Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hope and Healing -- A Son's Vow

If the first book is any indication, Shelley Shepard Gray's Charmed Amish Life series is certain to be one of her very best!

From the very beginning of A Son's Vow Shelley draws you into the lives of people who are dealing with loss, hurt, anger, and fear because of a tragic accident that affected several families in the idyllic little town of Charm.  Some have begun to move on from their loss, while others can't let go of the anger that continues to touch everyone around them.

Shelley fills the story with realistic emotion that causes you to care about the characters and look for them to find healing and hope for their lives.

I highly recommend A Son's Vow to fans of great Amish fiction or anyone interested in a story of faith that leads from loss and hurt to hope and healing.

Thanks to Shelley and her publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book:

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?

About the Author:

Shelley Shepard Gray is a two-time New York Times bestseller, a two-time USA Today bestseller, 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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1 comment:

  1. This book sounds so good. Can't wait to get and read it.