A Mother’s Secret #bookreview @Litfuse

A Mother’s Secret by Amy Clipston is just the book to read this summer!
About the book: 
Book two in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series.

Carolyn Lapp dreams of marrying for love. But will the errors of her past destroy this dream forever?

Carolyn Lapp longs to have a traditional Amish family. But she lives on her brother’s farm with her parents and her 15-year old son, Benjamin. Carolyn has never revealed the identity of Benjamin’s father and lives daily with the guilt and shame of her youthful indiscretion. Her brother simply will not forgive her.

His answer is to arrange a practical marriage for Carolyn to Saul, a widower with a little girl. But Carolyn isn’t convinced that Saul really loves her and believes he is simply looking for someone to help raise his daughter.

When Benjamin causes trouble at a local horse auction, horse breeder Joshua Glick decides that he must be taught a lesson. Carolyn and Joshua are unmistakably drawn to each other, but Joshua mistakenly assumes that Benjamin is Carolyn’s brother. Carolyn fears that if he discovers the truth, her past will destroy their budding romance.

After years of shame and loneliness, Carolyn suddenly has two men vying for her attention. But which of them will give her the family-and the unconditional love-she’s longed for?
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About the author: 
Amy Clipston holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, and two sons and four spoiled rotten cats.
Amy can be found at: website,TwitterFacebook
My thoughts:  This book was so good!  I really didn’t want to put it down.  I mean, here is this poor girl who made a mistake.  Her parents forgive her, her community forgives her, but her brother will not.  And she herself never truly forgives herself or allows herself to move on with her life.  She keeps punishing herself and not letting happiness come to her.  But then, due to her son getting in trouble, she meets a man that makes her want to change everything.  But will she tell him the truth?  Or will she let him believe a lie?  Great book.  Well written.  Can’t wait to read the next installation.  
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