Whew! What a tense book! I liked the two main characters, Mark and Neeta. Mark and his brother suffered a lot growing up. I felt sorrow for him and a lot of frustration in regards to how most of the community treated him, both in the past and the present. Their small-minded attitude toward him was hard to read about, but made for some excellent tension and situations to develop in the book.
This novel had some very intriguing characters in it. Quite a few of them had to take a look back at their pasts in order to decide how they were going to allow that to affect their future. I enjoyed this Amish story that combined drama, romance, and a bit of suspense.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A suspenseful tale of an Amish man who will risk all to protect the woman he loves.
Mark Fisher has returned home to Hart County, determined to put the past behind him. Two years ago, after being wrongly accused of assault, he left the Amish community, though never forgot his home. When the one person who had helped him through his rough times asks for help, Mark returns. But it is pretty Waneta Cain who makes him want to stay…
Neeta is one of the few people in Hart County who doesn’t believe Mark is guilty of hurting anyone. However, his worldliness and tough exterior do make her uneasy. As she begins to see the real man behind all the gossip and prejudice, she wonders if he is the man for her.
Just when Mark starts to believe a new life is possible, a close friend of Neeta’s is attacked. Once again, everyone in the community seems to believe he is guilty. But what hurts most is Neeta’s sudden wariness around him. When another woman is hurt, a woman who is close to both Neeta and himself, Mark fears he knows the real culprit. And time is running out. Will Mark be able to find him before Neeta becomes his next victim?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times
and USA Today
bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.
As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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I loved her books about the Worlds Fair! Gotta check this one out!
Sounds like a must read! Thank you for a great review!
It’s been awhile since I’ve read one of Shelley’s books. I need to pick up book 1 and get started on this series. Thanks for the review.