In the shadows of a graveyard, a shot RINGS OUT
Hannah Esh fled the Home Valley Amish community with a broken heart, throwing herself into her worldly dreams of a singing career instead. But as much as she tries to run from her past, something keeps pulling her back. On a whim, she brings four worldly friends to the Amish graveyard near her family's home for a midnight party on Halloween. But when shots are fired and one of her friends is killed, Hannah is pulled back into the world of her past.
The investigation into the shooting uncovers deeply buried secrets that shock the peaceful Amish village to its core. Determined to prove her value to the community she left behind, Hannah attempts to bridge two cultures, working closely with both handsome, arrogant FBI agent Linc Armstrong and her former betrothed, Seth Lantz, now widowed with a young daughter.
Caught between Seth and Linc, between old and new, Amish and worldly, Hannah must choose her future. Unless a killer, bent on secrecy, chooses it for her.
|Series:||A Home Valley Amish Novel Series , #2|
|Product dimensions:||4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Karen Harper is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of romantic suspense. A former Ohio State University English instructor, she now writes full time. Harper is the winner of The Mary Higgins Clark Award for her novel, DARK ANGEL. She also writes historical novels set in Tudor England. Please visit or write her at her website at www.KarenHarperAuthor.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Return to Grace by Karen Harper 5 STARS I was really into this story. I believe this was second book in this series. Now I want to go back and read the first book. Hannah Esh has left her amish home a few years back after a fight with her father the Bishop and after her long term boyfriend who told her he got someone else pregnant and was going to marry her. Hannah was back with friends on halloween they all are goth and are at a amish cemetary after they had broke in a closed corn maze. A couple of her friends where dancing around the cemetary and drinking and it just happened it was on Seth's wife grave. Hannah was upset and homesick when all of a sudden shots where fired at them. Kevin was dead and tiffany shot and then she realized she was shot. While she was on her cell to 911 Seth heard screaming and loud music as he was going home from hunting and even recongized Hannah voice talking. Seth quickly found Hannah and wrapped her wrist to stop the bleeding and then stopped Tiffany's bleeding with preasure bandage. The Bishop and his wife did not live far from the cemetary and when they found out Hannah was wounded her mom got in the ambulence with her. Hannah thought she could die after seeing her parents and Seth. While Hannah was in the hospital her mom stayed with her. They were going to take her home with them. The sheriff and FBI were waiting to talk to her about the night. Hannah was so a shamed about the trouble she brought home to her family. FBI agent Link was interested in Hannah. So was Seth he never stopped loving her and felt guilty in his part why she left to go out into the world. This was full of drama finding dead bodies and people where disappearing. Hannah was trying to solve who killed her friend. Seth was trying to find out what was happening and trying to protect Hannah. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 02/28/2012 PUB Harlequin HarlequinMira
A great story about how the outside world influences the Amish communities. After the shooting, Hannah returns to her childhood home to recuperate and search her soul for answers. Where does she belong? Why was there a shooting? What is going on in her community? The answers to these questions and more are answered within the pages of Return to Grace. Although this is the second in a series of books, I did not read the first. This book is a wonderful stand-alone book! I am not certain that I even need to read the first book as so many story lines were revisited in Return to Grace - I almost feel like I know the story from Fall from Pride already. Notwithstanding, had I read the first book, I'm sure I'd have been eager to read the second book to catch up with the characters and the community. I will be more than willing to read the next book for the same reason!!