Friday, March 30, 2012

Amy Wallace's Hiding in Plain Sight ~ Reviewed

Hiding in Plain Sight (Place of Refuge Series)
Amy Wallace
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0736947310


In a quiet town with a thriving Mennonite community, police officer Ashley Walters finds her threadbare faith and way of life challenged by the Plain people whose simple dress and welcoming manner open her eyes to a God she left behind. Peace eludes Ashley until she realizes the answers she seeks aren't found in starting over but in returning to the simple truth that it's God who overcomes the world, not her.


Hiding in Plain Sight revolves around a young police officer named Ashley Walters. She moves to the small town of Montezuma, Georgia, hoping to escape her parents and the memory of her brother, Eric, who was murdered 10 years prior. Ashley blames herself and becomes a cop to make up for the justice she hasn’t been able to give her brother. In the meantime she befriends some folks in the Mennonite community. She is unable to understand their peace and faith in God, which she lost when her brother died. In the meantime, she meets a handsome counselor named Patrick James, and is scared by the deepening feelings she begins to have for him. Throughout the story, she is fighting for control of her life, but finds that she can’t seem to do it on her own.

I enjoyed this book a lot. I enjoyed seeing Ashley’s hard outer shell begin to soften throughout the story as the different people God brought into her life caused her to look at things differently. One thing that kept me in “suspense” was not only Ashley’s growing attracting to Patrick, but the feelings that seemed to spark when she was around Jonathan, a quiet Mennonite man. I had difficulty deciding which man to root for! The outcome was agreeable, though.

Reviewed by: Sarah Porter

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