The third book in the Stoney Ridge series has a sweet, coming-of-age storyline with more twists and turns than ever, as well as romance, secrets and maybe a murder. While the author’s respect for the Amish and their way of life is prevalent, the lead character seems a little immature, even for a 19-year-old.
Nineteen-year-old Mary Kate Lapp, better known as M.K., is not happy that she is to be the substitute teacher in her Amish community. But since she ran into the regular teacher (literally) and injured her, she must fill in. When she stumbles upon a dead sheep farmer, she tries to figure out on her own what happened to him, since no one will take what she has to say seriously. What could possibly go wrong? (REVELL, Jan., 304 pp., $14.99)