His Guilt by Shelley Shepard Gray

His Guilt

by Shelley Shepard Gray

His Guilt: The Amish of Hart County (Avon Inspire, July 2017)
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?


Mark Fisher returning home to Hart County, Kentucky stirs up a lot of gossip in the community. Even though he was found not guilty he, his Amish community still wrongly accuses him of attacking a young lady in their community.

Both working for Henry Lehman, Waneta Cain and Mark spend a lot of time together, and getting to know Mark, Waneta doesn’t think Mark is guilty. But she has no support from the community except her mom and dad, who grow to love Mark. But will his reputation forever be ruined and this Amish community of people who are supposed to be so willing to forgive.

Shelley Shepard Gray returns to Hart County, Kentucky for the second book in her series, The Amish of Hart County. I like the way Ms. Gray writes her Amish stories a bit different that what we sometimes hear of other plain communities. His Guilt deals with tough issues such as assault on women and determining a person guilty before he’s proven guilty. Sometimes the Amish are frustrating, like on issues of forgiveness, they and adamant about forgiving and claim to forgive, yet their lifestyle says something completely different, as they are with Mark in this story, and though this is fiction, is this the way it is with Amish?

I found the story to be pretty predictable, and some of it just wasn’t realistic for me, and the simplicity of some of the scenes was a bit much. But it is an entertaining story to read, and if you enjoy Amish, this is a story you will enjoy! This book was provided by the publisher and Litfuse. I wasn’t required to write a review. The opinions and everything else here is totally mine!

Publisher…Avon Inspire
Rating….4 stars
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Shelley Shepard Gray
Shelley Shepard Gray is a “New York Times” and “USA Today” bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.


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