Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Amish Refuge (Amish Protectors) Mass Market Paperback – May 9, 2017
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
Debby Giusti is a medical technologist who loves working with test tubes and petri dishes almost as much as she loves to write. Growing up as an Army Brat, Debby met and married her husband--then a Captain in the Army--at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Together they traveled the world, raised three wonderful Army Brats of their own and have now settled in Atlanta, Georgia, where Debby spins tales of suspense that touch the heart and soul.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
I have not read many Amish stories, and the culture and religion fascinated my mind. I enjoyed the tidbits of the information shared, as well as the strong faith Abram had in God, his belief on God's guidance in his life.
Abram Zook is a great complex hero. His past mistakes are weighing heavily on his mind and the battles to do the right thing, to forgive himself, to swallow his pride, to accept his growing feelings towards Miriam Miller were his constant companions. He is protective, kind-hearted man, who wants to follow the old traditions, to honor his family, and keep his faith.
Miriam Miller had barely escaped a great danger. She had witnessed the murder of her mother, her sisters are missing, and even before the danger they got in, her whole life seemed to be in trouble and upheaval. Miriam had good intentions, she didn't want to put anyone else in danger while not sure who to trust. But she didn't take any advice and made grave mistakes, putting people around her in even more trouble. Her stubbornness not to hear anyone else, not to think things through before acting was frustrating, say the least.
I liked the story, both the suspense and the romance side of it had fascinating elements and events. The growing feelings between Miriam and Abram develop fast but are believable and satisfying.
I wish there would have been a bit more about the investigation, that the crimes committed would have come to more of a conclusion. I understand this is part of the series, and there isn't a cliffhanger per se, yet I was left wondering about what, why, how, who - just many unwrapped or unexplained elements in the crimes and investigation. So I am conflicted with this story because I really enjoyed it, the characters were intriguing and their faith in God was unwavering. The danger and fear in the air were toe-curling and crimes committed were savage. But all the questions left open in my mind at the end is what took the score down, as well as the stubborn and foolish actions of Miriam when facing dangerous situations.
~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Miriam Miller was bring her mother and her sister to the mountain town Willkommen to find her mother's sister. They are on a deserted mountain road when a police care pulls them over. The police officer (a man with a snake tattoo wrapped around his neck) pulls Miriam out of the car. Her mother is shot and her sister is taken and they are tied up in a mountain cabin for days. Miriam sees her sister taken from the cabin so Miriam escapes; she must find out if her mother is alive and where they have taken her sister. She found the keys of her car and takes off, Serpent chases her. She wrecks her car and runs through the woods. Seeing a light in a farm house she heads for it but collapses on the doorstep in the arms of an Amish farmer.
Widower Abram Zook hears something outside; he opens the door to have a beautiful woman fall into his arms. Her body is bruised and bleeding, he and his sister must help her and keep her safe.
The next morning the police have found her car and in the trunk of her car is the body of her dead mother. The police are looking for Miriam as a suspect in her murder. Abram knows this woman isn't a killer but a victim. He failed his wife he must not fail Miriam.
A struggle of good and evil as these two go on a journey of forgiveness. God has a plan for these two, a plan for a hope and future. God has a plan for you too. Just surrender your heart to Him and watch Him turn your life away.
There were a few things in this novel that didn't line up for me as far as the Amish are concerned. Abram prays aloud which I don't think the Amish do, and he never went to church services...not once, nor had fellowship with the Bishop or other church members. However, that didn't ruin the sweet story of forgiveness, love, and forbidden romance between two people from different walks of life with a whole lot of baggage. As I mentioned earlier, the suspense died down for me as the kidnapper continually speeds down the roads in his black sedan and that got repetitious. Not everything was tied up with a nice little bow at the conclusion, and I anxiously await the next book in the series to see how everything turns out for...well, you'll see. :)
Thanks to Net Galley for a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest opinion.