ABOUT THE BOOK -
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?
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.
MY THOUGHTS -
Excellent as always! This is my 8th book from her. Shelley Shepard Gray has risen to the top of my favorite authors! She is always one I look for when new books are coming out. And I always sign-up to review or purchase her books - its a no-brainer! If it's from Shelley - its going to be great!
I especially loved this one! I am not sure exactly what it was about it. The characters were great. I loved Neeta (Waneta) she just had this simple goodness about her. And I even loved Mark. I know you are not supposed to like him right away, he has a past, a poor upbringing and was accused of beating a woman to death years ago, then it starts happening again. I know we are suppose to be leery of him but I just liked him and trusted him.
I also really liked the little romance blossoming (for two couples!) it was just so sweet, gave me chillbumps a couple times. I just love sweet, clean romances like this and Shelley puts a bit of suspense and shady characters in the mix for a perfect recipe for Amish Fiction.
Her books are always so real for me. They are not all fairy-tale-ish. They are real life. People down on their luck, drugs, alcohol, abuse and even murder. They are gritty, edgy, and daring for Christian fiction! As long as Shelley keeps writing them, I will keep reading them.
Please come back tomorrow to check out my interview with this great author about this book, the next one in the series - The Gift, and her books in general! It's a great interview!
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Litfuse - Thank You!
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