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Fall from Pride (A Home Valley Amish Novel) Paperback – July 26, 2011
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The Harpers love to travel, and Karen often uses her favorite places as settings for her novels. She's recently written books set in Tudor England and Amish country Ohio. Her latest bestselling trilogy set in Appalachia is THE COLD CREEK NOVELS. These are SHATTERED SECRETS, FORBIDDEN GROUND and BROKEN BONDS. These bring her published books over 60 in a 30-year writing career.
Karen belongs to several writer's organizations, including International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America and The Historical Novel Society. She appreciates hearing from readers on her website at www.KarenHarperAuthor.com--and she answers!
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Sarah and Nate team up as she can assist him in understanding the culture of her people though ironically she feels in many ways like an outsider. However, though each tries to ignore their attraction to the other, working the arson case together keeps them in close proximity as they fall in love. Like trying to solve the fires case is almost as difficult as finding a resolution to a permanent relationship.
The opening Amish Home Valley romantic suspense is an entertaining tale starring a strong lead couple and fully developed secondary characters. Nate and Sarah feel like outsiders but connect at first sight; readers will enjoy her jealous of his VERA. Although the story line decelerates at about the half way point before shifting back into first gear, readers will appreciate this delightful arson investigative romance.
I love the contemporary feel of this Amish novel, but the thing that really drew me in was the fact that the Amish weren't standoffish instead they readily accepted the help of an outsider.Also the Amish don't come off as perfect by any means in this story. Sarah is a young Amish lady who struggles to conform to what her people believe, but her heart longs to paint. She also had a failed relationship with a young man who left the faith, which made her seem much more real to me. Nate is a character that is easy to understand,he struggles with issues from his past, but I felt like those same issues led him on the path of what he would do with his life, which was to become a fire investigator.
There was never a down time with this book, it took me awhile to figure out who the arsonist was. Although I felt the ending was a bit rushed, the conclusion was good, and of course since its part of a trilogy there were a few questions left unanswered which makes me anxious to read the next book in the series!Read more ›
I enjoyed the descriptions of every day life in the Amish Community. Loved the relationship of the family with their Grandmother. You will meet a couple of Sarah's friends that are shunned. You will also find a forbidden relationship blooming between Sarah and Nate. There are also a few other relationships that you will be wondering what is going to happen.
With many twists and turns, the truth will come out as to who and why the barns are burning. Good Summer mystery read!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Mira Publishing . I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
I've read most of Ms. Harper's books from the stand alones, the Maplecreek Amish to the Home Valley Amish. She also has another series that has 3 books which I'm looking forward to starting soon. (Cold Creek)
I was intriged and guessing from the very beginning of this story. I could Not put this book down just dying to know what would happen next.
Very good mix of mystery, love, and danger to keep you wanting more. I can not wait till the next installment of this series comes out...Definitely looking forward to that!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Audible version of Fall from Pride by Karen Harper was a good listen. I always enjoy an Amish mystery, and Fall From Pride was no exception. Read morePublished 4 months ago by lunarchi
This is the first Karen Harper book I have read. What attracted me to it was an interest in the Amish.
This book had a good plot and the bad guy wasn't apparent until the end. Read more
I love Karen Harpers books....I just finished this one, now to Return of Grace.....Published 9 months ago by donna
Excellent book......love the story. Again anxious to read the next bookPublished 10 months ago by Kindle Customer
I enjoyed the book, it gave some great description into the life of the characters and kept me guessing who did it and why. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Opie
I found some of the content too sexual in it's nature. These are things many accept as normal, but I think an interesting novel can be written without this type of content. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Janet E. Nickel
This story captivated me from the beginning. I love learning about the Amish and their ways, while being entertained by a good storyline. Highly recommend!Published 11 months ago by debido