Finding Mercy

Finding Mercy Quiet cautious Ella Lantz has spent her entire life in the close knit Amish community of the Home Valley Tending her lavender fields she finds calm and serenity in purple blooms heavenly scents and

  • Title: Finding Mercy
  • Author: Karen Harper
  • ISBN: 9781459244412
  • Page: 275
  • Format: ebook
  • Quiet, cautious Ella Lantz has spent her entire life in the close knit Amish community of the Home Valley Tending her lavender fields, she finds calm and serenity in purple blooms, heavenly scents and a simple life But the sudden arrival of a strange visitor to her parents home heralds a host of new complications Alex Caldwell is unlike any man Ella has ever met clearQuiet, cautious Ella Lantz has spent her entire life in the close knit Amish community of the Home Valley Tending her lavender fields, she finds calm and serenity in purple blooms, heavenly scents and a simple life But the sudden arrival of a strange visitor to her parents home heralds a host of new complications Alex Caldwell is unlike any man Ella has ever met clearly, he s no Pennsylvania cousin, whatever the elders may say In fact, Alex is a Wall Street whistle blower under witness protectiond he s brought a world of trouble to the Lantz doorstep As Ella comes to trust even love a man so utterly worldly, she realizes her life has already changed forever When it becomes violently clear that even the Home Valley is no refuge, Ella and Alex are driven into the wider world to hide And with such a high price placed on their silence, they may not survive to share their love.

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    1. Amish born Ella grows lavender and dreams of marriage and children. Alex Caldwell dreams of living another day. When WITSEC hides Alex in Amish country, he stays with Ella's family as a their cousin from Pennsylvania. But the bad guys keep finding Alex, and take Ella to force him to come to them. She escapes and goes on the run with Alex and her grandmother.The best thing about this book is ****Spoiler**** Ella does not leave the Amish to get her man. He converts. Excellent way to end the book.T [...]

    2. At first I was really enjoying this book but when they hit the Big Apple everything started to fall apart for me. But once Ella left the Big Apple everything went back to normal for me. I think the story had a lot of really great potential and the characters in it were wonderful. I knew who the villain was the whole time which did not downplay the story at all to me and I'm still very pleased with it. It was just interesting to see how this story was so different than the other two in the series [...]

    3. Too many characters, too short of a time period ( sheltered, awkward, quiet Amish woman falls for outsider in less than a week????) too many things going on. The gentle thing about reading about the Amish is learning about their simpler lives, and the way the author chose to describe New York City through the eyes of a wanted fugitive and an Amish girl trying to pretend to be big-city hardened is cumbersome, at best, and slows the plot.

    4. Finding Mercy by Karen Harper 4 STARSThis is the third book in A Home Valley Amish Novel. It is the second one that I have read. I was not to impressed with the little I knew of Ella from Returning to Grace.It is so easy to judge characters and real people with a little knowledge wrongly, like I did. I really grew to care more for Ella the more I got to know her and understand her better.This novel was full of action and caring about others, and honesty on one side. Bad guys,traiters and murders [...]

    5. FINDING MERCY is the third (and final?) book in the "Home Valley Amish" series of mysteries set in the Northeastern Ohio Amish countryside. In some ways, I think it is the best of the three books, but I would prefer that the author had introduced the "bad guy" somehow near the end of the second book where he would really have fit the circumstances -- it would have made his presence less obvious and he would have appeared to be more a needed character than an obvious suspect.Ella Lantz is a mid-2 [...]

    6. Ella Lantz is a young single woman living the Amish life with her family. Her brother is getting ready to marry one of her best friends and moves out of the house on his family's land. It is very near the lavender fields that Ella tends so she moves in with the idea that she will convert the first floor to a lavender shop and still be close enough to tend her fields. Alex Caldwell, who is in a witness protection program, moves into the family home and specifically into the bedroom that Ella has [...]

    7. This final addition to the Home Valley Amish trilogy takes a look at the final childhood friend of Sarah and Hannah, Ella Lantz. There is continuation of storylines previously introduced, particularly in regards to Ray-Lynn and the other friends, but Ella's story puts a new spin on the young Amish woman meeting an outside man that the trilogy has set up. A section of the book, as mentioned in the description, takes the couple outside of the Home Valley Amish community, and the way in which this [...]

    8. I enjoyed this book. Karen Harper's books are always exciting. I am glad to hear that there will be another book in this series. According to the "Author's Note," this book will be entitled, "A Winter's Night," and will be released in the autumn of 2013. It will be a Home Valley Christmas romantic suspense novel.

    9. This book was really good. I would recommend it. If you like Amish mystery and little bit of romantic thrown in. Lots of twist and turns and you really don't have a clue who was the one doing all those crimes till the end. I have read quite a few Amish mysteries and this is by far one of the best I have read. I will continue reading Karen Harpers books for sure.

    10. Alex Caldwell comes to the Amish in Ohio because his the lone voice to testify on espionage and selling corporate secrets. Under the witness program, they try to disguise him as Amish. Here the Wall Street whistle blower meets Amish girl, Ella Lantz. Alex's former boss has an insider on the job. Very soon Alex and Ella are forced to flee for their lives falling in love on the way.

    11. Aside from a gross overuse of the phrase ding-dang throughout, I liked the story line and the plot twist of this novel. Readers are led down one path then quickly taken down another. I admire that in a writer.

    12. Although I really did enjoy this book, I found there were several loose ends that should have been taken care ofwas there a Chinese connection? What about the disgruntled FBI agent? Was one person behind ALL of the attempts on Alex and Ella? Nice love story.

    13. The plot of this book was great - what I didn't appreciate was the coarse language and the suggestive sexual content. It was not necessary and the previous books didn't have as much of this and were better for it.

    14. I think this was my favorite of the Home Valley series books. I enjoyed the unique story line of the Englisher and the Amish maidel and, of course, "Grandma". Don't want to reveal any spoilers, but a good romantic suspense.

    15. I am not into Amish books much, but this one was pretty good. It got off to a slow start, but once I got into the story line it was good. I did find out it was third in a three part series, but I didn't feel like I needed to read the others to get the story.

    16. I enjoyed this book. May have been I was ready for a book like this. It kept my interest and I loved seeing the lavender field.

    17. Loved this book. I will be reading more from Karen Harper. Love the mystery, love, crime all balled up in a story. Recommend this to Amish Fiction readers for sure!!!

    18. My last three books were a great trilogy. Would definitely recommend to anyone who likes Amish love stories or mysteries . Each had a twist that you will enjoy.

    19. Karen Harper writes a dark side to Amish country in Finding Mercy. A witness is hidden with an Amish family. Romance, mayhem, attempted murder are all there.

    20. What is it about the Amish that facinates me? Interesting read. Am considering picking up some of the others from this series.

    21. I've loved all the books I've read by this author. This one completed a sort of series settled in Amish country and it was good.

    22. This was a good book, it kept you guessing until the end. I would recomend reading it if you like amish mysteries.

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