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Secret Place

Secret Place From the acclaimed author of Like Sheep Gone Astray comes a compelling tale that reveals the devastation mental illness can cause within families while offering solid hope and inspiration along the w

  • Title: Secret Place
  • Author: Leslie J. Sherrod
  • ISBN: 9781601628947
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the acclaimed author of Like Sheep Gone Astray comes a compelling tale that reveals the devastation mental illness can cause within families, while offering solid hope and inspiration along the way.

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      Published :2018-09-04T18:45:31+00:00

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    1. "Secret Place" is a Christian general fiction about a family dealing with mental illness. It seemed like most of the characters were at least slightly mentally ill, which was almost overdoing the topic, but it also made for a couple of quirky characters. I liked how the author brought the Miles-and-girlfriend plot-line into collision with the Charisma-and-husband plot-line, but the extent to which she further tied everyone together strained my willingness to believe.The characters were complex a [...]

    2. Leslie J. Sherrod touched on a subject that carries a heavy stigma: mental illness. Why are we more prone to address every issue except for those rooted in mental health? Why are some races much more at ease talking about such issues as oppose to others? With National Mental Health Awareness Month now on the calendar, it is my hope that such stigmas will soon be erased.Each character in Secret Place, in more ways than one, had issues. They helped to illustrate that when mental health issues plag [...]

    3. No Other PlaceCharisma is happily married to Gideon Joel, a world renowned psychiatrist known for his work with mental illness. They have one daughter, April. From the outside looking in, life is good for the Joel family. Unfortunately, for the Joels, their life changes. Gideon is depressed, on a medical leave and never leaves the house. Charisma and April find themselves having to tiptoe around him all the while trying to keep what's going on in their home private. Soon the demands on Charisma [...]

    4. It took me forever to read this book, only because I would never really get started. lol. Anywho, it was great and an even more wonderful thing is that I found out that May (when I finally finished reading the book) was National Mental Health Month. Very appropriate and I could not have planned it if I'd tried. The book was title appropriately because it was a secret for all of them. Madalyn was horrible and in so much denial. She really needed help herself. One day she will have to face the awf [...]

    5. Charisma is married to Gideon Joel, a psychiatrist known for his work with mental illness. Gideon becomes depressed and takes a medical leave from his job and stays in the house. Charisma and their daughter April is nervous being around Gideon. Charisma seeks her from an old colleague of Gideon’s, and things began to fall apart. Mental illness is a topic that people don’t want to talk about, but it is real. Secret Place is an awesome read…

    6. Very good so far. Main characters Charisma and Dr. Gideon are married. he was once an esteemed psychologist. but now he suffering from severe depression. They both suffer because he refuses to get treatment. Both claim to have Faith but seem to deny all help He sends them. I'm half way through. I think it would be a better story if the author would stick to just their story. but she adds too much drama with other off the wall characters.

    7. I liked the idea of the story, but I didn't really like the plot. I like the fact that mental illness was addressed in this book since it is a very real issue, even in the Christian community. I did not like that fact that the series of events in the story were too outlandish to be relatable. It also seemed to me that most of the characters in the story were a little "touched". I like how the story ended, all was well.

    8. The book was a series of events just waiting for disaster to strike, thanks to the prologue. The struggles are very real. The ending was sort of abrupt with no real explanation or follow-through on some of the issues. If you're going to do a happily-ever-after, please show us the process of getting there. That was the main thing this book was lacking.

    9. Secret Place by Leslie Sherrod gives readers a glimpes into a family dealing with mental illness. The main characters not only dealt with it in her past but it seemed to following her in her marriage. Depression happens to many individuals, some get help and some do not know how to reach out for help. Secret Place can be a lesson for everyone. I recommend this book to others.

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