by Shelley Shepard Gray
The Amish of Hart County Book 2
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray delivers the next novel in her Amish of Hart County series—a suspenseful tale of an Amish man who will risk all to protect the woman he loves.
Mark Fisher has returned home to Hart County, determined to put the past behind him. Two years ago, after being wrongly accused of assault, he left the Amish community, though never forgot his home. When the one person who had helped him through his rough times asks for help, Mark returns. But it is pretty Waneta Cain who makes him want to stay...
Neeta is one of the few people in Hart County who doesn’t believe Mark is guilty of hurting anyone. However, his worldliness and tough exterior do make her uneasy. As she begins to see the real man behind all the gossip and prejudice, she wonders if he is the man for her.
Just when Mark starts to believe a new life is possible, a close friend of Neeta’s is attacked. Once again, everyone in the community seems to believe he is guilty. But what hurts most is Neeta’s sudden wariness around him. When another woman is hurt, a woman who is close to both Neeta and himself, Mark fears he knows the real culprit. And time is running out. Will Mark be able to find him before Neeta becomes his next victim?
My thoughts: HIS GUILT is Ms. Gray's second attempt at Amish romantic suspense. It is still written in Ms. Grays's innocent, sweet style, so fans shouldn't be too worried about this venture. And even though this is the second book in the series, it stands alone, but fans won't want to miss Her Secret--the first book of the series.
There are a couple of red herrings in this story, but never the less, I did figure out who-dun-it almost right away. It was fairly obvious to me although Ms. Gray did a good job trying to cast doubt about Mark and even another male character.
I got an advance reader copy for review, so I know errors are to be expected, but there were many inconsistencies in the version I read. I hope they were found and corrected in the final copy.
Waneta is a sweet, innocent girl, and Mark--though he tries to act otherwise--is a sweet, innocent boy. Fans of Ms. Gray will likely love this newest series of hers.
I received a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own.