Saturday, July 18, 2015





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?

My Review:

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.


If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Hidden please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 19 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. Sounds like my kind of book! (Amish allergy cured a bit, cough cough :))

    Count me in, please.


    1. So glad to hear you're on the mend, Janka. LOL

    2. Oops...forgot to say good luck sooooo....good luck!

  2. I read them all. You will love them! Nice review btw! :)

    1. Thanks, Diana. I love everything I've read by Shelley Shepard Gray so I'm not surprised.

  3. OOOOO this sounds GOOD!

    Blessings, Amada

    1. YOOOOOOOU are so right, Amada!!!! I've already ordered the next book from my library. Good luck.

    2. WOW! So be prepared to get seriously hooked? :D Love it!

  4. I love the cover of this book. I didn't know it was published in 2008. Great review. I'm sure it's excellent, as you said! Hope to win!

    1. I like the cover too. Good luck, Susanlulu.

  5. Hi Kav, I haven't read this story either ~ would love to win Hidden. So glad what we think we are searching turns out to be exactly what we need. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

  6. I love having a chance to read retro books. So many books I've missed knowing about the first time around and you seem to always "lead" me in the right direction to find them !
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

  7. I would love to read Hidden. Thank you for this opportunity, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  8. I missed this series, too! Thank you for sharing your lovey review and recommendation.

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