Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Litfuse Review: A Daughter's Dream by:Shelley Shepard Gray
About the Book:
In Shelley Shepard Gray’s second book in her Charmed Amish Life series, a young teacher and farmer discover they have much in common, especially when it comes to healing old wounds from the past…and finding love in one another.
Rebecca Kinsinger has always dreamed of being a teacher. But when she’s given the opportunity she’s been waiting for at Charm Amish School, she’s dismayed to discover that teaching is hard work—work she’s afraid she’s not very good at.
That is, until Lilly Yoder joins the class. A thirteen-year old who’s just lost her parents, Lilly is in need of someone like Rebecca. For the first time since starting her new job, Rebecca feels a sense of purpose. But when she meets Lilly’s uncle, Jacob, his good looks and sweet, easy-going temperament are hard to ignore. How can she even entertain romantic thoughts of Jacob when his niece is her student?
Suddenly becoming Lily’s sole caregiver, Jacob Yoder never thought he’d be a single parent—or a farmer. Having been living in Florida as a carpenter, Jacob feels more at home wielding a hammer than a backhoe. The only bright spot in his life is Rebecca Kinsinger. As Lily and Rebecca develop a bond, Jacob’s fondness for the pretty teacher grows, too.
But when a fateful accident brings them together, Rebecca and Jacob must choose between duty and desire. Will they follow the path before them? Or set out to find true happiness…and true love?
Rebecca seems to have her life all planned out. She took on a job that looks like it is proving to be too much for her. But soon as she gets to know these children she sees a side of them that others get to rarely see and I believe that is what draws her to them all the more. While this is going on, she falls in love with Lily and Lily's story touches her heart. But that's not the only one that's tugging at her heart strings.
Shelley Shepard Gray's books always bring the two main characters to a crossroads where they have to decide that the romance between them is worth considering or should they just walk away. It's like your very own Amish soap opera. Shelley seems like such a nice quiet author but the things that she writes seems that there is another side to her all together. But one thing is for certain she believes in love and romance even for the Amish. I enjoy her version of love and romance and her writing is impeccable. Giveaway link here.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.