Friday, May 9, 2014

Review & Three Book Giveaway: Lamb To The Slaughter (Karen Ann Hopkins)

Lamb to the SlaughterKindle Edition, 336 pages
Published March 14th 2014

Lamb to the Slaughter is a story about the intertwining lives of three unlikely people in an Indiana Amish Community and the devastating results when a rebellious teenage girl is found shot to death in a corn field during the harvest. Serenity Adams is the newly elected young sheriff in the country town of Blood Rock and besides dealing with the threatening behavior of her predecessor, she now has a dead Amish girl on her plate. At first glance, the case seems obvious. The poor girl was probably accidently shot during hunting season, but when the elders of the Amish community and even the girl’s parents react with uncaring subdued behavior, Serenity becomes suspicious. As she delves deeper into the secretive community that she grew up beside, she discovers a gruesome crime from the past that may very well be related to the Amish girl’s shooting. Serenity enlists the help of the handsome bad-boy building contractor, Daniel Bachman, who left the Amish when he was nineteen and has his own dark reasons to help the spunky sheriff solve the crime that the family and friends who shunned him are trying desperately to cover up. Serenity’s persistence leads her to a stunning discovery that not only threatens to destroy her blossoming romance with Daniel, but may even take her life in the end. 

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A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community. Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.

I have been loving me some Amish young love!!! This book was more from the "Englishmen" point of view but still just has good! There is a new sheriff in town and it is a woman!! Serenity returns to her hometown to serve the people of her county as the sheriff.

 Serenity takes her job very seriously and will not put up with the "good old boy" way of handling crime. One of the first things Serenity has to investigate is the death of a young Amish girl. It looks like a hunting accident but Serenity knows there is more to the story...and WOW what a story it is!!!! Serenity learns that the young Amish girl had quite the love life and it involved her nephew, Will. 

This book had it all!! Murder, mystery, forbidden romance and left you needing to read the next book in the series ASAP!! Loved this book! I give it 4.5 stars!

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