Series: The Amish of Hart County #5
Published by Avon Inspire on July 24, 2018
Genres: Amish Fiction
Also in this series: Her Secret, His Guilt, The Gift, His Risk
Also by this author: Her Secret, An Amish Summer, His Guilt, The Gift
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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.
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Journey back to Hart County as an EMT falls for a woman with ties to an Amish community where people are dying similar, suspicious deaths. In Her Fear by Shelley Shepard Gray, we find Sadie Detwiler moving to Kentucky as an unmarried, banished Amish girl.
My heart went out to Sadie as her parents were unforgiving. On top of that, when she moves to Kentucky to stay with family, the men she encounters are gruff and her cousins are secretive. This created an unwelcoming and uncomfortable situation.
Once in Kentucky, the matriarch, Verba, becomes ill, but no one knows why. On top of that, there are mysterious deaths that are happening. One man, though isn’t like the rest. His name is Noah and he is an EMT. Noah is friendly and welcoming to Sadie, but as they develop feelings for each other, Sadie is more and more afraid of letting him know she is pregnant.
Shelley Shepard Gray drew me right into the story and kept me hooked as the story developed. I felt the pain Sadie felt as her family more or less forced her out of her home. I enjoyed the unique mystery element the kept me turning the pages. I’m excited for the next installment in this series.