Skip to main content

His Guilt (The Amish of Hart County #2)


Title:  His Guilt (The Amish of Hart County #2)

Author:  Shelley Shepard Gray

Pages:  268

Year:  2017

Publisher:  Avon Inspire

My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Waneta Cain and Mark Fisher work together at a local nursery.  Mark has returned after a two-year absence to his family’s home after the death of his father.  Mark’s younger brother has been gone from the Amish community for ten years, so Mark lives alone.  Mark is having a tough time being around most of the community because they still believe he is guilty of attacking a young Amish woman two years ago, even though the police declared him innocent.  He is now back and people seem to fear him or hate him.  Waneta Cain is no exception at first.  He knows she is afraid of him, so he keeps her at a distance.  He would like her friendship, but he will make it on his own if he must.

Waneta Cain is afraid of Mark at first, but quickly realizes she has found him guilty of a crime he didn’t commit so she extends the branch of friendship.  They begin a tentative friendship with Waneta defending Mark against verbal attack from a couple of her friends.  Then, a young woman is attacked and Mark is immediately suspected.  Waneta still believes in his innocence.  Then, another young woman is attacked and the police can’t seem to find any clues to the attacker.  Meanwhile Mark’s younger brother has returned to town and is in trouble with a gang.  He needs money and hopes Mark will sell the family home and split the proceeds.  Mark, however, has other plans for the home and his relationship with his brother remains abrasive.

My only negative about this story is that I wish it had more of a mystery element to it.  While there was a mystery in this story, it was fairly easy to figure out the culprit.  Other than that, I did enjoy watching the romance bloom between Mark and Waneta.  She seemed meek and mild, but when defending someone she cared about…look out!  She was strong in her defense.  Mark was a young man with a troubled and abusive past, but he tried his best not to abandon God like most of the people of the town had abandoned him.  He remained faithful to God and he received blessings.  These two characters had to learn to communicate with each other and not assume what the other was thinking.  A good lesson for anyone, myself included.  Book three in the series is titled, The Gift, and will be released in November 2017.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Tide of Times (The Blake Meyer Series #3)

Title:The Tide of Times (The Blake Meyer Series #3)
Author: C. Kevin Thompson
Pages: 318
Year: 2017
Publisher: Create Space Publishing
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
On a quest to locate his wife and children, Blake Meyer is running on fumes and not sure who he can trust.In this installment, the multitude of threats and dangers ramps up with internal trouble at the FBI, Blake’s family situation and his foes are constantly on his tail.Blake is trying to remain one step ahead of his foe, though the way the author has penned his story it keeps readers guessing just exactly who these foes are.
The tale begins in book one, 30 Days Hath Revenge and continues in book two titled, Triple Time.Here is a spell-binding series that keeps an audience wanting more and highly anticipating the next book in what is to eventually be a five-book series.C. Kevin Thompson writes with believable characters, an intricate plot and heart-pounding, intense action and thrills!
Each book begins where the former book leaves …

Lily of the Manor

Title:Lily of the Manor
Author:Anita Stansfield
Pages:272
Year:2017
Publisher: Covenant Communications
My rating is 4 stars out of 5.
Lily Broadbent is a wealthy widow who has adopted 11 orphan children.She would pray before entering an orphanage as to whom she should adopt and leave the rest to God.She needs of a tutor for her brood and Frederick Woodstone needs a tutoring position.He journeys to Broadbent Manor, hoping to get the job and to start immediately so he doesn’t have to pay another night’s rent at the local inn as his funds are rapidly dwindling.He meets Lily and is struck by her very different appearance.She puts him at ease and lets him know she is used to getting looked at.He and she strike up an instant rapport and he is hired on the spot.He begins the next day with Lily observing his methods of teaching as well as discipline for her children.She is most impressed with how Frederick interacts with and encourages her children.
As the story progresses, Lily and Frederick spend …

Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)

Title:Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)
Author: Robin Patchen
Pages: 346
Year: 2018
Publisher: Create Space
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
This whole series is so worth reading! They excel at suspense and grabbing the heart of the reader, pulling them into the plethora of happenings in the book. The series has a total of four books that can be read as stand-alone stories though I found reading them in order helped enhance my understanding of the plot and characters.
The titles in order are: Convenient Lies, Twisted Lies followed by Generous Lies, which comes before this final novel I am sharing my thoughts on today.Robin weaves such a well-crafted plot that brings the reader into the story from the first page, and then keep turning the pages with all the twists and turns in the plot.I felt like I was right there observing what was happening around me even though I was reading the book.
Time flew by quickly and I was unaware of what was going on around me because I was lost in the pages!Right th…