Saturday, July 8, 2017

Another touch of Amish mystery -- His Guilt

In His Guilt Shelley Shepard Gray continues her Amish of Hart County series.  Just like the first book in the series, Her Secret, this one contains many elements of typical Amish romance, with a touch of mystery thrown into the story as well.

The story deals with real-life issues that fit well into the book's Amish setting but which those of us outside that culture can identify with as well.  Most of the difficulties and challenges in the story have their root in problems such as lack of forgiveness, gossip, and unsubstantiated presumptions.  The fears and accusations cross over between the Amish and English characters and cause emotional and physical harm for both.  Shelley's characters behave in believable ways that makes relating to them easy for the reader.

Fans of good Amish fiction should enjoy this book.  Even though it is part of a series, each of the installments is a stand-alone story; so you will be fine if you pick this book up first. I would, however, recommend the first as a good read also.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of His Guilt.  I was happy to share my personal thoughts in this review.

See what other readers have to say about His Guilt here.

About the Book: 

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?

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About the Author:
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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