STORY-LINE HIDING THE TRUTH BY KENT HAMILTON:
In Hiding The Truth Kathy and Paul have settled in Farvale. Kathy did not know Paul had a brother. He kept his existence secret. Thrown out of the army, Daniel’s headed to the ranch to live. Paul intends for things to change for his brother. Daniel’s a low down good for nothing drunkard, who lies, cheats, and steals. But Paul’s determined he’ll pull his weight on the ranch or leave. Meanwhile, Kathy’s friend, Sarah, wrote asking for help as her husband killed himself; she has a new baby and nowhere to go. Of course, Kathy and Paul also take her into their home. Using Paul’s “hid away money”, he and Sarah agree to build Sarah a small house on a nearby piece of land.
When Daniel arrives drunk, accompanied of the Sheriff, Paul puts him in the barn to slept it off. The next morning Paul gives Daniel an ultimatum, either work on the ranch or leave. Also, Kathy’s holding a secret close to her chest she has not revealed to Paul.
When Sarah arrives, Daniel picks her up and something happened to him he couldn’t explain. Working hard on Sarah’s cabin and the ranch, Daniel seems to be changing. What has happened to Daniel? What is Sarah’s Secret? My romance book reviews of Hiding The Truth follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Hiding the truth never works as Daniel and Sarah, then Paul and Kathy discovered. This is a story of a second chance for Daniel and hope for his future. Hamilton skillfully matured Daniel after he met Sarah; becoming a changed man. Sarah, with issues of trust, must face these issues head on and decide if she will trust Daniel will be a better man. I felt so sorry for Daniel as he told Sarah about his past; I wanted to cry.
Paul already has his second chance at happiness, unless his behavior sinks the ship. After seeing his sister labor to bring his nephew into the world, Paul has issues with babies and labor. Then the baby’s so small, he terrified to hold him; the whole process scares him to death. As Paul loves Kathy so much, I could not believe how he treated her and the hurtful things he said. This book’s part of a series and leaves the story with cliff hangers.
Due to the length of short stories and novella, the author can not develop the in-depth characterization and plotting as in a novel. However, I found this story’s well crafted with clear and clean writing and well-developed characters. The plots are intriguing and held my interest. I look forward to seeing how all this turns out in the next book.
HIDING THE TRUTH RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
I gave Hiding The Truth 4 stars for structure, content, composition, pace, and character development. Suitable for anyone who loves clean romances from young teen to seniors.
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE
Additionally, I purchased this book when free from Amazon. I chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest romance book review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. In addition, no one influences my voluntary romance book reviews.
For readers who do not read/buy romances written by men: after reading several of Hamilton’s books, it amazed me they were authored by a man. In the past I did not buy romances written by men; I had a preconceived prejudice that the male species could not possibly create a good romance. Well, let me state, Hamilton changed my view-point and my buying habits; Hamilton creates very good romances filled with love, angst, and emotion.
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