A SISTER'S WISH
In the third book of New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray's Charmed Amish Life series, a young woman finds herself falling for an Amish man from the wrong side of the tracks.
Amelia Kinsinger may seem like the perfect Amish woman, but she is harboring a secret: She's been in love with bad boy Simon Hochstetler for as long as she can remember.
Life hasn't been kind to Simon. He ran away from an abusive home and landed in prison. Now back in Charm, he's determined to put his wild past behind him and make a new life.
And Amelia is off limits. Everyone thinks she's too good for Simon -- most of all her older brother, who just happens to be Simon's best friend. When a chain of events forces them to face their past mistakes, all their secrets are revealed. Now Simon must dare to trust Amelia, and she must show him that he is already everything she ever wished he could be.
This is the story I've been waiting for since reading A Daughter's Dream...and by the way, I love how Shelley Shepard Gray's books come out so close together - a four book series is published within a year. While each book in the Charmed Amish Life series can be read as a standalone, characters and setting carry on through each story. So to get the full background of characters and families it's best to read the books in order.
Anyway -- the author really tickled my fancy with Amelia and Simon in the previous book. Great set up for A Sister's Wish. I gobbled it up the minute it shot through my mail slot. And it was just as good as I anticipated.
Amelia, and all her siblings, are dealing with the fairly recent death of their father...and each of them handles their grief in a different way. As the youngest, Amelia has to endure the well intentioned smothering of her older siblings. Not fun -- especially when their concern over a potential love interest turns to interference. She has known Simon all her life and has secretly loved him for almost as long.
There's something about a besotted and oh-so-tender hero with a troubled past. Insert contented sigh here. Simon's life went off course for a number of years but he's back, living among the Amish, proving himself indispensable at the Kinsinger Lumber Company. Amelia's older brother counts Simon as a best friend -- but not good enough to be suitor material for his baby sister. A twisty/turny tale ensues where Gray explores the true meaning of forgiveness. It packs an emotional punch that left me breathless.
My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Avon Inspire for providing me with a copy of this book.
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