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Monday, April 3, 2017
Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray
After a stalker went
too far, Hannah Hilty and her family had no choice but to leave the
bustling Amish community where she grew up. Now she's getting a fresh
start in Hart County, Kentucky...if only she wasn't too scared to take
it. Hannah has become afraid to trust anyone-even Isaac, the friendly
Amish man who lives next door. She wonders if she'll ever return to the
trusting, easy-going woman she once was.
Isaac Troyer, the beautiful girl he teasingly called "The Recluse"
confuses him like no other. When he learns of her past, he knows he's
misjudged her. However, he also understands the importance of being
grateful for God's gifts, and wonders if they will ever have anything in
common. But as Hannah and Isaac slowly grow closer, they realize that
there's always more to someone than meets the eye.
as Hannah is finally settling into her new life, and perhaps finding a
new love, more secrets are revealed and tragedy strikes. Now Hannah must
decide if she should run again or dare to fight for the future she has
found in Hart County.
Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray was an interesting novel that had a good mixture of suspense, danger, and a rural setting. The storyline moved at a slow but comfortable pace, and it included important and well developed themes such as forgiveness, kindness, and moving past previous experiences by trusting and leaning on God and His help. The characters were fairly well developed; they did experience growth as the story went on, but I still had trouble connecting with Hannah or her sister as the story developed. I also felt like Isaac could have been developed a little more too, though I did have a better job connecting to his struggles. I did enjoy the end of the novel where everything culminated into a very exciting and suspenseful ending. However, overall while this was not my favorite Shelley Gray novel, I did enjoy reading this novel, and I would recommend it to any reader who likes Amish/suspense fiction.
I received this novel from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review.
Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers
prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives
in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can
often be found walking her dachshunds on her town's bike trail.