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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lorie's Heart

Lorie works at her father's Bent and Dent store in her Amish community. She is planning to marry Jonah as soon as she is baptized and joins the church. BUT, her father is killed in a car accident, and the things she finds out initially throw her into a major quest for information. When she views her father's body at the morgue, she sees a tattoo with her mother's name on his chest. Her step-mother won't answer her questions and she has plenty of them.

Her friends become reluctant aides in her determination to find out what her father's real life was about--they call a former Amish friend who takes Lorie from Wells Landing to Tulsa to investigate the things the police gave her after her father's accident. She re-meets an English boy named Zach who is truly in love with her and wants to be her boyfriend.

This is the setup Amy Lillard has delivered in Lorie's Heart, a Wells Landing Romance. This is a frustrating novel to read, Lorie seems to have no support for her queries, her step-mother gives her no answers, and Jonah decides to give her up with an ultimatum instead of fighting for her heart. Amy has done a masterful job of creating tension to keep the reader engaged, and leaves the denouement until almost the last few pages. Her characters are complicated people, like we all are, and make hard choices throughout the book. Every page has something that will keep the reader involved in the story. Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a mystery to solve.

My thanks to Zebra publishing for allowing me to read and review this book.

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