Caroline Hostettler has lived in the Amish community of Wells Landing, Oklahoma for the past two years as a widow with her young daughter Emma. Everyone believes she is a widow who has come there to make a new life for herself. But there is more to the story that she does not want to reveal.
Andrew Fitch has come to Wells Landing to help his absent minded Uncle with his business, and to grieve the loss of his fiancée. Caroline’s friend Ester tries to match them up, but neither one is very interested. They become friends, but what will happen to their relationship if Caroline’s secret comes out? Find out in Caroline’s Secret by Amy Lillard.
I enjoyed this book a lot. The story was interesting and kept me reading. I wanted things to work out for Caroline and Andrew but at times wondered if they would. The characters are interesting and fun, which make the story even more interesting.
Between each chapter is the text of a letter written for the most part by or to either Caroline or Andrew. I had mixed feelings about these letters. Some helped the story along especially if they linked the two chapters, or provided insight into what was going on at the time, but there were quite a few that I felt were just thrown in because there had to be a letter there and did nothing and some even hurt the story.
The consequences of keeping secrets is a major theme in this book. Caroline has kept her secret for a long time, and it has affected her life so much that she worries about what will happen if it comes out, and if affects her relationships.
On the whole this is an interesting book. I give it four out of five stars.
If there is a book you would like me to review, please write it in the Comments.
Soli Deo Gloria!