Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Book Review - The Hidden Truth by Judith Miller

Publisher's Blurb: In the closed communities of the Amana Colonies, hidden truths are about to change everything for two young women....

East Amana, Iowa

When Karlina Richter discovers that a new shepherd will be sent to her village, she fears she'll no longer be allowed to help her father with the sheep. She'll be relegated back to kitchen work, stuck inside all day. Her fears increase when the new shepherd shows little interest in the flock--or in divulging why he's suddenly been sent to East. Is he keeping secrets that will impact Karlina's family?

Dovie Cates visits the Amana Colonies to learn more about the place where her mother grew up. But when Dovie begins to ask questions about her mother's past, no one seems willing to reveal anything, so she decides to take matters into her own hands. Will the answers she finds spell disaster for her future plans and the longings of her heart?

My Review: I found this book a bit slow to get into. Dovie is trying to find out about her mother's past, but it never really explains why. I found the characters too simplified & one dimensional. It was easy to predict what would happen in most situations. I didn't hate this book, I just didn't love it & doubt I will remember it is a month.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".