Book Review: Patricia Raybon’s “All That Is Secret”


Author Patricia Raybon begins her journey in novel writing with the historical mystery “All That Is Secret”, which is set in the early 1920s. The book opens with character Joe Spain finding a special kind of treasure outside in the Colorado cold.

That discovery would soon cost him his life.

Fast forward a year, his daughter Professor Annalee Spain is struggling in her career in Chicago when she receives a strange note hinting at her father’s death. It beckons her to Denver, Colorado to investigate his mysterious passing. The fateful train ride to Denver is just the beginning of her dangerous tale. During the story, Annalee learns more about the people Joe Spain worked for, she gains trusted allies and even falls in love with a handsome young minister named Jack. Little did she know, the young professor will discover more about her own family history as she solves her father’s mystery.

Patricia Raybon’s first novel was created for those who crave nuggets of history. It can serve as a guide for people who desire to study specific topics in American history. While the novel is a work of fiction, it references racial and social issues that were majors problems at the turn of the 20th Century. She also mentions biblical principles, while some of the characters have classic “churchy” language with numerous exclamations to God.

All That Is Secret” is scheduled to be released on October 5th, 2021.

A Special Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for the advance reader copy of the book and cover image.

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