LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Gift by Shelley Shepard Gray


Title: The Gift
Series: The Amish Of Hart County, #3
Publisher: Avon Inspire
Publish Date: November 7, 2017
ISBN: 978-0062469144
Source: LitFuse Blog Tours
Pages: 272
Rating: 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon ~ BN ~ Christian Book

About The Book

A special Christmas story about love and blessings in the next book in the Amish of Hart County series

The Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County. But when Susanna Schwartz hears gunshots that causes her buggy to overturn, and then her little sister falls through a wooden bridge into the icy creek, it becomes clear from these dangerous “accidents” that someone wants them gone.

Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it’s not the Schwartz family’s fault, but he can’t help but be resentful. Until he meets Susanna. She is kind-hearted and bold, and Neil can’t stop thinking about her pretty green eyes.

Neil thinks the accidents are just that, but Susanna’s father is convinced the Vance family is responsible. Susanna refuses to believe Neil would do anything to harm her. She’s fallen in love with him and knows he is a good man. But her family is ready to pack up and move, and time is running out to uncover the truth before someone gets hurt . . . or worse.

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My Thoughts
Oh my goodness, what a wonderful book this one was! It is book 3 in Ms. Gray’s most recent series, and the best one to date! I loved every bit of this book and was not ready to see it come to an end.

Neil and Susanna’s characters were beautifully created. They both stole my heart in an instant! Both characters suffered from unexpected circumstances, though very differently. Watching them come to terms with their feelings and their thoughts about the situations was absolutely breathtaking.

This book is the perfect blend of Amish simplicity, Godly messages, strong characters, a touch of romance and pinch of suspense. I love the way this book reads as a stand alone, yet captures the complete series in one book. If you love fast paced, Amish simple life, and suspense, then this 5 star book is one you want on your forever shelf. Grab it now! Well done, Mrs. Gray!

*Cafinated Reads received a complimentary copy of this book from LitFuse Blog Tours and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*

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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.

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15 November, 2017
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  • Reply Renee

    Sounds good! I haven’t read any of this series. I’ll have to add it to my tbr list.

    16 November, 2017 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Mary

    I LOVED this series. Your review was right on!

    16 November, 2017 at 10:07 pm
  • Reply sherry fundin

    I love barns. When I lived in New York, they had a lot of them and I would shoot photos of them. Glad this one hit home for you. Have a great weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    17 November, 2017 at 9:25 am
  • Reply Rebecca

    I’m trying to branch into more Amish reads. I keep seeing fabulous reviews about this one so I’m definitely going to check into this one. 🙂

    21 November, 2017 at 3:17 pm
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