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August 15, 2016



The Secret of the Journal 
Book Four
C.F. Dunn 


About the Author

C. F. Dunn runs a school in North Kent for children with developmental disabilities, dyslexia, autism, and other difficulties. She is the author of Mortal Fire and Death Be Not Proud.

Emma and Matthew are finally free to marry, but Matthew's secret continues to haunt them.
Emma D'Eresby can look forward to a future with Matthew Lynes. She at last reveals to Matthew the nature of her relationship with Guy Hilliard—her supervisor at Cambridge—and the reason she has found it difficult to forgive him or to trust any other.
Their joy at marrying is short-lived as, to her disgust, Emma discovers that Guy is visiting the United States to attend the history conference at which she is the keynote speaker. Although everyone seems charmed by him, Emma doesn't trust Guy. Worse still, she discovers that Ellie is dating Guy, bringing him within the family fold.
Long-held grudges and wounds surface and it is clear that Guy poses a threat to everything Emma loves.

  • Series: The Secret of the Journal (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Fiction (July 27, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782641963
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782641964

This is book four out of five.   I would strongly suggest that you read the previous three books along with the fifth.  The author gives the reader strong, solid characters.  You want to get to know them and can relate to what they are struggling with.   We have our two main characters, Matthew and Emma, wanting to be together but so much has kept them apart.   Now, maybe they will get what they both want.   The author doesn't just give you a couple of characters but has given the reader a variety of different types of characters.   Mr. Dunn touches on family and the tight connection there can be.  You get the sense of how sometimes family has to be protective in order to keep secrets hidden.  Having to be so careful of things you do, things you say, people you associate with must have been hard for the entire family.  You can't just tell it all and hope people will understand.  Family has that decision, as to what is told and how  much is told and to whom it is told.   But all secrets eventually come to light.  But what are they trying so hard to hide?   Is there something about Matthew that is so awful that it can't come out?  What happens when a total stranger appears and throws a monkey wrench in the mix?   Will Emma and Matthew be able to pull through?   Will the past finally be laid to rest?   Think about it, is the past ever put to rest?  Read and find out for yourself.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kregel Book Tours and the author, C.F.Dunn in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

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