I’ve been waiting for what feels like ages to tell you about the origin and development of THE FACE. I’ll share how the idea germinated and talk about the writing, editing, etc . . . so stay tuned over the next few days!
Library Journal just issued a review:
“Because of her severe facial deformities, Sarah Jane Sims is a secret to the world, kept that way by the CIA after her parents’ deaths. When her father’s sister, Renee, reads some old letters saved by her mother and discovers that she has a 20-year-oldniece, Renee is determined to find out what happened to Sarah Jane and whether she is still alive somewhere. Hunt’s skill at developing interesting characters and tense stories (The Elevator, Doesn’t She Look Natural) makes this title a worthwhile read. Hunt also weaves in real-life CIA techniques that will fascinate readers. Including themes of beauty and love and what makes a person beautiful and worth loving, this book is recommended for CF and women’s fiction collections.” —Library Journal, November 1, 2008.
I’ll be one of the first to say that THE FACE is not overtly Christian–I wrote it for the world at large, but there’s a metaphor involved, and the metaphor is extremely Christian. You’ll be able to find discussion questions for Christian book clubs on my website. (Warning: spoilers found there.)
In the mean time, here’s a sneak peek:
Orphaned and severely deformed, from her earliest moments Sarah Sims has been kept hidden away in a secret CIA facility—until an unexpected discovery gives her an opportunity to make a life for herself at last.
Now Sarah has an ally, a long-lost aunt who has discovered her true identity. Aided by this brave psychologist, twenty-year-old Sarah must find the courage to confront the forces that have confined her for so long. And the strength to be reborn into a world she has never known.