Hidden

Hidden

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Baker & Taylor
Fleeing from an abusive boyfriend, Anna hides at an Amish country bed-and-breakfast run by a childhood friend and finds herself in an unlikely relationship with her friend's disapproving older brother.

Zondervan House
The first book in the Sisters of the Heart series about an Amish family who runs a bed and breakfast, Hidden tells the story of Anna Metzger, who hides from an abusive boyfriend at the Brenneman Bed and Breakfast, finding surprising fulfilment in the Amish way of life
Anna's boyfriend Rob is a successful and powerful person in the community who has completely won over her parents with his good looks and prestigious position at a top law firm. But when Rob hurts Anna yet again, she realizes that she must finally help herself. Desperate, she runs to the one place she's always felt completely safe, the Brenneman Bed and Breakfast, where years ago she and her mother once stayed, and where Anna met life-long friend Katie.When Anna shows up unexpectedly, the family welcomes her in, with few questions asked, and allow her to stay, dressed as the Amish, and help around the inn. But Katie's older brother Henry doesn't take too kindly to the intrusion. Anna wonders if it's because he's already had his heart broken. After courting steadily, Rachel Baar left him for an English man, dispelling Henry's dreams of a future with her.To Henry's shame, from the moment he sees Anna, he feels a strong attraction. To cover his infatuation, he tries to ignore her, knowing no good would ever come from keeping an eye on a fancy woman like her. But as he sees that Anna has a good heart and is not the selfish, spoiled woman he imagined her to be, he feels his heart melting towards her. Anna comes to realize that she's found a home and true love in the last place she'd expected. But will her chance for happiness be stolen away by the man who can't seem to let her go?

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When Anna decides it's time to leave her abusive boyfriend, she doesn't know where to turn. Rob has completely won over her parents, and the entire community, with his good looks and smooth charm. Only Anna has seen his dark side.

Desperate, she runs to the only place she's ever felt completely safe—the Amish Brenneman Bed and Breakfast, where Anna met life-long friend Katie Brenneman. The family welcomes her in, and with few questions asked allows her to stay, dressed in Plain clothing, and help around the inn.

Katie's older brother Henry is the only one who doesn't take too kindly to the intrusion. He tries to ignore Anna, knowing no good would ever come from caring for an Englisher like her. But as he gets to know Anna, he discovers her good heart and is surprised with her readiness to accept their lifestyle.

The more time Anna spends with the Amish, the more she feels she's found a true home. But how can she deny the life she left behind? And will her chance for happiness be stolen away by the man from her past?



Baker
& Taylor

Fleeing from the abusive boyfriend who has completely won over her parents, Anna hides at an Amish country bed-and-breakfast run by a childhood friend and finds herself in an unlikely relationship with her friend's disapproving older brother. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Avon Inspire, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061474453
0061474452
Branch Call Number: Fiction Gra
Characteristics: xiv, 223 p. ; 21 cm

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soblessed59 Mar 27, 2013

Could not tear myself away until it was finished!
Hidden (Sisters of the Heart, Book 1) by Shelley Shepard Gray was a great read!

Loved the very descriptive friendship between Anna and her Amish friend Katie and the insight and growth of character of Anna when she escapes her abusive boyfriend and goes to Katie and her family.

I think this would be an excellent book for teen girls to read how to recognize the signs of one of those abusive creeps like Anna's boyfriend and how their sick minds work!Hopefully it will make young women promise themselves to never take that crap from any man.

The story had a lot of sweetness to it but also some edge-of-your-seat suspense.

Highly recommend this book and I definitely intend to read the other two books and more by this author! I also loved her Amish mystery series~the Secrets of Crittenden County trilogy.

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