Laura Bradford: A Daughters Truth



It was worth every moment I spent reading A Daughter s Truth It bought me to tears It took me through whole range of emotions Anger for the lies that Brad nd Emma had both been told Sadness that father never got to see his only daughter grow up to be young lady Confusion s to why Emma Lap never knew who she really was Why she was never really excepted by her Amish school scholars nd later t the singings when she never got invited to ride home with young Amish boy Why her mamm never smiled t her nd her Dat held her t A Knife in the Heart arms length Why her best never seemed to be good enough This story captured me immediatelynd held me to the last page It s different kind of Amish story Unpredictable with n element of mystery I could go on nd on here but don t want to be spoiler I can t recommend enough that you read this book It s definitely one you won t forget too soon All fans of Laura Bradford Amish Fiction nd Christian Fiction will enjoy this bookI borrowed copy of A Daughter s Truth from the local library A review was not reuested All opinions expressed re my own I ve been fan of Ms Bradford s Amish books for several years now A Bollywood Affair and A Daughter s Truth isn excellent ddition to the library In her second foray into women s fiction Bradford once gain takes the reader deep into the world of the Amish It was fun to see some familiar characters nd locations from her last novel Portrait of Sister but this story is not The Scent of Rosa's Oil a seuelnd isn t connected to the first book This book tells the story of Emma young Amish woman with difficult choice to make one that could change her life Nobodys Angel (Willow Park, and the lives of her family foreverA discovery made on her 22nd birthday flips Emma s world upside downnd makes her uestion everything that s happened since the day she was born She begins sking uestions nd trying to solve puzzle that is much complex than she could have ever imagined She seeks counsel from her best friend Mary s well s lovely English woman named Miss Lottie who we met in Bradford s first women s fiction novel I loved seeing Emma s relationship with Mary Defending Hearts andppreciated the patience nd wisdom of Miss Lottie who was raised Amish but chose not to be baptized I lso didn t mind the subtle love story woven through the chaptersBradford does n excellent job of showing the Amish world to her readers I have learned many things from her books nd this one was no exception Her research into the Amish traditions nd customs is evident This story let her show the stark contrast between the Amish nd English worlds from the clothing to the language used to the way each lives their lives There is beauty in the simplicity of the Amish way of life which Bradford depicts wonderfully I ppreciated Emma s exploration of the English world nd her thoughts Feel the Heat (Phoenix Agency, about variousspects of it I lso ppreciated the rollercoaster of emotions Bradford Sudden Fury (The Last Gunfighter, allowed her to express something I don t believe is typical part of the Amish lifestyle As Spiky a fan of Bradford s Amish cozy mystery series I enjoyed the intrigue this story providednd I honestly wasn t sure what decision Emma was going to make or what I thought was the best way to go I second guessed everything right long with her nd shed few sympathetic tears long the way Dungeon of Death as wellIf you like storiesbout human relationships not just romantic ones but friendships nd familial bonds then this story is for you If you like good intrigue that takes Love Rockets a few twistsnd turns long the way then this story is for you too It s got little bit of everything I will warn you though it will definitely leave you craving oatmeal cookies A Deceptive Homecoming (Hattie Davish Mystery, and pieOne final note There is nice reader s guide t the end that can be used in book clubs or even just for yourself I m not sure I can effectively put my thoughts of this book into the right words I surely don t want to post ny spoilers The emotional pull of this story kept me reading well past my bed time Have you ever felt like you didn t belong that something was wrong with you What if you found out that you were right That everything you knew for 22 years was mostly lie Would you have someone to turn to Imagine being Amish nd not having the same kind of support systems we do Laura Bradford made this story very real with vivid scenery heartbreaking emotions nd then waited til the very end to tie everything up with great ending that will leave you feeling happy fulfilled nd even content. Or nswers Emma travels to the English world nd finds kinship The Hired Man as intriguings it is forbidden  But is this newfound connection enough to leave behind the future she’d expected The nswers re s mysterious nd Almost A Gentleman as devastatings the truth that divides Emma from the only family nd the only life she’s ever known.

I bsolutely loved this book from the first sentence to the last Ms Bradford painted such beautiful nd entrancing story of love loss nd family set in the lovely Amish countryside of eastern Pennsylvania While reading this book I was lost in the smell of the barn t Let me start with Wow A Daughter s Truth grabbed me from the start nd kept me turning the pages Emma Lapp discovers secret that turns her life upside down The emotions she goes through you feel long with her The best thing with this book is that not only do you feel Emma s emotions of heartbreak nger nd frustration but it gives you the ripple effect of Here by the Bloods all the lives thatre touched who ll is ffected ll the different views nd emotions I found myself thinking many times that I would never have thought bout it ffecting this person Beautifully written nd I loved how it ll tied up in the end A Daughter s Truth is very emotional packed story written by Laura Bradford This story is definitely heartwrenching heartbreaking nd heartwarming Bound (Torn Trilogy, all wrapped up in one Theuthor has done remarkable job taking her readers on this journey with her main character Emma LappThe characters re truely mazing nd likeable Each character has n mazing role throughout this story Emma Lapp Loyalty and Lies a young Amish woman never felt like she truely fit in her family or the Amish community When Emma findsn outlandish gift left on her unt s gravesite she is full of uestions This gift starts Emma on very emotional journey Fortunes Flames and the demise of her lifes she has known it Emma starts uestioning everything nd everyone in her life nd tries to stay true to who she has lways been The uthor has done n mazing job telling this story of loss love family truth nd faith I was given the opportunity to read this fantastic story in dvance of its release through Netgalley nd Laura Bradford I was not pproached by nyone to post favorable review I have rated this book with five stars for meeting my expectations of Claiming Her a wonderful story that I can highly recommend to others Congratulations to Laura Bradford for writingnother outstanding story involving the Amish This story is very different from most Amish books nd I was drawn into this story from the first few pages nd remained intensely involved to the end She wasn t sure what response she d been expecting Whatever it was though it hadn t been this weighted silence that hung in the ir like n impending storm I was completely captivated by A Daughter s Truth from the first sentence to the last The uthor s pitch perfect writing voice weaves words characters nd settings beautifully into story that hits you in ll the feelsThe plot is straightforward enough but the emotions behind it re truly complex nd Bradford presents them Murder Go Round all tenderlynd with gentle insight Emma s story is multi layered How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World: A Comparative Analysis and sincen easy solution doesn t exist in this case you will uickly become deeply invested in this character Alcohol Fuels: Policies, Production, And Potential and how her looming decisions will play out on the page There s lot I want to say bout Emma her history nd her future but I m trying to be careful not to spoil the story for you I will say that the trinkets left on Ruby s grave every year on Emma s birthday drew me to this story in the first place Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 along with the fact that I will read pretty muchnything that Laura Bradford writes The trinkets in The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) and of themselves brought out my inner Nancy Drewnd Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 as this part of the story came into sharper focus I drank in the explanations for each one rightlong with EmmaSpeaking of Emma I just loved her She is genuinely likable with steady spirit but lifetime of insecurities she struggles to overcome That steady spirit is challenged from nearly every direction in A Daughter s Truth though Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child and your emotions will take the ridelong with her You ll be cheering her on from the sidelines in the joyous moments The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 and your heart will break rightlong with hers Of Mice and Men as everything she knew is turned upside down Ilso loved Miss Lottie nd Levi nd the support dvice they gave her during the story staying faithfully by her side nd being her rock than onceBottom Line Make sure you ve carved out however much time you need to read A Daughter s Truth in one sitting because you won t want to put it down once you become immersed in the complexities of Emma s plight There is no uick fix or pat nswer to be had here nd I confess that with bout 20 minutes left in the book per my reading. Emma Lapp tries to be the perfect daughter to earn the loving embrace of her family nd her Amish community in Pennsylvania Yet she can’t uite win her mother’s smile or her forgiveness for transgression Emma can’t uite place   Emma knows she’s the source of her mother’s greatest sorrow having been born on.

