05 February 2016

A Son's Vow by Shelley Shepard Gray

About the Book
Shelley Shepard Gray’s first book in her Charmed Amish Life series is set in the quaint Amish village of Charm, Ohio, and tells the stories of the Kinsinger siblings who are each struggling to find both forgiveness and love in the face of tragedy.

Three months ago, everything changed for Darla Kurtz and her family. Darla’s father was responsible for a terrible fire at Charm’s lumber mill which killed five Amish men. And though he, too, lost his life, the town of Charm hasn’t looked at her family the same since. Even Lukas Kinsinger – with whom Darla used to have a close friendship.

Now her brother’s anger at the town is spilling over onto Darla, and she has the bruises to prove it. The accident already cost five lives, but if something doesn’t change soon, Darla fears it will cost her – and her family – even more.

Lukas Kinsinger wants to mourn the loss of his father, but he can hardly find the time to breathe. Suddenly the head of his father’s lumber mill and responsible for taking care of his three siblings, he’s feeling the pressure. He has also never felt more alone – especially with the new tension between he and Darla. But when he learns of her troubles at home, Lukas knows he can’t simply stand by and watch. Someone has to help her before another tragedy occurs.

As Lukas and Darla attempt to repair their families, they discover something deeper than friendship growing between them. But will Lukas and Darla’s love be accepted after so much loss? Or will the pain of the past overcome any chance of future happiness?

It did not take long for me to come to love Shelley Shepard Gray’s Amish fiction novels, and now I eagerly await each new one. As I have discovered, her books offer quick but easily enjoyable and entertaining stories with great characters, challenging circumstances, and heartwarming romance - and A Son’s Vow fits into that description perfectly. Beginning the Charmed Amish Life series, A Son’s Vow introduces readers to the community of Charm, Ohio and, in telling the story of Lukas and Darla, explores a wide range of difficult issues, emotions, and reactions that arise following a tragedy. It’s an all-around emotional and engaging story with great spiritual growth, and fans of Amish fiction will not be disappointed. I recommend it to interested readers and now look forward to the next in the series, A Daughter’s Dream.

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of A Son’s Vow and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions, be sure to check out what other reviewers think here, and purchase a copy of the book here.

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.

Connect with Shelley at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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