Shelley Shepard Gray

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Shelley Shephard Gray earned a bachelor's and master's degree in education. Before becoming a full time writer, she taught elementary school in Texas, Arizona, and Colorado. She started writing about the Amish because their way of life appealed to her and she wanted to write stories about regular mehr anzeigen people in extraordinary situations. Her works include the Sisters of the Heart series, Seasons of Sugarcreek series, The Families of Honor series, Heart of a Hero series, and Secrets of Crittenden County series. (Bowker Author Biography) weniger anzeigen


Werke von Shelley Shepard Gray

Hidden (2008) 292 Exemplare
Wanted (2009) 240 Exemplare
Winter's Awakening (2010) 213 Exemplare
A Texan's Promise (2011) 196 Exemplare
Forgiven (2009) 187 Exemplare
Secrets of Sloane House (2014) 170 Exemplare
Grace (2010) 169 Exemplare
Spring's Renewal (2010) 161 Exemplare
Christmas in Sugarcreek (2011) 155 Exemplare
Autumn's Promise (2010) 154 Exemplare
The Caregiver (2011) 153 Exemplare
Missing (2012) 145 Exemplare
A Texan's Honor (2012) 131 Exemplare
The Protector (2011) 130 Exemplare
Whispers in the Reading Room (2015) 128 Exemplare
The Search (2012) 124 Exemplare
The Survivor (2011) 122 Exemplare
Deception on Sable Hill (2015) 109 Exemplare
Found (2012) 108 Exemplare
Daybreak (2013) 104 Exemplare
The Loyal Heart (2016) 98 Exemplare
Ray of Light (2013) 97 Exemplare
Hopeful (2014) 96 Exemplare
Among the Fair Magnolias: Four Southern Love Stories (2015) — Mitwirkender — 87 Exemplare
His Guilt (2017) 82 Exemplare
Eventide (2013) 82 Exemplare
The Promise of Palm Grove (2015) 81 Exemplare
Thankful (2014) 79 Exemplare
Her Secret (2017) 75 Exemplare
An Uncommon Protector (2017) 74 Exemplare
A Daughter's Dream (2016) 73 Exemplare
The Proposal at Siesta Key (2015) 66 Exemplare
A Son's Vow (2016) 66 Exemplare
Joyful (2014) 66 Exemplare
A Texan's Choice (1855) 65 Exemplare
Peace (2013) 62 Exemplare
An Amish Family Christmas (2016) 58 Exemplare
The Gift (2017) 56 Exemplare
Her Heart's Desire (2023) 55 Exemplare
Love Held Captive (2017) 54 Exemplare
His Risk (2018) 53 Exemplare
Her Only Wish (2023) 53 Exemplare
A Sister's Wish (2016) 53 Exemplare
An Amish Summer: Four Novellas (2017) 51 Exemplare
A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft (1836) 51 Exemplare
Snowfall (2014) 51 Exemplare
Her Fear (2018) 48 Exemplare
The Trustworthy One (2020) 45 Exemplare
The Patient One (2019) 40 Exemplare
Her Secret Hope (2023) 38 Exemplare
Sisters of the Heart (2012) 38 Exemplare
An Amish Surprise (2021) 36 Exemplare
The Loyal One (2019) 33 Exemplare
The Protective One (2020) 33 Exemplare
A Perfect Amish Romance (2021) 33 Exemplare
A Christmas Courtship (2021) 30 Exemplare
Happily Ever Amish (2022) 30 Exemplare
Take a Chance (2018) 27 Exemplare
Shall We Dance? (2020) 24 Exemplare
Amish Midwives: Three Stories (2021) 24 Exemplare
A Christmas for Katie (2012) 23 Exemplare
An Amish Second Christmas (2019) 23 Exemplare
Cinderella Christmas (2005) 23 Exemplare
Coming Home (2022) 22 Exemplare
Save the Last Dance (2020) 21 Exemplare
Once Upon a Buggy (2023) 20 Exemplare
Christmas at the Amish Market (2022) 19 Exemplare
All In (2019) 19 Exemplare
An Amish Christmas Star (2022) 18 Exemplare
Christmas at the Amish Bakeshop (2021) 17 Exemplare
Amish Christmas Twins (2020) 17 Exemplare
Hold on Tight (2019) 17 Exemplare
An Amish Cinderella (2023) 15 Exemplare
My Favorite Cowboy (2011) 15 Exemplare
Take the Lead (2020) 14 Exemplare
Son's Vow, A 14 Exemplare
Amish Jane Doe (2022) 12 Exemplare
Redemption (2014) 12 Exemplare
My Christmas Cowboy (2011) 11 Exemplare
Simple Gifts (2006) 11 Exemplare
A Wish on Gardenia Street (2015) 11 Exemplare
The Good Mother (2007) 10 Exemplare
Widow's Secrets (2021) 10 Exemplare
My True Cowboy (2011) 10 Exemplare
A Small-Town Girl (2007) 9 Exemplare
Amish Fugitive (2023) 8 Exemplare
Amish Love Letters (2023) 8 Exemplare
Austin: Second Chance Cowboy (2012) 8 Exemplare
Mommy in Training (2008) 7 Exemplare
Promises of Tomorrow (2020) 6 Exemplare
The Mommy Bride (2008) 6 Exemplare
A Precious Gift (2019) 6 Exemplare
Baby Makes Six (2010) 6 Exemplare
A Reunion in Pinecraft (2017) 4 Exemplare
Second Chance Hero (2010) 4 Exemplare
Finding Love Again (2005) 2 Exemplare
Finding love in Payton (2004) 2 Exemplare
An Outlaw's Heart {story} (2015) 2 Exemplare
Finding love for Lindsay (2006) 2 Exemplare
Finding true love (2002) 2 Exemplare
Suddenly, You (2007) 1 Exemplar
The Courage to Love (2018) 1 Exemplar
The Search 1 Exemplar
Finding love forever (2007) 1 Exemplar
The Love Letter (2002) 1 Exemplar
Christmas 5/5 5/5B 1 Exemplar



