Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Mother's Secret by Amy Clipston #BookReview

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About A Mother's Secret Book two in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series:

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?

My thoughts: 
This is a great story about a woman who can't forgive herself for the mistake she made when she was younger and the judgemental people around her who wouldn't forgive or forget. A huge mistake made by one of my sons filled me with so much shame and guilt that I felt as if it was all my fault hence I couldn't forgive myself either. I enjoyed this impressive story of how two people overcome some big obstacles in their lives and find love together. Although this is the second book in the series, this book can be read alone but you may want to read the first and the next book in the series to find out what happens with a few of the other characters. Visit Amy to learn more or to purchase a copy, you can also purchase a Kindle edition on Amazon. 

About Amy Clipston:
She 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, and two sons and four spoiled rotten cats. Connect with Amy on her website, or Twitter and Facebook.

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