Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Mother's Secret by Amy Clipston Book Review

Don't miss the newest offering in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series from Amy Clipston, A Mother's SecretAn unwed Amish woman yearns for real love and a family. The only thing in her way is the shame she’s been carrying for half of her life. The novel received 4-1/2 stars from Romantic Times and was chosen as a Top Pick.

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A Mother’s Secret
Book two in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series.

Carolyn Lapp dreams of marrying for love. But will the errors of her past destroy this dream forever?

Carolyn Lapp longs to have a traditional Amish family. But she lives on her brother’s farm with her parents and her 15-year old son, Benjamin. Carolyn has never revealed the identity of Benjamin’s father and lives daily with the guilt and shame of her youthful indiscretion. Her brother simply will not forgive her.

His answer is to arrange a practical marriage for Carolyn to Saul, a widower with a little girl. But Carolyn isn’t convinced that Saul really loves her and believes he is simply looking for someone to help raise his daughter.

When Benjamin causes trouble at a local horse auction, horse breeder Joshua Glick decides that he must be taught a lesson. Carolyn and Joshua are unmistakably drawn to each other, but Joshua mistakenly assumes that Benjamin is Carolyn’s brother. Carolyn fears that if he discovers the truth, her past will destroy their budding romance.

After years of shame and loneliness, Carolyn suddenly has two men vying for her attention. But which of them will give her the family-and the unconditional love-she’s longed for?

My Thoughts:
This is the second book in the Hearts of The Lancaster Grand Hotel series. I was able to read the first book, “A Hopeful Heart”. You don’t need to read the first book to be able to figure out the plot in this series. It is a stand-alone book.


I really liked the characters in this book. Carolyn was a fun character. She carries a lot of guilt and shame that enables her ability to truly move on with her life. She had a child when she was 16 years old and the father left town before she found out she was pregnant.  Her 15 year old son Benjamin has been taking the blunt of his cousin’s horse play and gets blamed for being the instigator of every indiscretion.


Carolyn lives with her family on her brother’s farm. Her brother  forgive her for her past transaction. His answer is to get her married to an Amish widow Saul who has a good reputation in the community. Carolyn wants to marry for love and not for convenience.


Joshua Glick has come to the conclusion that God must want him to be a single man after his heart ache over his brother widow rejecting him. Then he meets Benjamin who is again blamed for his cousin’s causing trouble. He has to work off the vet bill for Joshua’s horse.


You will just have to read the rest of the story to find out what happens. I really enjoyed this story about forgiveness and God’s love.


You can find out more at: http://litfusegroup.com/author/aclipston


Litfuse Publicity Group has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. In no way was I asked to give a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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