Monday, April 29, 2013

Hidden Mercies by Serena B Miller

Claire is an Amish widow who is glad to be alone with her children.  Her deceased husband was a good man, but he was also a hard man.  Now, she just wants to enjoy her family and keep her household running.  She certainly never planned to take in a Marine that collapses on her front porch!

Howard Books and Edelweiss allowed me to download an ebook to read for review (thank you).  The book will be published on April 9th, so make a note to pick it up then.

Tom is a helicopter pilot and is recovering from war injuries.  He has not only these injuries, but damages from the past he is trying to overcome.  This area is home for him, but he's changed his name and his previous lifestyle and no one recognizes him after 27 years.

He's always loved Claire but she was engaged to his brother.  When he's involved in an accident that kills his brother, he leaves the area in shame and is banned from the Amish.

Claire enjoys her conversations with him and gets fond of him.  Then he gets called back to duty; this time it's to fly the president around.  He can't ignore his duty.  It doesn't take long, though, until he realizes that Claire and her family have made a place in his heart and he is no longer the ruthless pilot he used to be.

This is a sweet slow story that calms you as you read it.  I could feel the love between these two and I enjoyed watching Tom slowly earn the love and respect of the people he had once deserted in shame.

If you like Amish stories, you'll enjoy this one.  Why not pick up a copy and settle down for a good read?

Happy reading.     

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