Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Wedding at the Orange Blossom in by Shelley Shepard Gray Book Review



In the third book of New York Times-bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray's Amish Brides of Pinecraft series, a wedding brings together two young widowed parents . . . and gives them a second chance at love
Emma Keim was heartbroken when her husband, Sanford, passed away, leaving her to raise three young daughters alone. Though several years have passed, her relatives have made it no secret that they expect Emma to remain a widow, mourning Sanford indefinitely. But when she meets Jay Hilty---a handsome widower with three young sons of his own---Emma is delighted to have a new friend who understands her struggles. Still, she is dismayed that her family is so opposed to their friendship---and the idea of it ever becoming anything more. She honors her husband's memory every day, but is she destined to be alone forever?
Emma's gentleness with Jay's boys stirs something in his heart that's been quiet for far too long. But when his oldest son becomes engaged to a local woman, suddenly Jay, Emma, and their children are swept up in wedding preparations. Witnessing his son's joy, Jay wonders if it's time for him to move forward, too, and find happiness again.
Once again, love has come to Pinecraft. But can these two parties of four become a happy, healthy family of eight?

My Thoughts:

This is the third book in this series. I love the Pinecraft setting. It makes for such a unique setting in an Amish Fiction. I have really come to enjoy and look forward to Shelley Shepard Gray’s books. She really has a unique personality that shines through in her writing.

This is a stand-alone read if you haven’t read the other books in the series. Reading the other books will give you a full picture of all the characters. You will meet new characters and get reacquainted with old characters.

I have loved all of the books in this series but, I have to say that I have chuckled quite a bit more with this one. Frankie the beagle just was a delightful addition and all his ways just brought a new element to this book. Really, all the characters had a lot of spunk and were delightful.

I like that it focuses on two different relationships and gives you a glimpse into what may happen in the future with Eric and Beverly. Or at least I hope I am reading between the lines correctly with a pending relationship with those two.

Shelley Shepard Gray has a way of making the characters so likable and down to earth.

This has been a delightful and quick read that I had a hard time putting down. I look forward to the fourth book in this series.

Thank you Shelley for another wonderful book!

Litfuse Publicity Group has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. In no way was I asked to give a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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