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Hide in Plain Sight (The Three Sisters Inn #1)

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  7,634 Ratings  ·  602 Reviews
She couldn't turn her back on her family in their time of need. So when her sister was injured, financial expert Andrea Hampton traded the big city for Amish country to help turn her grandmother's house into an inn.

But life with the Plain People took a treacherous turn when a string of accidents and pranks threatened her family. Someone didn't want the secrets the old hous
ebook, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense (first published January 1st 2007)
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Apr 05, 2011 Melora rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What a steaming pile of donkey dung this book was. I chose this book because it was free on Kindle, and I was looking for some light entertainment, a "palate cleanser," if you will, in between serious novels. This was more like drinking sour milk on a dare.

So the main character comes to Amish country, Pennsylvania, because her sister has been in a car accident. But as soon as she meets the Main Hunk, she has some sort of freaking lust-inspired, career-ending, life-changing epiphany and, even tho
Still being new to Christian fiction, this is the first Love Inspired Suspense novel that I've read. The author, Marta Perry, does a good job of creating a sense of suspense, but the characters are a bit one-dimensional.

Also, I wasn't a fan of the theme running throughout the novel: it's contrary to a life well-lived for God to be ambitious about your career. Cal, the love interest, is a former-attorney-turned-carpenter. Andrea, the main character, is an up-and-coming financial guru who's job g
Feb 16, 2011 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
I wouldn't say that Hide in Plain Sight is exceptionally well-written, original, or riveting, but I loved it all the same. I found it to be interesting, entertaining, and heart-warming enough that it was perfect for a casual read.

I think I enjoyed this book in large part because of the religious and family unity aspects of the story. The notion of a family and a community banding together to help each other in the midst of trials gave the story a feel-good aspect that I found to be refreshing.

Who is trying to sabotage the opening of the Bed & Breakfast, Three Sisters Inn, in the quaint Amish community? Who doesn't love a good mystery? One of the sisters, Rachel, was the vicitm of a hit and run. Sister, Andrea, while enroute to the hospital to see about Rachel had a car accicent. Or was it an accident? I am currently reading this novel and the suspensful plot will keep the reader turning the pages. There's mystery, romance budding on the horizon, and the setting is in the quaint A ...more
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So I’m gonna do a little something different, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. I am a believer but I wasn’t always. As a teenager I did not believe, in fact I absolutely hated the faith, for reasons we are not gonna go into, suffice it to say, everybody’s got a story right? At any rate, it took me a long time to come to terms with my faith and it wasn’t until I became pregnant with my daughter in my late twenties that I realized I did in fact belie
This is my second dip into Harlequin's Love Inspired line, and this book was miles better than A Very Special Delivery in pretty much every single way: story, characters, plot, writing. I do take exception to the title, though; nobody was really hiding, and the one reference to the title was récherché and not at all related to any of the story's themes.

The religious faith aspect of this book was much more subtlely done, to my delight. The setting is the heart of Lancaster County, PA (Amish coun
Jun 02, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book I got free on my Kindle and finished reading is Hide in Plain Sight by Marta Perry. This book too is a Christian romance set in Amish country.

When Andrea's sister is injured Andrea returns to her early childhood home where her Grandmother and sister are in the process of opening an Inn.

Andrea, a business woman, intends to stay just long enough to see her sister recover, but soon finds herself and her family the victims of a serious of pranks and untimely accidents. Believing her G
Jan 30, 2010 Greymalkin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Free Harlequin romance ebook. Basically this is a "what would a romance be if the woman was raised Amish"? Answer: boring. The peek into Amish life isn't any more than you can get from watching Witness, which was a MUCH more interesting suspense story. This one, I was like.... if you'd actually just tell the whole thing to one of four people, so much drama could have been avoided. Frustrating. A waste of time to read.
Carrie Daws
Feb 22, 2015 Carrie Daws rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great story! Marta Perry did a fantastic job of casting doubt on several people and keeping you guessing on who the real culprit was. It wasn't until near the end that I was certain which characters were involved and to what extent. I enjoyed the contrast between the characters and the growth in the female lead as she drew closer to God and His heart, seeing things gradually more from His perspective.
This was the first book that I read by this author. I really liked the writing style. The story flowed and the characters were ones a reader could identify with/get behind. I loved the suspense part of the story. It kept the reader "on their toes" so to speak. Since I read this long before joining goodreads, I am attempting to write an intelligent review based on memory... the fact that I can still remember the story and the author attests to the fact that they made an impression ... 'nuf said
Rachel Brand
This was a first in many ways for me - my first novel by Marta Perry, my first book from the Love Inspired line at Harlequin and my first foray into the world of romantic suspense. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. Don't let the cheesy blurb fool you - this is a lovely, simple romance that will keep your attention but not require a lot of brain power.

Andrea has a prestigious job in the city and is cautious about leaving it to come home to her family in Lancaster County
Someone out there is so afraid for the Bed and Breakfast Inn to open their doors that person will kill to get their point over. Andrea has no choice after her sister Rachel was in a hit and run accident to be at her sister side. But on her way to her sister Andrea is in a car accident herself that brings a man to her side to help her out the hole her car landed in. Cal turns out to be her Grams helper for the soon to be B and B Inn. In the mean time Andrea can’t wrap her mind around dropping her ...more
Apr 24, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was pleasantly surprised. I'm used to reading murder mysteries and rough humor but this feel good book was a nice change of pace. I was looking for some more books to download on my Kindle and this one was free so I took a chance with no real high expectations. I was absolutely wrong! This book was great.

