Wednesday, June 2, 2010


A Summer Secret by Kathleen Fuller is a good book. It hits the mark for the audience that she is trying to reach, and that is tween and younger teen girls. The cover gives away a bit of the story, but it also will intrigue the reader into wanting to know more. I felt for the main character, Mary Beth, an Amish girl who is riddled with responsibilities in her home. She finds a hideaway, knowing that her parents will not approve, but also feeling that she needs a place to call her own.

Mary Beth's problems will resonate with other girls who feel a need for privacy and a little freedom. The characters learn valuable lessons about how they can help one another, and it provides some insight into the Christian lifestyle that I want my own children to learn. I think the beliefs that Thomas Nelson hopes their authors will instill in readers may have been lacking.

I love stories about Amish people, and this one stayed true to the life they lead today.

This book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing.

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