I am a fan of Shelley’s writing and this book was no different. Amish are appreciated so wonderfully, explaining and cherishing their way of life. Here too the author has done justice to the family and children that form the basis of the Amish way of life. The kids are the most important part of a parent life and more so since they have lost a spouse. As ideal parents both Emma and Jay always put their family first and move with the needs of their children.
The story of Brittany and her boss had been going on since the previous book I had read in the series and I hope I get to read her romance soon. Hopefully I will be reading her story in A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft (Amish Brides of Pinecraft #4) very soon!
(I got a copy of the book from Litfuse Publicity, the review is my own.)
A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn
(Avon Inspire, September 2015)
A wedding brings together two young widowed parents . . . and gives them a second chance at love.
Emma Keim was heartbroken when her husband, Sanford, passed away, leaving her to raise three young daughters alone. Though several years have passed, her relatives have made it no secret that they expect Emma to remain a widow, mourning Sanford indefinitely. But when she meets Jay Hilty—a handsome widower with three young sons of his own—Emma is delighted to have a new friend who understands her struggles. Still, she is dismayed that her family is so opposed to their friendship—and the idea of it ever becoming anything more. She honors her husband’s memory every day, but is she destined to be alone forever?
Emma’s gentleness with Jay’s boys stirs something in his heart that’s been quiet for far too long. But when his oldest son becomes engaged to a local woman, suddenly Jay, Emma, and their children are swept up in wedding preparations. Witnessing his son’s joy, Jay wonders if it’s time for him to move forward, too, and find happiness again.
Once again, love has come to Pinecraft. But can these two parties of four become a happy, healthy family of eight?
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About the author:
Shelley Shepard Gray is a two-time New York Times bestseller, a two-time USA Today bestseller, 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.