Today I am reviewing Caroline’s Secret, the first book in the Wells Landing series by Amy Lillard.
Here is a brief synopsis:
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. . .
Letting go is the key…
Caroline Hostetler falls into the temptation that so many do, but in the Swartzentruber district where she grew up, not only is it frowned upon, but it brings a shame that is not easily forgiven — or forgotten.
When she travels to Oklahoma, she meets a wonderful Beachy Amish woman, Esther Lapp, who takes her in… of course, everyone believes Caroline to be a widow. What will happen to her if – or when — they find out the truth?
When Andrew Fitch comes to Wells Landing to help his uncle Abe, will he turn out to be just another temptation for Caroline?
Amy Lillard does a great job showing the differences between the Amish and Englisch lifestyles, although I admit to being disappointed that the Amish youth seem to be so enticed with the Englishers.
Don’t miss this exciting series, found in the wonderful (fictional) community of Wells Landing.
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Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt