Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Promise of Palm Grove: A Blog Tour and Review

About The Book:

Leona must decide: Does she follow the path set out before her? Or take a chance with only the promise of what could be to guide her?
A young Amish woman finds herself torn between the man she’s pledged to wed and the man her heart desires in this heartwarming story of chance, duty, and choice in the face of love—the first volume in the beloved New York Times bestselling author’s new Amish Brides of Pinecraft series.
Amish bride-to-be Leona is thrilled to be in Florida, on a mini-vacation in the pretty town of Pinecraft. Her girlfriends think she’s happy because she’s away from the stress of wedding planning. They have no idea that Leona’s real joy is in being away from her fiancĂ©.
Edmund is a good man, and will make a decent husband . . . just not for Leona. The more time she spends with him and his overbearing ways, the less she wants to be his wife. Her cousins are sure Edmund is the right man for her-and their certainty makes Leona begin to doubt herself. But when a chance encounter with a wayward cat brings her face-to-face with a handsome, fun-loving Amish man named Zachary Kauffman, Leona’s faced with two vastly different futures.
About 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.
My Review:
Shelley Shepard Gray has done it again with her new series, Amish Brides of Pinecraft. Book one, The Promise of Palm Grove, released in January and recently I had an opportunity to read and review it. I am so glad I did. I have read many of Gray's works, and this was just as good (and even better) than other books I have read by this author. 
Amish fiction is one of my favorite genres, so I am always happy to read a book of that genre. 
As four friends head out on a road trip to Florida, you just know there will be adventures of all kinds, even with Amish girls. The characters were very well developed, fun and I found myself relating to a number of the emotions the girls experienced. The relationships within the book were fantastic. 
 It was a delightful love story and I look forward to seeing how various characters are developed, and stories as well, in book two, The Proposal at Siesta Key, which releases in May 2015.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase The Promise of Palm Grove online through Amazon. It is also available through your favorite local Christian book retailer.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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