My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“Please God, if you’re listening, keep Rachel safe.” She couldn’t turn her back on her family in their time of need. So when her sister was injured, financial expert Andrea Hampton traded the big city for Amish country to help turn her grandmother’s house into an inn. But life with the Plain People took a treacherous turn when a string of accidents and pranks threatened her family. Someone didn’t want the secrets the old house harbored to come to light. Trusting anyone-even the handsome carpenter who seemed so genuine-was a battle for Andrea, but her life depended on her ability to find the truth.
I don’t usually read Christian Fiction, but the reviews on Amazon.com were decent and so I gave it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised. The book starts off with a bang and throws you straight into a mystery. Andrea is likable enough and Cal is as well.
For mystery readers, you kind of know off the bat who the villain is, but the author does a good job of confusing you and throwing wrenches in your assumptions.
The ending was unexpected and satisfying and makes you want to learn more about the rest of the characters, which is a good thing as this is a series.
I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 because I wanted to learn more about the community, but most of the action focused on the home, which I guess is not a bad thing if it was a standalone book, but fleshing out the rest of the characters would have been a good idea for a series.