A Hidden Truth (Book 1 in the Home to Amana series) by Judith Miller

In the closed communities of the Amana Colonies, hidden truths are about to change everything for two young women....
East Amana, Iowa
When Karlina Richter discovers that a new shepherd will be sent to her village, she fears she'll no longer be allowed to help her father with the sheep. She'll be relegated back to kitchen work, stuck inside all day. Her fears increase when the new shepherd shows little interest in the flock--or in divulging why he's suddenly been sent to East. Is he keeping secrets that will impact Karlina's family?
Dovie Cates visits the Amana Colonies to learn more about the place where her mother grew up. But when Dovie begins to ask questions about her mother's past, no one seems willing to reveal anything, so she decides to take matters into her own hands. Will the answers she finds spell disaster for her future plans and the longings of her heart?

Iwas a little skeptical on this book because I just can't get into books that speak a lot about history, but I found this one spoke more towards the matters of the heart.
There is some history in this book about the Amana Colonies which I've never heard of until now. It provides great insight into how the things work and their way of life.
It seems every character has some sort of secrets which are revealed as the story progresses. There is a good bit of Mystery and romance wrapped up in a bundle of history. Not sure I will continue with this series as it was too far in history for my liking. I prefer a more modern storyline or something within the last 50 years, lol.
Judith is a great writer, this was just not my type of story.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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