About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Barbara’s Amish Truth Exposed (The Amish Women of Lawrence County, Book 4) by Tracy Fredrychowski

Barbara’s Amish Truth Exposed

Will this shame-filled believer ever allow God to heal her broken heart? Or will she carry the burden of her lie alone, permitting history to repeat itself?

Barbara Wagler is filled with shame over dishonoring her husband’s memory. While the young Amish woman is devastated after her husband of five years dies in a farming accident, she is left to raise their sons alone. When her first love, Joseph Wagler, returns to Willow Springs, can they bury the past, or will widower Roy Mullet from Sugarcreek stir up trouble in Barbara and her sister Susan’s life?

Still struggling to allow herself happiness, Barbara sets out on a journey to reveal the truth of her mistakes. But her honesty leads her to question God’s ultimate promises and her father’s sordid past.

Can this woman continue to lie to herself, or will she find the courage to boldly go to God and allow him to lead her on a path of deliverance?

Barbara’s Amish Truth Exposed is the inspirational fourth book in The Amish Women of Lawrence County series of women’s fiction novels. If you like spiritual explorations, real-life challenges of emotional bravery, and basking in God’s light, then you’ll adore Tracy Fredrychowski’s exploration of hope.


This author has a reputation for writing captivating Amish books but I believe that Barbara's Amish Truth Exposed may be her best yet! I was totally fascinated by this thought-provoking story that's filled with intriguing characters, untold secrets, and some heavy topics that you don't normally see in Amish fiction. Alcoholism, physical abuse, and marital infidelity are mentioned in a story that reminds us that Amish people aren't immune from pain and heartache. Author Tracy Fredrychowski doesn't sugarcoat these topics but she does remind us that all of these are forgivable acts.

This story has many deceptions that need to be revealed, numerous secrets needing to be unveiled, and multiple hurts that need healing, but it is still a tale that encourages and inspires. Fredrychowski shares many biblical truths in her engrossing book of hope, faith, and redemption. I highly recommend Barbara's Amish Truth Exposed!

I voluntarily accepted a copy from the author. There was no obligation for a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 


Tracy Fredrychowski is a country girl, author, homesteader and everything simple living. She has a passion for writing about the simpler side of life, much like the life she lived growing up in rural Pennsylvania.
Her life has always been intertwined with the Amish, and it’s only fitting that she has a genuine passion for their simplicity, sense of community and God-centered lives.
Growing up in Northwest Pennsylvania she spent her childhood immersed deep in Amish Country.  The clip-clop of horse and buggy woke her each morning as Amish men drove past her childhood home on their way to work. As a young woman, she was traumatized by an Amish murder that involved a family member and changed her life forever.
Even though she currently lives in South Carolina her travels take her through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin’s Amish Country every year. During those stops, she researches the communities she visits and prides herself on writing Amish fiction that truly represents the Amish culture. She considers herself very fortunate to have made friends in those communities and values the information they share and wants nothing more than to represent their lifestyle as accurately as possible.

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