Charlotte Dolinsky arrives in Lancaster County with brand new Amish digs and a renewed purpose. It doesn’t take her long to fit into the close Amish community. She might not know how to cook, sew, tend a garden, or milk a cow, but she knows how to lie. And she is a woman on a mission—to wreak havoc on the Plain people and seek revenge for the death of her only brother. But a quiet stranger throws a kink in her plan not long after she arrives. As she delves deeper and deeper into what makes this handsome Amish man tick, she begins to wonder about her intentions and the direction her life is taking.
At twenty-four, Isaac Miller is still unmarried and doesn’t see his status changing anytime soon. The Lord has blessed him with above-average physical attributes, but his awkward shyness keeps him from pursuing a relationship with anyone. When Charlotte—or “Charlie” as she calls herself—arrives in Paradise, she steals his heart, and he longs to be a different man.
Can Charlie get past the resentment she feels and open her heart? What happens when Isaac comes out of his shell, drawing attention from all the available women in the area? Will Charlie be able to hold onto him? And will he still want her when he learns the truth?
I don’t usually read much Amish fiction but when I do I expect to read a spectacular Amish fiction novel.
I’ve read some fiction by Beth Wiseman and they were pretty good to read.
I can say that I was drawn into this novel in the beginning but as I got to the middle of the book I found myself skimming and skipping a lot. This novel is for people who read Amish fiction on a regular basis.
I’m convinced that I have to have a mystery or a out of the ordinary situation to happen in a Amish fiction book before I would be encouraged to read it.
The characters and the writing was okay but nothing really stood out to me that would make me want to read this novel again. Overall, this novel was not my cup of tea. It’s not just the fact that I enjoy extraordinary Amish fiction but I think that the writing itself could’ve used a little bit more of that special something in order for me to really enjoy it.
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