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Hidden (Sisters of the Heart, Book 1)

Hidden (Sisters of the Heart, Book 1) - Shelley Shepard Gray I've been torn about writing a review for this book. Not because I didn't like it. I did. But I can't put my finger on what exactly I liked about it.I know what I didn't like. I didn't like the way some of the exposition was presented. "Oh, Character A, you remember how Character B always was. For a while she did this, and then she did this, and then she did this. Why am I recounting this to you as though you don't know it already?" I didn't really feel the abusive boyfriend's motivations for getting her back... did he want her back, or did he just want to shut her up? The stakes would have been so much higher for me as the reader if I thought Anna had been in real jeopardy. And I didn't quite understand why, if Anna was already pretty strong in her faith (she turns to prayer quickly, and without any prompting from anyone else, when the chips are down), why was she with a person like Rob, who was a bad person?Yet, with all that I found lacking in this book, I really enjoyed it. I liked Anna, and I liked that she had the courage to leave an abusive situation, then put herself in harm's way to protect the people she loved. I liked the fact that her decision to convert didn't come in a flash of God inspiring her, but after she thought about it and weighed her feelings for Henry against the reality of giving up her way of life. I liked that her parents weren't perfect, and didn't immediately accept her decisions, despite their faith.The things I didn't like were minor annoyances, and I enjoyed this book overall, so I'll probably read more from this author.