"The Gift" by Shelley Shepard Gray Book Tour With litfusegroup
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.
"The Gift" by Shelley Shepard Gray is the third book in the (Amish of Hart County) series. Each one can be read as a stand alone but like always I have read them all and each story is separate except the sheriff is the same in each story. You might be asking yourself why a sheriff in an Amish story, well it is true that these books are of the Amish genre but they are a mixture of mystery also. "The Gift" is a story that kept me turning the pages. It is a story that shows that people need to take responsibilities for their own actions and not blame others. I am including two quotes from the book that I think are what life is really all about, even in fiction, there is truth to be found. “ It ain’t what we have or don’t have that counts. What matters is how we follow our faith and treat others.” The second quote from the book is "None of us ever really knows how what we do and what we say affects everyone around us. It's easy to make someone's day.... or ruin it with just a few short words". I really like how the title is explained in the story. It isn't specifically explained but if you read the book you will get it! I recommend "The Gift" by Shelley Shepard Gray to anyone that likes the Amish genre and is a fan of Shelley Shepard Gray and to anyone that likes a clean love story and mysteries. So this book could be a favorite of many readers. I was given a copy by litfusegroup in exchange for my honest review. These opinions are my own.
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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