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A Sister's Secret (Sisters of Holmes County, Bk 1)
A Sister's Secret - Sisters of Holmes County, Bk 1 Author:Wanda E. Brunstetter Grace is the oldest sister in the Hostettler family. Having put her rumschpringe (running around years) behind her, she has returned to Holmes County, joined the Amish church, and begun a new life. For the past four years, everything has been going fairly well, until the day she sees an English man who knows enough of her past to jeopardize her ... more »future. Will Gary Walker's passion for Grace destroy more than one life? Amish man Cleon Schrock is planning to marry Grace, but ignorant of her past. Will love and faith triumph over shame and deception in Holmes County?« less
Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of my favorite authors! I wouldn't think this book could be any better than what she has written so far. I was wrong ...this novel is an excellent read. Wanda gives us insight into what each character is thinking and feeling. Because this is the first book of a series, questions aren't completely answered in "A Sister's Secret". I look forward to Book Two of the "Sisters of Holmes County" grouping.
This is my first Wanda Brunstetter, although, I have been reading Amish Christian Fiction for a while and enjoying it from Beverly Lewis and Cindy Woodsmall. I couldn't sleep last night, so I decided to start this book, I guess that was around ten or eleven o'clock. Well, that was a mistake, because then I could not stop or go to sleep until I was finished at after five in the morni...more This is my first Wanda Brunstetter, although, I have been reading Amish Christian Fiction for a while and enjoying it from Beverly Lewis and Cindy Woodsmall. I couldn't sleep last night, so I decided to start this book, I guess that was around ten or eleven o'clock. Well, that was a mistake, because then I could not stop or go to sleep until I was finished at after five in the morning!
This is not a book to pick up and have a short quaint read of enjoyment. It states on the inside back flap that Wand a E. Brunstetter writes about the Amish life, because she likes the simple, plain life. Well, if you are using the general description of their lives, sure. But not the lives of these characters. One thing after another happens in this story to the family Hosteller, and you never expect what is next. There is a main secret, which from the first chapter, I was able to guess, but for many many chapters after that she throws things in that make you wonder. Nothing ends up being what you thought, and after tons of page turning trying to find out what happens, the book ends, with only minimal things resolved, and you're left scrambling to get the next book in the series.
Luckily, I checked out both from the library at the same time.
I think that this author could write her books in 200 pages instead of 300.
Each character has to explain each situation to the next character and it gets repetative (and a little annoying) very quickly. Tho I do appreciate a good love story with morals and clean language. I have alraedy read the second book and I'll probably finish the last one just because there is a story line that continues through all of the books and I want to see how it ends, but I can't decide if it's good enough to start another series.
This is book 1 of the Sisters of Holmes County. You do not have to read them in order. All are so well written. All are engrossing and if you read one you'll want to read them all. This one is love and justice. Beautiful series.