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Publisher's Summary

Thirty-one-year-old Carolyn Lapp has never been married - but she's been a mother for 15 years. In a community with strict standards and a long memory, Carolyn knows she might never find a man who will have her and her son, Benjamin. Carolyn's family tries to marry her off to a widower with a daughter who needs a mother. A marriage of convenience doesn't sound so bad, yet despite her loneliness, Carolyn knows what she really wants: a traditional Amish family and a marriage for love.

When Benjamin gets into trouble at an auction, he finds himself beholden to a handsome horse breeder named Joshua Glick. Joshua and Carolyn feel an instant attraction, and soon a romance is budding between them. The trouble is Joshua believes Benjamin is Carolyn's nephew, not her son. After years of shame and loneliness, Carolyn suddenly has two men vying for her attention. Can either man give her the family - and the unconditional love - she longs for? Or will her past once again sabotage the future she wants?

©2014 Amy Clipston (P)2017 Tantor

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A Hopeful Heart

Another wonderful book!! I can't wait to read the next one. She has such a amazing way of bringing Jesus teaching into her people in to the books.

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Different story line than other Amish books

I enjoyed the book and the reading of it. sometimes the person who reads the book annoys me but I wasn't with this book.

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  • Jo Bertrand
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Good Listening

Would you listen to A Mother's Secret again? Why?

Yes. It is a lovely story, well told.

What does Amy Melissa Bentley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Very good character voices and perfect diction.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The outcome was bitter sweet.