Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. BookLook Bloggers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Charlotte was so tired of lying. It took way more energy than telling the truth, and one tiny web of lies was turning into a thick nest of betrayal.
In Her Brother’s Keeper by author Beth Wiseman, Charlotte Dolinsky heads to Lancaster County under the guise of an Amish woman to find out why her brother Ethan, once Amish, committed suicide there. Charlotte is convinced that Ethan’s former fiancée, Hannah, must have had something to do with it.
This is only about the fourth novel I’ve read in this subgenre since it started flooding Christian Fiction years ago; the premise of this one sounded interesting. Even with the dark subject matter the novel deals with, the reading is light and easy for the most part, and Charlotte’s inward journey is nicely developed. My interest in the story increased toward the ending, though the flow of the ending seemed to be somewhat of an awkward fit with the flow of the rest of the novel, almost like the story was circling around something to delay the conclusion.
An enjoyable read overall, and I’ve little doubt that fans of Amish stories will enjoy this one as well.