A Powerful Secret is Leman and Nesbit’s second installment in The Worthington Destiny series. I have not read the first book–A Perfect Ambition–but it focuses on the oldest son of a very wealthy businessman whereas this book is centered around the second son in the Worthington family. Dr. Leman also wrote The Birth Order Book many years ago, so he incorporates much of his research on the topic into this novel about a trio of siblings. I have been fascinated by birth order tendencies since I read Leman’s book and have seen many of them play out in my own children. I have never before read a novel that used a character’s birth order to define their personality in any way. This was a very interesting approach, and I thought it created more fully-developed characters.
A Powerful Secret takes us deep into Washington politics and business dealings while trying to uncover corruption and murder. The underpinnings of mystery and intrigue provide some mildly intense moments while the subtle romance keeps the story from being too masculine. I believe this novel will be enjoyed by men and women alike. This book would also appeal to teenagers who have an interest in politics or non-governmental organizations to provide aid to people in need.
I received this book for free from Revell in exchange for an honest review. These words and opinions are my own.