A Home Valley Amish Mystery
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  • 1
    Fall from Pride: A Home Valley Amish Mystery, Book 1 | Karen Harper

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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Karen Harper
    • Narrated By Gracie Peters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (117)

    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.

    Sweet and innocent
    Reviewed on May 09 2015 by Sandra (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • 2
    Return to Grace | Karen Harper

    Return to Grace

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Karen Harper
    • Narrated By Gracie Peters
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (29)

    Hannah Esh fled the Home Valley Amish community with a broken heart, throwing herself into her worldly dreams of a singing career instead. But as much as she tries to run from her past, something keeps pulling her back. On a whim, she brings four worldly friends to the Amish graveyard near her family's home for a midnight party on Halloween. But when shots are fired and one of her friends is killed, Hannah is pulled back into the world of her past.

    Tedius and predictable

    The story is tedius and predictable. The narrator tries to imitate various voices but succeeds in being convincing in only a couple of the characters...Show More »

    Reviewed on May 25 2015 by Dianne (Cape May, NJ, United States)
  • 3
    Finding Mercy | Karen Harper

    Finding Mercy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Karen Harper
    • Narrated By Gracie Peters
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    Quiet, cautious Ella Lantz has spent her entire life in the close-knit Amish community of the Home Valley. Tending her lavender fields, she finds calm and serenity in purple blooms, heavenly scents and a simple life. But the sudden arrival of a strange visitor to her parents' home heralds a host of new complications. Alex Caldwell is unlike any man Ella has ever met - clearly, he's no "Pennsylvania cousin", whatever the elders may say. In fact, Alex is a Wall Street whistle-blower under witness protection…and he's brought a world of trouble to the Lantz doorstep.

    Very predictable

    I have read a few other books in this series, and wish I had stopped there. This story is shallow, predictable and boring.

    Reviewed on July 23 2015 by CV (ct,usa)