Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Caroline's Secret by Amy Lillard

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Caroline Hostetler suddenly finds herself in Wells Landing, Oklahoma.  She arrives alone with her little daughter, Emma, and is ready to start her life in a new Amish community.  She has left her Tennessee home to spare her family of the embarrassment and trials that her personal situation has placed her in. 

Andrew Fitch, having lost the woman he had planned to marry through death also arrives in Wells Landing to help his Uncle Abe as he also tries to mend his heart and find a new direction in life.  He and Caroline meet and he shares his story with Caroline, but Caroline has not yet shared her story with Andrew.  As the couple become more attached, something happens that could change the lives of these three people, Caroline, Emma and Andrew.

As Caroline returns to Tennessee, Andrew feels he has been betrayed, yet his feelings for Caroline continue.  As Caroline’s secret is told to Andrew he doesn’t know how to handle the situation and what he feels were lies.  Can he forgive Caroline or will her secret tear them totally apart?

I really enjoyed this story very much.  The secret story of Caroline is a realistic event that many families have to deal with, Amish as well.  It is interesting how the Amish cope with painful events in their lives as they too have to learn lessons of love, tolerance, faith and forgiveness, all the while relying on God to help them search for their answers.
Amy Lillard is a very talented author and I hope to read more of her books!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Kensington books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.


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