Unspoken

Unspoken

eBook - 2013
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"Charlotte Graham's never spoken about her kidnapping. Sixteen years later, she's back in Chicago and she is the only one who knows the truth. But, even now, can she risk sharing it?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Bloomington, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781441263407
1441263403
Characteristics: 1 online resource (441 pages)

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busybeedlh
Aug 26, 2016

I didn't like it as well as other Dee Henderson books, but it was still a good read.

minetta78 Sep 29, 2014

I loved this book. I like that it was a romance/love story which didn't turn out to be a sex story. I loved the characters especially Bryce. They were so credible.

IMolina3 Apr 17, 2014

Nope sorry but i try it, i didnt like it at all..

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PamelaMemmott
Mar 19, 2014

The story was interesting, but really lacked intensity. Unlike most of Dee Henderson's books, I could easily set it aside. The book kept feeling like it was on the edge of something dramatic, but never really got there.

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sondracek
Jan 17, 2014

I enjoyed Dee Henderson's books but was a little disappointed with her latest. It was much longer than her other novels and took quite a well to get into the story and emotions. Still I'm looking forward to her next book. Loved the Honor and O'Malley series

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lgbennett89
Jan 08, 2014

I agree that it was a very interesting story. Charlotte had a past and instead of reliving it in the book we were only given the after effects and a totally different story surrounding her inheritance. It was also a different sort of romance novel. I found this in the inspirational section of a book store. It was not my normal read but nonetheless it was a good read, fast paced, spiritual and suspenseful. I liked it.

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confidential_me
Nov 16, 2013

An interesting story.

The author seems to have done her research about rare and expensive coins, though as a backdrop for the development of the relationship between Charlotte and Bryce I felt the coin information overshadowed the other more than I would have expected.

Though this book is categorized as 'romantic suspense', most of the threat is confined to the past and that takes away (in my mind) from the level of suspense.

I'm still looking forward to reading Dee Henderson's next book, but I hope it will be less like this one and more like those in her O'Malley series (suspense wise).

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jennlw5
Nov 15, 2013

Not as good as her other books. I found this book dragged on and took a long time to get into the story.

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estherth
Nov 02, 2013

Another winner for Dee Henderson.
She gets better with each book.

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busybeedlh
Jul 14, 2016

Good story about a woman who had a dramatic, life-changing trauma, who through the loving patience of a believing man learns to deal with the issues that remain. Nice bit of mystery added to the story.

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SweetPea_3
Nov 16, 2013

Dee Henderson is known for her romantic suspense books, most notably the O'Malley Series. I read most of that series and was never a big fan, I found them over the top and cheesy, but after that she wrote a few that I loved, such as The Witness. So I am very familiar with her writing. You could count on her a for fast paced story with a healthy dose of suspense and romance, and, last but not least, believable characters that kept your interest.

Well. Let me tell you, all that has changed in the last two books. I read Full Disclosure and was determined to like it but I couldn't keep my eyes open. Maybe that was an anomaly. I'm willing to try again so I picked up this book, Unspoken. If you're into dry and boring you should grab this. Having sleep troubles? I have the solution! I do not care about old coins and how they are bought and sold, or how much each is worth, but you get a very good lesson here. That's all fine if you're setting up the rest of the story for a chapter or so, but it continues on for it seems like a third of the book. There are pauses for more business transactions and 'deep and profound' thoughts and visits with the couple from Full Disclosure, and they still have strange conversations, it seems. The story really takes its sweet time to get moving.

When the story finally does seem to be getting off the ground, there's just too much dialogue and thinking and descriptive writing for it to be anything but what I call 'hard slogging'. Think of trying to run through sticky, need deep mud. There, that aptly describes this book. And the end.

See how I did that? Stopped mid sentence? Totally the feeling at the end of the book but more irritating when the book is 441 pages long! It left things unfinished that I would have clarified much earlier on.

I didn't like how the book kept flipping back and forth between people. Tell it from one, maybe two people's point of view and leave it at that. I know that Charlotte, the main character, went through terrible trauma and was subjected again to major stress but she just felt too cold and unemotional to be a main character.

Yes, I was very disappointed in the book. I was looking forward to reading it but I won't be reading with the next one.

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