Members of Esther Stauffer’s Southern Maryland Amish community have been struggling to recover from various maladies despite seeking medical care from the substitute doctor who has been filling in for the town's regular physician. Something strange--something potentially deadly--is going on, and Esther aims to find out what it is. If she can't obtain answers from the doctor, she'll simply have to launch her own covert investigation.
On the heels of the trouble with her community, Andrew Fisher has returned to town, and he’s one more thorn in her side, one more aggravation to deal with. She still views him as the mean-spirited boy who teased her mercilessly and who later lied to her, shattering her dreams. She has no intention of allowing him into her life or her heart.
Somehow, though, circumstances make him the only person she can confide in. Because of her concern for her community, she lets down her guard to reveal her suspicions and to trust him with her secret plans. And slowly, old feelings return.
When her amateur sleuthing goes awry, and her own life is endangered, Esther must rely on her quick wits to save herself, her people, and her hope for love.
About The Author
Susan Lantz Simpson has been writing stories and poetry ever since she penned her first poem at the age of six. She has always loved the magic of words and how they can entertain and enlighten others. Her love of words and books led her to earn a degree in English/Education. She has taught students from Prekindergarten to high school and has also worked as an editor for the federal government. She also holds a degree in nursing and has worked in hospitals and in community health. She writes inspirational stories of love and faith and has published a middle-grade novel (Ginger and the Bully). She lives in Maryland and is the mother of two wonderful daughters. She is a member of ACFW and Maryland Christian Writers Group. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, walking, and doing needlework.
Once again, this author has pulled me into her story, and look forward to her next book, she is that good.
We are in a Maryland community of Amish back with some old friends, yes this is the second book in this series, but definitely can be read alone.
We are offered a bit of mystery, scary when I think about it, a bit of romance, danger, and immersion into this caring group of people.
This one will keep you page turning and surprises abound! Enjoy!
I received this book through Net Galley and Vinspire Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review