Book Reviews of Reluctant Witness (Harlequin Superromance, No 785)

Reluctant Witness (Harlequin Superromance, No 785)
Reluctant Witness - Harlequin Superromance, No 785
Author: Linda Markowiak
ISBN-13: 9780373707850
ISBN-10: 0373707851
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
Pages: 299
Rating:
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Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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amish setting, nice anticipation in the developing relationship between brent and sarah.
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story of a rape victum
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Sarah, a young widow, was raped, yet her father and her Bishop forbid her from testifying against her attacker because it's not the Amish way to go outside their cloistered community, nor to involve themselves in the "Englishers" justice system. Yet, she couldn't find peace within herself after being violated in this intensely private way, especially considering how modest Amish women are taught to be. Allowing her attacker to roam freely meant that she and other women couldn't go about their everyday life feeling safe.

Sarah is torn between obeying her bishop simply because she was expected to or doing what she knows in her heart is right, testifying in court and risk being shunned and losing contact with her family/friends. What she hadn't counted on was falling in love with the Englisher prosecuter, which further complicated her decision. They are from two very different worlds - how can they find a compromise which would allow them to make a life together?
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Prosecutor Brent McCade understood that Sarah Yoder's Amish family and friends had her best interests at heart. But they were dead wrong when they persuaded Sarah not to prosecute the man who'd attacked her.

Sarah knew her explanation-that justice should come from a higher court-wouldn't satisfy him. And his argument was powerful. Without her help, no woman in Wheatland County-including Sarah-could feel safe.
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"Prosecutor Brent McCade understood that Sarah Yoder's Amish family and friends had her best interests at heart. But they were dead wrong when they persueded Sarah not to prosecute the man who'd attacked her.

Sarah knew her explanation - that justice should come from a higher court - wouldn't satisfy him. And his argument was powerful. Without her help, no woman in Wheatland County - including Sarah - could feel safe.

If she agreed to testify, was she betraying the people she loved? If she refused, was she betraying herself and the man she was falling in love with?"
reviewed Reluctant Witness (Harlequin Superromance, No 785) on
Prosecutor Brent McCade understood that Sarah Yoder's Amish family and friends had best her interests at heart. But they were dead wrong when they persuaded Sarah not to prosecute the man who'd attacked her.

Sarah knew her explanation-that justice should come from a higher court-wouldn't satisfy him. And his argument was powerful. Without her help, no woman in Wheatland County-including Sarah-could feel safe.

If she agreed to testify, was she betraying the people she loved? If she refused, was she betraying herself and the man she was falling in love with?