Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Stranger's Wish by Gayle Roper ~ 3 stars

A Stranger's Wish
Gayle Roper
Amish Farm Trilogy #1
Harvest House
About the book:
Englischer Kristie Matthews’ move to an Amish family farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, starts on a bad note as the young schoolteacher is bitten by a dog.

A trip to the local ER leads to an encounter with an old man who hands her a key and swears her to silence.


But when Kristie’s life is endangered, she suspects there’s a connection to the mysterious key. While solving the mystery (and staying alive), Kristie must decide whether her lawyer boyfriend, Todd Reasoner, is really right for her....or if Jon Clarke Griffin, the new local man she’s met, is all he seems to be.


My review:
This is a pretty good book, and I liked the mystery, but it was a little odd in some places. Also, I was surprised at some of the things they said about the Amish people and customs. At times, what was said was completely different from what I had read about the Amish in other books. (So I don’t know if this book is factual, or not considering the different information.) Although this was a romance, it wasn’t very romantic. At times, I wasn’t even sure if the couple would end up together, honestly. It could have gone either way, and I wouldn’t have been surprised. That’s all I’m going to say, as I don’t want to rag on the book. It wasn’t terrible or anything, I just didn’t love it. I wouldn’t recommend this to everyone, but I’m sure some people will enjoy it. It just wasn’t my type of read.

16 comments:

Hott Books - Gina said...

LOL! Thanks for being honest!
Not everyone loves all books. Do not feel guilty about it just accept it.
It was a good review.

Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

I didn't enjoy it when I read it, either. Annoyed me a little bit that it was a republished book (old title was The Key, I believe, and written at least 10 years ago), but it didn't appear that it was updated.

Maureen said...

Your right there is quite a bit of difference in this book and others about the Amish community. I've read all 3 in the series...they weren't my favorite, but they weren't bad either.

Casey said...

Some books are just like that. :-/ Thanks for sharing your honest opinion!

Faye Rhys said...

Some books are like that:(

Your honest opinion was appreciated.

Bluerose said...

I've seen lots of reviews for this one, and only 1 person liked it, so I never raced out to get it. :)

Carman said...

Thank you all for commenting! Trust me, I read and appreciate each of your comments! :)

apple blossom said...

nice honest review. thanks

Merry said...

I've read some of Gayle's books and she does have a way with mysteries. I will think about this one, thanks for the honest review.
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Charity said...

Thanks for your honest review. I hate having to do a review like this myself but you have to tell your honest thoughts about it. Bad thing is when you read other raving reviews about how good the book was:) But many times a review like this is what makes me buy, or not buy, a book. So, thanks!

Courtney said...

I appreciate the honesty of your review, it helps to hear what a good reviewer has to say about a book.

Anne Payne said...

Thank you for being so candid in your review. For this new book reviewer you set a fine example.

Carman said...

Thanks for your comments everyone! :D

Anee~ Did you start reviewing?? If you read this, send me your blog link if you have one and I will check out your blog! :)

Leanne said...

Thanks for the review! I'm not big on mysteries in the first place, so I definitely won't be reading this book!

splashesofjoy said...

This sounds like an awesome read! Thanks much for the review.
Blessings.....Joy
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Carman said...

Leanne and Joy~ Thanks for commenting! :D