A SECRET IDENTITY
Danger, mystery, and an unexpected romance...all await popular romance novelist Cara Bentley when she travels in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, to find her family roots.
The intrigue begins when Cara discovers -- quite by accident -- that her recently deceased grandfather was adopted. If he wasn't a Bentley, who was he? If she isn't a Bentley, who is she?
In pursuit of answers, Cara takes a room at the Zook family farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. When she seeks the help of attorney Todd Reasoner, the search for the truth begins in earnest. But as mysterious incidents begin to happen. Cara suspects her attempt to find out the truth is not welcome -- and neither is she.
Rose Martin became a nurse because she wanted to help people... And Rose has come to realize that part of being a nurse means encountering death. But death by natural causes...not by murder.
So when cancer stricken Sophie Hostetter is murdered, Rose begins asking questions. Soon she's drawn into a maze of family secrets that endanger her own life. Her growing attraction to Amish raised Jake Zook further complicates her life. His resentment toward her is puzzling -- after all, she helped save his life. Why will he not allow her to share that life now?
THESE ARE BOOK TWO AND TREE OF THE AMISH FARM TRILOGY. BOTH BOOKS SHARE SOME COMMON CHARACTERS AND THE SETTING. THEY'RE QUICK READS AND I READ THEM BACK TO BACK BECAUSE I JUST COULDN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS PARTICULAR CORNER OF THE WORLD. ROPER HAS SPUN MAGIC THROUGHOUT THIS SERIES AND IT MAKES FOR OBSESSIVE READING. SHE EXCELS AT CHARACTERIZATION -- DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE FRAUGHT WITH COMPLICATION AND ANGST BUT SOMEHOW STILL LACED WITH HOPE. AND THERE'S ALWAYS AN EMPHASIS ON SPIRITUAL TRUTHS THAT MAKE ME PAUSE AND TAKE STOCK OF MY OWN LIFE.