Jennifer Burns has a secret ambition. She wants to leave the life she’s always known and return to a simpler life as an Amishwoman. She goes to live with Samuel and Rebecca Lapp to learn the Old Order ways and find out if life among the Amish is really suited to her. Rebecca Lapp welcomes Jennifer into her life and home. The two women form a quick bond but Rebecca has a secret of her own, a secret that could jeopardize everything…Jennifer’s dreams and her own life among the Amish. When Jennifer accidentally discovers the secret she must decide where her own loyalties lie, to her new family or her new faith?
“The Secret Keeper” by Beverly Lewis shines with gentle grace. It’s the kind of fiction that goes well with a rainy afternoon and a cup of tea. Readers will find it interesting to follow Jennifer Burns as she accustoms herself to a world of wood stoves, kerosene lamps, churning butter and baking from scratch. The plot twists and turns just enough to move the story briskly and keep the reader engaged from start to finish. “The Secret Keeper” is too good to keep quiet about…give it a try.
This book was provided to me by Bethany House for this review. The opinions, however, are entirely my own!