A Daughter’s Dream is a complete romance, as well as a book about finding the right path and a wholesome family story. I am a fan of Shelley’s work and enjoy reading the Amish stories she pens. This book is the second of the Charm Series and even though I had not read the other book this one is a fine stand alone book. I finished it in a day with a kid on summer break by my side such were the interesting words.
The story is the connection that Rebecca and Jacob find and how their love blossoms and helps them grow and realize their true direction. The most powerful lesson is that not always is sacrificing in the name of love the right thing to do. Following our desire or calling is equally important and as a family, we must allow each person to grow and learn.
The book has many characters and they add to the strength of the story. The fact that book has the main protagonists who are not so young add to the story. That age is a factor often debated when people fall in love and this book reiterates the fact love at any age is good, pretty much excellent, I say. There is a lot of love in this book with various other characters and I do see a book for many of them, which is great since I just love these stories. Their stories touch each other and grow, never encroaching on each other. A fine balance indeed has been struck in sharing these together.
I found this book covering all aspects of life and I enjoyed reading this one, I think A Daughter’s Dream is by far the best book by Shelley Shepard Gray. A married couple finding their balance and understanding, a young girl handling the troubles life has thrown her way and finally Rebecca and Jacob and their love story. Peter, Lily, Amelia, Katie, Darla, Mercy, Rachel and Marcus – I enjoyed learning about each one of them. This book shared so much yet it was never too much as I eagerly turned the pages.
“Family is always important. Some days, it’s all we have.”
– A Daughter’s Dream by Shelley Shepard Gray
I think Peter is my favorite with a sweet yet strong demeanour and of course, I want to know what happens with Mercy. Family is the central theme as love binds these sweet, gentle folk. In spite of sounding repetitive – go read this book, it has so much to share. If you love Amish Fiction then you should have read it by now!
(© I received a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity via http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com/, the views are my own honest opinion.)
About the book:
A Daughter’s Dream (Avon Inspire, May 2016)
A young teacher and farmer discover they have much in common, especially when it comes to healing old wounds from the past . . . and finding love in one another.
Rebecca Kinsinger has always dreamed of being a teacher. But when she’s given the opportunity she’s been waiting for at Charm Amish School, she’s dismayed to discover that teaching is hard work—work she’s afraid she’s not very good at.That is, until Lilly Yoder joins the class. A thirteen-year old who’s just lost her parents, Lilly is in need of someone like Rebecca. For the first time since starting her new job, Rebecca feels a sense of purpose. But when she meets Lilly’s uncle, Jacob, his good looks and sweet, easy-going temperament are hard to ignore. How can she even entertain romantic thoughts of Jacob when his niece is her student?
Suddenly becoming Lily’s sole caregiver, Jacob Yoder never thought he’d be a single parent—or a farmer. Having been living in Florida as a carpenter, Jacob feels more at home wielding a hammer than a backhoe. The only bright spot in his life is Rebecca Kinsinger. As Lily and Rebecca develop a bond, Jacob’s fondness for the pretty teacher grows, too.
But when a fateful accident brings them together, Rebecca and Jacob must choose between duty and desire. Will they follow the path before them? Or set out to find true happiness . . . and true love?
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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.