"Can love be risked when guns and gangs are involved?"
Reviewed by Audrey Lawrence
Posted May 13, 2018
Amish | Romance Suspense
While of Amish birth, Calvin Fisher had a tough childhood
and left his community when he was fourteen. He soon
entered the exciting and fast life of gangs and guns.
After amassing a large debt to the wrong people, Calvin
became a DEA informant and now plays a careful game of
rising up through the ranks or being killed if anyone
Hearing that his brother Mark had to undergo a serious
treatment for cancer, Calvin returns to his home
community of Home Cave, Kentucky. Mark is happy to see
him and is glad for his visits and Calvin enjoys not only
being back, but also for meeting the very independent
minded preschool teacher that lives across the way.
Having parents that always fuss over her, Alice Yoder is
happy to take up the offer to house sit for her brother
while Edward takes his wife to Pinecraft for a visit.
Alice is a respectable Amish woman and she knows this man
in blue jeans with his strange ways and good looks is not
her type; yet, why does she still look for him or his
Despite her misgivings, Alice starts to lose her heart to
this handsome man caught between two very different
worlds. Can there be a future for her with Calvin? For
his part, Calvin is captivated by this pretty firecracker
woman, but worries that he will be dangerous to the very
people he wants to protect. What can he do about the
risk he brings?
HIS RISK is the fourth book in New York Times
author Shelley Shepard Gray's very popular Amish
of Hart County series. Gray is highly regarded as a
of Amish, western, and inspirational novels and her many
fans are sure to appreciate hearing more of the story
about Calvin Fisher who was introduced in the previous
story. For readers new to the series, HIS RISK also reads
very well as a stand-alone love story between this
With a strong understanding of Amish ways, Gray has
developed an intriguing story about people finding love
despite their culture clashes. The suspense builds in
HIS RISK as you can't wait to find out how or if they
will connect as a couple. Gray is particularly adept at
depicting the various characters' emotional responses to
their beliefs and circumstances. I particularly found the
characters of Calvin's boss, West Powers, and Irene,
Alice's best friend to be very intriguing as well.
HIS RISK is a slightly different Amish tale between
people caught between two very different lifestyles while
still being a very inspirational novel about faith,
friendship, and family values. HIS RISK is sure to gain
Gray many new fans and both the new and long-standing
fans will all be looking forward to the next in the
series due out in July!
Learn more about His Risk
New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray
brings us another compelling suspense in her Amish of
Hart County series, this time featuring an undercover
English DEA agent who will do anything to protect the
Amish girl he loves.
Calvin Fisher left the Amish community at fourteen and
never looked back. Only his brother’s illness can bring
him back to Hart County. Now, as Calvin works to make
amends, he meets Alice, a local nursery school teacher,
and falls hard for her. But he has a secret that could
threaten the happiness he’s finally found.
Alice shouldn’t like—or want—Calvin. He’s English, has a
questionable past, and an even more questionable job.
Still, she can’t help being intrigued. Though Calvin
assures Alice that he’s worthy of her, she’s torn between
surrendering to her growing feelings and steering clear
When a sudden surge of criminal activity alarms the
community and even targets Alice, Calvin fears that his
double life has put everyone he loves at risk. As for
Alice, she can’t help but wonder if the brave and
honorable man she’s lost her heart to is far more
dangerous than she could ever imagine.
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