Hello! Hairless Harassment by Molly Fitz comes out tomorrow. It is the third installment in the humorous Pet Whisperer PI series. Rebekah's Quilt by Sara Harris also comes out tomorrow. It is the first book in Rebekah's Keepsakes series. Murder at Royale Court by G.P. Gardner releases on June 4 with The Book Supremacy by Kate Carlisle (I wonder what mischief Brooklyn will get herself into this time).
A Daughter’s Truth by Laura Bradford is about finding your place in life. Emma Lapp is twenty-two years old today, and she is beginning the day as she has since she was seven years old. She heads to the nearby cemetery to the grave of her deceased aunt, Ruby. Emma’s birthday has been a day of sorrow for her mother and it is not celebrated like that of her siblings since Ruby died on the same day. The one joy Emma derives from her birthday is seeing what trinket has been deposited at Ruby’s gravesite. Every year someone has left an item. This year she finds a beautiful gold locket which sends Emma on a journey into the English world to find answers. Emma is shocked by what she learns, and it changes her entire world. She is not sure where she fits in any longer and Emma seeks guidance from her friends and Miss Lottie.
A Daughter’s Truth is an intriguing new Amish novel by Laura Bradford. Emma Lapp feels that she is treated differently from her siblings and her birthday has always been one of sorrow. On her twenty-second birthday, she discovers a clue that sends her on a search for answers. I thought A Daughter’s Truth was well-written with realistic characters. Emma has always tried to be a people pleaser, but this discovery changes her. I liked how she sets out to find the truth. Emma has a good friend in Mary Fisher who provided a different perspective for Emma. Miss Lottie returns in this story and she provides Emma with a listening ear plus good advice. It is always important to remember that there are two sides to every story. Each individual sees things in a different way as we discover in A Daughter’s Truth. I do wish the book had a quicker pace because I found it a little slow for my tastes. Laura Bradford provides good descriptions to allow readers to visualize the scenes. It was apparent that the author did her research into Amish life, traditions and customs. I could feel the character’s emotions especially Emma’s. It was an emotional time for all involved (I am being vague on purpose. I do not want to spoil the story for you). My favorite phrase from the book is “you should always be you”. A Daughter’s Truth is about the search for the truth, familial relationships and being true to oneself.
Thank you for joining me today. I am reviewing The Amish Widow's Rescue by Rachel J. Good tomorrow as part of the Celebrate Lit Tour. It is the third book in the Love & Promises series. I hope you have a peaceful day (we all need one of these). Take care of yourself and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader