Category Archives: suspense

His Promise | Shelley Shepard Gray

 

 

 

Today I am reviewing His Promise, the sixth book in The Amish of Hart County series by Shelley Shepard Gray.

Here is a brief synopsis:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray’s latest Christmas novel in her Amish of Hart County series.

It’s set to be a white Christmas in Hart County, and Grace King is pet-sitting in a beautiful home with only a difficult dachshund for company. Just as she starts to miss the bustle of her large Amish family, Grace runs into a familiar face. Living right next door is John Michael Miller. He’s a fireman now, but five years ago, he had courted her older sister, then broke her heart. Seeing him again stirs Grace’s anger, but also reminds her of deeper feelings she’s done her best to deny.

The infatuation John Michael once saw in Grace’s eyes is long gone, though his complicated attraction to her remains. He had walked away all those years ago when he realized he was falling in love with the wrong sister.

Now, as suspicious fires are set in their community, that’s not an option. Grace dismisses his warnings, and John Michael vows to keep an eye on her. But he can’t help wondering if he’s reconnected with Grace, only to risk losing her again.

Now all John Michael wants for Christmas is to keep Grace safe, in the hopes that they can one day have a future together.

 

Blessings!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

  1. Her Secret
  2. His Guilt
  3. The Gift
  4. His Risk
  5. Her Fear
  6. His Promise

 

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Her Fear | Shelley Shepard Gray

 

 

 

Today I am reviewing Her Fear, the fifth book in The Amish of Hart County series by Shelley Shepard Gray.

Here is a brief synopsis:

In New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray’s latest novel of suspense in her Amish of Hart County series, an EMT falls for a woman with ties to an Amish community where people are dying similar, suspicious deaths…

Sadie Detweiler never imagined she’d move to Kentucky, yet here she is: a pregnant, unmarried Amish girl banished by unforgiving parents to live with kin she barely knows. The men are gruff and her cousins are secretive. Worst of all, elderly matriarch Verba becomes mysteriously ill shortly after Sadie moves in.

When EMT Noah Freeman arrives, Sadie immediately notices he’s unlike any other Amish man she’s met. Noah is warm, confident, and has an easy way with practically everyone in the community, both Amish and English. Though Sadie is drawn to him, she has little hope he will reciprocate her feelings once he learns she’s with child.

Noah can’t understand how a girl as sweet and lovely as Sadie ended up sleeping on a cot in Verba Stauffer’s kitchen. He also senses Sadie is terrified of something. Concerned, he checks up on her. Eventually they strike up a friendship and soon their attraction is undeniable. When Verba later dies at the hospital and her death is followed by two others, Noah’s boss wants him to dig around the Amish community for clues. He agrees—for Sadie’s sake—because only the truth will keep her safe and by his side.

 

Blessings!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

  1. Her Secret
  2. His Guilt
  3. The Gift
  4. His Risk
  5. Her Fear
  6. His Promise

 

His Risk | Shelley Shepard Gray

 

 

 

Today I am reviewing His Risk, the fourth book in The Amish of Hart County series by Shelley Shepard Gray.

Here is a brief synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray brings us another compelling suspense in her Amish of Hart County series, this time featuring an undercover English DEA agent who will do anything to protect the Amish girl he loves.

Calvin Fisher left the Amish community at fourteen and never looked back. Only his brother’s illness can bring him back to Hart County.  Now, as Calvin works to make amends, he meets Alice, a local nursery school teacher, and falls hard for her. But he has a secret that could threaten the happiness he’s finally found.

Alice shouldn’t like—or want—Calvin. He’s English, has a questionable past, and an even more questionable job. Still, she can’t help being intrigued. Though Calvin assures Alice that he’s worthy of her, she’s torn between surrendering to her growing feelings and steering clear of him.

When a sudden surge of criminal activity alarms the community and even targets Alice, Calvin fears that his double life has put everyone he loves at risk. As for Alice, she can’t help but wonder if the brave and honorable man she’s lost her heart to is far more dangerous than she could ever imagine.

 

Blessings!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

  1. Her Secret
  2. His Guilt
  3. The Gift
  4. His Risk
  5. Her Fear
  6. His Promise

 

The Gift | Shelley Shepard Gray

 

 

Today I am reviewing The Gift, the third book in The Amish of Hart County series by Shelley Shepard Gray.

Here is a brief synopsis:

The Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County. But when Susanna Schwartz hears gunshots that causes her buggy to overturn, and then her little sister falls through a wooden bridge into the icy creek, it becomes clear from these dangerous “accidents” that someone wants them gone.

Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it’s not the Schwartz family’s fault, but he can’t help but be resentful. Until he meets Susanna. She is kind-hearted and bold, and Neil can’t stop thinking about her pretty green eyes.

Neil thinks the accidents are just that, but Susanna’s father is convinced the Vance family is responsible. Susanna refuses to believe Neil would do anything to harm her. She’s fallen in love with him and knows he is a good man. But her family is ready to pack up and move, and time is running out to uncover the truth before someone gets hurt…or worse.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

As long as Shelley keeps writing Amish fiction, I’ll keep reading it… because I have LOVED each and every one of her books!

I can only imagine how difficult it would be to move to a new home just before Christmas. A place where you don’t know anyone and everyone seems unfriendly. Neil Vance knows Susanna Schwartz and her family are not responsible for his family losing their farm. And the accidents. . . well, he thought they were truly accidents. Obviously, I lost myself in the story, but will I find my way back out? Join me and spend Christmas with the families in Hart County.

