Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Amish Refuge (Amish Protectors #1) by Debby Giusti

Miriam Miller barely escapes the ruthless attacker that killed her mother and kidnapped her sister. Running deeper into the woods, she's running out of hope…until she falls into the arms of an unlikely bodyguard—a peaceful Amish farmer. Something about Abram Zook inspires her trust, but even in bucolic Willkommen, Georgia, Miriam faces danger. Both from the men pursuing her and from her growing feelings for the caring—though guarded—widower who protects her. Because if she falls for Abram she'll have to embrace his Amish faith as her own—or lose him. With each minute, her abductor creeps closer, pushing Miriam to an inevitable choice: stay and risk her heart…or leave and risk her life.


About The Author

Debby published in magazines when her children were young and her husband was teaching ROTC at Truman State University.  As the children grew older, she put her writing on hold and focused on church ministry and community service. 
Years later, when the family moved to Georgia, Debby knew it was time to follow her dream and soon had stories published in WOMAN'S WORLD, FAMILY, OUR SUNDAY VISITOR, and numerous other magazines.  Working part-time as a medical technologist, she wrote articles—mainly on emerging infectious diseases—for ADVANCE FOR ADMINISTRATORS OF THE LABORATORY and served on their editorial advisory board for over twelve years.

Debby always loves to write stories about her family.  The heartwarming true account of their Christmas outreach is featured in CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE CHRISTIAN SOUL 2, and a story about her family's concern for children in war-torn Kosovo was published in CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE VOLUNTEER'S SOUL.

Debby's very proud of SISTERHOOD, an article she penned long ago as a tribute to Army wives. Given out in calligraphy form by Army Wives Clubs across the nation, SISTERHOOD is suitable for framing and hangs in many military homes.  If you'd like to buy a copy of SISTERHOOD or would like information about bulk sales to wives' groups, contact Debby at debby@debbygiusti.comLEGACY for Air Force wives is also available.

For many years, Debby wrote for SOUTHERN LADY MAGAZINE, a beautiful publication filled with everything a true Southern belle loves . . . elegant tableware, delicate lace and antique linens, special shopping and dining destinations, yummy recipes and stories about women who have made a difference.  Pick up a copy and see why SOUTHERN LADY is Debby's favorite magazine!

Now Debby spends most of her time writing inspirational romantic suspense for Love Inspired Books. PLAIN TRUTH, which is part of her popular MILITARY INVESTIGATIONS SERIES, will release in September 2016, and an Amish suspense trilogy will follow in 2017. Additionally, Debby has independently published two novellas in digital format that are available through

 My Review

This book begins with you stomach in your throat and continues that way through the book. A mother and her adult daughters traveling through Northern Georgia and what seems like a routine traffic stop, changes their lives forever.
Somehow Miriam Miller escapes her captors, and thus finds a beacon of hope when she ends up at an Amish home. Loved how her arrival at the Zook home does seem to change their lives also.
What I didn’t like about the story was there wasn’t any closure as far as her Miriam’s sister Sarah. Where is she and the missing Amish girl that was mentioned, will these questions be answered in the future books?
The story is a quick read, but danger seems to lurk around every corner and quickly becomes a compelling page-turner.
I received this book through Net Galley and Harlequin Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review.

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