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SECRET, THE - MASS MARKET por Kat Martin
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SECRET, THE - MASS MARKET (edición 2007)

por Kat Martin (Autor)

Series: Seasons of Grace (1)

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In the seemingly ordinary Amish home of Grace Byler, secrets abound. Why does her mother weep and wander deep in the night? And why does her father refuse to admit something is dreadfully wrong? Then, in one startling moment, the quiet life Grace has known is irrevocably altered, leaving her to question all she has been taught about love, family, and commitment. - Back cover.… (más)
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Título:SECRET, THE - MASS MARKET
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The Secret por Beverly Lewis

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I have read Beverly Lewis books before and usually enjoy them. I would rate this one as merely okay.

I listened to the audiobook version and the narrator's voice came out sounding too little-girlish for my liking. I felt it tainted some of the story and made certain sections sound like a spoiled brat was saying them--I'm not sure that was the intent of the author.

Early on in the book, much is made of Lettie having a secret. In fact, it was hinted at so often that I wished the author would either just let us readers in on the secret so we'd know (even if the other characters didn't) or just reveal it so we could move on.

We do eventually learn Lettie's secret (or at least part of it), but there are other plot points that aren't resolved.

Will Lettie return to her family on her own? Will her daughter Grace go searching for her--and if Grace does find her, will she convince Lettie to come home? What happened to the baby? (I have a suspicion on that, but only reading further in the series will know if my suspicion is correct.) Will Heather's father build a house on the Lancaster County land he purchased? Will Heather get treatment for her illness? Will she ever get to see the holistic healer?

Just too many unanswered plot points for me to give this more than an average rating. ( )
  JenniferRobb | May 13, 2018 |
In the seemingly ordinary Amish home of Grace Byler, secrets abound.

Seasons of Grace Book I
  Indiancreek | Dec 14, 2017 |
When I started this, I assumed it was historical fiction. Mention of a computer and cell phone after several chapters confused me totally, until I realised that the family who appeared to be in the 18th century were in fact in the Amish community of the US.

Unfortunately they're rather nondescript, dull people; the only interesting one is Lettie, the mother, and she has a secret which we don't discover until almost the end of the book. Her older daughter Grace is supposedly the main character, but she's not very appealing. The whole Amish culture thing is revealed as controlling and hypocritical - a far cry from the peaceful, pleasant materialism-rejecting culture I had fondly imagined.

There's a slightly more interesting subplot involving a young woman called Heather who receives a shocking medical diagnosis, and decides to try some 'alternative' therapy, including a holiday with the Amish. I would quite like to have read more of her story, but resolution is not reached - indeed, her story has barely started by the time this volume comes to an abrupt close.

And there's my worst gripe with it... far from being the first novel of a trilogy, as I had understood when I downloaded it for my Kindle (free on special offer), this is just 'part one' of story that leaves the majority of its threads wide open. Since nothing much happens in the book, other than a great deal of introspection and description of how hard it is to be Amish, I have no inclination to get hold of the other parts.

Interesting in the expose of the negative side of Amish culture, which is quite cleverly done, but overall not recommended. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Very good beginning to a new series about the Amish in Lancaster, PA ( )
  lilwolfmisty | Apr 11, 2013 |
Beverly Lewis gives us an interesting look inside the Amish community and the problems which plague one of the families in that community. Wife and mother Lettie Byler is becoming more secretive and wanders off alone at night, weeping at unknown sorrows. The day before she runs away, she warns her daughter Grace to think twice before she marries, not to marry a reticent man, because it leads to unhappiness. With her mother still missing weeks later, Grace is filled with uncertainty. Should she break off her engagement to quiet Henry? Should she try to find her mother? Does she really want to know the reasons behind her mother’s disappearance? This first installment in the Seasons of Grace trilogy illustrates that the Plain life is anything but simple, and though not fancy, it is filled with complicated, life-changing problems. Well written with engaging characters and plot twists, this audio version will captivate you with its magnificent performance. Be sure to have the second installment on hand, because you will want to start it as soon as you finish The Secret. ( )
  Maydacat | Sep 22, 2012 |
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In the seemingly ordinary Amish home of Grace Byler, secrets abound. Why does her mother weep and wander deep in the night? And why does her father refuse to admit something is dreadfully wrong? Then, in one startling moment, the quiet life Grace has known is irrevocably altered, leaving her to question all she has been taught about love, family, and commitment. - Back cover.

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