The fourth book in The Amish of Hart County series His Risk is no exception to the delightfully, thrilling series. This installment does not disappoint and what I love most is that Gray writes about the beautiful Amish culture and community in a modern day setting. I have a love for Amish fiction and even the predictability of the stories, but this series despite having some of the same Amish themes is really different. From the get go you meet Alice and Calvin two very different people, one Amish and one English who are instantly drawn to each other. The forbidden love is not a new theme or even a new twist, but the addition of modern day issues like illness, drugs, gangs, and violence gives the story a very different feel. I am almost left feeling like the story is more realistic, and true because it involves current issues and themes. The bit of “reality” and hardship the characters face in these books brings enough real-life to the Amish way of living that I find them even more engaging, and relatable. For the same reason I am drawn to the simplicity of life and genuine nature of the characters despite the challenging situations and suffering they face. I don’t want to put these books down and often read them in one sitting. His Risk was no exception. I hope you’ll grab a copy, make some new friends in these wonderful characters, and be swept away in the story like I was.
If you are new to the series you can read my other reviews here!
Book 1 Her Secret, Book 2 His Guilt I wrote about in the same post, Book 3 (which was a wonderful Christmas time read) The Gift, and the latest His Risk are Amish Fiction books you don’t want to miss!
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New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray brings us another compelling suspense in her Amish of Hart County series, this time featuring an undercover English DEA agent who will do anything to protect the Amish girl he loves.
Calvin Fisher left the Amish community at fourteen and never looked back. Only his brother’s illness can bring him back to Hart County. Now, as Calvin works to make amends, he meets Alice, a local nursery school teacher, and falls hard for her. But he has a secret that could threaten the happiness he’s finally found.
Alice shouldn’t like—or want—Calvin. He’s English, has a questionable past, and an even more questionable job. Still, she can’t help being intrigued. Though Calvin assures Alice that he’s worthy of her, she’s torn between surrendering to her growing feelings and steering clear of him.
When a sudden surge of criminal activity alarms the community and even targets Alice, Calvin fears that his double life has put everyone he loves at risk. As for Alice, she can’t help but wonder if the brave and honorable man she’s lost her heart to is far more dangerous than she could ever imagine.