Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Daughters Dream-Shelley Shepard Gray-Book Review And Giveway

                                                             A Daughter’s Dream
What a lovely story.  I have fallen in love with the Charmed Amish Life Series by Shelley Shepard Gray.
I have had the pleasure of reading Book one and Book two and I look forward to more of this series!

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A little about the book from the back cover . . .
n Shelley Shepard Gray’s second book in her Charmed Amish Life series, a young teacher and farmer discover they have much in common, especially when it comes to healing old wounds from the past…and finding love in one another.
Rebecca Kinsinger has always dreamed of being a teacher. But when she’s given the opportunity she’s been waiting for at Charm Amish School, she’s dismayed to discover that teaching is hard work—work she’s afraid she’s not very good at.

That is, until Lilly Yoder joins the class. A thirteen-year old who’s just lost her parents, Lilly is in need of someone like Rebecca. For the first time since starting her new job, Rebecca feels a sense of purpose. But when she meets Lilly’s uncle, Jacob, his good looks and sweet, easy-going temperament are hard to ignore. How can she even entertain romantic thoughts of Jacob when his niece is her student?
Suddenly becoming Lily’s sole caregiver, Jacob Yoder never thought he’d be a single parent—or a farmer. Having been living in Florida as a carpenter, Jacob feels more at home wielding a hammer than a backhoe. The only bright spot in his life is Rebecca Kinsinger. As Lily and Rebecca develop a bond, Jacob’s fondness for the pretty teacher grows, too.

But when a fateful accident brings them together, Rebecca and Jacob must choose between duty and desire. Will they follow the path before them? Or set out to find true happiness…and true love?

And I thought . . . 
 I didn't want to put it down.  Although this is book two in the series if you haven't read the first book you'll still enjoy this installment.  I enjoyed it even more because I had read the first book.  It was like coming home.  The sub-characters in the story and Rebecca the main character of this story were introduced in book one.   

The main characters Rebecca and Jacob 'hit it off' when the first meet.  Their romance is sweet and fast.   Jacob's young niece Lilly even has a little budding romance going with Peter a boy in her school. 
Peter is a little bit of a 'rebel rowser' but seems to get his head on straight once he meets Lilly.  Even before meeting her though he begins to mature when he gets a job at the lumber mill in town which is a focal part of the series.  

I am looking forward to the next book which is comes out in September.  This story is about Rebecca's sister Amelia and promises to be another great read!  An excerpt/sneek  peek is at the end of 
A Daughter's Dream.  

The author also included a little background information and tells the reader about how she became an author.   

For more information about the author and her other writings visit her website.  

The Charmed Life is a great series.  You won't be disappointed.  

A Daughter's Dream deserves my 5 star rating. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from LItfuse in exchange for my honest review. 

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Molly the Airedale said...

This sounds like a truly wonderful book☺

Jerralea said...

Amish fiction is very popular at our church library. I will have to pass along your review to the librarian!