A Son's Vow: The Charmed Amish Life, Book One - Shelley Shepard Gray

5 Stars!

Three months ago, everything changed for Darla Kurtz and her family.

Darla's father was responsible for a terrible fire at Charm's lumber mill which killed five Amish men. And though he, too, lost his life, the town of Charm hasn't looked at her family the same since. Even Lukas Kinsinger---with whom Darla used to have a close friendship.

Now her brother's anger at the town is spilling over onto Darla, and she has the bruises to prove it. The accident already cost five lives, but if something doesn't change soon, Darla fears it will cost her---and her family---even more.

Lukas Kinsinger wants to mourn the loss of his father, but he can hardly find the time to breathe. Suddenly the head of his father's lumber mill and responsible for taking care of his three siblings, he's feeling the pressure. He has also never felt more alone---especially with the new tension between he and Darla. But when he learns of her troubles at home, Lukas knows he can't simply stand by and watch. Someone has to help her before another tragedy occurs.

As Lukas and Darla attempt to repair their families, they discover something deeper than friendship growing between them. But will Lukas and Darla's love be accepted after so much loss? Or will the pain of the past overcome any chance of future happiness?

Shelley Shepard Gray's first book in her Charmed Amish Life series is set in the quaint Amish village of Charm, Ohio, and tells the stories of the Kinsinger siblings who are each struggling to find both forgiveness and love in the face of tragedy. 

Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town's bike trail.

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A wonderful story! I am very excited about this new series of Shelley's. And I am equally excited to be apart of it.

This is my third book by Shelley and I love her already! She has a very nice, easy writing style. There is a lot going on and a lot of characters to introduce but she does such a great job! I never once get confused or feel lost in the story.

I very quickly fell in love with almost all the characters, one of them, Aaron, I am still trying to learn to love. While the main part of the story is about Darla and her family and Lukas (loved them both), the book also introduces Hannah (whom I love! and can't wait to read more about) and Rob, her "English friend" oo la la - there is a romance to be had there! And there is also Aaron and Hope, that will also make a good story.
Sooo I am thinking those are the next two books LOL. That's my prediction and hope anyway.

Shelley does wrap it up nicely in the end, but also leaves you wanting to know more about the characters and their families. I can't wait to read the next one!

Thank you Litfuse for sending me this book for my honest review!

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  1. I'm not a big fan of Amish fiction for the most part--but you do make this sound interesting. Maybe I should check it out ... someday, when I've gotten through my massive TBR pile!


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