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Book Review - Secrets of the Red Box – Vickie Hall

Monday, May 13, 2013

I just this second finished this book—the ending left me with tears in my eyes—of happiness. I wasn’t sure how this story would end and actually well it kind of surprised me.

Bonnie grew up in an extremely abusive atmosphere where her Mom was as abused as she. They lived on the “road” for many years following the harvests as migrant workers-Bonnie was forced to work from a very young age. Although her mother loved her—she could not protect her much less herself-At the age of 16 Bonnie ran away from home no longer able to take the abuse. For 4 years, during the time of WW 2 Bonnie scrapped for a living then came up with a plan which she executed. She hid all the evidence in a Red Box. When Bonnie realized that she was on the cusp of getting caught-she left and took the first bus out she could get. She ended up in Nebraska where she started to meet different people who she treated very badly.

Her second job was a god send-the woman she worked with a saint and one of those people who are always kind and gentle. When Bonnie was evicted for having a cat (who she had saved from a drain pipe)-Irene invited her to live at her house until she found a place that accepted pets. This was the first time Bonnie had ever experienced a loving atmosphere and it slowly began to change her. She met Irene’s nephew who had just been discharged and they fell in love. For the first time Bonnie allowed someone else to know what her life had been like—but never revealed the secrets in the red box!

I can not tell you any more or I will give away the entire plot! This is an extremely well thought out and written novel and I will be looking for more from this author!


From the back of the book:

Bonnie has secrets to keep—secrets with the potential to destroy lives, including her own. Running from her destructive and pain filled past, she recreates herself, believing she has escaped the damning evidence hidden in the red box. When her former life is revealed by a cruel twist of fate, Bonnie faces losing everything, including Glen, the only man she’s ever loved. But is Bonnie the woman he thinks she is?

Set against the backdrop of the 1940s, Secrets of the Red Box is filled with intrigue and suspense—sure to keep you guessing to the very end!

This book can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author: (From the inside back page)


Vickie is a native Utahan, but she spent her early years living in the states of Idaho, Colorado, Montana, and Nebraska. After many successful years in the world of business, her love of writing and penchant for history have resulted in turning a new page in her life as a novelist. She is an accomplished composer and produced playwright who enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and traveling. She loves animals, especially her cat, Katie.
Visit Vickie Hall at her website: www.vickiehall.com






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16 comments :

Kim Croisant said...

Oh the book sounds sad. I can't read sad things, I'm already sad enough. I like her bio ...she loves animals!!

Diane Holland said...

It sounds like I a story I could get lost in! I use to be an avid reader, but my schedule doesn't allow it much anymore. But, this book sounds tempting enough to make some special time to curl up and read!!!

Vickie said...

Thanks for the great review, Miki! I so appreciate your time.
Best,
Vickie Hall

becca said...

i have this book in my to read pile after reading this review i can't wait to get to it

Celebrate Woman said...

Love mysteries and revealed secrets in such novels. How many of them have we read? Still, there's room for a new one!

Trisha Grimes said...

This sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for the review, I'm considering adding this to my reading list!

Tamara @ Mommyland said...

Sounds like a great book thank you for sharing.

Jennifer Williams said...

This sounds like a great book, glad it brought you happy tears!

Cyndie said...

Love your book reviews!!

Corinne said...

Forget the reading list, I'm ordering this one now. This is right up my alley. I can't wait to find out what the plan is and what is inside the red box!

Melinda Dunne said...

Wow that sounds like an awesome book! I often find myself teary when I read a good book-that is really how I know it is good. If it can touch me to tears then it was a great book.

Mel Cole said...

sounds like the woman has troubles. i hope she will have a savior in her story.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Sounds thrilling, this must be a good book to read.

April M. said...

sounds like a great book to read.

Healy Harpster said...

The story is very interesting and want to know the ending.

nova hedges said...

The story seems to be interesting. I like how it has the title red box I wonder what's in it. Or just a figure of speech.

 
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