A Mother's Secret by Amy Clipston is an Amish story about thirty one year old Carolyn Lapp who has never been married, but is a mother of a fifteen year old boy. When she was 16 years old she made a mistake and went too far with her boyfriend. She loves her son, but in their strict community it seems that both her and her son constantly pay for the "mistake" that was made years earlier. Carolyn's brother Amos is determined to marry her off and sets up a marriage of convenience, but Carolyn wants a marriage of love.
Benjamin is Carolyn's son and at an auction he finds himself getting into trouble. Joshua Glick is furious when someone throws a rock and injures his horse, when the blame is put on Benjamin an arrangement is made for Benjamin to work off the damage caused at Joshua's farm. A romance soon sparks between Carolyn and Joshua, but there is one problem...Joshua thinks Benjamin is Carolyn's nephew.
This is the second book in the Hearts of The Lancaster Grand Hotel Series. Reader's of this series were first introduced to Joshua Glick and the rest of his family in A Hopeful Heart (book 1). I was really happy to get glimpses of what is going on with Hannah in this book and I really liked the character of Carolynn. I found her very east to relate to. Amy Clipston's books are always easy and fast reads and I really like that. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series!
***This book was provided to me through the booklook blog review program in exchange for my review.