This book takes place in Amish Pennsylvania. You have Andrea Hampton the financial expert from the big city looking to get her promotion at the company she works for. She is called home becaus
Jun 28, 2011 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I decided to review these together since it is a series. However, I believe it would be okay to read them separately or out of order. I believe you can understand more of the back story if you read them in order, but I think they could easily be read on their own also and still be enjoyable.

Back in high school, I remember a librarian taking me around the library trying to help me find books I was interested in. I really hated reading when I was younger. I just couldn’t seem to find anything I li
In her rush to be by her sister's side after a hit and run accident Andrea herself becomes involved in a car accident. While she is not seriously injured, like her sister Rachel had been, this leaves her stuck at Grams without a way to return home. It also throws her into the arms of Cal, her Grams handyman and tenant. Solid, dependable Andrea finds herself face to face with the challenge of making her grandmother and sister make the responsible decision -- give up the idea of a B&B, sell th ...more
Unable to leave her family during their time of need, Andrea leaves big city life and heads to Amish country to help her grandmother turn her old house into a bed and breakfast. But, when she arrives not only does she realize her grandmother's financial situation is worse than she thought, she also gets caught up in a series of life-threatening incidents.

This was one of the first books I downloaded in Kindle format and it was a freebie. Why it took me so long to read, I have no idea! I love anyt
Jan 18, 2012 Alisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You will really enjoy this if you enjoy Christian fiction.

Andrea meets Cal while she takes a break from her corporate job to visit her Grandmother and sister (Rachel) when Rachel has had an accident. She is opposed to her grandma's and sister's crazy idea to turn her grandma's mansion into a Bed and Breakfast. But when sinister stuff starts happening she finds herself staying around to help sort things out. Her priorities change the longer she is around Cal, too. Although they seem so different
Nov 05, 2013 Paula rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Andrea returns home after her sister has an accident and ends up in the hospital. Rachel, will be fine but Andrea's grandmother needs help to turn her home into a bed and breakfast. Andrea can't really spend the time, she has a job to get back to, but she feels guilty that there are things going on with her grandmother financially that she knew nothing about. Cal is renting a room in the converted tack room of the barn. He seems to know more about her family than Andrea does. Some strange things ...more
This is a cute story about a girl, Andrea, who is faced with the challenge to give up her career in order to be with her family. She struggles between the thought of helping her grandmother and sister and her powerful job in the city. Meanwhile she meets a nice guy named Cal who has a secret. Andrea is disturbed by some facts that have been happening in her community and tries to solve the mystery with the help of Cal. The two don't get along at first, but they become friends. Like I said, it's ...more
Feb 05, 2011 Karen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Down loaded this to my Kindle on a whim.

I enjoyed the book. I probably wouldn't have picked it up if it had been properly filed in a religious category. And while I get that religion plays a center role in the Amish Country side, the energy spent in this book having the characters commune with God and Finding their way back to Him could have been better spent on character development.

This book also wasn't terribly long. Simply expanding the book with character development wouldn't have hurt eit
If it wasn't for the intermittant "God, please show me the way" bits in this book, I think I would have liked it better. Not poorly written, has a decent theme, but I'm not much of a Christian literature fan and probably wouldn't have downloaded the book on my Kindle if I'd have known it was in here. The good news is that the bits about religion are relatively easy to ignore, and since the book also talks about Amish country, it doesn't seem TOO out of place.
Dorry Lou
Jan 09, 2015 Dorry Lou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It was about Andrea a city girl that has a hard time letting go of bad memories especially being called back to Amish country where a lot of them occurred.
Danger finds her there and she must have help from the carpenter living on the property, who has secrets from his own life. A book you want to keep reading.
Adam Shields
I am not usually into romance. But this was a free book from Amazon on the Kindle. On the plus side it is clearly a Christian fiction book that doesn't preach at you. It assumes some faith and goes from there. It is also an ok love story and slight mystery. On the negative, it is pretty predictable. But it was a quick read, it was a clean love story and it was free.
Oct 29, 2009 Hannah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, romances
Moderately good romantic suspense - I've certainly read worse!

Not a bad way to while away an hour or so, and as a bonus, it was a freebe download~
Carol Braswell
Jul 25, 2016 Carol Braswell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. It was very moving.
Jan 13, 2012 Kandi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ending was a little lame but loved it to that point!
Jun 29, 2016 Sassapphras rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, i-quit
Boring. And the Christian aspect in novels tends to make me gag.
Oct 12, 2013 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Great Christian love story with lots of suspense. I can't wait to read the rest in the series!
Oct 25, 2016 Thorn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, romance
Fairly decent romantic suspense, with a mild Christian undertaste. You know if you like that kind of thing already.
Oct 13, 2016 Claudia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked it! Nice clean plot with suspense and surprise ending. Held my interest throughout. While not an extremely intense mystery and not an ex-rated romance, it was a nice easy read. Now I want to read more of her books!
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Marta Perry is a Pennsylvania-based author of over 35 novels, many of them inspirational romances. She uses her rural Pennsylvania life and her Pennsylvania Dutch heritage in writing her books, especially in her Pleasant Valley Amish series for Berkley Books and her new Amish-set suspense series for HQN Books.

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The Three Sisters Inn (4 books)
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