This is the last in a 3 book series. All are great reading but I would suggest you try to read them in order to be able to see where each character comes into the stories. Each book tells a spell binding tell of how the Amish handle hate from the outside world. Once you start one of these books you will not want to put it down till the end. Karen Harper has a vivid imagination, you will not be able to figure out the ending till the end comes.
A lightweight but atmospheric suspense story of an Amish woman haunted by a plot that brings her into conflict with the "English" world outside her little community. The story gets a little convoluted and unbelievable toward the end, but the heroine is well-written, and the suspense keeps you turning the pages.
Story of an girl who goes to wake her adopted daughter and knows there is a problem. This is an Amish community and adds to the problem. Great reading and suspense.
Dark Harvest transports readers back to the peaceful Amish community in rural Maplecreek, Ohio. Young spinster schoolteacher Leah Kurtz becomes involved in a conflict between her horse-and-buggy culture and futuristic genetic research after she agrees to adopt the infant daughter of a friend dying from one of the hereditary diseases that plague the Plain People (in real life as well as in fiction). Vicious graffiti targeting "English" outsider Mark Morelli, a doctor researching disease cures, sets a sinister mood that grows darker when his ultra-responsible, teenage Amish assistant mysteriously vanishes. After someone switches Leah's adopted baby in the cradle for another infant, Leah and Mark team up to investigate a series of unsolved disappearances that may lead back to Leah's former fiancé, who abandoned her at the altar years earlier. With its tantalizing buildup and well-developed characters, which ensure that the burgeoning romance between Leah and Mark is as potent as the book's suspense, this offering is certain to earn Harper high marks.
Final in a trilogy and another excellent book. I truly enjoyed this book the most out of the trilogy. This was an amazing mystery that really keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.
I love Karen Harper and all that she writes and she doesn't disappoint in this book. Amishwoman Leah goes in to wake her adopted infant daughter and knows that something is wrong..she does not beleive that this is her child..she feels that her baby has been switched for another child and no one will beleive her...a great book you will love this one.
I enjoyed this one so much, as it gave a glimpse into the life of the Amish, including the peculiar illnesses that plauge this community. Add baby snatching, genetic research, and love interest to the mix and you have a romantic, medical thriller you can't put down until the last page is read.
When I read the back of this book, I was inmmediately intrigued. I started reading it in the car as my husband drove us home from shopping. I picked it up again in late evening and read it some more. I finished it this morning. It was that good. This was the third in a trilogy. I intend to get the other two books as well. Another winner from a great author!
Excellent book - third in a series by Karen Harper. I enjoyed this book as much, if not more, than the others in the series!
Great book - the 3rd in the Maplecreek Trilogy. Fascinating and exciting right to the end.
This is the third book of a seiers it is a great story and a good ending to the 3 books.
I have all three listed on my bookshelpf you will love them.....
Karen Harper is now one of my favorites writers
Another great book of K.Harper. I love all of her books, especially the Amish thrillers like this one!
I enjoyed it a lot -a mystery suspence romance set in Amish country- unusual
This is a great book. I started and couldn't put it down. I finished in two days. I really enjoyed it. It keep you on your toes and made you cry in the end.
A quiet Amish community...a terrifying threat. A dark secret hides in the heart of Maplecreek's Amish community.
What a thrilling ride through this book. From the first page to last you will be hooked. A look into the Amish families and good thrilling mystery you will enjoy this book
I did not realize this was part of a triology when I bought it at a used book store.
Not having read the others did not deter my reading, and did not change the storyline of these, this book read fine on it's own.
The book has a mystery feel to it with some light romance but I liked how there wasn't an overly sexual reference in the romance part, it was a very clean book.
I felt like I got a better feel of the Amish community and their beliefs and would reccomend this author and book to anyone who enjoys Linda Howard.
Great read, a real page turner and kept me hooked all the way to the end.
Haunting yet tender. A suspensful romance that give insight to amish life.
One morning Leah Kurtz goes to wake her adopted infant daughter and instantly knows something is terribly wrong. She is convinced that her baby has been switched with another child. Afraid that no one will believe her, Leah turns to an unlikely ally, despite the fact that her Amish community frowns on its members seeking help in the outside world.
Intriging, interesting. Good mystery.
This was a great read...Very riviting mystery and as a mother "very disturbing" to know that something like this could happen to you.
This is an interesting, suspenseful read. I love to read all of Karen Harper's books
Enjoyable book. It is part of a trilogy with connected characters but can be read seperately. Good infomation on the Amish lifestyle Well written mystery.
