Scandal surrounds Sofia Rogers, a woman in her early twenties, when it becomes obvious she is pregnant and unmarried. Yet nobody knows the real story. And Sofia isn’t about to share it; she would rather bear the shame than face the threat of consequences. When Eli Trent, the new doctor in town, gets involved, the trouble escalates in the form of thievery, arson, and death threats. Nevertheless, Eli is determined to break down the wall of silence behind which Sofia hides her deep, dark secret. He is out to convince her she is not alone and to make her realize that trusting him—and her heavenly Father is the only thing that makes sense.
The third in The River of Hope series, Sofia's Secret easily reads as a standalone. MacLaren has created a memorable character in feisty (and stubborn) Sofie Rogers. A young woman faced with insurmountable challenges determined to overcome them all...on her own. Luckily for her Dr. Trent is equally as stubborn and just as determined that Sofia doesn't carry her burdens alone. .
Eli is the stuff classic heroes are made of. Astute, compassionate with a knight-in-shining-armor complex that made this reader's heart swoon more then once. Sofia, unfortunately is made of sterner stuff and she really put the poor doctor through his paces. That made for some frustrating, amusing and eventually tender scenes. MacLaren knows how to pace a romance, leaving her readers frantically turning pages for more.
A solid inspirational thread anchors the romance and uplifts the reader even as it stretches the concept of forgiveness. In all, Sofia's Secret is a definite must-read for the discerning bookworm.
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