27 May 2016

A Daughter's Dream by Shelley Shepard Gray

About the Book
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In Shelley Shepard Gray's second book in her Charmed Amish Life series, 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?

What a pleasure it is to revisit the community of Charm, Ohio in Shelley Shepard Gray’s A Daughter’s Dream. I really enjoyed this charm-ing second Charmed Amish Life story, and I’m sure it will not leave fans of Amish fiction disappointed either.

A Daughter's Dream follows A Son’s Vow (which I read and liked earlier this year) and spotlights a different Kinsinger sibling, Rebecca, in a delightful romance. Now, Rebecca has the opportunity to pursue her dream to teach, which proves to be a bit more challenging than she expected, and encounters Jacob Yoder, who also faces his share of unexpected problems. Naturally and sweetly, amidst lessons of following dreams and seeking God’s will, romance develops between Rebecca and Jacob, and their story will bring a smile to any reader’s face.

I can easily say that A Daughter’s Dream offers exactly the kind of quick and heartwarming read expected from Shelley Shepard Gray. Again, I really enjoyed it and recommend it - and can’t wait to see more of Charm in A Sister’s Wish.

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of A Daughter’s Dream 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.

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