“Caroline’s Secret” by Amy Lillard is a good story about a Swartzentruber Amish woman from Tennessee who harbors a secret. She has left her family and come to Wells Landing, Oklahoma where she is thought to be a young Amish widow with a delightful little girl. Emma takes her in to work at her bakery and gives her a room to live in. Caroline is becoming very happy in her new surroundings. There is a Beachy Amish community near the town and Caroline has become part of it. She has two friends and they meet for lunch in the park every afternoon.
Andrew Fitch has come from Missouri to help his Uncle Abe, a cabinet maker, who is a little eccentric, but whose furniture is much sought after. Andrew is trying to overcome the loss of his Beth and is not looking to be involved with anyone. However he can’t help but be smitten with Caroline and loves her little girl. The course of true love never runs smoothly though and Caroline’s past comes to haunt her.
Ms. Lillard has written a very warm and comfortable novel. It is easy to read and keeps one interested throughout. I enjoyed this novel for the heartwarming story it tells. I would recommend this book.
In Amy Lillard's poignant introduction to Wells Landing, a small Amish community is home to two brave souls hoping to forget their painful pasts and rebuild their faith in the future. . .
Caroline Hostetler arrived in Oklahoma determined to forge a new life for herself and her daughter, Emma. As a single mother, she values the warmth and safety she's found in close-knit Wells Landing. She's even caught the eye of a handsome newcomer--a man who just may be the partner she longs for and the father Emma deserves. But the arrival of an Englisher threatens to lay bare the secrets she's worked so hard to leave behind. . .
After losing his life-long sweetheart, Andrew Fitch moved to Wells Landing to work in his uncle's furniture business and nurse his broken heart. Finding love again seems all but impossible--until he meets Caroline and Emma. But his plans to join their lives together may be shattered when the truth of Caroline's past comes to light--unless, together, they can learn the true meaning of sacrifice and forgiveness. . .