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About "Unspoken (Large Print)"
Charlotte Graham's never spoken about the kidnapping. Sixteen years later, she's the only one who knows the truth. But, even now, can she risk sharing it?
Meet the Author
Pastor's daughter Dee Henderson is a lifelong resident of Illinois, USA, and currently resides in Springfield. She believes that marketing books should be about the stories rather than the writer, so she keeps a low profile compared to many authors. Her background is in mathematics and computing science (B.Sc 1988) and she had a high paying job as an engineer before she moved into full-time writing in 1996. Her technical expertise has given her an unusually keen insight into the structural aspects of storytelling. The results are plain to see; since 1999, Dee has produced two bestselling fiction series - the acclaimed O'Malley series and Uncommon Heroes - as well as eleven stand-alone titles.
Dee's books brilliantly mix suspense and romance, and her characters undergo varied and interesting faith journeys that are integrated skillfully into the storylines. Dee's work has won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards including the RWA's RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, the Holt Medallion, the National Readers' Choice Award, and the Golden Quill.
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When I was first introduced to Dee Henderson through the O'Malley series I quickly became a Dee Henderson fan. I've read all her books, but have to confess I found Full Disclosure very disappointing. I found Unspoken to be an improvement on Full Disclosure, more enjoyable and interesting, but again it was very slow moving, not much mystery, suspense or action, and the male lead had unrealistic amounts of patience and understanding. No guy in real life would put up with all her baggage and not crack it at least once. But worth a read, still quite entertaining
So from having read Dee's O'Malley series - and loving them to following her to Full Disclosure and now Unspoken, something has changed in her manner of story telling. For one the books are longer and more involved and there is more character depth. At the same time, the action and mystery that characterized the O'Malley series isn't there. The lack of action and suspense doesn't bother me really, the book did however fell a bit flat. I didn't dislike it (only elements of it) and I liked it enough to want to read her next book. In many ways this book is a slow, mostly enjoyable read that focuses on Charlotte and Bryce's budding relationship. The relationship is handled nicely. The interlocking plots work well and the overall tone of the book is good. I found though that I couldn't related to Charlotte. she is a closed door to almost everyone is the book due to her past (I get that and am okay with that). The problem with that is though, is that she then becomes a closed door to the reader. We don't really get to see Charlotte's emotions or to know what her real thoughts are. We don't ever break past the exterior wall she's got up. Bryce kind of did, but not enough. Perhaps as the years go by he will, however we as readers will never know that. Bryce was a little too perfect for me. He is patient and so understanding of Charlotte that is stretches the impossibility level. I am married to a patient and understanding man (I really mean patient and understanding) but even he is human and runs out of both on occasion. Bryce never seems to. He doesn't seem to need to learn to be patient, or if he does his road to patient isn't really delved into. My last point on what I didn't like was the amount of Charlotte's wealth and the coins - so many coins that it seemed almost ludicrous. Plus, there is only so much information a reader can take in regarding how coins are valued, sold, processed, marketed etc. I admit to skimming those sections as it added nothing to the book. The one element that I loved was Charlotte's faith journey. She believes in God, but is angry at him. Nowhere does Dee try and hurry Charlotte along in making peace with herself and with God. Dee uses Bryce to open discussion with Charlotte on this issue a few times throughout the book and their dialogue reflects genuineness and a unhurried journey. That was beautiful! I might sound a little harsh, but truly I'm not meaning to. I simply wish Dee had given us more human traits for both Charlotte and Bryce. I imagined those human traits as I went along and for me the story came more alive. I'm willing to give her next book Undetected which will release April 29th, 2014 a go. I'm generally a loyal reader and Dee is still a good writer and worth persevering with.
I'm Dee Henderson's biggest fan! :) I was supper excited about this book, got it a few days after it came out... and read it in a day. Honestly, it was a great book, it kept me thinking and entertained... but the story line was not very realistic, and there was never really any mystery, which I found disappointing. I would still recommend this book, but it is a long way from Dee Hendersons Best work.
This is an extract from a very long review. For the full review, visit Iola's Christian Reads or Australasian Christian Writers after 5 Dec 2012. I've read almost all of Dee Henderson's books. I loved her Uncommon Heroes series, and I loved the early books in the O'Malley series (I also loved the last one, but the three in the middle? Not so much). She also wrote two very good stand-alone novels, then didn't publish anything for several years. So when Full Disclosure came out last year, I was keen to read it-until I saw the reviews. I did eventually buy and read Full Disclosure, and found I agreed with all the critical reviews. I donated my copy to the church library where I can forget it ever existed. So you will understand why I was apprehensive about Henderson's new book, Unspoken. It is a sequel to Full Disclosure, and Paul Falcon and Ann Silver do feature, but Ann has mellowed in marriage and is a lot more of a relatable character. I found it odd that we had a romantic suspense novel that didn't have a single scene from the heroine's viewpoint. So while I still don't like Full Disclosure, I very much enjoyed Unspoken and would recommend it. Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
Dee Henderson is one of my favourite Authors. Was so excited when she returned to us with her wonderful writing. I've read everything she's ever published and totally enjoyed reading her latest book Unspoken. Again she has woven existing characters into the new story so that you already know and can keep up with the characters you already love. Looking forward to her next book around the middle of 2014.