Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Mother's Secret (Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel) by Amy Clipston

Book Description:  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: I love the easy style with which Amy Clipston pens  a novel.  
A Mother's Secret is the second book in the Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel series.
Of course, this is an Amish read!  All about life!
Carolyn has a secret . . . she has never told anyone who fathered her son.  Now her son is fifteen.  And although she lives with her brother on his farm and works hard!her brother has never forgiven her for her youthful indiscretion!  And maybe, just maybe, it seems that her brother resents her son, Benjamin.
As life would have it . . . Benjamin gets in to one "of those" teen moments and causes trouble at a local horse auction.  Carolyn has had a budding romance with Joshua Glick the horse breeder but Joshua thinks that Benjamin is her brother.  Oy vey!  And he seems to be rather harsh in judgment of Benjamin.
Then there is Saul.  Saul is kind hearted and has a young daughter.  Now Carolyn feels torn between two men!
A great romance with a lot "dealings!" 
Love Amish reads and romance?  Then this is the book for you!
*This book was provided for review by BookLook*
  • Series: Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (June 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310335817
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310335818

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