Monday, September 28, 2015

A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn (Amish Brides of Pinecraft #3) by Shelley Shepard Gray

In the third book in New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray's Amish Brides of Pinecraft series, a wedding brings together two young widowed parents . . . and gives them a second chance at love

Emma Keim was heartbroken when her husband, Sanford, passed away, leaving her to raise three young daughters alone. Though several years have passed, her relatives have made it no secret that they expect Emma to remain a widow, mourning Sanford indefinitely. But when she meets Jay Hilty—a handsome widower with three young sons of his own—Emma is delighted to have a new friend who understands her struggles. Still, she is dismayed that her family is so opposed to their friendship—and the idea of it ever becoming anything more. She honors her husband's memory every day, but is she destined to be alone forever?

Emma's gentleness with Jay's boys stirs something in his heart that's been quiet for far too long. But when his oldest son becomes engaged to a local woman, suddenly Jay, Emma, and their children are swept up in wedding preparations. Witnessing his son's joy, Jay wonders if it's time for him to move forward, too, and find happiness again.

Once again, love has come to Pinecraft. But can these two parties of four become a happy, healthy family of eight?

About The Author 

Shelley Shepard Gray

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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My Review 

I loved this book and got so involved in the lives here in Pinecraft Florida, a real renewal in relationships with promises of more to come. Yeah, there is another book coming real soon, October 13, 2015, A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft, only problem it is the end of this series.
We first met Tricia when she arrived unannounced at the Orange Blossom Inn, her Aunt Beverly is the manager there, and we find out about the hard time she had that made her leave her Ohio home and travel to Florida. She finds a new friend and some romance in a new arrival in the community Ben Heity, and although they are young, we watch the sparks fly. Will they each end up going their own way, or can they forge a new life together?
There is also Ben’s Dad Jay, he has been widowed and raising his three boys alone, and made a bold move and left his Amish community in Ohio and is starting a new farm in Florida. Fate or rather God has placed in his path a widow with three girls, and a sassy, destructible, and loveable beagle, which does his part to bring these two souls together.
Your in for a rollercoaster ride here, there are tears and some hearty laughs to be had, and the words fly off the pages, a real page-turner, and everything seemed so real, I had wanted a piece of that beautiful wedding cake!
I received this book from the Publisher Avon Inspired, and was not required to give a positive review.

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