"Her Brother's Keeper"
By Beth Wiseman
By Beth Wiseman
Charlotte came to Amish country to find answers. What she never expected to find was peace.
Charlotte Dolinsky is not above playing dress-up and telling a few lies to find out what happened to her only brother. In fact, that is exactly what she’s come to Lancaster County to do. Now, calling herself Mary and slipping on a kapp, Charlotte will lie her way into the confidence of anyone who knows why Ethan had to die. Unless she gets found out first.
But when Charlotte befriends a quiet Amish man named Isaac Miller, she begins to rethink her motives. And with a little help from a friend back home, Charlotte might find out that love comes packaged in ways she couldn’t have foreseen.
Isaac’s been caring for his cancer-stricken father and sympathizing with his frustrated mother for three difficult years. And that means he hasn’t been dating. He believes Hannah King is the woman for him, but Hannah is still grieving the loss of her fiancé, and Isaac has all he can handle on the farm. When Hannah’s family plays host to a woman named Mary, their new cousin shakes things up for all of them.
As Charlotte digs deeper into the mystery of Ethan’s death, she finds more than she’d bargained for in the community he once called home. But will she ever learn the truth? And what will the community—and her new family—do if they learn the truth about her?
This book was certainly NO surprise to me!! EVERY one of Beth's novels have been fabulous and this one is no exception!! The story is written with Beth's unique and talented voice. She claims that the characters talk to her in her head as she is writing a book!! There must have been some headaches and a lot of rebelling and knocking around while this creation was being written!! An Englischer lying about her faith??? The guilt that the main character, Charlotte, felt, made her easy with whom to identify. Have we not ALL felt guilty when telling something that wasn't exactly true?? Charlotte is so brave and gutsy yet kind and tenderhearted, all at the same time. The King family was described so realistically that you felt that you were living in their home, feeling ever so safe, but confused , angry . The Amish faith was exactly as it should be! Should they be angry when they discover the truth?? Of course, they are human with the same weaknesses as you and I! Can they forgive?? That is a very difficult thing in this particular situation, however, the path to forgiveness is one that any Christian has to deal with. It takes time. The Amish have struggles similar to our's. Beth's ability to deal with sensitive situations is present in this book as well as all of her other novels. Beth speaks from the heart and you feel this deeply as you read.
The plot advances quickly and is chock full of twists, turns and surprises. You have a romance, a mystery and learn a lesson in life as you advance through the pages. I became so engrossed in the plot that the world passed me by as I became part of this Amish community. I do believe my husband wondered if I would ever cook his dinners again!! My only big disappointment was that the story ended far to soon!! I wanted to read forever!! That is the reason that I am eagerly awaiting the next book in this series.
This novel is truly a magnificent masterpiece!! I know, I have said that every book is Beth's best!! BUT this one is equal to all of her others and (whispering), maybe even the best yet!!
A Five Star Book!! Don't miss it!!
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