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“Patricia writes with heart, integrity and hope. Her stories both entertain and edify - the perfect combination.” (Kim Vogel Sawyer, award-winning and best-selling author)

In this close-knit Amish community, she’ll hide in plain sight....

Pregnant and desperate, Victoria Worthington runs to the only place that’s ever felt safe. For years she’s been controlled, first by her crime-boss father, then by her ex-boyfriend. Donning a hand-sewn dress, a kapp, and a new name, she escapes as Abby Martin to the Amish community of Harts Haven, where she spent happy summers with her grandparents. Taking a job as a maid at the local inn, Abby plans to repair her grandparents’ abandoned house and build a new life for her baby.

Since a tragedy took his family, contractor Joseph Troyer has traveled from one Amish town to another, refusing to let anyone get close. Not that it stops the inn’s elderly, eccentric owner, Rose, from doing some matchmaking while Joe renovates her kitchen. Though Abby is more outspoken than any Amish woman he knows, something draws him to her - and to the secrets she’s hiding.

Taken under Rose’s wing, Abby begins to find her place at last. But even here there’s no hiding from the past. Only by facing it with courage, faith, and the unexpected gift of love can this haven become the home she’s longed for.

©2022 Patricia Davids (P)2022 Insatiable Press

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  • 09-02-22

Good story, strange narrator

I loved the plot in this story. Patricia Davids has picked up the habit of some authors who make their characters question everything. It's redundant and becomes annoying. Otherwise, it was a great book.

This narrator used peculiar voice intonations, an odd accent that sounds more like a speech impediment, and mispronounced some words. Her characters' voices weren't bad, and her acting fairly good, so I didn't find all her oddities so annoying that I couldn't finish the book.

I would like to see someone write Amish fiction where each story doesn't contain multiple past tragedies in order to create drama, and whose characters fall in love, know they're in love, and don't question everything. The drama and delayed fulfillment of their relationship can come from the plot, not insecure characters who don't think they're good enough. If only Amish authors had imaginations good enough to write like that and not use the predictable template.

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