This is the first time I’ve participated in the Booking It party over at Life As Mom. Since I received a Kindle as a Mother’s Day gift and already downloaded and read two books, I figured this is as good of time as any to join in and give my perspective on what I’ve read.
I’ve stepped outside of my typical comfort zone (Michael Patterson, Lisa Kleypas, etc) because quite frankly I’m APPALLED at how expensive a lot of the books on the Kindle are. I completely understand paying higher prices for new releases; however a lot of the older books are more expensive than the printed paperbacks that I buy. To combat that expense, I went on the Amazon website and typed in “free books”. There were quite a few books listed for free. A number of them were the first book in a series so I will probably at some point break down and buy some of them but for now I’ve loaded up on the freebies.
One of the new authors that I chose to read is Marta Perry and the book “Hide in Plain Sight”. This book by no means is going to the ‘next greatest novel’ but it was definitely a good quick read.
“Hide in Plain Sight” is the first book in a trilogy about three sisters. The book takes place in Amish country and there are Amish characters interspersed throughout the book but the main characters are ‘English’. The lead character is a woman who is quickly climbing the ladder where she works and the conflict she faces between helping her grandmother and sister during their time of need and her own desires for security and a career. There is the requisite villain who is creating the chaos that our heroine needs to be saved from by the handsome ‘mysterious’ stranger. Here is what I liked about the book.
- Quick and easy read. I deal every day with financial matters and ‘business’ reading, when I actually pick up a book to read I really want it to be light and fluffy.
- No ‘adult themes’ in the book. Even though this is a love story there were no passages in this book that needed to be skipped. My daughter is a voracious reader and I would be very comfortable with her reading this book
- Likable characters, even though I do think there could have been a little bit more substance to the characters. They were likable but I felt like you just got to know them on the surface.
- Ending was not a dead giveaway. I was about a third of the way through the book before I had an idea of who the villain was.