A Mother’s Secret
by Amy Clipston
ABOUT THIS BOOK
A Mother’s Secret
Book two in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series.
Carolyn Lapp dreams of marrying for love. But will the errors of her past destroy this dream forever?
Carolyn Lapp longs to have a traditional Amish family. But she lives on her brother’s farm with her parents and her 15-year old son, Benjamin. Carolyn has never revealed the identity of Benjamin’s father and lives daily with the guilt and shame of her youthful indiscretion. Her brother simply will not forgive her.
His answer is to arrange a practical marriage for Carolyn to Saul, a widower with a little girl. But Carolyn isn’t convinced that Saul really loves her and believes he is simply looking for someone to help raise his daughter.
When Benjamin causes trouble at a local horse auction, horse breeder Joshua Glick decides that he must be taught a lesson. Carolyn and Joshua are unmistakably drawn to each other, but Joshua mistakenly assumes that Benjamin is Carolyn’s brother. Carolyn fears that if he discovers the truth, her past will destroy their budding romance.
After years of shame and loneliness, Carolyn suddenly has two men vying for her attention. But which of them will give her the family-and the unconditional love-she’s longed for?
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
Carolyn Lapp has never been married, but she longed to be married and loved as other Amish young ladies in her community. But Carolyn had a secret, and that secret was a teenage son that most thought was her brother, not her son. Carolyn’s brother decides that Carolyn needs to marry and find a father for her son, so he arranges for her to meet with a widower in the community, because this would be a perfect match for Carolyn. But Carolyn meets Joshua Glick, and well, they seem to have an attraction to each other, even though Joshua didn’t know her secret!
Wow, this is a twisted Amish story, a story that will capture your attention and keep it until you finish reading! I really like Carolyn, and she had a difficult life because of one mistake she made. To make it worse, her jerk of a brother never let her forget that mistake, even though she had been forgiven. I really had a problem with the older brother, because he wanted what was best for his reputation and the nerve of him telling the widower Carolyn’s secret to see if this guy was ‘ok’ with the secret! I am so glad Joshua Glick came into the picture. Both Joshua and Carolyn thought married life wasn’t for them, but sometimes love slips up on us! And I was sure routing for this couple. Amy Clipston does a fantastic job of weaving these touchy and sensitive situations together and writing a wonderful and sweet Amish story that will warm your heart. If you enjoy Amish stories, this one if a must!
I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amy Clipston holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, and two sons and four spoiled rotten cats.