone who enjoys the writings of Tracie Peterson and other authors like her. It is a good story that you can reflect a lot of what is going on inside yourself and evaluate your reactions to the various events through out and see how you may be growing.
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Quotes Margaret Liked

Tracie Peterson
“Perhaps this is what it was all about. Leaning on God when life made no sense, as well as when the answers seem clear.”
Tracie Peterson, A Lady of Secret Devotion

Reading Progress

March 19, 2008 – Shelved
March 19, 2008 – Shelved as: christianfiction
March 19, 2008 – Shelved as: tracie-peterson
October 1, 2008 – Shelved as: bethany-house
October 1, 2008 – Shelved as: own
October 1, 2008 – Shelved as: historical
March 3, 2009 –
page 1
March 5, 2009 –
page 108
Started Reading
March 6, 2009 –
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March 6, 2009 –
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March 6, 2009 – Finished Reading

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