Jennalyn has a busy life – her husband is building his restaurant business, they have two young children and a new home – but she always has time for her friends, the Haven Makers, or the Daughters of Eve as they sometimes call themselves. But how well do you know someone, whether a friend, a spouse, a family member or a friend from your youth?

Jennalyn faces some challenges when she and her high school sweetheart meet by chance at their children’s dance class. Some old feelings are dredged up, and when her old boyfriend brings up memories of her deceased dear mother, Jennalyn is conflicted. Her husband is always busy at work and they don’t always communicate with one another clearly.

Her Haven Maker friends are always there to support her, but Jennalyn doesn’t feel she can open up to Christy, Sierra, Emily, and Tess. But then Tess reveals details of a messy relationship and Jennalyn is led to talk to her husband and her friends about her emotional connection to her mother through her former boyfriend.

Being Known drew me in right away. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and how they dealt with the real life issues they were facing, how they supported and counseled one another and the importance of their families and faith in their lives.

This is the second in a series, and I look forward to reading the next installment in the Christian/Women’s Fiction series, the Haven Makers.

4 stars