It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!
You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
***Special thanks to David P. Bartlett – Print & Internet Publicist – Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.***
Gayle Roper is the award-winning author of more than forty books and has been a Christy finalist three times. Gayle enjoys speaking at women’s events across the nation and loves sharing the powerful truths of Scripture with humor and practicality. She lives with her husband in southeastern Pennsylvania where Gayle enjoys reading, gardening, and her family.
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List Price: $10.99
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; Original edition (February 1, 2010)
AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER:
Alright, ya’ll know from my past reviews that I am a sucker for and an avid reader of Amish books…all Amish books! And Gayle Roper did not disappoint! I had been eyeing this particular book for sometime now and when the opportunity arose to review it for a blog tour I did a happy dance! Well, okay, not really, because I can’t dance but I did get super excited and anxious to read it.
This was a light, easy read. It’s a story full of God, romance, sadness, friends and family, and most importantly, faith. Without faith, we as a whole, are lost ones. But this story really hits home with finding that faith and believing in it and becoming a better person with it. All the characters blend together beautifully with the plot. Gayle really created characters that are so life-like that you can nearly reach out and hug them! It is truly a book that captured me from first page and held me til the end. That alone, is a keeper!
When I started reading this book, however, I didn’t know that this was a reprint from a series Gayle wrote in the 90’s. This particular one was, in the 90’s, called The Key. But, since I didn’t read those books then, I was truly happy to have had the chance to read the reprint, that deserves a 5 star rating and two thumbs up! I am now a forever fan of Gayle Roper’s and I anxiously await the release of the second book in the Amish Farm Trilogy, A Secret Identity.