Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Hidden Truth: A Book Review

About The Book:

In the closed communities of the Amana Colonies, hidden truths are about to change everything for two young women....

East Amana, Iowa

When Karlina Richter discovers that a new shepherd will be sent to her village, she fears she'll no longer be allowed to help her father with the sheep. She'll be relegated back to kitchen work, stuck inside all day. Her fears increase when the new shepherd shows little interest in the flock--or in divulging why he's suddenly been sent to East. Is he keeping secrets that will impact Karlina's family?
Dovie Cates visits the Amana Colonies to learn more about the place where her mother grew up. But when Dovie begins to ask questions about her mother's past, no one seems willing to reveal anything, so she decides to take matters into her own hands. Will the answers she finds spell disaster for her future plans and the longings of her heart?

About The Author:

Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. When time permits, Judy enjoys traveling, visiting historical settings, and scrapbooking thephotographs from her travel expeditions. She makes her home in Topeka, Kansas. Visit her Web site at

My Review:

A Hidden Truth by Judith Miller brings to life the Amana colonies of 1892, with amazing characters and a fantastic story that includes both romance and mystery. It is very apparent that an immense amount of research was done to make this book the amazing piece that it is. With each page read, I felt that I was right in the story with each character and it was quite a journey to be certain. Miller has been one of my favorite historical fiction authors and once again does not disappoint. I love the secondary story line of Dovie`s mother and felt that the storylines of Karlina and Dovie meshed effortlessly.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase A Hidden Truth at your favorite book seller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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