A Summer Secret takes place in an Amish community in Middlefield, OH. Mary Beth and her twin brother, Johnny, soon discover a run away child staying in their secret hide out. The twins sneak him food and clothing keeping it a secret until they’re forced to tell their parents when their hideout catches on fire.
This is an enjoyable book that is a quick read and while a little slow to start has a great climax and finishes well. I do feel this book would be better received and enjoyed by young teens or preteens, but possibly a little long for non-avid readers of that age group. The message portrayed was an excellent one, especially for the younger crowd.
Bottom line: I highly recommend this book for younger audiences, but wouldn’t be my first recommendation to adult crowds.