WHERE SECRETS SLEEP
In Amish country, not everything is as simple as it appears...
After suffering a terrible betrayal, Allison Standish flees Philadelphia for the small Amish village of Laurel Ridge. There, she comes into an unexpected inheritance—her late grandmother bequeathed her a mansion housing various shops. Allison intends to sell Blackburn House, until one of her tenants, single father Nick Whiting, challenges everything she believes about her estranged grandmother and the Amish community, and she decides to stay—temporarily.
Soon, strange stipulations in her grandmother's will bring to Allison's door distant relatives and seething townsfolk who think Blackburn House shouldn't belong to an outsider. As anonymous threats escalate, Nick is protective of Allison, and she finds herself falling for the handsome carpenter. But when she discovers her grandmother's death may not have been accidental, Allison must face the truth that someone wants her gone…permanently.
A rich blend of mystery and suspense kept me guessing right to the end. There's almost a Gothic element to Blackburn House, with all it's strange secrets and intriguing occupants. I was on edge every time Allison ventured through the doors. Perry expertly builds tension and intrigue along with the sweet allure of romance. A host of compelling secondary characters provoked a multitude of emotional reactions in me -- from delight to exasperation to righteous indignation. And the romance between Nick and Allison is delicately woven into all the action and danger. In fact, that suspenseful backdrop heightens their love story, which kept me on edge right to the end as well.
A perfect romantic suspense -- even for readers who aren't fans of Amish fiction. That's because most of the story deals with the 'English' in town. Only two Amish play a significant role, Allison's friend, Sarah and her mother, Hannah. And while this isn't a Christian Fiction novel (it's published for the general market by HQN), there are still some inspiring conversations between Allison and her Amish friends that I found thought provoking.
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