Summer of Secrets by Charlotte Hubbard.
Rachel Lantz is looking forward to her upcoming marriage to her childhood sweetheart, handsome carpenter Micah Brenneman. When a strange Englischer arrives at the cafe, Rachel's plans are turned upside down. No longer sure of anything, even Micah's steadfast love, she finds herself wishing the Englischer had never come. Will long kept secrets tear Rachel and Micah's love apart or can they learn to depend that God's plan will always lead them back to each other?
This is a fabulous book to start off Hubbard's new series that introduces readers to the Amish community of Willow Ridge. The author knows how to pull on the heartstrings with this moving story of a young woman's life suddenly turned upside down by the revelation of a family secret. Everything she holds dear is called into question, but perhaps nothing is challenged more than her relationship with Micah. As Rachel, her twin sister, Rhoda, and their mother deal with the secret that seems destined to change all their lives, other difficulties arise that cast into chaos the order in which they have come to depend upon since the death of the girls' father.
I thoroughly enjoyed Summer of Secrets. Captivated by Rachel's story, I almost forgot I was reviewing the book. Eager to turn page after page, I couldn't put it down. It's such a touching story, you can't do anything other than hope everything will turn out right in the end.
Hubbard has also kindly included recipes for foods found within the book's pages. This is a pleasant addition, and I look forward to trying many of them.
I eagerly anticipate the next book in this series, Autumn Winds, slated for a September release.
Title: Summer of Secrets
Author: Charlotte Hubbard
Publisher: Zebra Books; Original edition (February 1, 2012)
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinions. This review is part of the author's virtual book tour through Pump Up Your Book. I received no monetary compensation for this review.
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