Sunday, January 15, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: "A Sister's Secret"

A Sister's Secret
By Wanda E. Brunstetter
Copyright 2007
Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Adult Fiction

I have a thing for the Amish.  No, really.  I do!  I find all plain-clothed religions just simply fascinating.  Mostly because I just couldn't imagine adhering to those types of strict rules by choice.  But anyway, on to the book.

So I picked it up because of my fascination with the Amish, but it ended up being an intriguing little story. 

Grace Hostettler has been home from her rumschpringe (her running-around years) for four years and has joined the Amish faith.  But when someone from her past shows up in town, Grace fears the secret she has been keeping hidden for four years will come out, possibly ruining her future with the Amish man she is soon to marry. 

A side story transpires while Grace is dealing with her issue.  The side story involves mysterious vandalism that keeps occuring at the Hostettler home.  Grace is concerned the person from her past is behind the vandalism, but there is no way to prove it.  A few other suspects are mentioned, but as Grace is finally forced to face her past and find her way toward a future with her new Amish husband, the book ends. 

I turned the last page back and forth a couple times just to make sure I hadn't missed anything.  Really?  After thefts, an explosion, a dog tortured, another dog killed, a clothesline cut, and finally a house nearly burned to the ground, there was NO RESOLUTION to the vandalism sidebar to the story. 

Knocked off a whole bookmark for that lame mistake on the part of the author. 

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