Veil of Secrets is the story of one, highly influential, political family (along with their friends, colleagues, and associates) trying to make right choices in an environment that gives them every reason to choose what’s wrong. They are trying to make a positive difference in a world that sometimes seems to be trying to destroy them, a world that has already inflicted heavy casualties on almost every family member.
Melanie and Will Connors are fighting for their marriage and over how much independence/shelter their teenage daughter, Sophie, needs in order to become a healthy adult. Will’s sister, Carrie, is struggling with a life-changing decision, a matter of life and death that’s either a consequence or a gracious gift. The whole family is working on their friend’s presidential campaign, preparing for the early primary elections. And a cyberterrorist is threatening the security of the whole nation.
The story itself is intense and well-told. Authors Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel raise many issues through the lives of its characters and give readers much to think about. Then they show how, with determination and prayer, lives really can be changed for the better when people seek, with love and hard work, to do what’s right.
A theme verse for this book could be: “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13). Veil of Secrets reveals the blessings that come from seeking God’s way out of temptation and into lives that honor Him.
Thomas Nelson Publishers sent me a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this honest review. I’m glad I read this book.