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Friday, August 21, 2015

Her Brother's Keeper- Beth Wiseman Made Me Fall in Love Again!

My Thoughts:

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.:)

Book Description

Charlotte came to Amish country to find answers. What she never expected to find was peace.
Charlotte Dolinsky is not above playing dress-up and telling a few lies to find out what happened to her only brother. In fact, that is exactly what she’s come to Lancaster County to do. Now, calling herself Mary and slipping on a kapp, Charlotte will lie her way into the confidence of anyone who knows why Ethan had to die. Unless she gets found out first.
But when Charlotte befriends a quiet Amish man named Isaac Miller, she begins to rethink her motives. And with a little help from a friend back home, Charlotte might find out that love comes packaged in ways she couldn’t have foreseen.
Isaac’s been caring for his cancer-stricken father and sympathizing with his frustrated mother for three difficult years. And that means he hasn’t been dating. He believes Hannah King is the woman for him, but Hannah is still grieving the loss of her fianc├ę, and Isaac has all he can handle on the farm. When Hannah’s family plays host to a woman named Mary, their new cousin shakes things up for all of them.
As Charlotte digs deeper into the mystery of Ethan’s death, she finds more than she’d bargained for in the community he once called home. But will she ever learn the truth? And what will the community—and her new family—do if they learn the truth about her?
About the Author
Award-winning, bestselling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but she has also written several successful contemporary novels, set primarily in her beloved Texas, including Need You Now and The House that Love Built. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth's The Promise is inspired by a true story. Website: www.bethwiseman.com Twitter: @bethwiseman Facebook: Fans-of-Beth-Wiseman
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