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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Book Review: An Amish Family Christmas: A Charmed Amish Life Christmas Novel by Shelley Shepard Gray

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Avon Inspire,  for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.



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Looking for a great read to relax with over Thanksgiving vacation?

Here you go!


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Synopsis:

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.

Review:


Once again Shelley gives us a wonderful Amish story, that bring back the true reason for the season, and reminds us to step back and enjoy the little things and family during the season! The Charmed Series takes something that is bad and allows for good to happen, via the Amish, that changes it. Think of it like an adult fairy tale! This story is no different. While it is set outside and in, the Amish life, it allows both the English and Amish ways to meet and for the good to overcome grief, fear and heartache, so that everyone is changed, and for the better. Through Levi's attempts with Julia, we see God's grace for us, that we are forgiven, and that once we accept that, we will have a new life. Both of them, and Levi's family,  learn that God is good indeed! It's the perfect story for the season!


About the Author:


Shelley Shepard Gray lives in southern Ohio and writes full time. A busy wife and mother of two, she spends her days writing and keeping track of her two teenagers. Her two dogs keep her company when she writes in her basement.

Shelley enjoys writing about the Amish and visits Amish communities in Adams and Holmes counties several times a year. When not spending time with her family or writing, she serves on several committees in her church.

She also bakes a lot, loves coconut cream pie, and will hardly ever pull weeds, mow the yard, or drive in the snow.

Shelley also spends a lot of time on line! Please visit her website, www.shelleyshepardgray.com to find out her latest news...or become her friend on FaceBook.







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