Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Sister's Wish-Shelley Shepard Gray-Review/Giveaway

A Sister’s Wish

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About the book... (provided by Litfuse)
In Shelley Shepard Gray’s third book in her Charmed Amish Life series, a respectable young woman finds herself falling for an Amish man from the wrong side of the tracks.
Amelia Kinsinger is the perfect Amish woman—at least according to her neighbors. And while Amelia takes pride in her role as homemaker, she’s also harboring a secret: She’s been in love with bad boy Simon Hochstetler for as long as she can remember. Too bad he’s about as far from “perfect” as an Amish man could get… but that’s exactly why she’s so drawn to him.
Life hasn’t been kind to Simon. He ran away from an abusive home at fifteen and things went downhill from there. Eventually, Simon landed in prison. But the experience changed him. Now back in Charm as a grown man, he’s determined to make a new life for himself and not think too much about his wild past…unless it pertains to Amelia.
He’s loved Amelia for years. To him, she represents everything good and kind in the world. When he realizes that she returns his affections, he starts calling on her in secret, even though her older brother Lukas—who just happens to be Simon’s best friend—has made it perfectly clear that Amelia deserves better. Simon disagrees and believes he’s the only one who can truly make her happy.
But when Amelia gets hurt, it sets off a chain of events that forces them to consider their future together—and face their past mistakes. There’s a chance for love… but only if Simon dares to trust Amelia with the secrets of his past.
And I thought...They keep getting better!  A Sister's Wish is book 3 in the Charmed Series.
And well I think it was my favorite!

 I loved the being reintroduced to some of the characters from the first two books.  But I really 'fell in love' with Simon and his story and plight.  His struggling childhood that lead to bad mistakes as a younger adult brought him to where he is now.  A strong man that has realized his faith is worthy and he is worthy.

I loved the introduction to his sister Tess and their plans to help other people.  Women and children and families that have struggled with family abuse.

Abuse is not a topic that you would expect in this type of book/story.  Shelley does a fabulous job of weaving together a story that keeps you spellbound.

I really enjoyed A Sister's Wish and look forward with some sadness to reading the last book in the series An Amish Family Christmas

                                               Do they really have to end?
                                             Please Shelley say it 'Ain't So'!

Here's a little peek into An Amish Family Christmas . . . 

In Shelley Shepard Gray’s fourth book in her Charmed Amish Life series, an unlikely Amish romance reveals that Christmas is a time for family, miracles—and love. 
Ever since his father died in a tragic fire, Levi Kinsinger has felt adrift. Newly returned to Charm, Ohio, Levi is trying to fit into his old life, only to discover he seems to have outgrown it.
But when Julia, his young widowed neighbor, asks for his help with a Christmas project, Levi finds a sense of purpose for the first time in months. She and her daughter are new to Charm and could use a friend, a job Levi takes personally. Soon enough, friendship grows into attraction, but Levi can’t help having doubts. There’s something about Julia that doesn’t ring quite true…
Like Levi, Julia Kemps has survived her fair share of hardships—but only by hiding the truth of her past. Being an unmarried mother in an Amish community was unthinkable. Feeling hopeless, Julia did the only thing she could do: she moved to a new town and pretended to be a widow. But meeting Levi, she’s hopeful for the first time. Little by little, she begins to imagine telling him her darkest secret, and eventually…perhaps even sharing her life with him.

Christmas is a time for family, and as the holiday draws closer, Julia and Levi will have to face their pasts together…in order to find the healing, support and love they so desperately desire.

For information about the Author please visit her website.

I received a complimentary copy of A Sister's Wish from Litfuse.

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