Caroline’s Secret is a wonderful start to a new series set in the community of Wells Landing. This book was so hard to put down! The leading characters, Caroline and Andrew, both captured my heart and I found myself thinking about them long after I finished reading the book.
There are some big hurts in both of their pasts, and a really big secret that could threaten the friendship/relationship between the two. I appreciated how the author showed us many sides of these characters and even took us back to the very strict Amish community that Caroline fled from a couple of years earlier. I enjoyed getting a peek at those characters as well.
I am looking forward to reading the next books in the series, and really liked the sneak peak at book two that was located in the back of this book. I can’t wait to see what happens with Caroline’s friend, Emily.
This book and the characters in it found their way into my heart to stay! Highly recommend for fans of Amish fiction. (5 stars)
I received a complimentary ebook copy of Caroline’s Secret from the author, through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I’m a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.
I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I’ve retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I’m from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son-a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!
I love homemade tacos, shoes, and romance novels-not necessarily in that order. I’m a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I’m shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.
I believe that God is love. I guess that’s why I adore romances.
I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I’m a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that’s me June Cleaver with a laptop.
I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I’ll get to it or I won’t, either way I’m good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I’m alone on this last one, and again, I’m good with it.)
Favorite movies-(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940′s movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven’t seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn’s and Audrey’s.