A few days ago, I had the opportunity to read A Daughter's Truth by a new-to-me author -- Laura Bradford. And I found it to be a great story.
This author has written several books in the mystery category but has just recently branched into Amish-based women's fiction. I can't speak for her previous works, but this new genre seems to be an outstanding choice for her. The story's conflict takes place between the Amish and English worlds. The characters from both worlds and their stories are very well developed as they work to the resolution of the struggle by . . . well, any more would be a spoiler!
If you are a fan of well-written Amish fiction, you should find lots to enjoy in A Daughter's Truth. The story is filled with elements, though, that are easily relatable to readers with a variety of interests. I encourage you to go ahead and pre-order this book (releasing in late May) and then follow me to find Laura Bradford's first Amish-based book, Portrait of a Sister.
Thanks to the author for providing me with an advance copy of the book. I am happy to share my honest thoughts in this review.
About the Book:
Emma Lapp tries to be the perfect daughter, to earn the loving embrace of her family and her Amish community in Pennsylvania. Yet she can’t quite win her mother’s smile—or her forgiveness for a transgression Emma can’t quite place . . .
Emma knows she’s a reminder of her mother’s greatest sorrow, having been born on the same day Mamm lost her beloved sister. The one bright spot has been the odd trinkets anonymously left at her aunt’s grave each year on Emma’s birthday—gifts Emma secretly hides because they upset her parents. But the day she turns 22, a locket bears a surprise that sends her on an unexpected journey . . .
Searching for answers, Emma travels to the English world and finds a kinship as intriguing as it is forbidden. But is this newfound connection enough to leave behind the future she’d expected? The answers are as mysterious, and as devastating, as the truth that divides Emma from the only family, and the only life, she’s ever known . . .
About the Author:
As a child, Laura Bradford fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil. From that moment forward, she never wanted to do or be anything else. Today, Laura is the national bestselling author of several mystery series, including the Amish Mysteries, the Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries, the Jenkins & Burns Mysteries, and the Tobi Tobias Mystery Series. Her first women's fiction novel, Portrait of a Sister, is now available.
Laura is a former Agatha Award nominee, and the recipient of an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award. A graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, Laura enjoys making memories with her family, baking, and being an advocate for those living with Multiple Sclerosis.