Laura Bradford: A Daughters Truth

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Inds a inship as intriguing as it is forbidden But is this newfound connection enough to leave behind the future she d expected The answers are as mysterious and as devastating as the truth that divides Emma from the only family and the only life she s ever A Texas Rangers Family (The Stone Family known GoodreadsReviewWow what a great book I was drawn in from the first page and I could not read this book fast enough There was heartache happiness tension worry and everything in between The characters are well developed and well rounded Emma is a strong woman but she has never felt like she fit in anywhere When she finds out the truth about her beginnings shenows why She has a lot of decisions to make and she will need all of that strength to make them I thought the secondary characters added a lot to the story and brought friendship and love I cared about each of the characters and what would happen to them I think that is the sign of a great authorThis book took me on an emotional roller coaster as I read it I felt for Emma and wanted things to work out for her I found myself laughing worrying getting mad and letting out the breath I did not even realize I was holding The author is very talented in portraying the Amish and I learn a little about them with every book I read I am fascinated by the way the Amish and Englisher worlds are so different and the author portrays these differences very well But there are also areas where the two worlds are similar and those were explored as wellI would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted women s contemporary This book is both heartbreaking and heartwarming both sad and happy both somber and funny Grab your copy and enjoyI voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher Kensington Books and NetGalley which I greatly appreciate A few days ago I had the opportunity to read A Daughter s Truth by a new to me author Laura Bradford And I found it to be a great storyThis author 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 an outstanding choice for her The story s conflict takes place between the Amish and English worlds The characters from both worlds and their stories are very well developed as they work to the resolution of the struggle by well any would be a spoiler If you are 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 that are easily relatable to readers with a variety of interests I encourage you to go ahead and pre order this book releasing in late May and then follow me to find Lau 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 air like an impending storm I was completely captivated by A Daughter s Truth from the first sentence to the last The author s pitch perfect writing voice weaves words characters and settings beautifully into a story that hits you in all the feelsThe plot is straightforward enough but the emotions behind it are truly complex and Bradford presents them all tenderly and with gentle insight Emma s story is multi layered and since an easy solution doesn t exist in this case you will uickly become deeply invested in this character and how her looming decisions will play out on the page There s a lot I want to say about Emma her history and 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 along with the fact that I will read pretty much anything that Laura Bradford writes The trinkets in and of themselves brought out my inner Nancy Drew and as this part of the story came into sharper focus I drank in the explanations for each one right along with EmmaSpeaking of Emma I just loved he. Or answers Emma travels to the English world and finds a Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada kinship as intriguing as it is forbidden  But is this newfound connection enough to leave behind the future she’d expected The answers are as mysterious and as devastating as the truth that divides Emma from the only family and the only life she’s evernown.

This story captured me immediately and held me to the last page It s a different ind of Amish story Unpredictable with an element of mystery I could go on and on here but don t want to be a spoiler I can t recomm Dollycas s ThoughtsLaura Bradford introduces us to Emma Lapp a 22 year old Amish woman whose whole life gets turned upside down The oldest of six children Emma s birthday has always had a somber tone Emma was born the same day her Aunt Ruby died Emma s mother mourns her sister s death heavily Losing a loved one takes a toll and Emma does her best to be sensitive to her mother s feelings But the woman s attitude toward Emma has never been the same as her attitude toward the A Daughter s Truth is a very emotional packed story written by Laura Bradford This story is definitely heartwrenching heartbreaking and heartwarming all wrapped up in one The author has done a remarkable job taking her readers on this journey with her main character Emma LappThe characters are truely amazing and likeable Each character has an amazing role throughout this story Emma Lapp a young Amish woman never felt like she truely fit in her family or the Amish community When Emma finds an outlandish gift left on her aunt s gravesite she is full of uestions This gift starts Emma on a very emotional journey and the demise of her life as she has nown it Emma starts uestioning everything and everyone in her life and tries to stay true to who she has always been The author has done an amazing job telling this story of loss love family truth and faith I was given the opportunity to read this fantastic story in advance of its release through Netgalley and Laura Bradford I was not approached by anyone to post a favorable review I have rated this book with five stars for meeting my expectations of a wonderful story that I can highly recommend to others Congratulations to Laura Bradford for writing another outstanding story involving the Amish This story is very different from most Amish books and I was drawn into this story from the first few pages and remained intensely involved to the end Let me start with Wow A Daughter s Truth grabbed me from the start and Before You kept me turning the pages Emma Lapp discovers a secret that turns her life upside down The emotions she goes through you feel along with her The best thing with this book is that not only do you feel Emma s emotions of heartbreak anger and frustration but it gives you the ripple effect of all the lives that are touched who all is affected all the different views and emotions I found myself thinking many times that I would never have thought about it affecting this person Beautifully written and I loved how it all tied up in the end I absolutely loved this book from the first sentence to the last Ms Bradford painted such a beautiful and entrancing story of love loss and family set in the lovely Amish countryside of eastern Pennsylvania While reading this book I was lost in the smell of the barn the fields newbornittens the cold frosty air of late Winter Oh yes and oatmeal cookies When a book is good I get lost and I was lost I experienced an emotional rollercoaster right along with the main character 22 yr old Emma Since this book has not been rel A Daughter s TruthLaura Bradford5 StarsSynopsisEmma Lapp tries to be the perfect daughter to earn the loving embrace of her family and her Amish community in Pennsylvania Yet she can t uite win her mother s smile or her forgiveness for a transgression Emma can t uite place Emma nows 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 anonymously left at her aunt s grave each year on Emma s birthday gifts Emma secretly hides because they upset her parents But the day she turns 22 a locket bears a surprise that sends her on an unexpected journey Searching for answers Emma travels to the English world and The same day Mamm lost her beloved sister The one bright spot has been the odd trinkets anonymously left at her aunt’s grave each year on Emma’s birthday gifts Emma secretly hides because they upset her parents But the day she turns 22 a locket bears a surprise that sends her on an unexpected journey   Searching

