Thursday, January 14, 2016

A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft

GIVEAWAY

GRAY, SHELLEY SHEPARD
A CHRISTMAS BRIDE IN PINECRAFT

Christmas has come to Pinecraft in bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray's final Amish Brides of Pinecraft novel, an uplifting story that proves anything is possible when you follow your heart

When manager Beverly Overholt's beloved Orange Blossom Inn is broken into, she's shaken to the core. The inn has been her whole life since arriving in the quaint Amish vacation town of Pinecraft, Florida. Hoping to repair what's been lost, Beverly calls Eric Wagler, the inn's handsome owner. To her surprise, he promises to be on the next flight out of Philadelphia.

Ever since her fiancĂ© jilted her, Beverly's been closed off to love. However, with Eric things feel different. She can't help but be hopeful that their work relationship will turn into something more—even though they are from different worlds. She grew up Amish and is now Mennonite. Eric, on the other hand, grew up on the city streets of Philadelphia. How could they ever find common ground?

But as Beverly and Eric put the inn back together, prepare for Christmas, and even witness romance blossoming for another couple, the trust—and love—between them grows. Will Christmas bring a second chance for Beverly? And if it does, will she be brave enough to take it?
  

My Review:

At last -- it's Beverly's chance at romance. I was giddy with anticipation before I started reading and  I'm giddy with satisfaction now that I've reached the end. And yes, I know it's January and Christmas has passed but I couldn't sit on this one for a whole year without shouting from the rooftops about how much I loved it!

I'm a total fan of An Amish Bride of Pinecraft series. This is the fourth and last book and I love the way the author managed to give loyal readers a glimpse into the lives of so many beloved characters from past books. Including young Effie, an Amish junior high student with special challenges and her own story thread. No worries if you haven't read all the other books (though you really should), this one will make sense on it's own, it will just pack an extra dose of happy if you're familiar with the rest of the series.

There's a bit of mystery to solve in this one and a touching story about caring for your neighbour, the perfect theme for a Christmas novel. Love how real Beverly is. She can be snippy and unreasonable and there was a time or two I wanted knock some sense into her! Poor Eric -- he is so gallant and eager to please, wary of moving forward into a relationship with Bev but unable to resist anyway. They both have an epiphany of spiritual healing which is also perfect for a Christmas read.

An exquisite finish to an amazing series. The only way it could have been better is if Frankie, the Naughty Beagle had made a cameo...though he did merit an honorable mention at least. :-)

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 17 2016 . Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

31 comments:

  1. I just order this book looking forward to reading it.

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    1. I just love the whole series. I'm sure you'll enjoy this one for sure.

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  3. YAY! I'M DYING TO READ THIS ONE! Review copies were toured out for every other one in this series, making me anxiously wait and long to read this one....And then they quit! GRRRRRR! I'd LOVE to win one and FINALLY read the story I've been waiting for from the very beginning! :) Just like you said Kav at the start of your review, "At last -- it's Beverly's chance at romance."! Through out the series she has been my favorite characters! :D

    Many Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. I liked Beverly too -- she's so real which is wonderfully annoying. Good luck, Amada.

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    2. LOL! So true! :D

      Thank you!

      Hugs, Amada

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  4. I would love to win this book. Her books are great!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. They are indeed. Good luck, Susanlulu.

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  5. I love this series too and look forward to this new one!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  6. I have had this on my wish list for a long time, would love to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  7. Toss my name in the pot, love Shelly's writing!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. I have read one of the books in this series. I would love to read how Beverly finds happiness! I am glad you loved the story too Kav. I always feel a little bittersweet too when a series ends.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Yes, it's sad to say goodbye to a series but this one's ending is done really well. Good luck, Maryann.

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  9. Looks great. truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  10. I am amazed at the quality (mostly learned from your reviews) of Shelley's work and the output. She doesn't slow down. An FYI, I just started her older historical The Heart of a Hero series. Have you read any of those? tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I've read two of The Heart of a Hero series. Isn't she amazing in whatever genre she writes? Good luck, Terrill.

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  11. Love his one! Keeping my fingers crossed!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  12. I would love to win this. The description sounds wonderful!

    Becky I.
    adult4becky at aol dot com

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  13. I've been looking forward to this one! I've loved the others in the series. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen at yahoo dot com

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one a bit late reading this one. Good luck, Brittany.

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  14. Would love to win this one! Missed it on the book tour and totally loved her others in the series. Plus, who could resist Christmas in Pinecraft?

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Christmas in Pinecraft any time of year as long as Shelley Shepard Gray is telling the story. Good luck, Charity.

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  15. Love Christmas stories any time of the year-count me in, please!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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