Kylie Rollins mourns the death of her mother, a woman she has always known as a strong, conservative Christian. Then a faded photograph comes into Kylie's possession, showing her mother as a 1960s-era flower child. What other HIDDEN THINGS (4) might she find if she continues to dig into her mother's background? A family her mother kept secret, along with her mother's real name? Kylie turns to her fiancé for support and finds betrayal instead. She sets out to unearth the truth of her heritage, and what she discovers will either destroy her faith or establish it. Andrea Boeshaar writes with skill and verve, touching readers' emotions while challenging their assumptions. The end holds a surprise twist and raises the stakes for a sequel. (Nov., 352 pp., $11.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson