Undercover Amish (Covert Police Detectives Unit Series Book 1)

| March 26, 2017

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Detective Olivia Mast would rather run through gunfire than return to her former Amish community in Unity, Maine, where she killed her abusive husband in self-defense and witnessed her family’s murder.

She soon finds out that there are even more dark secrets in Unity than the ones from her own past, just waiting to be unearthed from the farm soil.
After an Amish man is murdered, the community will not pursue justice or answer questions from the police, so she begrudgingly dons her old prayer kapp and heads to Unity to investigate the murder undercover.
To make things even worse, her captain also orders her to protect the man she dated as a teen: Isaac Troyer, who was attacked on the night of the murder but cannot remember the incident.
The handsome and quirky cabinet maker begins to fall for her once again, unaware that she carries a 9mm under her skirt as she must fake her way into rejoining the Amish community to gain the people’s trust.
After another murder, some deadly pranks, and a kidnapping, Olivia realizes she needs Isaac’s help most of all because of his personal ties to the suspect.
When Isaac asks Olivia if he can court her, her captain orders her to pretend to love him, to make her cover more believable. Even though Olivia lies to Isaac about a lot of things, she doesn’t have to fake her reigniting feelings for him. Especially when he smiles that crooked smile or tenderly holds her hand.
When Olivia tells Isaac she is a detective, will he be willing to break Amish rules to help her arrest the killer? Or will he be unable to forgive her for lying to the community about wanting to be Amish again…and for lying to him?
Olivia values one important rule over all others: never let emotions, especially love, get in the way of the job. But as the body count rises and she starts falling for Isaac again, she might just end up breaking her own rule.

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Undercover Amish was a finalist in Maine Romance Writers Strut Your Stuff Competition 2015 and received 26 out of 27 points! (These books can be read out of order or as stand-alone novels. The sequel Amish Under Fire is coming soon.)

“Ashley Emma clearly did extensive research on the subject and portrayed this group in a compassionate, thoughtful manner. Couple her careful handling of this society with her compelling characters and heart-racing plot, and you’ve got a real winner!”
-Staci Troilo, author
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“…The only disappointing thing for me about Undercover Amish was when the story ended—I already miss the main characters!”
–Sue M Wilson, author
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Excerpt
A twig snapped in the woods somewhere in the distance. Olivia whipped around, clamping a hand on the leg holster that was beneath her skirt.
“I’m watching you, Olivia.” The scratchy, deep masculine voice rode on the breeze from somewhere in the trees that no longer seemed so far from her. Her blood froze, a sick feeling churning in her gut. “You still mourn the ones who died here, don’t you? You miss your family.”
She stood on the other side of her vehicle, using it as protection as she carefully drew her M&P Shield. Her throat closed up. She wanted to shout angry words, accusations and questions, but fear stole her voice.
How did he know about the fire?
“If you go, I won’t harm you. You should leave now while you still have the chance.”
“There’s no way I’m leaving,” she yelled.
“Get in your little beat up car and drive home. Or more accidents will happen.”
“It’s going to take a lot more than a few threats to scare me.” She stood up straighter and allowed her voice to carry over the field.
“You’ll see that I’m not bluffing, dear.”
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“Buy this book! It’s a five-star read in my opinion.”
-Wendy Pearson, moderator of The Write Practice

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