Thursday, February 23, 2017

Buried Secerts


"How does it feel to hold your first grand baby, Reuben,?' Mammi asked. Dat's face screwed up in anguish. "Oh, Gott forgive me, " he cried. "Someone please take the boppli."

"Buried Secrets" is the second book in the series "Sisters and Friends" by Rachel Good.  In this book we get to me a lovely young girl, Emma Esh, whose has lost the past year or so of her life due an accident resulting is a lapse in memory.  Emma finds herself living with her sister and brother-in-law who are expecting their first set of twins. Lydia, being the big sister, was way over protected and did everything she could to keep a secret about Emma's life before the accident, knowing, she would not be able to handle it. Like all secrets, they can never truly stay hidden. Emma can't believe what she's learned of her past when her family finally comes to visit, and the truth is revealed. 


I throughly enjoyed this book. Once I started reading, it was impossible to put down. With each turn of the page, I was in suspense, and like Emma, I was trying to figure out what this secret was.  I had no idea where Good was taking me, but when the truth was finally revealed, it left me in complete shock.  I asked myself, how can keeping such a secret, even if we think it's the best thing to do, be good for anyone? As parents, we do what we think is best for a children no matter the age. We pray that God will give us peace over the decisions, especially, if we are unsure of the choices we make. This story was was a true delight to read, and recommend it to anyone looking for some suspense. 

I was given a copy through NetGalley in return for my review for which I have given. 


Rachel J. Good grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her Amish novels. A former teacher and librarian, she completed her MA from Vermont College while raising five children. She is presently an MFA student at Hollins University. In addition to having more tha 2200 articles and 30 books in print or forthcoming under several pseudonyms, she also juggles freelance editing and illustration careers. 

If you would like find out more about the author you can visit her web site or find her on Facebook

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