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Fall from Pride Audiobook

Fall from Pride: A Home Valley Amish Mystery, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Against the peaceful night sky, a barn burns.…

Sarah Kauffman sought permission from her church elders to paint murals on a few of the Amish community's barns. Each was designed like an old-fashioned quilt square, representing a piece of the Amish traditions Sarah loved. The works of art were intended to draw more tourists to the Home Valley in the struggling economy. But instead, they invited a menace. One by one, each barn is set ablaze and destroyed.…The arson fires spread fear through the community - amongst Amish and Englischers alike. Now Sarah wonders if she's being punished for her pridefulness…or whether there's a more malevolent will at work.

As an outsider, arson investigator Nate MacKenzie struggles to investigate the crime scenes while adhering to Amish ways. With Sarah as his guide, he warms to the Plain People and their simple ways. As the fires rage, beliefs are challenged, a way of life is questioned and family secrets are exposed. In the aftermath of the destruction the people of the Home Valley must join together to raise their barns and their hopes for the future.

©2011 Karen Harper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Sandra 05-09-15
    Sandra 05-09-15 Member Since 2012

    I love to multi-task with Audible!

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    "Sweet and innocent"
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    Sweet... maybe a little too sweet. The ending was predictable midway through the book but I still listened to the end. The writing is pretty good and the story is quite slow paced but is in keeping with the Amish lifestyle.
    If your looking for action and adventure... this isn't the book for you. However... if your in the mood for relaxing and innocence then it's perfect.
    I did enjoy the book, in spite of the drawn out innocence and nativity of the main character.

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    al Erie, PA, United States 08-05-15
    al Erie, PA, United States 08-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow, what a surprise! I really enjoyed the twist!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely if they were mystery readers. It was a fun ride to read about the Amish and the mystery tied to a love story. I would love to see a sequel/continuation of the story.


    What other book might you compare Fall from Pride to and why?

    I really can't say because I don't read mysteries normally, I like to read stories of the Amish and I took a chance with this book. It was very good.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't want to give the story away, but the entire book was excellent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were several places that were very moving. Again, I don't want to give anything away to a new reader, but the book is worth reading.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope to see a sequel. Ms. Harper you have a 5 star from me! Thank you for a good book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Frankfort,, Il, United States 08-02-13
    Pam Frankfort,, Il, United States 08-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Love Karen Harper Books!"
    Would you listen to Fall from Pride again? Why?

    Probably not. Too many other good books and not enough time


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Who has time for that


    Any additional comments?

    I'm so happy Audible is carrying More Karen Harper books. She's one of my favorite authors. She puts just enough mystery and excitement in a book that I can still listen to before I go to bed without worrying about nightmares. But enough to keep me interested and want to keep listening and looking forward to her next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    marion buehring Wasilla, Alaska 11-05-15
    marion buehring Wasilla, Alaska 11-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "meh"

    I liked the story, but I couldn't get over the narrator's crappy fake accent. The characters are Amish. Pennsylvania Dutch. Not vampires from Romania.

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    lunarchi Trenton, New Jersey 10-03-15
    lunarchi Trenton, New Jersey 10-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Amish Mystery"
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    The Audible version of Fall from Pride by Karen Harper was a good listen. I always enjoy an Amish mystery, and Fall From Pride was no exception. In fact, the characters and mystery seemed more real than in other Amish mysteries that I’ve read. I imagine that the inclusion of some modern ways and attitudes might be more reflective of Amish life in 2015, although I don’t know if that’s true or not. In any event, Karen Harper wrote an engaging mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed. Definitely a good listen!

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    jolyn carter Morton, Texas, US 10-01-15
    jolyn carter Morton, Texas, US 10-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it."
    If you could sum up Fall from Pride in three words, what would they be?

    Wholesome, interesting, surprising


    Any additional comments?

    This story inspired me to research and bake half moon pies.

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    KeepTheFaith 09-25-15
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    "Keeps you guessing"

    I really liked this story in that it keeps you guessing! Although the "bad guy/girl" didn't come out of the blue, there were so many possible suspects that you just didn't know who it was going to end up being!

    Also, the author did a very good job at weaving a believable main character and making you unsure just how the story was going to end because of the conflicts going on in her life.

    My only wish was that we could have seen more of it from Nate's perspective so we could get to know him a bit better. We did see a bit, but it would have been great if there had been more!

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    Zelma 09-23-15
    Zelma 09-23-15
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    "Great Mystery"
    What made the experience of listening to Fall from Pride the most enjoyable?

    Gracie Peter's performance for sure but I love the story. Keeps me very interested.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fall from Pride?

    Nate swimming in the pond for his quick bath and being teased by Sarah.


    Have you listened to any of Gracie Peters’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No and I LOVE her. After listening to a BORING performer to this it is so refreshing.


    If you could rename Fall from Pride, what would you call it?

    The Quilt Square Paintings


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    susan 06-16-15
    susan 06-16-15
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    "Too much kissy, mushy, blah, blah"
    Would you try another book from Karen Harper and/or Gracie Peters?

    No.


    Has Fall from Pride turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but if you search for mystery, that's what you should get


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Needed to find out who the villain was, should've skipped to the end


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Jonesboro, Gabon 05-31-15
    Patricia Jonesboro, Gabon 05-31-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Interesting series"

    It was wonderful learning more about the Amish. They are such an inclusive group and yet very loving. I truly enjoyed this book and will purchase the other two books in the series.

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