A Mother's Secret

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Zondervan, 2014 - Fiction - 300 pages
15 Reviews

The first book in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series, A Hopeful Heart, has sold over 36,000 copies in just two months and appears consistently on the Bookscan Top 50 Religious fiction report.

"Top Pick! Clipston's series starter has a compelling drama involving faith, family and romance." -RT Book Reviews for A Hopeful Heart, 4 1/2 stars

"A Hopeful Heart is filled with surprising twists." -USA Today

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?

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User Review  - Britt98 - Christianbook.com

This is a fabulous book! I really enjoyed the first book of this series, but this one really “wowed” me. The way Carolyn is treated, and all the judgment she endures, just made my heart break! The ... Read full review

Excellent Read

User Review  - Kimmy - Christianbook.com

This book was a great read. The characters were well written and I could really just lose myself in the storyline. The Amish characters had personalities. Meaning that they just weren't these perfect ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

Amy Clipson has lived in New Jersey and Virginia. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, Joe, and their two sons, Zac and Matt, and her mother, Lola.

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