Review of Her New Story

Her New Story

Laura Bradford

5 Stars


From nationally bestselling author Laura Bradford comes a poignant, uplifting novel about a down-on-her-luck journalist whose less than ideal assignment to Pennsylvania’s Amish country forces her to re-think her priorities, and her life…

Tess Baker thought she had the perfect everything–until her best friend, and (now ex) husband, betrayed her, leaving her with nothing, except her career as an investigative reporter. In her work for a leading magazine, Tess can lose herself in whatever story she’s chasing. So she’s devastated when her next assignment is far from the exciting location or action-packed quest she anticipated.

Thanks to a recent misstep, Tess is handed a bus ticket to Pennsylvania–to Amish country. The story? Write about living in the past in a modern-day world. Determined to prove herself by coming up with something juicier than a run-of-the-mill human-interest piece, Tess makes her way through this strange place. (Goodreads)


These books are so good, and I am so happy that I read them.  I really liked the fact that the women in those books were present in this one.  I felt like I was able to check in with them and see how they are doing.  That was very clever and I greatly enjoyed it.  

The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Tess has been betrayed by her husband and her best friend,  and she cannot get over that betrayal.  She does not feel like she can trust anybody and she  is not willing to try.  If she does not have a change of heart, she is going to be very lonely.  The people she meets will have a lasting influence on her, if she lets them.

This is a story of personal growth, forgiveness and learning to trust again.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted book.  Whether you like Amish Fiction or Women’s Fiction, this book is for you.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

Her New Story by [Laura Bradford]