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Amish Firefighter by Laura V. Hilton (37)

A Beautiful Young Woman Banished from Home 
Abigail Stutzman thought it was bad enough being dropped at the nearest bus station and sent to live several states away with some relatives she'd never heard about, much less met. But now, just a week after her arrival in Jamesport, Missouri, she finds herself at the scene of a barn fire. An intentional barn fire. And all fingers are pointed at her. She's desperate to prove her innocence and protect her reputation, but nobody's making that easy to do. And God certainly doesn't seem willing to help. 

A Brave Firefighter with an Agenda of His Own 
Sam Miller is in the process of turning over a new leaf. Determined to atone for the follies of his past, he is a volunteer firefighter, an EMT, and a doctor–in–training. When local barn fires escalate, everyone suspects arson. And since the Miller family are among the victims, no one is more determined to see the perpetrators brought to justice than Sam. 

A Kindled Flame Neither One Could Have Anticipated 
When their paths first cross, at the site of a barn burning, the emotional intensity rivals the warmth of the flames. Soon, they must decide whether this fire is one they should feed or extinguish. And they'll discover that the truth can prove more dangerous than a blazing inferno. 



  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Whitaker House (May 3, 2016)
  • ISBN: 9781629116853

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Laura Hilton graduated with a business degree from Ozarka Technical College in Melbourne, Arkansas. A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, she is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with more than a thousand reviews published on the Web. Laura and her husband, Steve, have five children, whom Laura homeschools. The family makes their home in Arkansas. To learn more about Laura, read her reviews, and find out about her upcoming releases, readers may visit her blog at http://lighthouse–academy.blogspot.com/. 

Her previous book series with Whitaker House include: 
The Amish of Jamesport – The Post Card, Snow Globe, and The Birdhouse 

The Amish of Webster County – Healing Love, Awakened Love, and Surrendered Love 

The Amish of Seymour – Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (2012 Laurel Award winner, first place in the Amish Genre Clash), and Promised to Another 

REVIEW:
Wonderful story!

Oh, how I am crushing on Sam. He's such a well-crafted character in this story and he steals the show. Strong, full of good morals, and sounds like the most beautiful man inside and out, what's not to crush on?! Abigail is one lucky girl!
This town kind of angered me. How could they not know it wasn't Abigail? I knew it, just from who she was and how she acted, they should have known it too being God-fearing folk. It bothered me that some condemned her before knowing the truth.
I also didn't like her mother holding information from her like she did. Having lived through that in my life, it was hard to read through seeing it done to someone else. No parent should deny a child from knowing who their parents or family are. It's a form of abuse in my opinion. Even if done with good intentions, those are actually selfish acts disguised as good intentions.
But the writing of the story was well done, being my first time reading this author, I love the ease of flow with the writing. I also love a good Amish story, especially with some suspense thrown in.
A good start to this series. I look forward to more!

3.5/5


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  1. It does sound like it has a lot of excitement.

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