Friday, February 3, 2017
For the Love of Books Giveaway Hop: Enter to Win 3 Amish Fiction Paperbacks by Shelley Shepard Gray!
Welcome to the For the Love of Books Giveaway Hop hosted by Valerie of Stuck in Books! Every blogger in this hop is featuring a book they LOVE and then giving it away (or a gift card to purchase it)!
For my giveaway, I will send one lucky winner a three-pack of books from Shelley Shepard Gray. This bestselling author is a leader in Amish fiction, and I have loved every single one of her books. Here are the books you will receive -- in paperback!
A Sister's Wish
Amelia Kinsinger is the perfect Amish woman -- at least according to her neighbors. And while Amelia takes pride in her role as homemaker, she's also harboring a secret: She's been in love with bad boy Simon Hochstetler for as long as she can remember. Too bad he's about as far from "perfect" as an Amish man could get ... but that's exactly why she's so drawn to him.
Life hasn't been kind to Simon. He ran away from an abusive home at fifteen, and things went downhill from there. Eventually, Simon landed in prison. But the experience changed him. Now back in Charm as a grown man, he's determined to make a new life for himself and not think too much about his wild past ... unless it pertains to Amelia.
He's loved Amelia for years. To him, she represents everything good and kind in the world. When he realizes that she returns his affections, he starts calling on her in secret, even though her older brother Lukas -- who just happens to be Simon's best friend -- has made it perfectly clear that Amelia deserves better. Simon disagrees and believes he's the only one who can truly make her happy.
But when Amelia gets hurt, it sets off a chain of events that forces them to consider their future together -- and face their past mistakes. There's a chance for love ... but only if Simon dares to trust Amelia with the secrets of his past.
An Amish Family Christmas
Ever since his father died in a tragic fire, Levi Kinsinger has felt adrift. Newly returned to Charm, Ohio, Levi is trying to fit into his old life, only to discover he seems to have outgrown it.
But when Julia, his young widowed neighbor, asks for his help with a Christmas project, Levi finds a sense of purpose for the first time in months. She and her daughter are new to Charm and could use a friend, a job Levi takes personally. Soon enough, friendship grows into attraction, but Levi can't help having doubts. There's something about Julia that doesn't ring quite true...
Like Levi, Julia Kemps has survived her fair share of hardships -- but only by hiding the truth of her past. Being an unmarried mother in an Amish community was unthinkable. Feeling hopeless, Julia did the only thing she could do: She moved to a new town and pretended to be a widow. But meeting Levi, she's hopeful for the first time. Little by little, she begins to imagine telling him her darkest secret, and eventually ... perhaps even sharing her life with him.
Christmas is a time for family, and as the holiday draws closer, Julia and Levi will have to face their pasts together ... in order to find the healing, support and love they so desperately desire.
A Daughter's Dream
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, she finds his good looks and easygoing temperament hard to ignore. How can she even entertain romantic thoughts of Jacob when his niece is her student?
Now Lilly's sole guardian, Jacob Yoder never thought he'd be a single parent. Knowing his niece needs as much support as she can get, Jacob is pleased when Rebecca reaches out to her. And as Lilly develops a bond with her, Jacob's fondness for the pretty teacher grows, too.
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?
Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win all three of the books above in paperback! Open to U.S. residents only. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on February 14, 2017.
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Disclosure: I received complimentary copies of these books from the publisher to facilitate my honest review. I will be shipping them to the winner at my own expense. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on purchases made through this link.