Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Her Brother's Keeper (Amish Secrets #1) by Beth Wiseman

Summary from Goodreads

Charlotte's heart has been hardened by personal tragedy, but now she has the chance to find peace in a place she didn't expect.

Charlotte Dolinsky arrives in Lancaster County with brand new Amish digs and a renewed purpose.  It doesn't take her long to fit into the close Amish community.  She might not know how to cook, sew, tend a garden, or milk a cow, but she knows how to lie.  And she is a woman on a mission - to wreak havoc on the Plain people and seek revenge for the death of her only brother.  But a quiet stranger throws a kink in her plan not long after she arrives.  As she delves deeper and deeper into what ames this handsome Amish man tick, she begins to wonder about her intentions and the direction her life is taking.

At twenty-four, Isaac Miller is still unmarried and doesn't see his status changing anytime soon. The Lord has blessed him with above-average physical attributes, but his awkward shyness keeps him from pursuing a relationship with anyone.  When Charlotte - or "Charlie" as she calls herself - arrives in Paradise, she steals his heart, and he longs to be a different man.

Can Charlie get past the resentment she feels and open her heart?  What happens when Isaac comes out of his shell, drawing attention from all the available women in the area?  Will Charlie be able to hold onto him?  And will he still want her when he learns the truth?

My Thoughts on the Book

Anyone who is a fan of Amish Fiction is sure to love this book!  It's not exactly a romance novel, though there is a little bit of romance in it, but kind of like a mystery.  Not a suspenseful type of mystery, but still a mystery...if that makes sense at all.

Once again, Amish Fiction isn't something that I would normally choose but this book was still very good.  This book is about a girl named Charlotte who is trying to find out why her brother, Ethan, took his own life almost a year ago.  Ethan had met and fell in love with an amish girl and was living in the Amish community.  Charlotte decides to pretend to be "Mary" and live in the Amish community so that she can get some answers about her brother.

When you think about the Amish community, all that they do and believe, "Mary" is pretty much the complete opposite.  She tries to fake it but isn't very good at it at all.  She doesn't understand the dialect and she doesn't even believe in God!  Even still, the Amish community welcomes her and they treat her wonderfully.  She starts to understand why her brother loved this life and the Amish community.

I don't want to say too much more because I don't want to spoil it for you!  If you enjoy reading Amish fiction or if you never have before but want to try it out then this would be a good book to read.  It's a story of love, faith, and forgiveness.  I do recommend Her Brother's Keeper to all of my book loving friends!

*Note: I received a copy of this book from in exchange for my honest review.

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