Thursday, June 19, 2014

Litfuse Review: A Mother's Secret by:Amy Clipston

 A Mother's Secret (Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel #2)
About the Book:
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?

About the Author:
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple best-seller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy 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, two sons, and four spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston

My Review:
 Mothers can sometimes harbor deep, dark secrets till their death if they have to, especially if it concerns their children. So it is with Carolyn Lapp, a secret that she has harbored for more than 15 years is possibly now what stands in her way of ever being happy. She has never been married and up till now she thought that it was a possibility long gone. But now after meeting Joshua Glick, she finally has hope for the future---for her and for Benjamin. But its not long before Joshua finds out that Benjamin is Carolyn's son, not her brother. What will this do to Carolyn's dream of having a family one day?

 Amy has written a book that keeps you turning the page! You feel bad for Carolyn and for Saul the man sort of caught in the middle. Saul wants a wife to help rear his daughter but Carolyn wants to be in love and doesn't want a marriage based on convenience. It is a love triangle that you don't want to miss!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.