Friday, March 13, 2015
Litfuse Review: The Promise of Palm Grove by:Shelley Shepard Gray
About the Book:
A young Amish woman finds herself torn between the man she's pledged to wed and the man her heart desires in this heartwarming story of chance, duty, and choice in the face of love—the first volume in beloved New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray's new Amish Brides of Pinecraft series
Amish bride-to-be Leona is thrilled to be in Florida, on a mini vacation in the pretty town of Pinecraft. Her girlfriends think she's happy because she's away from the stress of wedding planning. They have no idea that Leona's real joy is in being away from her fiancé.
Edmund is a good man and will make a decent husband . . . just not for Leona. The more time she spends with him and his overbearing ways, the less she wants to be his wife. Her cousins are sure Edmund is the right man for her—and their certainty makes Leona begin to doubt herself. But when a chance encounter with a wayward cat brings her face-to-face with a handsome, fun-loving Amish man named Zachary Kaufmann, Leona's faced with two vastly different futures.
Leona must decide: Should she follow the path set out before her? Or take a chance with only the promise of what could be to guide her?
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.
First of all it has to be said of Shelley Shepard Gray, she can write a really great Amish series. She magnificently creates the most endearing, charming characters that seem like your neighbor or even a close family member. Her novels always have great flow to them and they are very easy to suck you in upon reading the first chapter. The Promise of Palm Grove, is book one in the Amish Brides of Pinecraft. It follows a young soon to be bride Leona as she struggles with the though of marrying a man that she does not see as a suitable fit for her.
You soon find out upon reading why Leona doesn't feel that Edmund is right for her and so you start rooting for Leona to drop him. But as always when God closes a door he opens a window. Leona and Zachary crosses each others paths things start looking up. Now what is this young girl to do?
A book set in a very sunny location with writing so good you can feel the sun's rays!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.