Want FREE books and FREE Amazon gift cards?
Each day we announce via email a book that is either FREE or on a temporary sale at a great discount price. These are not your average free books. These are incredible insider deals on well-rated books. OnlineBookClub.org is where tomorrow's bestsellers are born. We also give away over $1,000 per month of free Amazon gift cards in free daily giveaways, exclusively to those signed up to these announcements! Hurry, sign up free now:
2 out of 4 stars
Review by greenstripedgiraffe
Share This Review
Although smaller than Bishop Collins’ church, the ministry of Bishop Stewart has also grown to an extraordinarily large size. While Bishop Collins is consistently revered, Bishop Stewart is surrounded by rumors of fraudulent doings. Despite this taint, Bishop Stewart’s church and family prosper. This outward prosperity hides a secret life lived behind closed doors in the Stewart home.
Most of the characters in this novel are vividly drawn. While the book starts slowly, the pace quickly picks up and the novel becomes a page-turner. I can’t say too much about each conflict introduced without giving spoilers, but several characters have issues that need to be resolved. Conflict is hinted at between Bishop Collins and one of his sons. The wild oats that Bishop Collins sowed when he was younger are about to come to the surface and possibly destroy his ministry. The reputation of Bishop Stewart also hangs in a very delicate balance. If Stewarts’ sins were to be revealed, he would also lose everything.
This book has much to love with relatable characters, secrets, revelations, and believable conversations. However, the one flaw that I found in the book is the lack of conclusions. Not even one of the conflicts comes to a resolution. When I read the last page, I was shocked to discover this was the end. The issues that had been simmering throughout the entire book had just about reached a boiling point when the book ended. I do realize that this is a first book in a series, but even at that I expect at least partial resolution to one or more major conflict(s).
I rate this book 2 out of 4 stars. The writing style is easy to read and the editing is overall clean. I found only a small handful of errors that the spell-check did not catch, such as being “hold up” instead of “holed up.” I enjoyed reading Hidden in Plain Sight until the last page when I realized the story was far from being told in its entirety. If there had been at least one solid conclusion, I would have given the book at least a 3-star and possibly a full 4-star rating.
Hidden In Plain Sight
View: on Bookshelves | on Amazon
Like greenstripedgiraffe's review? Post a comment saying so!
- Site Admin
- Posts: 22411
- Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:12
- Location: Lost in a good book
- Favorite Author: Agatha Christie
- Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice
- Currently Reading: Caraval
- Bookshelf Size: 1591 books
View Reviewer Page
- Reading Device: Kindle (E-Ink)
- 2017 Reading Goal: 100 Books
- Goal Completion: 20%
Elaine5 wrote:I love the premise of this series and well developed characters often mean an enjoyable read. Sounds like one I should read IF I'm prepared to continue with the series! Thanks for your review.
You're welcome! Thank you for your comments - You're right about being willing to continue with the series. I really wanted to know more about what was going to happen
-- 03 Feb 2017, 08:56 --
Thank you Gali and Insightintobooks! I appreciate your comments!
But I must say your review is very good. Thanks.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests