Anna has finally seen her abusive boyfriend for what he is, an
overgrown bully, and she knows that she will have to go into
hiding to escape him. Since Ron has completely bamboozled her
family and support system she knows of only one place to run.
She runs to the place where she has always felt completely
safe Ė the Brennemanís Bed and Breakfast. Anna does not have
much trouble fitting into the Brennemanís simple way of life
as Amish plain folk, and it actually seems to help her to
decide what she really wants out of life. Anna is glad she
and Katie have stayed friends since the quilting class she
took years ago. Now if only Katieís brother Henry would just
stop jumping to conclusions about her.
The longer she stays the more she figures out what she wants
in life. And the more that Henry learns where he might have
misjudged her. Will Anna decide what is best for her or will
Ron catch up with her? And will her parents abide by her
was a sweet and thoughtful story surrounding not just the
simple lifestyle of the Amish. It deals with an individualís
real path in life and also deals with actions of abuse, and
how someone might get in too deep to see what is happening. I
found I was drawn into this story from the beginning and when
it ended I was hoping the next book in the series was already
out, Iím not that lucky and am now left impatiently waiting
for it to be printed. But, that is ok as it will allow me to
share my thoughts on Hidden. I think Ms.
Shepard Gray did a fine job in telling the story of Anna and
what is really important in her life and where she is the most
comfortable. It also shows the strength of a community that
many see as too simple. I thoroughly enjoyed Hidden
and hope you will also.