Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Review: Awakened Love by:Laura V. Hilton
About the Book:
Twenty-one-year-old Katie Detweiler loves to bake. When she's hired at a local bed-and-breakfast to do just that, she's excited, especially because the owner promises the shy young woman that she won't have to leave the kitchen. But when her boss's husband requires round-the-clock care, Katie is forced to overcome her shyness and wait on customers, as well. Before long, a "customer" reveals himself to be a private investigator who informs Katie that she was adopted, and that her biological sister needs a bone marrow transplant.Twenty-two-year-old Abram Hilty has fled the drama of Shipshewana, Indiana, for Seymour, Missouri, where he's staying with his cousin Micah Graber. His plan is to hide, from a girl he no longer cares about and also from a cold-blooded killer. Uncomfortable sharing his past and afraid of the consequences, he buries his troubles deep inside. When he meets Katie Detweiler, he is immediately attracted, but his pursuit of her is complicated by the problems of.
About the Author:
Laura Hilton graduated with a business degree from Ozarka Technical College in Melbourne, Arkansas. A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, she is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with more than a thousand reviews published on the Web. Surrendered Love follows Healing Love in Laura's latest trilogy from Whitaker House. Her first series with Whitaker was The Amish of Seymour, comprising Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts, and Promised to Another. Laura and her husband, Steve, have five children, whom Laura homeschools. The family makes their home in Arkansas. To learn more about Laura, read her reviews, and find out about her upcoming releases, readers may visit her blog at http://lighthouse–academy.blogspot.com/.
Katie is terribly shy and the fact that she is a twenty-one year old woman without a beau or a promised engagement doesn't really sit well with her. But what is she going to do about it? She and Micah have always seem to gravitate towards each other but she never would make that final step towards something more permanent. Just when I thought okay, this will be your typical Amish romance things started to twist and turn beyond my wildest expectations.
Soon Katie is taken an a total about face, way beyond her incredibly shy existence. She soon starts working in a bed and breakfast where she is somewhat forced to conquer her shyness but so much more takes place. And as if that wasn't enough the new guy in town, Abram is not only turning all the young girls' heads in town but he is also running from something. But what?
This book is a real page turner for sure. You will be kept guessing from one page to the next. I had to keep reading once I discovered this, just so I could see how it all ended. Brilliant book, I loved it!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.