It should've been an idyllic Christmas on the new farm in Hart County...until the accidents.
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.
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.
What a great story to read to get me in the mood for Christmas decorating and the Christmas season! I love the cover of this book, it is beautiful and I could also picture being on the farm and in Hart County while reading. Shelley has once again done a great job with setting the scene, creating characters that are easy to love and connect with and a nice mix of suspense and romance. The book starts out with a bang, literally, and I was immediately drawn into the story. Susanna is so easy to connect with, I loved her as a character and Neil is such a good, strong character as well. Their interactions and watching their relationship grow in the midst of turmoil and tension was well-written and I love how the story develops and the storyline is drawn out. This is quick read that is perfect for the season.
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*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*