Covert Amish Christmas by Mary Alford ~ Book Review

January 5, 2021


Author: Mary Alford
Genre: Christian Suspense
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: November 1, 2020
Pages: 184

Fleeing to Amish country

might be the only way to survive Christmas…

Hiding in Amish country, former CIA agent Victoria Kauffman’s determined to find evidence to catch the corrupt agents who killed her partner. But when her Christmas refuge is discovered, the sole person she can trust is Amish widower Aaron Shetler. With ruthless—and dangerously powerful—enemies after them, Victoria must use all her training to make sure they live through the holidays.


I honestly did not know what to expect for this little book. I mean it has two of the things I enjoy reading combined into one: suspense and Amish story! It was a very quick read, at least for me. It was fast paced and had a good amount of suspense with it. The characters were good and for the most part well written. We meet former CIA agent Victoria who is hiding out in Amish country and in the process of falls for Aaron. I have a love/hate relationship with the Love Inspired books. I love to read them because they are short and sweet but I hate that the romance seems to move so quickly! But its understandable I mean again its a very quick read!

I think the author did a great job with the story. The plot is very well done and kept me pretty engaged throughout. That being said this was a book that took me a bit to fully get into. Maybe it was the mood I was in but I struggled at times to fully connect with it. Overall I thought it was a quick read and had its sweet moments. 

My Rating: 3.5 Stars/ I enjoyed it!

(I received a copy of this book through Just Read. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

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USA Today Bestselling Author, Mary Alford, loves giving her readers the unexpected, whether it be in a rugged mountain setting or a simple Amish community. Her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestselling List, Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling List, and have finaled in the Daphne Du Maurier award of excellence in mystery, The Beverly, The Maggie, and The Selah Awards. 

Mary is published through Annie’s Publishing, Love Inspired Suspense, Forget Me Not Romances, and she is an Indie Published Author. As a writer, Mary is an avid reader. She loves to cook, can’t face the day without coffee, and her three granddaughters are the apple of her eye. She and her husband live in the heart of Texas in the middle of 70 acres with two cats and one dog. 

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