Thursday, June 2, 2016

Can Rebecca and Jacob find love in one another in @ShelleySGray's new book? Enter to win a copy!

Book info
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.

My Review:

"A Daughter's Dream" is the second book in the Charmed Amish Life series and beginning this book was like coming home to Charm, Ohio.  As soon as I opened the book and saw the map of the town I was immediately transported back here and it becomes so easy to become immersed in the character's lives.  Each of the characters are dealing with struggles in their lives, either from events from the past, changes in their family situations and their work or trying to figure out their place in life and what is the best path to take.  They are so easy to connect with as they are easy to relate to.  Rebecca is easily my favorite character as she is thrilled to pursue her dream, but at the same time her dream is harder and not quite what she imagined it would be in real life and this makes her question what she is doing.  I have no idea how many times I have questioned things in my life and I know I'm not alone with that. 
Shelley has done another incredible job with this book as it is a book that draws the reader in immediately into the storyline and also the characters' lives.  This is sweet story that is a quick read and it will leave you wanting to take another journey to Charm. 

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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