Thursday, January 24, 2019

More Suspense in Hart County-- Her Fear

Her Fear is another good installment in Shelley Shepard Gray's Amish of Hart County series. Like the others in this series, this book can easily be read in order in the series or as a stand-alone.

This story involves a wide range of characters, some very likable and/or lovable, and some not so much. Sadie finds herself in a very difficult, and even frightening, situation with distant kin. Thanks to a caring young Amish EMT, there is hope for her in spite of her bleak situation.

Fans of good Amish fiction should enjoy this story, filled with not only romance but also a good deal of suspense.

Thanks to the author and her publisher for providing a copy of Her Fear. I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.

About the Book:

In New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray’s latest novel of suspense in her Amish of Hart County series, an EMT falls for a woman with ties to an Amish community where people are dying similar, suspicious deaths.

Sadie Detweiler never imagined she’d move to Kentucky, yet here she is: a pregnant, unmarried Amish girl banished by unforgiving parents to live with kin she barely knows. The men are gruff and her cousins are secretive. Worst of all, elderly matriarch Verba becomes mysteriously ill shortly after Sadie moves in. When EMT Noah Freeman arrives, Sadie immediately notices he’s unlike any other Amish man she’s met. Noah is warm, confident, and has an easy way with practically everyone in the community, both Amish and English. Though Sadie is drawn to him, she has little hope he will reciprocate her feelings once he learns she’s with child.

Noah can’t understand how a girl as sweet and lovely as Sadie ended up sleeping on a cot in Verba Stauffer’s kitchen. He also senses Sadie is terrified of something. Concerned, he checks up on her. Eventually they strike up a friendship and soon their attraction is undeniable. When Verba later dies at the hospital and her death is followed by two others, Noah’s boss wants him to dig around the Amish community for clues. He agrees—for Sadie’s sake—because only the truth will keep her safe and by his side.

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. Find out more about Shelley at

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