The Amish of Hart County series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray continues, this time featuring an undercover DEA agent who will do anything to protect the Amish girl he loves.
Calvin Fisher left the Amish community at fourteen and never looked back. Only his brother's illness can bring him back to Hart county. Now as Calvin works to make amends, he meets Alice, a local nursery school teacher, and falls hard for her. But he has a secret that could threaten the happiness he's finally found.
Alice shouldn't like -- or want -- Calvin. He's English, has a questionable past, and an even more questionable job. Still, she can't help being intrigued. Though Calvin assures Alice that he's worthy of her, she's torn between surrendering between her growing feelings and steering clear of him.
When a sudden surge of criminal activity alarms the community and even targets Alice, Calvin fears that his double life has put everyone he loves at risk. As for Alice, she can't help but wonder if the brave and honorable man she's lost her heart to is far more dangerous than she could ever imagine.
Love the title tie-in to this story. It can be spun in so many different ways -- all of them connecting in a profound way as characters discover the meaning of self-worth and sacrifice. Shelley Shepard Gray knows how to create a page-turning read. This time it is delivered in a delicious suspense/Amish blend and I do so love that combination!
Calvin is so...burdened. He has fought his way up from the devastating results of a tragic childhood but he feels like he's lost himself somewhere along the way. He doesn't know how to be anyone but the undercover gang member he portrays. Until Alice.
Smothered by family love, Alice has lived a sheltered life, despite a challenging rumspringa. She's all sweetness and light with a surprising flash of fire and grit. Cal's intrigued. So is Alice. He reminds her of her rebellious teen years though she thought that she buried that part of her after a fateful night when she was seventeen. But, somehow, she can't help being drawn to the complicated ex-Amish man.
Two secondary characters captured my heart as well. Their lives mesh with Alice's and Cal's as the plot twists and turns to a crescendo of an exciting climax. Another stunning addition to The Amish of Hart County series.
Book provided courtesy of Avon Inspire and Litfuse Publicity Group.
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