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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Beautiful Between: Finding Hope Through Sharing Secrets

Our Featured Title this week is The Beautiful Between by Alyssa Sheinmel, and in her novel, hope grows from the characters' ability to face family secrets.

Have you ever found hope by opening up about a secret, or letting someone you trust into your life in a personal way? How did it create more hope for you?


Micol Ostow said...

Sharing secrets can be scary, but it really is a good way to bond and also to lighten the burden of a stressful situation and help someone lighten their own. I'm not a very guarded person at all but the end result is that people share with me and it definitely gives all of us who share a sense of perspective, and being supported.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

I definitely shared my secrets through my novels. It was a leap of faith that certainly made connections and lightened my own burden.