Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Book Review: The Silent Order

What does a quiet Amish community and the Mafia have in common? A great deal more than one would think in this great work of suspense, THE SILENT ORDER.
Two worlds are covered in this novel in a masterful way. On one hand you have a corrupt family who is making illegal liquor during Prohibition involving murder and evil in the basest of human beings. And when they encroach on the Amish lifestyle, more than one secret is unearthed.
I thought the suspense was well done, drawing my attention deeper into the plot. The tension was ratcheted at the right moments. I thought it had a good equation between romance, suspense and the secrets that were suffocating beneath it all. Towards the end the stakes were raised and the growth of the characters pushed beyond the comfort zone.
What I loved so much about this book is it took two worlds you would never think would touch and brought them together in a great story. From beginning to end I really enjoyed this book. Great characters, great suspense and while I had a good idea of where the secrets were leading, they were cloaked in a way that still kept me wondering if I was right. I love the Prohibition era in novels and enjoyed the settings. I thought it was well captured from beginning to end and brought me into the middle of it all.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the author for my copy to review.


  1. I liked this one, too, and I'm usually not an Amish fan at all but something intrigued me about mixing Amish with the Mafia :)

  2. I know Julia! I thought the same thing. I am an Amish reader, but am pretty strict about who I will read who I think really portray them well and this one met my expectations! :)

  3. I am also an Amish Reader....Thanks so much for this honest review. I want to read this. Thank YOU!

  4. I really enjoyed your review. I had to read it because my mind could not equate the Amish and the Mafia coming in to contact with one another.

  5. @Maureen, you are welcome! I think if you are an Amish reader you would enjoy this book. :)

    @Tea, I know, what a interesting concept for a book isn't it? But I thought it was pulled off well. :)


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