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Let the past influence her futureuntil an ominous fire forces them to collide Firefighter Aaron King was the first to touch Sarah's heart and the first to break it Now a widower and father of two small girls his return to Sarah's life brings her buried feelings to the surface As a string The second book in this series is just as good as the first I enjoyed Sarah and Aaron s story They are perfect for each other The mystery pulled me in

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When Secrets Strike

Of horrific incidents tears apart their community an arsonist's wrath threatens to destroy them all With Aaron as the only suspect Sarah must follow her instincts to find the truth But to protect an innocent man she might risk her heart to Aaron againand risk her life to an unknown kill WHEN SECRETS STRIKE was slow paced but then it was set in a uiet peaceful world An arsonist is hitting all the local barns seemingly random but he s also targeting Sarah s life as if he thinks she knows who he is She doesn t It was good reading the sweet romance between Aaron and Sarah as they work together along with their close circle of friends to solve not one but two mysteries I read this book through in an afternoon and enjoyed every page This suspense isn t as scary as some so if your a member of the Honkin Chicken Club this would be a good one to read You won t be kept up all night jumping at every noise But you might be afraid to go out to your barn alone after dark Recommended 45 stars

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In Laurel Ridge Pennsylvania a community once united must suspect one of their own Amish uilter Sarah Bitler's dreams no longer feature a husband and family Instead she searches for success in the uilt shop within Blackburn House a place once tarnished with deadly secrets She refuses to Sarah Bitler s story evolves in this second novel when she s troubled by the love she still feels for her childhood friend Aaron King Can Sarah be satisfied with her uilt shop to fulfill her life or will widower Aaron and his children encourage her to dream of Will an arsonist ruin any chance of happiness for them allEven though WHEN SECRETS STRIKE is the second book in the HOUSE OF SECRETS series it can be easily read as a standalone Of course it s fun to sink into a world you already know and visit with familiar characters from book one so if you love series books make sure you read WHERE SECRETS SLEEP first Author Marta Perry is especially good at explaining all the characters and their relationship so even if it has been a while since you read book one you ll easily slip back into this worldWe met Amish spinster Sarah Bitler in WHERE SECRETS SLEEP as the co owner of the uilt shop in Blackburn House Near thirty Sarah has resigned herself to being deemed a maidal and focuses on her business instead of worrying about never having a family of her own Having been once in love with her childhood friend Aaron King who married someone else Sarah is grateful for the business she shares with Allison Standish An Amish woman without a man or a family to care for in her community can face difficulty It s harder to provide for yourself when being Amish relies on the family unityWhen Sarah witnesses a fire at an elderly neighbor s property that is suspected to have been started by an arsonist her safe world is no longer the sheltered community she loves Additional fires incriminate friends who couldn t possibly be responsible Will Sarah survive repeatedly crossing the arsonist s path to save her communityWidower Aaron King has moved home to his parent s farm so he has help raising his two daughters He hopes to buy a neighboring property but finds out it has been sold off to a corporation Aaron is a volunteer firefighter along with his father and brother He is concerned with Sarah s involvement as a witness When unexplained events threaten Sarah and their community will Aaron discover he s smitten with the strong woman Sarah has become or fear suspicions against him will harm her reputationI have such a good time reading Marta Perry s Amish stories She brings these communities to life and I learn something new about the Amish each time I read one of her books I really enjoy how the Englisch and the Amish work together respectfully both professionally and personally Their differences can cause obstacles so I enjoy reading how the Amish keep their faith strong within constant temptationAaron and Sarah are a sweet couple having been friends as children and rediscover each other as adults after the death of Aaron s first wife Their families see the perfection of their union before Sarah or Aaron figure out their feelings for one another so it s fun to witness the matchmaking maneuvers the grandmothers and friends put to taskThere are several suspense plotlines running through the book that keep the community frantically trying to resolve them Allison and Sarah become amateur sleuths to help an elderly neighbor They also plan a uilt show and the uilt history contained within this plot should be fun for any uilter I just happened to go to a uilt show the weekend I was reading this book so I found this part of the story especially appealing and authenticMarta Perry creates sweet love stories within the realism of the world we live in while incorporating a simpler way of life It s a great combination where faith is in the background but doesn t overwhelm the story Common sense and kindness prevails when the characters are faced with adversity but it is never so sweet that it becomes unrealistic If you ve read Amish stories before and have been disappointed I think you ll find this author s style refreshingMarta Perry writes a modern story that s not focused on religion as much as it is motivated by the lifestyle of all who live a country life Ms Perry s talent creates a relatable story for those who might not be familiar with the Amish way of life I enjoy the situations that demand that the Amish walk a fine line between their beliefs and what the Englisch expect them to do to stay within the law or to operate their business It s a cultural shock that many of us might not understand prior to reading a well written novel by Marta Perry that focuses on these sensibilities Ms Perry has a uniue talent for keeping it real while being respectful of the people she writes about These feel good stories with a bit of suspense are perfect escapism that s wholesome and intriguing at the same timeReview by Dorine courtesy of Romance Junkies and The 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10 thoughts on “When Secrets Strike

  1. says:

    Sarah Bitler’s story evolves in this second novel when she’s troubled by the love she still feels for her childhood friend Aaron King Can Sarah be satisfied with her uilt shop to fulfill her life or will widower Aaron and his chil

  2. says:

    This is my favorite book that I have read so far this year It was very intense and kept me interested the whole time I was looking forward to picking it up when I could The characters are wonderfully written and the imagery the author creates is just fantastic Definitely a great read I highly recommend

  3. says:

    This is another excellent Amish romantic suspense story We previously met a girl from the outside community who moved to a Lancaster county town and inherited a big house being run as a location for small craft businesses Now the uilt

  4. says:

    The second book in this series is just as good as the first I enjoyed Sarah and Aaron's story They are perfect for each other The mystery pulled me in

  5. says:

    Marta Perry has out done herself again with When Secrets Strike I was on the edge of my seat while I was reading wandering who was behind the mysteriesLaurel Ridge PA is once again being attacked in book two When Secrets Strike But this time it's the Amish community surrounding Laurel Ridge that is getting hit Getting hit by an arsonist and having the blame placed on a young Amish boy in his rumspringa Jonah King who is a volunteer fire

  6. says:

    A compulsive read A case of eye

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    I enjoyed reading When Secrets Strike The story has a nice mix of Amish and English characters in it has an interesting love story flowing throughout and a good amount suspense laced with dangerI must admit that I did figure out who the “bad

  8. says:

    WHEN SECRETS STRIKE was slow paced but then it was set in a uiet peaceful world An arsonist is hitting all the local barns seemingly random but he's also targeting Sarah's life as if he thinks she knows who he i

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    Sarah is one of the few members that seem to hold her little community together She gave up on being than a old maid years ago The one man that has her heart had married someone else No one could ever replace Arron

  10. says:

    the second in the house of secrets series but the series doesn't have to be read in order as the books focus on different characters in a small town but the plots do not build on previous stories while this one is ostensibly about a series of arson fires and the investigation into them it is about the romantic relationship