Shelley truly does give us a story full of love and blessings–one we’ll cherish at Christmas time.

Whatever you do, don’t miss out on this wonderful story.

 

Blessings!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

  1. Her Secret
  2. His Guilt
  3. The Gift
  4. His Risk
  5. Her Fear
  6. His Promise

His Guilt | Shelley Shepard Gray

 

 

Today I am reviewing His Guilt, the second book in The Amish of Hart County series by Shelley Shepard Gray.

Here is a brief synopsis:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray delivers the next novel in her Amish of Hart County series—a suspenseful tale of an Amish man who will risk all to protect the woman he loves.

Mark Fisher has returned home to Hart County, determined to put the past behind him. Two years ago, after being wrongly accused of assault, he left the Amish community, though never forgot his home.

When the one person who had helped him through his rough times asks for help, Mark returns. But it is pretty Waneta Cain who makes him want to stay…

Neeta is one of the few people in Hart County who doesn’t believe Mark is guilty of hurting anyone. However, his worldliness and tough exterior do make her uneasy. As she begins to see the real man behind all the gossip and prejudice, she wonders if he is the man for her.

Just when Mark starts to believe a new life is possible, a close friend of Neeta’s is attacked. Once again, everyone in the community seems to believe he is guilty.  But what hurts most is Neeta’s sudden wariness around him.

When another woman is hurt, a woman who is close to both Neeta and himself, Mark fears he knows the real culprit. And time is running out. Will Mark be able to find him before Neeta becomes his next victim?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

His Guilt  introduces the Fisher boys… Mark and Calvin come from the worst sort of home, so it’s no surprise that they leave Hart County to explore the English world. Mark returns two years later and goes to work for his friend Henry Lehmann. But it’s sweet, innocent Waneta Cain who touches his heart. But Neeta doesn’t trust Mark. . .

When Mark is suspected of attacking someone, people in the community continue to doubt his innocence. Should he stay even when neighbors are pushing him to go? I know just what I would tell him to do. . .

I loved this story! If you enjoy reading Amish fiction by Ms. Gray, I’m thrilled to recommend His Guilt for your bookshelf. Get your copy today!

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

  1. Her Secret
  2. His Guilt
  3. The Gift
  4. His Risk
  5. Her Fear
  6. His Promise

Her Secret | Shelley Shepard Gray

 

 

Today I am reviewing Her Secret, the first book in The Amish of Hart County series by Shelley Shepard Gray.

Here is a brief synopsis:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray begins a new series—The Amish of Hart County—with this suspenseful tale of a young Amish woman who is forced to move to a new town to escape a threatening stalker.

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.

For 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.

Just 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.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Oh my!  This is a very good beginning to The Amish of Hart County series…

I was a bit trepidatious, given the story plot, but as I have always enjoyed Ms. Gray’s Amish fiction stories, I felt certain I would enjoy this one, too.

Once I began reading, I did not put down the book until I finished it!

I was in the store with Hannah when she opened the brown envelope… I moved from Ohio to Kentucky with her… I walked through the woods with her… and I stayed with her until the very end.

Hannah Hilty and Isaac Troyer are definitely two of my favorite new characters. Isaac is prone to not rush into things, but he is quick to step up and take responsibility — and action — when needed. That Hannah and Isaac took their time getting to know one another, instead of rushing into a relationship, made the story much more realistic to me.

If you enjoy reading Amish fiction by Ms. Gray, I’m thrilled to recommend Her Secret  for your bookshelf. Get your copy today — and immerse yourself in what’s happening in Hart County.

Don’t miss this amazing series!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

  1. Her Secret
  2. His Guilt
  3. The Gift
  4. His Risk
  5. Her Fear
  6. His Promise

 

the Meek | Amos Wyse, Laura J Marshall

 

 

Today I am reviewing the Meek, a new Amish Romantic Suspense novel by Amos Wyse & Laura J Marshall.

Here is a brief synopsis:

For the English, it was the end of the world as they knew it. For the Amish, it was Tuesday.

Jedediah Wenger lost his family to an Englishe drunk driver. He has yet to put his life back together including the long-forgotten courting of the Bishop’s daughter, Felicity Troyer. When he’s suddenly faced with the task of helping the fading mid-western town of Prosperity survive, he realizes the task is greater than the town or the District can overcome.

Hearing about Prosperity through a ragtag ham radio, the remnants of the Government sends U.S. Cavalry Captain Jimmy Flanagan to protect the town which has evolved into a symbol of hope for all of America. His nagging concerns about his family in Nebraska keep him restless where he would otherwise find contentment.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

As I’ve previously said, I am a huge fan of Amos Wyse & Laura J Marshall… who have a new Amish Romantic Suspense out — and it’s truly amazing!

Jedidiah Wenger is an awesome young man who, after losing his parents and siblings, hires three couples to help him with the harvest and the canning of food he’ll need to get through the winter. He has no idea early one morning when he sees the sky light up with flashes of what he believes to be lightning, that the English world is forever changed. 

The sheriff in town confirms reports of power outages all across the country, causing widespread panic, looting, and rioting everywhere. Most of the people in the community are happy to work with the Amish and Mennonite families, because daily life for them is the same…

I love how the authors did such thorough research that I found myself deeply involved in the story. The characters are realistic, the action is more than enough to hold your interest and the ending… well, you’ll see (if you read it).

There’s so much more I could tell you, but I’d really rather encourage you to read the Meek for yourself. If you enjoy Amish suspense novels, you’ll love this new story by these amazing authors!

Happy Reading!

 

God Bless You!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

 

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