Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Book Review: "Hidden" by Shelley Shepard Gray

Book Description:
When Anna decides it's time to leave her abusive boyfriend, she doesn't know where to turn. Rob has completely won over her parents, and the entire community, with his good looks and smooth charm. Only Anna has seen his dark side.

Desperate, she runs to the only place she's ever felt completely safe--the Amish Brenneman Bed and Breakfast, where Anna met life-long friend Katie Brenneman. The family welcomes her in, and with few questions asked allows her to stay, dressed in Plain clothing, and help around the inn.

Katie's older brother Henry is the only one who doesn't take too kindly to the intrusion. He tries to ignore Anna, knowing no good would ever come from caring for an Englisher like her. But as he gets to know Anna, he discovers her good heart and is surprised with her readiness to accept their lifestyle.

The more time Anna spends with the Amish, the more she feels she's found a true home. But how can she deny the life she left behind? And will her chance for happiness be stolen away by the man from her past?

My Thoughts:
This was my first Shelley Shepard Gray book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. This is the first book in the "Sisters of the Heart" series and the rest of the series is on my wishlist.

I love how the author has the English world and the Amish world collide to cause conflict while at the same time teach acceptance and love.

This book also includes some quilting. The main character, Anna, is making a Center Diamond quilt.


  1. This sounds interesting- cultures meeting is a hard thing to portray I think. Or well, anyhow.


I love reading your comments! Unfortunately, due to spammers, I now have to moderate comments.