Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Litfuse Review: An Amish Family Christmas by:Shelley Shepard Gray
About the Book:
In Shelley Shepard Gray’s fourth book in her Charmed Amish Life series, an unlikely Amish romance reveals that Christmas is a time for family, miracles—and love.
Ever since his father died in a tragic fire, Levi Kinsinger has felt adrift. Newly returned to Charm, Ohio, Levi is trying to fit into his old life, only to discover he seems to have outgrown it.
But when Julia, his young widowed neighbor, asks for his help with a Christmas project, Levi finds a sense of purpose for the first time in months. She and her daughter are new to Charm and could use a friend, a job Levi takes personally. Soon enough, friendship grows into attraction, but Levi can’t help having doubts. There’s something about Julia that doesn’t ring quite true…
Like Levi, Julia Kemps has survived her fair share of hardships—but only by hiding the truth of her past. Being an unmarried mother in an Amish community was unthinkable. Feeling hopeless, Julia did the only thing she could do: she moved to a new town and pretended to be a widow. But meeting Levi, she’s hopeful for the first time. Little by little, she begins to imagine telling him her darkest secret, and eventually…perhaps even sharing her life with him.
Christmas is a time for family, and as the holiday draws closer, Julia and Levi will have to face their pasts together…in order to find the healing, support and love they so desperately desire.
The best thing about Christmas especially Christmas in Charm is the love that drifts in like the fresh, fallen snow. Watching love sprout and blossom between Julia and Levi is so sweet in Shelley Shepard Gray's latest release in the series entitled, Charmed Amish Life. An Amish Family Christmas is one about "do overs". Levi and Julia need a fresh start and when they meet and they grow closer and closer they both start to feel that maybe their lives are making a turn for the better.
But both of these dears have skeletons in their closets that need to be brought out into the open. But because of the fear they feel only condemnation and judging will be the only result. Will they ever be free to love again? The freedom that comes with the first step of trust?
An Amish Family Christmas is a heartbreaking story, but the author teaches us that through love and forgiveness anything is possible. A truly precious story told around the greatest seasons of the year!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.