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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft: An Amish Brides of Pinecraft Christmas Novel by Shelley Shepard Gray - Book Review

A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft: An Amish Brides of Pinecraft Christmas Novel

About The Book:

Christmas has come to Pinecraft in bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray's final Amish Brides of Pinecraft novel, an uplifting story that proves anything is possible when you follow your heart.

When manager Beverly Overholt's beloved Orange Blossom Inn is broken into, she's shaken to the core.

The inn has been her whole life since arriving in the quaint Amish vacation town of Pinecraft, Florida. Hoping to repair what's been lost, Beverly calls Eric Wagler, the inn's handsome owner. To her surprise, he promises to be on the next flight out of Philadelphia. Ever since her fiancĂ© jilted her, Beverly's been closed off to love. However, with Eric things feel different. She can't help but be hopeful that their work relationship will turn into something more—even though they are from different worlds.

She grew up Amish and is now Mennonite. Eric, on the other hand, grew up on the city streets of Philadelphia. How could they ever find common ground? But as Beverly and Eric put the inn back together, prepare for Christmas, and even witness romance blossoming for another couple, the trust—and love—between them grows.

Will Christmas bring a second chance for Beverly? And if it does, will she be brave enough to take it?

My Thoughts:

It is always a joy to review a book by Shelley Shepard Gray. Her Amish-themed books are always sweet and inspirational, and I have especially enjoyed Shelley's "Amish Brides of Pinecraft" series.

Shelley bring that series to an end with her latest book, "A Christmas Bride In Pinecraft." This time the story revolves around Beverly, the manager of the beloved Orange Blossom Inn in Pinecraft, Florida and Eric, the inn's owner.  Romance is in the stars for Beverly and Eric, but a tragic incident threatens to derail that special love when the inn is broken into.  As the duo put the inn back to right, the mystery of who did the deed taints Beverly and Eric's relationship as secrets surface and feeling are hurt. But the story resolves with a positive outcome and perhaps a happily-ever-after!

Shelley wraps up this series with updates on the previous couples whose romances were followed in the first books, and gives her main character a mystery to solve and a romance to brighten her life. I love the inspirational message Shelley includes in her stories, and really, really love the delicious recipes she always includes in her books. This book was truly a sweet treat to enjoy and really sparks the Christmas spirit as well.

Fans of Amish-related/Mennonite-related stories will adore this book and I highly recommend all the books in this series, as well as Shelley's other series!

About The Author:

Shelley Gray is the author of The Heart of a Hero series. Her Amish novel (written as Shelley Shepard Gray), "The Protector," recently made the New York Times best seller list. A native of Texas, she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Colorado and taught school for ten years. She and her husband have two children and live in Southern Ohio.

Check out her website at www.shelleyshepardgray.com for more information on her books and upcoming projects!

My thanks to Avon Inspire/Harper Collins Publishers for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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