Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Secret Book Review

I wanted to read a little bit more Amish fiction and since I really like Beverly Lewis, I went straight for her books in the library.  There was one that had the whole series so I grabbed it because I was ready to read.  I wanted to start with the first book in the series The Secret (Seasons of Grace, Book 1) by Beverly Lewis
but I got totally taken off course by lots of books to read and review.  Luckily after a few renewals, I got a chance to read this series.

Grace Byler and her bothers and sisters know that her mother has secrets and her mother weep in the night and takes long walks. Her father still won't talk about and doesn't want to admit that there is a problem because he is a very quiet person who is not prone to talking.  One early morning, her mother leaves a note for Grace and leaves the family home with the help of a driver to the train station.  Grace is reeling and turns her life upside down by breaking up with longtime beau who she was supposed to marry. Left to pick up the pieces of her life, Grace questions all she has been taught about love, family, and commitment and whether she wants any of it. Heather Nelson is an English grad student, stunned by a doctor's diagnosis so she decides to go to Amish country where her mother loved to go. In denial and telling no one she is terminally ill, Heather travels to Lancaster County the last place she and her mother had visited together and the location of the homopathic doctor who is going to help her. Pick up the book and find out what happens in the life of all of these people that are in this small Amish town.

I enjoyed this book but I was sad when it was over.  Until I realized that I had the next book in the series!!  It was a great story and there was a secret that was kept through most of the book that had you wondering what it was going to be.  Even though the process, you were meeting all of the great characters and making it feel like you were part of the family.  There was a lot of feeling that you wanted all of the characters to have their problems resolve quickly and easily.  Life doesn't always go that way and it doesn't for most of the book but you will have to pick it up at your local library or bookstore to find out more details on what happens in this great start to the Seasons of Grace series.  I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.  Stay tuned for the review of the second book soon!!!

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