Return to Grace

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Return to Grace

A Home Valley Amish Novel

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I usually read Amish stories and really enjoy them, but this one had far more depth than others I've read. I thought the story was very commanding, keeping me guessing until the very end. The main characters of the story were really quite interesting and made the story believable. I was very taken with the heroine and her struggles between returning to her Amish family or going out into the world. I thought that she could decide to do either throughout the story. There was also the struggle between two men in her live. I was never sure what her decision would be, or who she would be with at the end. Usually I can guess the ending in most of these stories...not so in this case. I've always loved books by Karen Harper and this one is no exception.


Book Blurb for Return to Grace

In the shadows of a graveyard, a SHOT rings out…

Hannah Esh fled the Home Valley Amish community with a broken heart, throwing herself into her worldly dreams of a singing career instead. But as much as she tries to run from her past, something keeps pulling her back. On a whim, she brings four worldly friends to the Amish graveyard near her family's home for a midnight party on Halloween. But when shots are fired and one of her friends is killed, Hannah is pulled back into the world of her past.

The investigation into the shooting uncovers deep-buried secrets that shock the peaceful Amish village to its core. Determined to prove her value to the community she left behind, Hannah attempts to bridge two cultures, working closely with both handsome, arrogant FBI agent Linc Armstrong and her former betrothed, Seth Lantz, now widowed with a young daughter.

Caught between Seth and Linc, between old and new, Amish and worldly, Hannah must choose her future. Unless a killer, bent on secrecy, chooses it for her.


Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2012 4.50