Monday, October 24, 2016

A Sister's Wish

GIVEAWAY

GRAY, SHELLEY SHEPARD
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.

My Review:

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.

http://litfusegroup.com/author/sgray

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  A Sister's Wish 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 October 23 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

The author is doing a two book giveaway as well. Here's the info. Click on the link below in order to enter:


37 comments:

  1. I know she is a fantastic author! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  2. I know partially how Amelia feels like having 4 older siblings myself. Another great Amish fiction book to add to my list to read asap. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. And, oh my, are those siblings bossy. LOL It's fun watching Amelia come into her own. Good luck, Donna.

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  3. I'm sure this book is great! I'd love to win it!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  4. What a great review I would so love this book from a great author. carlaganell(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. One of my favorite authors. TY
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Not entering the giveaway because I've already read this series -- but I just loved it! Good luck to all who enter.
    Dianna

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    1. Isn't it a great series? I love the way Shelley Shepard Gray develops the family over the course of the books. Thanks for chiming in, Dianna.

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  7. I love Shelley's books and I haven't read this series...yet! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Kav.
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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

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  8. Always greatly enjoy Shelley's books and have read the first two in the series. I also like the little maps she does! Thanks for the review and opportunity to participate. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. I get a kick out of the map too. Good luck, CC.

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  9. I love Shelley's books but haven't read this series yet. It's on "the list." Thanks for the review and a chance to win this book.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. That getting ever longer list, right, Pam? LOL Good luck.

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  10. Shelley's books never disappoint!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I don't know how she does it -- but I'm sure glad she does. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  11. I know I am greedy when it comes to books, especially Shelley's! I can't help it - it's a disease! LOL Thank you for the wonderful review as always, Kav!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I don't think I've missed a Shelley book in years...I'm just as greedy, Diana. Good luck.

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  12. Another fantastic review, Kav! I would love to be entered
    mitziUNDERSCOREwanhamATyahooDOTcom

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  13. Both her amish and western books are fun to read. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I know -- she's so versatile. Good luck, Kim.

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  14. This is my favorite book cover in the series. I'm reading the second book right now. I love that I am finally reading a Shepard series from its conception rather than a back list. I'm curious since this is the first Amish series I have read from her - Is the story style similar to her previous Amish series? For example, in this series, so far, their is a central story, but then various smaller secondary story lines surrounding that one. I, actually, like that type of storytelling. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes!!!! There's always closure for the current hero and heroine but there is something bigger that affects everyone that carries through all the books...a kind of link that ties them all together. You can read each book on it's own but you get so much more from the read if you follow the books in order.

      And I just love the way she sets things up for the next book...tantalizing tidbits that make you chomping at the bit to find out more.

      Good luck, Terrill!

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  15. You mention Shelly Shepard Gray & I'm besotted :-) I love her writing!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    2. The promo simple link isn't working for me :-(

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    3. Sorry, Trixi. My bad. I left off the h at the beginning of the link. I fixed it and it works now. :-)

      I'm besotted by Shelley Shepard Gray as well. How can you not be? Good luck!

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  16. Looking forward to reading this book and the Christmas book. Loving this series. Read the first two in the series and it's really, really good. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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

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  17. I love Amish fiction! And this sounds like another great read. Thank you for the giveaway.

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. You really can't go wrong with Shelley Shepard Gray. Good luck, Melody.

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