Monday, January 10, 2011

Book 5/75 Finished Today.

Shadows of Lancaster County by Mindy Starns Clark.

WOW is all I can say. This wasn't really Amish Fiction per-say... and I only picked it up by chance because it was sitting a row away from some of the other books I picked out. This was an awesome book. I started it at probably 5:30 and just finished it at 9pm. That was a GOOD book. A page turner is not usually something you find in that kind of good, clean fiction. Definitely give that ✮✮✮✮✮!

I borrowed this review from a reader on Barnes & Noble online.

I dare say I have discovered the perfect suspense/mystery novel today when I finished Shadows of Lancaster County by Mindy Starns Clark.

Phenomenal. Intelligent. Masterful. Complex. Amazingly well-written, and full of intrigue. These are a few of the things that come to mind as I reflect on the mystery/suspense aspects of the story. The entire novel was edge-of-your-seat suspense, but there was also a very complex and believeable plot that thankfully didn't insult my intelligence. By that I mean it was easy to follow but brilliantly plotted. I learned a lot while putting the pieces of the mystery puzzle together.

And the red herrings actually worked! Plus, the "surprise" at the end was totally believable, which is often not the case. Sheesh, I don't even like mysteries or suspense novels all that much but even I was riveted to the text. The romantic element was pleasurable, too. This was simply an incredible story that captivated me from start to finish. It's going to make my best fiction list, too.

One final note. I love it when I am so into a story that even I don't know who to trust. Did I mention this was an incredible story? It's one not to miss.

Definitely worth reading!!

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