Simple Deceit by Nancy Mehl
Publisher: Barbour Books
Series: Harmony(Book 2)
Goodreads Summery: Simple Secrets, watch how a raging current of deceit runs through the once peaceful Mennonite community of Harmony, Kansas. As soon as Gracie decides to stay in town and take freelance work involving a local land developer, the townspeople blame her for bringing on this change that could ruin life as they know it. Gracie’s motives in romance with Sam, in helping an oppressed teenager, and in trying to make a living are all suddenly drawing suspicion. Should she leave or stay and fight for what she has come to love?
The 2nd book in the series starts with Gracie heading back to Harmony for good after settling everything in Wichita. The night she arrives she sees a lady leave a baby on the steps of the church. This begins another adventure for Gracie. She also finds herself in the middle of a possible retirement home development plan which some in the town are not to sure about. Sam and her hit a rough spot in their relationship which leads to a new possible suitor for Gracie. Will Gracie and the people she has come to love find peace once again?
This book had a little more depth to the mystery and suspense aspect of the story line. I wanted to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. I was a little worried that the romantic story line might not be as interesting in the 2nd book but I was happy to see that the author found away to keep it interesting. Again my only real complaint about this book was the fact that Sam did not have a voice in the story. He is such a important charter but we don’t get to see things from his side and in this plot I felt like I was missing part of the story at times. Over all a good book and I am looking forward to seeing how the 3rd book wraps up this series.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.