I have a new book to share with you from Amy Clipston called A Mother's Secret that I think you will enjoy reading!
Book two in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series.
Carolyn Lapp dreams of marrying for love. But will the errors of her past destroy this dream forever?
Carolyn Lapp longs to have a traditional Amish family. But she lives on her brother's farm with her parents and her 15-year old son, Benjamin. Carolyn has never revealed the identity of Benjamin's father and lives daily with the guilt and shame of her youthful indiscretion. Her brother simply will not forgive her.
His answer is to arrange a practical marriage for Carolyn to Saul, a widower with a little girl. But Carolyn isn't convinced that Saul really loves her and believes he is simply looking for someone to help raise his daughter.
When Benjamin causes trouble at a local horse auction, horse breeder Joshua Glick decides that he must be taught a lesson. Carolyn and Joshua are unmistakably drawn to each other, but Joshua mistakenly assumes that Benjamin is Carolyn's brother. Carolyn fears that if he discovers the truth, her past will destroy their budding romance.My Thoughts:
Gosh, we all make mistakes when we are young! I think it matters more what you do with your life afterwards but I can relate to Carolyn because even though I was married when I was 17, almost 18 and then had a baby, but the marriage didn't work, people held it against me for a very long time.
And I know how hard it is to meet new men because they don't want to be tied down at that age with a young child so it's a vicious cycle. Carolyn is really a good person who made the best of her situation and raised a good son. Not sure why 15 years later it should matter to anyone, but I sure am glad to know her son stood up for her!
It's a great story about love, redemption and forgiveness, something we all could stand to learn from. In this day and age when we are so ready to defend and forgive some other things to me that are ALOT worse, this really makes no sense why we are still so unkind to mother's who made a mistake at a young age.
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