Can graphic designer Gracie Temple have it all: the big city life and a job at a successful advertising firm? Just when she feels life coming together she receives an unknown uncle’s inheritance in a quiet Kansas Mennonite community. The house comes with a dark legacy and a cast of interesting neighbors, including farmer Sam Goodrich.
Can Gracie shake off the dust of this town or will its secret charms pull her in to stay?
As most of you would know, Amish fiction is not my favourite genre, and although Nancy Mehl’s new mystery series is set in a Mennonite community rather than Amish, I still opened the novel with minimal expectations. I’m pleased to say I was in for a nice surprise! Simple Secrets is a cozy mystery with an inevitable outcome but provides a sweet and enjoyable read as Gracie experiences a new community far removed from her own, the appealing and mysterious Sam Goodrich and unearths an uncomfortable secret that affects the town and her own family. I will be returning to Harmony in the continuing stories, Simple Deceit and Simple Choices.
With thanks to CFBA & Barbour for my review copy
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