Wednesday, May 4, 2011
On My Nightstand - Shadows of Lancaster County by Mindy Starns Clark
Her beloved brother is missing and possibly in grave danger. Her job experience makes her the ideal person to investigate the situation, but she'll blow her carefully constructed new life to bits if she gets involved.
She returns and stays with her sister-in-law's Amish family. Newspaper reporters camp outside the house, making anonymity difficult. Anna reunites with old friends, including the handsome Reed Thornton.
Using her skills, she uncovers scary information. Could her brother be a murderer? Her heart says, "no," but evidence is mounting.
Will Anna face her past no matter what the cost and find her brother?
This is not your usual "Bonnet fiction." The main character is not Amish, but has strong connections to the community. Since my book has that kind of dynamic, it caught my eye.
Written in first person, I was immediately plunged into the story. The tension and mystery kept my heart racing.
Mindy Starns Clark did a great job intertwining both Amish and non-Amish characters. She combined an unusual occupation, two divergent cultures, and a medical angle that held my attention.
Thumbs up for this story. I'm looking forward to reading more of Mindy's books.