Quiet, cautious Ella Lantz has spent her entire life in the close-knit Amish community of the Home Valley. Tending her lavender fields, she finds calm and serenity in purple blooms, heavenly scents and a simple life. But the sudden arrival of a strange visitor to her parents' home heralds a host of new complications.
Alex Caldwell is unlike any man Ella has ever met - clearly, he's no "Pennsylvania cousin", whatever the elders may say. In fact, Alex is a Wall Street whistle-blower under witness protection...and he's brought a world of trouble to the Lantz doorstep.
As Ella comes to trust - even love - a man so utterly worldly, she realizes her life has already changed forever. When it becomes violently clear that even the Home Valley is no refuge, Ella and Alex are driven into the wider world to hide. And with such a high price placed on their silence, they may not survive to share their love....
©2012 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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IT WAS GREAT! keep me up at night listening, suspenseful could not put it down. wish for another in series
I listened to the first two books in the series and couldn't wait for the third. I wish I hadn't listened to it. It was almost like it was not the same author, or the author ran out of material. I read a lot of literature about the Amish and this one ran a bit too steamy to be Amish. A few of the characters were throw aways-especially Link and the clowns, yes, I said clowns. The intimacy didn't seem to fit the author, or the genre. Very displeased. It saddened me that the series ended on such a sour note.
I have read a few other books in this series, and wish I had stopped there. This story is shallow, predictable and boring.
Something more creative.
I like Gracie Peters for these books, she fits the story.
"Good mesh of Amish and English"
This was a good listen overall. The story was good however somewhat predictable. The characters were very stable especially the Amish based ones. The "englisher" made his way into the community much to his chagrin. Without being a spoiler it's difficult to discuss more about the characters and the outcome. The narrator was easy to listen to for the most part.
As mentioned overall it was a good easy listen.
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