Thursday, July 6, 2017

Her Guilt : the Amish of Hart County

GIVEAWAY

GRAY, SHELLEY SHEPARD
HIS GUILT : the Amish of Hart County

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray delivers the next novel in her Amish of Hart County series -- a suspenseful tale of an Amish man who will risk all to protect the woman he loves.

Mark Fisher has returned home to Hart County determined to put the past behind him. Two years ago after being wrongly accused of assault, he left the Amish community, though he never forgot his home. When the one person who helped him through rough times asks for help, Mark returns. But it is pretty Waneta Cain who makes him want to stay...

Neeta is one of the view people in Hart County who doesn't believe Mark is guilty of hurting anyone. However, his worldliness and tough exterior make her uneasy. As she begins to see the real man behind all the gossip and prejudice, she wonders if he is the man for her.

Just when Mark starts to believe a new life is possible, a close friend of Neeta's is attacked. Once again, everyone in the community seems to believe Mark is guilty. But what hurts him most is Neeta's sudden wariness around him. When another woman is hurt -- a woman who is close to both Neeta and Mark -- Mark fears he knows the real culprit. And time is running out. Will Mark be able to find the perpetrator before Neeta becomes his next victim?

My Review:

A complicated love story cloaked in suspense. An unusual combination for an Amish novel and I love the edginess Gray brings to her story. It's full of imperfect characters making flawed decisions that have far reaching ramifications. Lots of juicy, gnarly stuff that makes you think and squirm and come away a better person.

Even in this tight-knit Amish community, Mark can't escape the shadow of his past. It doesn't matter that he's not guilty of any wrong doing if everyone still thinks he is. Prejudice fuels gossip and soon he's second guessing his return to Hart County. But for the kindness and faith of a few, he'd be truly lost.

The gossip ensnares Neeta, and she struggles to separate fact from fiction as she begins to develop a friendship with Mark. Wary. Confused. Feeling pulled in two directions, it takes awhile for Neeta to see the truth and gain the confidence to stand by it.

Shelley Shepard Gray once again brings inspiration and hope into the lives of characters facing real and raw issues. But she doesn't leave it there. She throws in a sinister suspense plot that kept me riveted right through to the hair-raising conclusion. A spellbinding read.

Book provided courtesy of Avon Inspired and Litfuse Publicity Group.

http://litfusegroup.com/author/SGray

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of His Guilt : the Amish of Hart County, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email in your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 9 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!


39 comments:

  1. I have not read any of Shelley's more suspenseful novels just her Amish ones. This would definitely be a different type book for me to read. Not that it's a bad thing ;-) I do like it when authors mix things up a bit as long as they don't lose their unique writers voice or not turn out a well-written book.
    Is this a stand-alone or does it tie into "Her Secret"? I haven't read either one, but if these two go together somehow, I'd make sure to have both to read :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Nope -- can totally standalone -- each book has its own suspense plot so they don't rely on each other in any way.

      Have you read her Secrets of Crittenen County series? It's another Amish suspense series but there's one suspense thread that weaves through all the books and you don't figure it all out until the last one. Brilliantly done. Your library likely has them.

      Good luck, Trixi.

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    2. I checked my library and it looks like they don't have a speck of Shelley's books....gasp!! However, my sister-in-law's Overdrive library has an ebook copy of the three-in-one ebook of the Crittenen County series :-) That's going on my to-read list as we speak...thanks for the recommendation, Kav!

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    3. GAsp indeed! They need to get cracking on that! Glad you could get the series elsewhere. It's awesomesauce!

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  2. I don't believe I have read any books by this author but this one sounds like a book that would hook me into reading more by her. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. There are so many books to choose from too. Once you start reading Shelley Shepard Gray you won't be able to stop. :-) Good luck, Cindy.

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  3. I love Shelley's books and after reading Her Secret, I've been anxiously awaiting this one. Love the Amish suspense combo in this series! Thanks for the intriguing review and giveaway opportunity, Kav!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I do too -- so well done. But everything she writes is sweet perfection. Good luck, Diana.

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  4. Just check out the ebook from the library looking forward to reading this book.

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    1. Oh -- hope you enjoy it. I'm sure you will. Libraries are wonderful!

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  5. This sounds so good! Thanks for the chance.
    Can this be read as a stand-alone or is it a sequel to Her Secret?

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. It definitely can be read as a standalone. No carry over plots or anything like that. Good luck, Melody.

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  6. Thank you for a great review and the opportunity, Kav. Hope you have a great day! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  7. oh this sounds like an edge of the seat read
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. It definitely is. Good luck, Lori.

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  8. I enjoy Shelley's books and I've had my eye on this one and Her Secret for a while. Good to know they are standalones. Thanks for the awesome review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Isn't she a fantastic author? No matter whether it's historical. Amish, or suspense, she always delivers a riveting read. Good luck, Pam.

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  9. Her Guilt : the Amish of Hart County is on top of TBR list. Thanks for the review which reaffirms that it's a book for me and the chance to win a copy.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. You'll love it, Kay. Good luck.

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  10. Love Shelley's books. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54@aol.com

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    1. You're welcome, Lucy. Good luck.

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  11. I'm definitely dying to read this one because I always enjoy Shelley's writing. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you, Kav!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  12. SSG's books sound really great. I need to read one sometime. Thanks for sharing your review with us it sounds really good.
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Oh, you haven't read any of her books yet??? You are in for such a treat!!! I predict your TBR list growing by leaps and bounds. Good luck, Linda.

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    2. No Sadly, I have one on My Wish list right now. I'll have to go add some more. Thanks

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  13. Ah, Shelley Shepard Gray - just the name of the author is motivation enough to enter this giveaway!

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're counted, Janka. You can't go wrong with a Shelley Shepard Gray book. Good luck!

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  14. This is a great combination as I prefer suspense or mystery. Thanks!

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    1. Yes -- I really love the Amish/suspense combo. Good luck, Debra.

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  15. There are three reasons I know that this has to be a good book. 1. Shelley Shepard Gray 2. Amish 3. Suspense!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Yes!!!!! All guarantees of an excellent read. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  16. I'm interested in this book. Thanks.
    susanlulu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Susan. Good luck.!

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  17. I really need to start this series. You know me and suspense. I have to rely on reviews since I'm a bit of a chicken. Although, I'm a little less leary about theses ones. Because, come on, it's Shelley! Also, you're the second one to mention the Crittenden County books. Those are now a must-read, as well. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Oooh...glad I could convince you to try the CrittendenCounty books. Woot! I know you're not a huge suspense fan, but this one is...well...different. LOL Good luck, Terrill.

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  18. I agree with rubynreba!! This sounds like a must read. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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