In Maplecreek, Ohio, school teacher Leah Kurtz's life long friend, more a sister than a pal, Barbara Yoder is dying from leukemia after giving birth just one month ago. Her husband Sam is not coping well and in some ways blames his infant daughter Becca. Before dying, Barbara, with Sam's blessing, asks Leah to raise Becca as her own. Leah agrees loving the child as if she is the biological mother.
Research Doctor Mark Morelli investigates natal accelerated aging, one of several genetic problems plaguing the Amish. He has a mixed welcome as some Plain People want him to stop playing God; while others welcome him. Leah has become knowledgeable with genetic illness since Barbara became sick; she wants the outsider to succeed. Mark realizes she is his liaison with the community. Leah starts having doubts that the infant she cares for is Becca; increasingly believing a switch occurred. Finding dead flowers everywhere adds to her paranoia, but perhaps someone is trying to drive her and Mark out of town before they discover the dark secrets that someone wants kept hidden.
DARK ANGEL, Karen Harper's third "Dark" Amish tale (see DARK ROAD HOME and DARK HARVEST) is more a medical murder thriller than a romance though the love subplot between the lead couple enhances the prime mystery. The story line provides terrific juxtapositions between frightening crimes and nurturing caring individuals. Early on the tale slowly establishes the cast but once the eerie intrigue takes over, the pace goes to jet speed until the finish as the audience wonders who is the DARK ANGEL?
I enjoyed the first two books of this series, but didn't care as much for this one. I just didn't care for the story line.
This Amish trilogy is great. The mystery and romance is wonderful and you learn some Amish ways of life as well. I was glas to find this author and have read several since.
Great book. If you've read Dark Harvest this is a must.
Another look into the Amish ways. Leah moves into her best friends house to care for her baby after her death. A new genetic doctor comes to town to research a disease that plagues the Amish. Leagh goes to work for him and bad things begin to happen
this is a very good book.
Another interesting read by Harper.Amish are disappearing or are they just running away?
An easy read and good characters. I have liked her books.
This is the third novel in a series set in the Amish area of Maplecreek, Ohio. The other two are "Dark Road Home" and "Dark Harvest". The books can be read as stand-alones but share some key characters. I enjoyed this story about an Amish woman and a doctor of genetics who studies the illnesses that plague the Amish but not enough to use my credits on the first two books!
Great book! This was my first Amish novel. Will definitely look for more from Karen Harper. Very thrilling and suspenseful!
I have loved all of Karen Harpers books.
TRuly and great story- very interesting story line. Yes, highly recommended.
Well-researched and rich in detail, this addictive follow-up to 2004's Dark Harvest transports readers back to the peaceful Amish community in rural Maplecreek, Ohio. Young spinster schoolteacher Leah Kurtz becomes involved in a conflict between her horse-and-buggy culture and futuristic genetic research after she agrees to adopt the infant daughter of a friend dying from one of the hereditary diseases that plague the Plain People (in real life as well as in fiction). Vicious graffiti targeting "English" outsider Mark Morelli, a doctor researching disease cures, sets a sinister mood that grows darker when his ultra-responsible, teenage Amish assistant mysteriously vanishes. After someone switches Leah's adopted baby in the cradle for another infant, Leah and Mark team up to investigate a series of unsolved disappearances that may lead back to Leah's former fiancé, who abandoned her at the altar years earlier. With its tantalizing buildup and well-developed characters, which ensure that the burgeoning romance between Leah and Mark is as potent as the book's suspense, this offering is certain to earn Harper high marks.
My friend & I loved this series. We now have a new favorite author. Wonderful suspense.
Excellent read! I love all Harper's books. This is one of 3 set in Amish country. The author is great at explaining Amish terms and making you feel as if you can relate to them in our technology-driven world. This book had a few parts that weren't explained very well and I would have enjoyed it more if she would have explained it more. can't really explain without giving a part of the ending away.
Not as believable a plot as the first two in the series but an enjoyable read none the less. Certainly cutting edge in terms of topic. An enjoyable read as usual from this author.
This is a very different plot line with very unusual characters. Would highly recommend to those looking for something a little different.
Great book! Was one I didn't want to put down...great twists in plot and interwoven among the Amish as well. Very interesting reading!
Medical \ murder mystery set in Amish country. A decent read and fairly well-written.
a quiet Amish community - a terrifying threat
Very interesting story with a mix of Amish and non-Amish characters. Medical mystery and suspense and a sweet romance. Third in a series of books set in the same community. A very good read.
ONE MORNING LEAH KURTZ GOES TO WAKE HER ADOPTED INFANT DAUGHTER AND INSTANTLY KNOWS SOMETHING IS TERRIBLY WRONG. SHE IS CONVINVED THAT HER BABY HAS BEEN SWITCHED WITH ANOTHER CHILD.
I CHECKED THE PRINT IN BOOK AND IT IS LARGE PRINT