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A Sister's Test: Sisters of Holmes County #2    by Wanda E. Brunstetter order for
Sister's Test
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Order:  USA  Can
Barbour, 2008 (2008)
Hardcover, CD
* *   Reviewed by Leslie McKee

Ruth Hostetter longs to be a wife and mother. When Luke Friesen refuses to join the church and settle down, she breaks up with him. When her new beau, Martin Gingrich, proposes - she happily accepts. Martin hopes their marriage will help keep Ruth safe from the vandalism that is occurring in their Holmes County Amish community.

The vandal seems to be targeting Ruth's family. Some believe Luke is acting out in anger at Ruth for dumping him. Her sister Grace blames Gary Walker - an English reporter she once dated. Ruth's father Abe is reluctant to bother Sheriff Osborn with what he believes could be innocent pranks. That becomes a less likely option after Martin and Ruth are involved in a serious accident that changes Ruth's life forever. She is forced to follow a path different from the one she envisioned for her future.

While this book may not be quite as strong as some of her others, Brunstetter includes a lot of suspense in the storyline. It will pull the reader in and have them questioning the twists. However, the ending is a bit unsatisfying, as it never discloses the vandal's identity. Perhaps that will be answered in the third book in the series.

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