Review & Giveaway: His Risk, Book 4 of The Amish of Hart County by Shelley Shepard Gray

"It was one thing to know that a man wasn't ready to be hers. it was a whole other thing to realize that it was never going to happen."

Title:  His Risk
Series: The Amish of Hart County, Book 4
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publisher: Avon Inspire, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Release Date:  March 6, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Amish Suspense Fiction
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An undercover English DEA agent 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.

MY THOUGHTS

His Risk by Shelley Shepard Gray have more than just one man's risk to contend with. Readers need to risk their hearts and sleep to read this one! *Sigh, my heart still is a bit sad after one twist. I kept thinking there will be another twist to "untwist" the first one. You know what I mean? Probably not, but without giving away too much, let's just say it surprised me how much I've fallen for all the characters in this installment of The Amish of Hart County. 

"Life is full of unexpected twists and turns and bumps and disappointments. . .there's so much that isn't good that isn't our fault that we have to put up with, sometimes I think it's hard to believe that anything good can happen. But when it does, it's worth grabbing a hold of." 

And grab hold, I tell you of His Risk and the rest of this series. There's romance, friendship, family, but also a thread of mystery and suspense that have you curling your toes. I for one really enjoyed getting to know Calvin more. He made a appearance in His Guilt, but to see him in his own story had me loving it. His tough and handsome exterior doesn't match the good and the self-doubt persona he is. There's a lot of growth and development readers will get to experience with him, along with a little backstory of his childhood with his brother and his friendship with West. Speaking of West, I didn't know what to make out of this guy, but his parts with Irene was just wonderful. I really enjoyed the secondary romance we get to read about along with Calvin and Alice's story.

In all, His Risk is compelling, suspenseful and filled with a faith message that touches all the hard issues of life. A story to read and find the sprout of hope and healing within the pages. To end, one of my favorite lines that gives light to some of the darkness.
"'You made everything seem better. . . kind of like this morning's sunrise. . .' '. . .the sun hasn't risen yet.' 'I know. But the hint of it is there.  Some mornings that's enough, ain't so?'"

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shelley Shepard Gray is a "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town's bike trail.

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for your review on "His Risk" by Shelley Shepard Gray and for being part of the book tour. Love her books and would love the opportunity to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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