Thursday, September 11, 2014

{{Book Review}} Joyful by Shelley Shepard Gray

A young Amish couple gets a second chance at love in New York Times bestselling authorShelley Shepard Gray's final book in her Return to Sugarcreek series.

Randall Beiler is doing his best to put his family and the farm's needs first, even forsaking love. But though he tries, Randall knows he needs help caring for his younger siblings and keeping the house together.
When his brother offers pretty Elizabeth Nolt a job taking care of the house and cooking for the family, Randall is furious---and guilty about the way he once broke Elizabeth's heart. But when he learns that Elizabeth and her grandmother are struggling to make ends meet, he knows the offer, no matter how painful, is the right thing for everyone.
Elizabeth wants to refuse---to stay far away from the man who hurt her---but she needs the money. Though she vows to protect her heart, spending time in the Beiler household makes Elizabeth realize that, while she's older and wiser, her love for Randall still burns strong.
Randal, too, seems to want something more. But does he want Elizabeth because he truly loves her---or because he needs a housekeeper? If Randall sincerely wants something more, he must find a way to show Elizabeth---or risk losing his chance at love forever. 

*My Review*
Make sure you have plenty of time to read "Joyful". Once you start reading this book you won't want to stop until you've reached the end! Joyful is the third and final book in the "Return to Sugarcreek" series. This is a fast paced read that will keep you interested from the very first page! Shelley Shepard Gray is a wonderful writer and has the ability of creating a story in which the reader can get lost. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I look forward to reading more books from her.

 Meet the Author 
Shelley Shepard Gray is a two-time New York Times bestseller, a two-time USA Today bestseller, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time Holt Medallion winner. She lives in Southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town's bike trail.
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I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own