When I am looking for a nice, relaxing author to read, I always go to Shelley Shepard Gray. Her books are never too long, have beautiful covers, and make me wish there were more pages. Some authors add a lot of pages and it leaves me wishing they had simplified things. But the authors that leave me wishing for more are the ones I add to my favorites list.
Simon is a little rough around the edges. He made some poor choices based on things that had happened to him in his past. Because these are the type of kids I work with, I understood a little more of why he did the things he did. However, consequences still had to happen and he still had to seek forgiveness from those he wronged.
Amelia is loved by her community and, as you can imagine, they don’t want her to be negatively influenced by hanging around a boy like Simon. She is not to be deterred, though.
Simon has to learn to really and truly forgive himself and move forward as a changed man. Amelia has to learn to trust and forgive, as well. But just like in any relationship, other family members are involved and like to offer their own opinions. It’s up to Amelia and Simon to make their own choices and decisions about the future of their relationship.
I absolutely love Charm. My favorite thing about this series is that Gray mixes humor, romance, and life together into a beautiful story.
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A Sister’s Wish (Avon Inspire, September 2016)
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.