Review: Hide in Plain Sight & Buried Sins by Marta Perry

Manually ReleasedTwo great books in one! I received this book combo in a Goodreads first reads contest. Thanks to Marta Perry and Goodreads for holding the giveaway.

As this is two books in one, I will review both books individually.

Hide in Plain Sight is the first book in the combo and it is the first book in the Three Sisters Inn series. Andrea Hampton returns to Pennsylvania to help get her family’s bed and breakfast started when her sister is injured. The book gets off to an exciting start as Andrea must be rescued almost immediately from a car accident. The excitement is strong throughout the book, as it seems that someone is after Andrea for an unknown reason. Calvin Burke, the woodworker living in an apartment on her grandmother’s land, ends up being Andrea’s rescuer many times. The attraction between Andrea and Cal is very strong, however, the reasons they both find to not be together also appear valid. This is a well-written and enjoyable story.

The second book in the combo is Buried Sins. It is the third book in the Three Sisters Inn series. It is not hard to follow what is going on with the sisters, even though book two is not covered in this book. In Buried Sins, Caroline Hampton returns to her family in Pennsylvania. Caroline has a serious aversion to law enforcement. So, obviously her love interest turns out to be the local cop, Zach Burkhalter. There is plenty of action and mystery in this second story in the combo. Caroline is recently reeling from the death of her husband. She discovers that he wasn’t the man she thought he was. Strange things are happening around Caro. Is her husband really alive? Is Caro in danger from him or someone else? This was a satisfying mystery.

I enjoyed these two stories and found them interesting to read. They are set in Amish country, however, the main characters are not Amish, which is a fun twist. (4 stars)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Marta Perry

Marta Perry realized she wanted to be a writer at age eight, when she read her first Nancy Drew novel. Most girls reached the end of that book wanting to be Nancy. Marta wanted to be the person who created the story.

Marta PerryThe dream lay hidden for years while she pursued other career goals, but eventually it re-surfaced, and she began to write, beginning with short children’s stories for Sunday school take-home papers. After seeing hundreds of her short stories published in a variety of magazines, Marta finally started work on the novel she’d always wanted to write. Fifty-some published novels later, she still feels the same excitement when she begins a new book.

A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania and her own Pennsylvania Dutch roots led Marta to the books she writes now about the Amish. The Pleasant Valley Amish series from Berkley Books are longer, more complex emotional stories with Amish main characters, while the Amish Suspense series from HQN Books are more adventure-filled books set in Pennsylvania Amish country. She also continues to write for Love Inspired Books.

Marta lives with her husband in a century-old farmhouse in the Pennsylvania countryside, but spends winters at their vacation home in South Carolina. When she’s not writing, she’s active in the life of her church and enjoys traveling and spending time with her three children and six beautiful grandchildren.

You can connect with Marta at http://www.martaperry.com/ and http://www.booksbymartaperry.blogspot.com/. She is also on Facebook.

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About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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