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Book Review | Veil of Secrets by Shannon Ethridge & Kathryn Mackel

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*Shannon Ethridge* is a best-selling author, speaker, and certified life coach with a master’s degree in counseling/human relations from Liberty University. She has spoken to college students and adults since 1989 and is the author of 21 books, including the million-copy best-selling Every Woman’s Battle series. She is a frequent guest on TV and radio programs and mentors aspiring writers and speakers through her BLAST Program (Building Leaders, Authors, Speakers & Teachers.)

*Kathryn Mackel* is a best-selling author and acclaimed screenwriter for Disney and Fox. She was on the screenwriting team for Left Behind: The Movie, and Frank Peretti’s Hangman’s Curse. She is the acclaimed author of “The Surrogate”, “The Departed”, and “The Hidden” and resides in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband.

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Can a mother face the secrets of her past in order to protect her daughter from the same mistakes?

Melanie and Will Connors seem like the perfect couple, but their marriage only looks good on the outside, having withered inside from a lack of intimacy.

The barriers Melanie faces to intimacy are hidden in her past—a misguided tryst with a trusted friend of her father’s, a pattern of promiscuity as a teen, empty relationships in early adulthood. The only way Melanie sees to save herself from herself is to turn off her desires—even in her marriage.

Will insists they either work on the marriage—or work on the divorce. Their attempt at restoration occurs in the midst of a New Hampshire presidential primary that is rocked by violent protests and razor-sharp character assassinations. For the first time, their marriage begins to feel like a safe place.

As Melanie tries to sort through her own past, she sees her 16-year-old daughter’s head turned by a charismatic older man on Will’s campaign team. Can Melanie sift through her own rubble and find the voice to help guide her daughter—and possibly find the joy that God intended for her marriage?


I was so excited to read another book by these amazing authors!
I fell in love with the first book “To Know You” and could not wait to read this one.
Difficult relationships, families struggling, and reconciling with the past…I think these are things that we all deal with at some point in our lives and these authors have created characters and situations that are completely believable and real and raw.
To me, this book is more than fiction, because of the great lessons splayed out in the pages. Often it’s easier to point out the mistakes of others and when you read “Veil of Secrets” it helps you look at your own life and ask…where is there room for improvement? When a book can do that…WOW!



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