The third book in the Lancaster County Secrets series is packed with romance, secrets, betrayal and forgiveness — learning to forgive those who have betrayed everyone around them. There are times throughout this story when the characters see-saw back and forth about making a decision, which causes the book to drag a bit. Still, Fisher knows her Amish history and stays true to their beliefs and way of life throughout the story.
Lainey O’Toole has found herself back in Stoney Ridge, Penn., the place she turned her back on 15 years earlier to be part of the English way of life. She has many questions and the only person who can answer them, Bertha Riehl, has just walked through the bakery door, where she was lucky enough to land a job.
Bess Riehl is spending her summer with her grandmother, Bertha. She is not exactly jumping for joy about it, but will do as her father has asked her to do, and help Bertha out in any way she can. Getting settled into her routine for the next three months is easier than she thought and Bess realizes it will not be that bad being here after all. Lainey and Bess’ worlds are about to collide and they each will need to come to grips with their pasts as they knew it versus how it really was. (REVELL, Jan., 320 pp., $14.99)