Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hidden Mercies

Hidden Mercies
Serena B. Miller

Claire is left at the alter when her fiance is killed in a bizarre car crash. The incident changes the lives of several people. Tobias, the fiance's brother, leaves the community in shame. Claire suddenly finds herself an unwed mother, something not really accepted in an Amish community.
Years later, the two meet under unusual circumstances. Can forgiveness bring healing to them both?

The author is very gifted, so the story was engaging and flowed smoothly. When I finished the book I felt more knowledgeable about the Amish and felt I'd spent a pleasant afternoon with a good book. I did, however, feel there were some negative things for me in the plot. I enjoyed the reality and Christian aspects that were infused throughout the story. But I didn't like the conclusion or the way the author resolved the issues with Tobias and how he handled his career. But since I'm not Amish, this might have played a part in my desire for a different conclusion. It just felt very unrealistic for me. But overall, it was an enjoyable story that I had fun reading.

I received this book free of charge from Pure Publicity in exchange for my honest review.

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