Tuesday, July 26, 2022

THE SECRET BETWEEN THEM by Susanne Dietze, Reviewed by Paula and Winnie #ReleaseDay

“But love grows- it doesn’t divide.”

It is great to be back in this quaint little town and see all my favorite characters. Now Harper has joined the group when she finds out she has inherited something from her grandfather. She meets lawyer, Joel, but does not quite mesh with him at first. All she really wants to do is find out who her birth father is.

The characters are so real that you want to be their friends and live in this picturesque town. There is a cute little girl, daughter of Joel, a meddlesome grandmother type or two and a big beautiful peacock who gets rather possessive.

The heart of the story is Harper longing to belong. With side issues of a child custody case the story is never dull. The characters are Christian for the most part so they seek God in all they do and ask for forgiveness when needed. “Let it go. Such a hard thing to do since he felt more in control when he could grip his worries tightly, but it was necessary to empty his hands so God could use them as He wished.” Joel had a hard time trying not to be in control because he is a defender.

This was a great series and I hate to see it end.
* I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*
5 stars and a strong faith thread

It was such a treat to travel back to Widow’s Peak Creek in Susanne Dietze’s story, The Secret Between Them. This tale features lawyer and single dad, Joel Morgan, and Harper Price who is in her mother’s hometown to find answers to her father’s identity. With the delightful addition of Joel’s sweet daughter Maisie and a peculiar peacock named Beau, this is a charming and satisfying read. The characters are colorful, relatable, and engaging, and I loved the small town vibes and camaraderie. It was fun to see characters from previous books in the series appear in this one.

There is a strong inspirational element running through the story focusing on faith, forgiveness, and trusting God’s will. I recommend this book to those who enjoy uplifting books with a strong faith message.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.
4.5 stars

BackCover Blurb:
After a lifetime of questions,
She’s ready for some answers.

In her mother’s hometown, Harper Price is sure she’ll finally learn about the grandfather and father she never knew. But that means working with grumpy local lawyer Joel Morgan. The single dad is wary of Harper, even as her kindness to his daughter warms his heart. Winning his trust is Harper’s first challenge…but not her last as her quest reveals shocking truths.

From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.

Widow's Peak Creek
Book 1: A Future for His Twins
Book 2: Seeking Sanctuary
Book 3: A Small-Town Christmas Challenge
Book 4: A Need to Protect
Book 5: The Secret Between Them

Harlequin Love Inspired, July 26, 2022
Available in digital ebook and paperback
Buy THE SECRET BETWEEN THEM at Amazon or Christianbook .com



  1. Such a charming and inspirational book!

  2. Thank you so much for the reviews! I'm so grateful!


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