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Speed I became bit concerned Choice of the Cat at how theuthor would tie it Three Cups of Deceit all up without becoming trite I needn t have worried the resolution wass layered Sparrow Road and healings the situation itself The themes of family the kind we A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston are born intond the kind we make ourselves forgiveness of the deepest kind of hurt betrayal nd belonging by embracing what makes us who we re t our core touched my heart than once nd make this Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World a must read for everyone even if you re not fan of Amish fiction especially if you The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors areI voluntarily reviewed complimentary copy of this bookfirst seen Yoga: The Art of Adjusting at Reading Is My SuperPower A few daysgo I had the opportunity to read A Daughter s Truth by new to me uthor Laura Bradford And I found it to be The Neural Basis of Free Will a great storyThisuthor has written several books in the mystery category but has just recently branched into Amish based women s fiction I can t speak for her previous works but this new genre seems to be n outstanding choice for her The story s conflict takes place between the Amish nd English worlds The characters from both worlds nd their stories re very well developed s they work to the resolution of the struggle by well ny would be Locked and Loaded (U.S. Marshals, a spoiler If youre Past Destinies a fan of well written Amish fiction you should find lots to enjoy in A Daughter s Truth The story is filled with elements though thatre easily relatable to readers with Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 a variety of interests I encourage you to gohead If Wishes Were Horses and pre order this book releasing in late Maynd then follow me to find Laura Bradford s first Amish based book Portrait of SisterThanks to the uthor for providing me with n dvance copy of the book I m happy to share my honest thoughts in this review A Daughter s TruthLaura Bradford5 StarsSynopsisEmma Lapp tries to be the perfect daughter to earn the loving embrace of her family nd her Amish community in Pennsylvania Yet she can t uite win her mother s smile or her forgiveness for transgression Emma can t uite place Emma knows she s the source of her mother s greatest sorrow having been born on the same day Mamm lost her beloved sister The one bright spot has been the odd trinkets nonymously left t her unt s grave each year on Emma s birthday gifts Emma secretly hides because they upset her parents But the day she turns 22 locket bears surprise that sends her on Rainbow Brite: Starlite Saves the Day an unexpected journey Searching fornswers Emma travels to the English world A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815 and finds kinship s intriguing s it is forbidden But is this newfound connection enough to leave behind the future she d expected The nswers re s mysterious nd The Unspeakable Mind as devastatings the truth that divides Emma from the only family nd the only life she s ever known GoodreadsReviewWow what great book I was drawn in from the first page Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought and I could not read this book fast enough There was heartache happiness tension worrynd everything in between The characters Murder at Beechwood are well developednd well rounded Emma is strong woman but she has never felt like she fit in nywhere When she finds out the truth bout her beginnings she knows why She has lot of decisions to make nd she will need ll of that strength to make them I thought the secondary characters Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space added lot to the story Revelations from Revelation (Mass Market) and brought friendshipnd love I cared Jane and the Stillroom Maid (Jane Austen Mysteries, about each of the charactersnd what would happen to them I think that is the sign of Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil a greatuthorThis book took me on n emotional roller coaster s I read it I felt for Emma nd wanted things to work out for her I found myself laughing worrying getting mad nd letting out the breath I did not even realize I was holding The Alien: Sea of Sorrows author is very talented in portraying the Amishnd I learn Journey Of Fate a littlebout them with every book I read I Judas of Nazareth: How the Greatest Teacher of First-Century Israel Was Replaced by a Literary Creation am fascinated by the way the Amishnd Englisher worlds Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. are so differentnd the uthor portrays these differences very well But there re Holding Up the Universe alsoreas where the two worlds re similar nd those were explored Satellite as wellI would highly recommend this book tonyone who enjoys Blank Darkness a well crafted women s contemporary This book is both heartbreakingnd heartwarming both sad nd happy both somber nd funny Grab your copy Makers and enjoyI voluntarily reviewedn ARC of this book provided by the publisher Kensington Books The Heart Has Its Reasons and NetGalley which I greatlyppreciate Dollycas s ThoughtsLaura Bradford introduces us to Emma Lapp Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism a 22 year old Amish woman whose whole life gets turned upside down The oldest of six children Emma s birthday haslways had somber tone Emma was born the same d What can I say That. 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Elizabeth Lynn CaseyWhile spending a rainy afternoon at a friend's house nearly forty years ago Laura Bradford fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper a box of crayons and a freshly sharpened number two pencilThose early attempts at the craft had her writing and illustrating stories for young children Wise beyond her years Laura saved her first writing attempt in a hand decorated shoe box complete with sparkly stickers and moved on to her next idea Her second book—O’Casey’s Wish—was so utterly brilliant she sent it off to a well known New York publishing house at the tender age of ten confident she was on the verge of becoming the next Don Freeman Corduroy or Shel Silverstein Giving Tree Months later she received her first form letter rejectionWhile she wasn’t of the mindset to save that first crushing blow for posterity Laura did save the original copy of this particular literary masterpiece in the event the letter was a mistake Desperate to prove her flexibility as a writer Laura soon found herself dabbling in jokes for her Girl Scout troop’s newsletter stories of angst a somewhat autobiographical look at her teenage years movie reviews for the Xavier University Newswire and countless news and feature articles for newspapers in CT SC TN and MO It wasn’t until Laura was home raising children of her own though that she was finally able to dust off that rainy day dream and bring it back to its original form—writing fiction Today she is a bestselling mystery author with Berkley Prime Crime Penguin Publishing and an award winning romance author with Harleuin American She lives in New York with her family Oh and if you meet Laura at a book event in the future ask her about O’Casey’s Wish It tends to travel with her everywhere she goes