A suspenseful tale of a young Amish woman who is forced to move to a new town to escape a threatening stalker
After a stalker went too far, Hannah Hilty and her family had no choice but to leave the bustling Amish community where she grew up. Now she’s getting a fresh start in Hart County, Kentucky…if only she wasn’t too scared to take it. Hannah has become afraid to trust anyone—even Isaac, the friendly Amish man who lives next door. She wonders if she’ll ever return to the trusting, easy-going woman she once was.
For Isaac Troyer, the beautiful girl he teasingly called “The Recluse” confuses him like no other. When he learns of her past, he knows he’s misjudged her. However, he also understands the importance of being grateful for God’s gifts, and wonders if they will ever have anything in common. But as Hannah and Isaac slowly grow closer, they realize that there’s always more to someone than meets the eye.
Just as Hannah is finally settling into her new life, and perhaps finding a new love, more secrets are revealed and tragedy strikes. Now Hannah must decide if she should run again or dare to fight for the future she has found in Hart County.
I really enjoy a good mystery, and I also enjoy Amish fiction. This book, having both of those elements, was a really great read. I thought Shelley did a great job of there being a mystery and tension while still allowing the peaceful Amish way of life to seep through – it was a really good blending, in my opinion. It was a little short – I would have preferred there be a bit more character development, but it definitely makes me want to read more of her books! If you enjoy Christian mystery and Amish fiction, I think there’s a great chance you’ll love it too!