Friday, December 25, 2015

When Secrets Strike by Marta Perry


In Laurel Ridge, Pennsylvania, a community once united must suspect one of their own

Amish quilter Sarah Bitler's dreams no longer feature a husband and family. Instead, she searches for success in the quilt shop within Blackburn House, a place once tarnished with deadly secrets. She refuses to let the past influence her future…until an ominous fire forces them to collide.

Firefighter Aaron King was the first to touch Sarah's heart—and the first to break it. Now a widower and father of two small girls, his return to Sarah's life brings her buried feelings to the surface. As a string of horrific incidents tears apart their community, an arsonist's wrath threatens to destroy them all. With Aaron as the only suspect, Sarah must follow her instincts to find the truth. But to protect an innocent man, she might risk her heart to Aaron again…and risk her life to an unknown killer.
  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (October 27, 2015)

My review:  When Secrets Strike by Marta Perry


Good clean suspense Amish romance.  Lots of Mystery, crimes, action in this second novel about Laurel Ridge.  Most of the characters are back that we met in Where Secrets Sleep.  Now someone is setting fires and other crimes.  No one knows who is responsible.

Sarah Bitler is on her way to work when she sees a barn on fire.  She is not sure what to do first. She decides to go to the house and make sure the person is out and not passed out.  Then she checked the barn to make sure no body was in there.  Then raced to nearest call box and called 911.

Because she called so quick the fire was not able to spread.  Volunteers were called out.  Then there were more fires.

 Sarah is Amish.  She owns a Quilting and fabric shop with Jillian as a partner. She is considered a old maid by some.

 Firefighter Aaron King is a widower with two little girls.  He is Amish.  He wants to buy a farm close by his parents farm.  He and Sarah are good friends and neighbors.  Sarah has loved him for years but has not let him know.

Jillian is English and has inherited a lot but she has to stay a year and make a profit out of the building she inherited.  She likes Nick the Mayor.  She is from a bigger city.

Sarah, Jillian and other women in the area are concerned because the fire department needs better equipment and uniforms.  So they work together to figure out how and what to do for it.  Both Amish and English women are working together for town.

 I liked reading about these characters and seeing them care for each other and concerned for their neighbors too.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of When Secrets Strike.

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