Monday, July 14, 2014

A Mother's Secret by Amy Clipston Book Review

About the Book
A Mother’s Secret
  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?
Learn more and purchase a copy at Amy’s site.

Amy Clipston
Amy Clipston holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, and two sons and four spoiled rotten cats.

My Review:
I read book 1 and could not wait to read this book. I was really torn between liking Carolyn and being mad at her. I liked her because she was waiting to marry for love, and I was mad at her because she could have married well and had a better life for her son. I liked that Joshua was stern with Benjamin, and yet wanted to help him learn about horses too. I liked reading about the horses. I did not know who was a better match for Carolyn, however as the book went on I could see that hearts were started to feel different. This is a book that reminds me of how important family and love are. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own. 

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