Title: Between Two Worlds
Author: Shelter Somerset
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Aiden Cermak and Daniel Schrock
POV: 3rd Person
Setting: Henry, Illinois
Cover Rating: 4
Aiden Cermak and Daniel Schrock are the definition of “worlds apart.” It doesn’t get more different than agnostic and Amish, and no one is more aware of this than Aiden. The young Chicago journalist travels to central Illinois Amish Country to research an article and ends up as a house guest of Daniel and his family after an act of bravery leaves the Schrocks in his debt.
Aiden is drawn to the solemn and mysterious Daniel and decides to hang around Amish Country for a while longer, despite the risk of terrible consequences for Daniel. But Daniel’s suspect sexuality might not be the only secret he’s harboring, and as Aiden becomes more and more enmeshed in the community, he discovers that a hidden past may make it even harder for Daniel to face his emerging feelings. It may be impossible to build a bridge between their worlds—their only hope may be to carve out a world of their own.
Can love conquer all?
Between Two Worlds is the story of Aiden Cermak, a journalist researching Amish life and their mysterious ways. Fate brings Aiden to the right place and just in time to save the Schrock family from a terrible accident. Out of gratitude the Schrocks invite Aiden to stay with them while he does his research.
Daniel is the oldest of the Schrock children and the most resistant to Aiden’s presence in the Schrock’s house. Daniel is troubled and moody, and Aiden is finding it very hard to keep from being attracted to him more each day.
As Aiden’s research brings him and Daniel closer it also starts to uncover a hidden past that this small town would rather stay covered. Threats are made against Aiden, and this once quiet Amish community takes on a whole new face.
I really enjoyed this book and Shelter Somerset knows how to weave a story that brings the reader in to the living room of the characters. I was surprised at the lack of physical contact between the two main characters but it was a pleasant surprise.
Reviewed By: Vonda