1. Her Fear
    Her Fear
    Shelley Gray
    Avon Inspire / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 18 Reviews
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  1. Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    No Fear with God
    November 11, 2018
    GrandaddyA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    What an awful mess when a young Amish woman lives in such fear of her father that she grows to fear almost everything. Sadie's family was so dysfunctional that being sent away after becoming pregnant out of wedlock was probably a blessing in disguise. More's the pity that her father did not take the cane to the supposed boyfriend rather than to his own daughter. Although living with her father's brother and his family was stressful and she had reasons to be fearful there as well, the danger of physical harm to her and her unborn baby seemed to be less prevalent. Did she have any right to get her hopes up about the young EMT she meets when her grandmother suddenly experiences severe pain and the rescue squad is called? Will she ever see him again after the squad leaves? If she sees him, how will she ever tell him that she is with child? Will he quickly run away if she tells him? Does she still have some growing up to do? I admired Noah with his upbeat attitude and his loyalty to his own church family. Even though Sadie's extended family lives in a different church district than his, can he actually spy on them as he has been asked to do by his boss? Will Sadie ever overcome her many fears? So many lessons about faith, hope, love, forgiveness, developing a backbone, and others are shared in the story. I enjoyed this fifth book in The Amish of Hart County series.
  2. Canada
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Compelling
    October 30, 2018
    KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "Fear was being alone. Fear was feeling abandoned. Fear was realizing that anyone could lie, hurt, and betray her. Anyone at all."

    Phew! That whoosh you hear is hours worth of pent-up breath being released at last. What an emotional, mysterious, compelling read! Amish with a bit of a Gothic vibe is how I'd describe Her Fear.

    Burdened by crippling fear is no way to face a fresh start -- especially when there seems to be more to fear in Sadie's new situation than her last. Gray draws out the intrigue and the drama in the midst of family dysfunction shadowed by something sinister.

    And there's Noah, a bright light shining in the darkness. Too good to be true -- especially for a woman who wears fear like a second skin. He's drawn to her and she's more than a little wary. Their life stories are completely opposite. He's from a nurturing family whose love and support has allowed him to make his own way in a non-traditional Amish occupation. She's browbeaten and abandoned by a harsh father after a lifetime of condemnation and ridicule. Love blossoms beneath a cloak of mystery and I gobbled up their story in one sitting because I couldn't stand not knowing what would happen next.
  3. Huntsville, AL
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Clean, a little mystery, heart warming, faith inspired
    October 19, 2018
    Patsdream
    Huntsville, AL
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Her Fear: The Amish of Hart County - eBook.
    Sadie finds herself pregnant, the boyfriend lies to everyone, she's disowned by her family and sent to family in another state with $5.00 in her pocket. She arrives at her uncle's home to find they didn't know she was coming. Soon after her arrival her aunt becomes ill, dies and her families secrets start unraveling. Noah meets Sadie when he arrives when her aunt is stricken ill. He's Amish but works as an EMT. As others become ill and some die with the same symptoms but in different parts of the county the mystery deepens. Sadie learns to be strong in God's strength and to stand on her own,

    Shelley Shepard Gray writes primarily about the simple life of the Amish but she also shows how, as Christians, we can stand on God's strength and His word. This is one author that I will read no matter what genre' she writes in. She always touches your heart or emotions. Even though the book is set in Amish country it could be about a young lady, her family and friends in any setting. Shelley writes books that are heartwarming, clean, shows her faith through her characters and the story line will keep you turning the pages. I've read most of her books and have thoroughly enjoyed each one. I have her books pre-ordered based on author name & not title. I bought this book and no one asked me to leave a review. All opinions are my own and I read this book in less than two days - didn't want to put it down. Highly recommend Her Fear and any other books by Shelley Shepard Gray.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    WOW! Fantastic, page turner!
    September 28, 2018
    nkwbookreviewer
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Her Fear by author Shelley Shepard Gray is a Christian Contemporary Amish Romance Suspense novel published by Avon. This 271 page book is Book 5 in the Amish of Hart County. Being a Hoosier, I especially enjoyed this series on the Amish of Hart County, Kentucky where some of our friends live.

    This captivating book starts out getting your attention and refuses to let loose. The characters are endearing or aggravating. Topics tackled are tough yet relevant to today's society. While many do not deal with bootlegging the issue of abandonment, unplanned pregnancies, and family relations are very real. Some topics are frightening and mysterious.

    This is the tale of Sadie Detweiler, an Amish young woman who finds herself shuffled off to Kentucky. She is staying with relatives that are basically strangers. In fact, they will only provide a place for her in the kitchen. It is also about Amish EMT Noah Freeman. Noah is a kind, compassionate man. Everyone likes him.

    Tragedy strikes throwing Sadie and Noah together. Unexpected things happen, a mystery develops, and emotions went crazy with this reader. With the fabulous way Author Gray writes, I felt as if I was in the middle of this upheaval. The descriptions of what happened and where were very authentic. Dialogue was smooth and freely flowed. Main and secondary characters were so well rounded it was easy to become invested in their lives.

    Author Gray did an exemplary job researching, planning, and writing this series. Each book gets better. This book was a fast paced, do not put me down one. I hope it is made into a television series. All five books are so good and should not be missed. Each one taught me a little something I did not know about the Amish.

    I definitely recommend this to any reader. It is is good. I wanted to call up a friend to chat about it. The emotional roller coaster ride it took me on was one I wish I had shared with a friend. Do that. Read it in a group. There is much to discuss. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars. A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher and author. All opinions are my own honest ones.
  5. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good story!
    September 13, 2018
    vics49548
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Author Shelley Shepard Gray writes in such a way that her stories, especially this series, hold my interest from the very beginning. The books have been so hard to put down!

    In this story, Gray addresses the subject of an unwed mother in the Amish community and her abusive family, something you won't often read about. And Amish moonshiners? I never knew such a thing happened. But the Amish are human and have troubles and trouble makers, just like every segment of society. Hope and faith in God soften this story and bring redemption.

    With well-developed characters and great descriptions of the communities you'll be enthralled. The twists and turns kept me turning the pages quickly to see what happened next.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
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