1/7/14

Grace: A Christmas Sisters of the Heart Novel - Shelley Shepard Gray

4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
It's never too late to go home
It’s Christmastime at the Brenneman Bed and Breakfast, and everyone isexcited about closing down for the holidays. But when two unexpectedvisitors appear seeking shelter, the family’s commitment to hospitalityis tested. First Levi arrives, sullen and angry . . . but insisting on staying for five days. Next Melody shows up. She’s almost nine months pregnant, but won’t say a word about why she traveled all the way from Kentucky by herself. As the two strangers settle in, the Brennemans try to make the best of an uncomfortable situation, except for Katie, who and knows a thing or two about keeping secrets. She is determined to learn the truth about these two strangers . . . all while keeping her own secret safely hidden away.
All is revealed when a snowstorm traps them at the inn.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Shelley Shepard Gray lives in southern Ohio and writes full time. A busy wife and mother of two, she spends her days writing and keeping track of her two teenagers. Her two dogs keep her company when she writes in her basement.
Shelley enjoys writing about the Amish and visits Amish communities in Adams and Holmes counties several times a year. When not spending time with her family or writing, she serves on several committees in her church.
She also bakes a lot, loves coconut cream pie, and will hardly ever pull weeds, mow the yard, or drive in the snow.
Please visit her website - HERE


MY REVIEW -
What a wonderful story this was! I thoroughly enjoyed it! This was one of those, easy flowing, feel good, gets in your heart, kind of story.

This was not a tear gusher, but certain little things just spoke to me and touched my heart, and I did shed a few tears. This was a story of a heart broken man who looses his wife and child and a young Amish girl who is pregnant due to a rape! They both come together at a B&B. Very heartwarming! To say the least.

This was my first Shelley Shepard Gray book and I really like her writing style! She kind of reminded me of Cindy Woodsmall (whom I love!)  She keeps it real, the whole story is very real feeling. Writing of the rape of an Amish girl! I am sure this kind of thing does happen. Not everything is roses even in Amish life.

One reviewer said "Too Much Going On in This Amish Story" I couldn't disagree more! I am the kind of person who gets easily confused with a lot of characters and a too busy storyline, but I thought this was perfect! I was not confused at all! The author had a great way of keeping the characters personalities straight, and I had an easy time following the story.

This was a very nice, easy reading, easy flowing, heartwarming story, clean and certainly enjoyable for anyone.

This had been on my shelf for a while now and was wanting to read it for a long time!

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE

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The linking of the books (to be officially renamed in Feb.)- 
1. The Espressologist
2. Grace
Both books had characters that worked in coffee shops!

Don't forget the contest - HERE

2 comments:

  1. How cold is it in New York? My son lives in Hoboken and works in the city and said his eyes teared up walking from the bus to work and his eyelashes froze. :)

    BTW, I answered which one I am in the photo if you want to stop back, but if not I am in the front row in the middle in the pink tank top.

    STAY WARM.

    Don't forget my giveaway if you haven't entered.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
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  2. I read this one and realllly liked it. Great review. So glad you liked it too.

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