Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Saturday, September 14, 2013


About the Book:  A young Amish woman harbors a difficult secret. Does she dare share the truth with the man she hopes to marry?  Elsie Keim doesn’t want to be left behind. Her twin sister, Viola, and her older brother, Roman, have both found love and are building lives of their own. But Elsie? She’s still stuck at home, being treated like a child. No one seems to consider her a capable woman—all they see are the thick lenses of her glasses, constant reminders that Elsie suffers from keratoconus and is slowly going blind.  Elsie knows there’s much more to her than her disease. That’s why when a new neighbor, Landon Troyer, shows some interest in her, she doesn’t want anything to scare him away . . . even if it means keeping her condition a secret.  Landon is ready to start a new life and feels like Elsie may just be the right woman to start it with. But when Roman steps in and shares the truth about Elsie’s illness, Landon is floored. His job is demanding and takes him away from home, sometimes for days at a time. How could he keep up with his responsibilities and take care of Elsie?
About The Author: Shelley Shepard Gray is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the “Sisters of the Heart”, “Seasons of Sugarcreek”, “Secrets of Crittenden County”, and Families of Honor series. 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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My Thoughts On The Book:  This was one of the best Amish romances I have read in a while.  Once I started reading the book I did not put it down until I was finished.  This book is the third in a series and even though I have not read the other two I was able to pick this one up and be drawn into the lives of the main characters.  The story is one of struggle, decisions, doing our will, secrets, and life.  There were several sub plots working in this story.  The secretiveness of the grandparents past, the hidden addiction of the father, and the illness of one of the twins. Through this family's bond of love, the love of a man and his wife, the love of parent and child all the stories are resolved.  The resolves may not have been what I would have wanted but through Gray's expert character development I was left with a feeling of understanding.  If you love Amish books then this one is definitely one you will not want to miss. 

STATEMENT OF DISCLOSURE: I received an paperback copy of this title from Litfuse Publicity Group  as part of their blogger review program . I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.  Thanks guys for letting me read this and participate!

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