I m not sure I can effectively put my thoughts of this book into the right words I surely don t want to post any spoilers The emotional pull of this story ept 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 Blackfrost (Wytch Kings, knew for 22 years was mostly a lie Would you have someone to turn to Imagine being Amish and not having the sameind of support systems we do Laura Bradford made this story very real with vivid scenery heartbreaking emotions and then waited til the very end to tie everything up with a great ending that will leave you feeling happy fulfilled and even content I ve been a fan of Ms Bradford s Amish books for several years now and A Daughter s Truth is an excellent addition to the library In her second foray into women s fiction Bradford once again takes the reader deep into the world of the Amish It was fun to see some familiar characters and locations from her last novel Portrait of a Sister but this story is not a seuel and isn t connected to the first book This book tells the story of Emma a young Amish woman with a difficult choice to make one that could change her life and the lives of her family foreverA discovery made on her 22nd birthday flips Emma s world upside down and makes her uestion everything that s happened since the day she was born She begins asking uestions and trying to solve a puzzle that is much complex than she could have ever imagined She seeks counsel from her best friend Mary as well as a 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 and appreciated the patience and wisdom of Miss Lottie who was raised Amish but chose not to be baptized I also didn t mind the subtle love story woven through the chaptersBradford does an excellent job of showing the Amish world to her readers I have learned many things from her books and this one was no exception Her research into the Amish traditions and customs is evident This story let her show the stark contrast between the Amish and 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 appreciated Emma s exploration of the English world and her thoughts about various aspects of it I also appreciated the rollercoaster of emotions Bradford allowed her to express something I don t believe is a typical part of the Amish lifestyle As a fan of Bradford s Amish cozy mystery series I enjoyed the intrigue this story provided and 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 along with her and shed a few sympathetic tears along the way as wellIf you like stories about human relationships not just romantic ones but friendships and familial bonds then this story is for you If you like a good intrigue that takes a few twists and turns along the way then this story is for you too It s got a little bit of everything I will warn you though it will definitely leave you craving oatmeal cookies and pieOne final note There is a nice reader s guide at the end that can be used in book clubs or even just for yourself What can I say That it was worth every moment I spent reading A Daughter s Truth It bought me to tears It took me through a whole range of emotions Anger for the lies that Brad and Emma had both been told Sadness that a father never got to see his only daughter grow up to be a young lady Confusion as to why Emma Lap never Stupid men jokes knew who she really was Why she was never really excepted by her Amish school scholars and later at the singings when she never got invited to ride home with a young Amish boy Why her mamm never smiled at her and her Dat held her at arms length Why her best never seemed to be good enough. Emma Lapp tries to be the perfect daughter to earn the loving embrace of her family and her Amish community in Pennsylvania Yet she can’t uite win her mother’s smile or her forgiveness for a transgression Emma can’t uite place   Emmanows she’s the source of her mother’s greatest sorrow having been born on.

(A Daughters Truth À ONLINE) Author Laura Bradford –

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