Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Litfuse Review:Ray of Light by:Shelley Shepard Gray

Ray of Light (The Days of Redemption #2)
About the Book:
When two hearts connect on a beach in Florida, is it a brief romance . . . or the start of a lasting love?

After family secrets come to light, causing an uproar, Roman Keim is taking a much-needed vacation to Pinecraft, the Amish snowbird community in Florida. The warm weather is a welcome break from the bleak Ohio winter, as is a week off from all his family's drama. But Roman's own drama begins when he meets his next-door neighbors: Amanda Yoder, a beautiful young widow, and her adorable daughter, Regina.

In the two years since her husband died, Amanda has never looked at another man. She certainly doesn't intend to get married again. But she can't deny that there's something special between her and Roman. As his week in Pinecraft comes to a close, Amanda knows that, in spite of her attempt to remain distant, she's given Roman a piece of her heart. And her daughter seems to have fallen in love, too.

Is there hope for a second chance at love for Amanda? Or will duty call Roman home first, far from the two women who have captured his heart?

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.

My Review:
 This book is much like the previous one in the The Days of Redemption series as it is capturing my attention from the very start. We are greeted with everyone in the Keim family gathered around Grandmother Lovina as she starts to read a letter from her grandson Roman who is away in Pinecraft, Florida. While on vacation in Florida Roman begins to notice his neighbor that just happens to be Amish. He learns through town gossip that it is possible she is a widow and has a daughter.

 Soon the rumors are put to rest and Roman learns that everything he has heard is in fact true, much to his delight. Well, Roman's cousin Beth decides to introduce him to the girl he appears to be so fond of;Amanda.
 Amanda doesn't seem too interested in him at first. It is definitely interesting to see how this all plays out especially since Roman feels like he has a somewhat boring life and very little to offer. This book, even though it is second in the series can pretty much stand alone. It would make for a great beach read!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me for free for my honest review by Litfuse.