Sisters of the Heart – Book One
To escape a love gone wrong, a young woman runs to the one place she knows she’s safe – the Amish heartland
When Anna Metzger decides it’s time to leave her abusive boyfriend, she doesn’t know where to turn. Rob is a successful lawyer who has completely won over her parents, and the entire community, with his good looks and smooth charm. Only Anna has seen his dark side.
Desperate, she runs to the only place she’s ever felt completely safe – the Amish Brenneman Bed and Breakfast, where she and her mother used to stay and where Anna met life-long friend Katie Brenneman. The family welcomes her in, and with few questions asked, allows her to stay, disguised in Amish garb, and help around the inn.
Katie’s older brother Henry is the only one who doesn’t take too kindly to the intrusion. To his shame, from the moment he sees Anna, he feels a strong attraction. To cover his infatuation, he tries to ignore her, knowing no good would ever come from caring for an Englisher like her. But as he comes to know Anna, he discovers her good heart and admits his true feelings.
The more time Anna spends living the Amish way, the more she feels she’s found a true home. But how can she deny the life she left behind? And will her chance for happiness be stolen away by the man from her past?
I don't know how I missed this whole series...well, I guess I do -- I hadn't started reading Christian fiction back when Hidden was published in 2008. It's the first book in the Sisters of the Heart series and I aim to read them all!
A real coming-into-yourself kind of story. Anna isn't only running from abuse, she's running from the shell of the woman she has turned into. She thinks she's looking for safety, but what she really needs is peace. Living Amish brings a fresh perspective, in the form of new-found hope...and a forbidden love.
Hidden is a gentle love story that progresses from animosity to friendship to something much more profound. The cultural divide is a huge stumbling block and when the chaos from Anna's past turns threatening I wasn't quite sure how the author could possibly pull out a happily ever after for Anna and Henry. But she did! As well as some valuable life lessons along the way.
An engaging read from start to finish.
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