Secrets of Harmony Grove
From the bestselling author of Shadows of Lancaster County comes an exciting new romantic mystery set in Amish country.
When New York marketing executive Sienna Collins finds herself unemployed, she moves out of her pricey Manhattan apartment to sleepy Harmony Grove, Pennsylvania. She plans on running the bed-and-breakfast she had bought as an investment in Lancaster Count...more
A handsome local wishes to befriend her, but can she trust him? And when her ex-boyfriend shows up, wanting to recon ...more
Secrets of Harmony Grove by Mindy Starns Clark was the March group read for the Fans of Amish Fiction group on GoodReads. (A group which excitingly now has over 100 members!!)
I finished it in the first couple days of the month, but I held off posting my review so that I wouldn't ruin anything about the book for our other group members who hadn't gotten through it yet.
Let me start off by saying I *REALLY* liked Secrets of Harmony Grove.
Secrets of Harm ...more
Overall, I really enjoyed this mystery set in an Amish settlement in PA. I've never read anything from Mindy Starns Clark before but I have enjoyed some Amish romantic suspense from Marta Perry. I'd have to say that I probably prefer Marta as her style is a bi ...more
That said, Secrets of Harmony Grove was a rather complicated story. The plot, while interesting from the word "go," had way too many twists and turns. It was a mystery within a mystery, with a few other ...more
Author: Mindy Starns Clark
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Sienna Collins’ life was falling down around her ears. She had just landed a huge deal with a firm in Boston, but she reports back to her job to find herself suspended without pay because she is under investigation by the government for crimes she knows nothing about.
When Sienna’s ex-boyfriend calls from Pennsylvania, sounding confused ...more
As Sienna tries to clear her name, she is forced to depend on her faith, the w ...more
This is essentially a good book, but I have to say I struggled with it a bit--thus only giving it three stars.
This is one of those cases where I have to give part of the blame to my frame of mind, distractions, etc. The book is well-written and has an intriguing plot.
Still, I found it almost confusing at times...there was SO m ...more
Some wonderful teaching in this book about how to deal with problems or troubles that seem to overwhelm you.
The more a book says to me, the more highlights I do on the Kindle Fire. This book got quite a few.
If you can't pray in your own words, pray in [the] Scriptures.
Give it over to God. He's big enough to handle it for you. He made the moon and the stars.
Acknowledge the anxiety to someone else.
The " ...more
As a Christian read I felt it was disappointing. Sienna suffered a significant trauma in her youth and as a result felt that God had let her down and that she could only really depend on herself. She never gets past that. Even at the end of the book when she is resolved to renew her relat ...more
The lead character has a lot going on that forces her to reconsider her priorities. At times she can set her priorities but at other times circumstances set them for her. S ...more
Even the romance is filled with suspense, since Clark has crafted two ...more
As always, Mindy provides a fast start and lots of twists and turns. I didn't feel the pace was consistent in this one, but I still raced through it as quickly as I could.
Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
The characters were well developed, but I also had a hard time believing that some of the things happened to the main character given her past.
At any rate, there were great quotes from the book that made me pause and think, and the holocaust weaved through the book added amazing depth to the story. Definitely worth reading!