The Gift - Shelley Shepard Gray - GIVEAWAY!

5 Stars!

A special Christmas story about love and blessings in the next book in the Amish of Hart County series
The Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County. But when Susanna Schwartz hears gunshots that causes her buggy to overturn, and then her little sister falls through a wooden bridge into the icy creek, it becomes clear from these dangerous "accidents" that someone wants them gone.

Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it's not the Schwartz family's fault, but he can't help but be resentful. Until he meets Susanna. She is kind-hearted and bold, and Neil can't stop thinking about her pretty green eyes.

Neil thinks the accidents are just that, but Susanna's father is convinced the Vance family is responsible. Susanna refuses to believe Neil would do anything to harm her. She's fallen in love with him and knows he is a good man. But her family is ready to pack up and move, and time is running out to uncover the truth before someone gets hurt . . . or worse.

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.

Find out more about Shelley at http://www.shelleyshepardgray.com.

Yet another great book in this series. I don't think Shelley Shepard Gray could write a bod book if she tried. 

This one was really intense. It was very suspenseful and certainly kept you wondering. I did have an inkling who was the suspect, but really wasn't sure until the end. 

I really loved all the characters in this story. This is something Shelly has a gift for - character development. She just has a way with her characters as if she know them all personally and wants you to know them as well. She not only develops the main characters but the minor ones as well. I always feel as though I know everyone mentioned as though they are my neighbors. As in most of Shelly's books there is another romance happening along side the main one - its like you are getting two stories in one.

I loved that this had a Christmas theme. Although - they don't get to celebrate Christmas in the traditional way (you will have to read to know what I am talking about). This is a very romantic yet suspenseful and edgy story. As always she keeps it clean and Christian based (but not preachy).

A wonderful read that I could not put down, and as usual I am looking forward to the next one.

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Litfuse ~ Thank You!
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