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Fall from Pride

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

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    an entertaining tale

    In Home Valley, Ohio, an arsonist is destroying the barns that belong to the Amish. State Fire and Explosion Investigative Unit arson investigator Nate Mackenzie arrives to determine whether these are hate crimes as occurred in Pennsylvania two years ago. If yes the targets are either the Amish church leaders or artist Sarah Kauffmann, who had painted murals on the barns just before they were burned down.

    Sarah and Nate team up as she can assist him in understanding the culture of her people though ironically she feels in many ways like an outsider. However, though each tries to ignore their attraction to the other, working the arson case together keeps them in close proximity as they fall in love. Like trying to solve the fires case is almost as difficult as finding a resolution to a permanent relationship.

    The opening Amish Home Valley romantic suspense is an entertaining tale starring a strong lead couple and fully developed secondary characters. Nate and Sarah feel like outsiders but connect at first sight; readers will enjoy her jealous of his VERA. Although the story line decelerates at about the half way point before shifting back into first gear, readers will appreciate this delightful arson investigative romance.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    Delightful

    I so enjoyed this book about a clash of two cultures. There are good and loving people on both sides. When an Amish women and an Englisher man--Both honorable people--feel a strong attraction to each other, i could not stop reading to see how this would play out. Add a mystery about an arsonist burning Amish barns, and this is a delightful read. There is a promise of more books in this series, and I look forward to them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    Highly recommend

    I really enjoy Karen Harper's writing. This book didn't disappoint me. It's full of suspense and a little romance. If you've enjoyed her other amish books, you must check this one out. This book has an unexpected twist. Enjoy your reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

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    Great Amish Mystery

    This was a good mixture of Romance and Mystery. Sarah is a young Amish woman who loves to paint. Her bishop allows her to do it from the standpoint it might bring in tourists. Sarah sees it as an acceptable way to do what she loves without appearing prideful. The barns she has painted symbols on are burning and this causes an outsider to be brought in to investigate the crimes. Sarah now faces her feelings for a man who is not Amish. This is another no-no. I loved the way the author didn't try to put the character's in an all restrictive, "don't talk to the Englishers", type of story line. I live in a community in Florida that has both Amish and Mennonites. The postal clerk in this small community is Amish and is one of the most pleasant people I know. For this reason I felt the book was much more on target than what is often pictured in Amish books. The characters were well thought out. I loved the idea of a budding, yet forbidden romance. The ending was okay. It was good enough to make me say, I can't wait to see what is next in this series. So if you are the type who loves Amish fiction with a twist of mystery then this is probably the book for you.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

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    Amish Romantic Mystery

    Amish barns are starting to burn, State of Ohio arson investigator Nate MacKenzie is called to Home Valley. One thing in common is Quilt Art on each of the barns. With permission of the Bishop Sarah Kauffman has been painted quilts on barns, to tempt tourists in the area.
    I enjoyed the descriptions of every day life in the Amish Community. Loved the relationship of the family with their Grandmother. You will meet a couple of Sarah's friends that are shunned. You will also find a forbidden relationship blooming between Sarah and Nate. There are also a few other relationships that you will be wondering what is going to happen.
    With many twists and turns, the truth will come out as to who and why the barns are burning. Good Summer mystery read!

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Mira Publishing . I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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