I don't know how Beth Wiseman does it, but I hope she never stops. Every time I read one of her books it becomes my new favorite and Her Brother's Keeper is no exception. The book begins with an unsolved mystery. What were the circumstances surrounding Charlotte Dolinsky's brother's death? After being separated as children and living several traumatic years in foster care, Ethan seemed to have found peace in an Amish community. Charlotte, desperate to discover what happened to him, goes "undercover" as Mary, a "distant relative" of Ethan's fiancee. The plot thickens as secrets are shared, a diary is uncovered and a picture demands an explanation.
Her Brother's Keeper has everything I love in a book. Humor runs through it (the "favorite color" incident was hilarious!), there's a delightful touch of romance (yes, milking goats can be romantic!), God is ever present and the story has such heart! (FYI: Physical/emotional abuse does make a few dark appearances but it's part of character development as well as the storyline.) I was incredibly touched by the love that the King family showed Charlotte, fully inviting her into their lives. Beautiful! The characters were all wonderfully developed and the story flowed so well that I never wanted to put it down. Her Brother's Keeper is a keeper so be sure your friends return it after they fall in love, too.:)