Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Book Review~A Son's Vow
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?
Shelley Shepard Gray's first book in her Charmed Amish Life series is set in the quaint Amish village of Charm, Ohio, and tells the stories of the Kinsinger siblings who are each struggling to find both forgiveness and love in the face of tragedy.
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.
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What I Thought: A Son's Vow is the first book in author Shelley Shepard Gray's new series The Charmed Amish Life. Ms. Gray is one of my favorite authors-she has a talent for drawing me into the book, leaving me feeling like I personally know the characters and don't want the story to end! She once again pulled me in to this wonderful new story, set in a small Ohio town named Charm. A horrible tragedy at the local mill left the community divided, and families in turmoil. Lukas and Darla, best friends for many years, feel a strain between them. As they work hard to heal their own families, they both struggle with their relationship.
A Son's Vow was a quick read for me-it is 262 pages long, but the story is so intriguing that I couldn't put it down! At the back of the book is a treasure of extra information:
*Meet Shelley Shepard Gray
*Letter from the Author
*Questions for Discussion
*Recipe-White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies
*A Few Charming facts from Shelley Shepard Gray
*Sneak Peek into the second book in the series
I am excited to get my hands on the second book in The Charmed Amish Life series, A Daughter's Dream, coming in May 2016 from Avon Inspire.
You can read more reviews of A Son's Vow at the book's Landing Page. Purchase your own copy here.
Shelley Shepard Gray is having a giveaway! Click here to enter by February 10th.
*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.