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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Mother's Secret

About the author: 

Amy Clipston holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, and two sons and four spoiled rotten cats.

Amy can be found at: website,TwitterFacebook.

About the book: 

Book two in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series.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:
This is my first novel by Amy Clipston to read.  The only thing I regret about reading this book is that I have not discovered Clipston before now!  She has written a book with believable characters who find themselves in heartbreaking circumstances.
I appreciated how Clipston isn't preachy, but clearly points to the transforming power of God in lives otherwise hopeless.  God delights in showing mercy and Clipston highlights this side of God's character so eloquently in her book.  I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
*I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review and as part of the blog tour hosted by Litfuse Publicity.
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Happy Reading,