Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Amish Heiress by Patrick E Craig - Review of the first book in The Paradise Chronicles series

Rachel Hershberger's life in Paradise, Pennsylvania is far from happy. Her papa struggles with a terrible event from the past, and his emotional instability has created an irreparable breach between them. Rachel's one desire is to leave the Amish way of life and Paradise forever. Then her prayers are answered. Rachel discovers that the strange, key-shaped birthmark above her heart identifies her as the heir to a vast fortune left by her Englischer grandfather, Robert St. Clair. If Rachel will marry a suitable descendant of the St. Clair family, she will inherit an enormous sum of money. But Rachel does not know that behind the scenes is her long-dead grandfather's sister-in-law, Augusta St. Clair, a vicious woman who will do anything to keep the fortune in her own hands. As the deceptions and intrigues of the St. Clair family bind er in their web, Rachel realizes that she has made a terrible mistake. But has her change of heart come too late?

There is a lot going on in this book and oh what a story! Also, you don't usually have this kind of anger within a family or danger when it is an Amish story, so, if you like danger you will love this book. It seems like the danger is lurking in many corners, oh and the double crossing of the characters, then it all comes to a head. Will Rachel survive, will other vital characters survive? I guess you'll have to read the book and find out. This is well worth the money and time to read, grab the book and enjoy!

I would suggest that you read The Apple Creek Dreams series first, the story will make more sense to you. Patrick does some explaining in spots throughout in regards to the first series but I am really glad I read the other series first.

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