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Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite
Kate Porter tells you that there are some rather disturbing Secrets in Bethlehem. A little boy called Jesse, only five years old, is wanted by one of the most powerful people in the country and his committee. Through a string of events, Travis Brody ends up becoming the boy's guardian after he witnesses some tragic events. Even though the information he reads about the boy is rather unbelievable - the boy is a clone - and being with the boy comes with great danger, Brody sticks to the boy. His former work mate, Janey, gets drawn into the whole mess because Brody needs a computer to find out what additional information is hidden on the two USB sticks that came with a package with the boy. Can they believe what they learn from the additional information? And how can they escape one of the most powerful people in the country, and maybe soon in the world?
Kate Porter's Secrets in Bethlehem is a very well thought through novel. It is also quite long, which is fantastic because this gives the reader the chance to really care about the characters. There certainly is a lot of character building, and we learn a lot about the main characters before the whole action begins. The book is not just a romantic story between broody Brody and Janey, it is also full of action and drama. I was positively surprised that a book with the label "romance" could be so interesting. The story moves along nicely, and sometimes you actually want to yell at the characters when they do something dumb. Once you get to a certain part in the story, it is one of the books you just have to finish reading in one sitting.