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Sagba, Shelley
20th Century
Nicole Resciniti



Diese Rezension wurde für LibraryThing Early Reviewers geschrieben.
I have so looked forward to reading this 3rd book in the “A Season in Pinecraft” Series. Lilly has moved to Pinecraft to have a fresh start. She has the support of her two friends that have made the transition there a few years ago and now have families.
Her past holds some painful secrets that she believes have held her back from being happy. She is delighted to quickly be hired as a housekeeper at the Marigold Inn. Life can’t be better. She is near her friends; she loves her job and feels accepted by the staff. She has no desire to marry and hopes to buy her own home someday.
That is until Eddie Byler, an Amish farmer on vacation with his grandmother, November, checks into the inn. (Love her name!)
Her new life seems too good to be true and the past is behind her, but that isn’t how life works, is it? Challenges and problems develop testing her in ways she had never dreamed.
My heart ached for Lily. She came for a new start and may have left some things behind, but she brought with her lack of self-worth and insecurities. She didn’t realize these were the root cause of her unhappiness from her past. Always second guessing herself and failing to see her wonderful qualities kept her in a constant state of anxiety. I could feel it!
I loved Eddie’s grandmother November! She was fun and spunky. No one was going to coddle her or tell what to do! Her independent spirit and desire to enjoy every moment was a delight. I liked her no nonsense wisdom she did not hesitate to share with those who she felt needed.
Both Eddie and Lilly lacked in communication skills, struggling to express themselves. It was painful to watch them grow in this area, but rewarding to see the results.
The way the all characters not just the main ones, interacted gave so much depth to the story. The unexpected turns and surprises kept me turning pages! I truly enjoyed the book
I received this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers Program and Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated are my own.
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Mizroady | 27 weitere Rezensionen | Feb 25, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
Amish Love Letters by Shelley Shepard Gray, Charlotte Hubbard, and Rosalind Lauer contains three sweet Amish stories. Love Letter Courtship by Shelley Shepard Gray is a charming tale. It is well-written with engaging characters. Jennie Miller and Matthew Lapp may have grown up together, but their courtship seems to be a Miller family affair. A month-long letter courtship will give the pair an opportunity to get to know each other as adults. We see that you may grow up with someone, yet you may not know everything about them. Love Letter Courtship is an emotional novel with a lovely ending. S.W.A.K. by Charlotte Hubbard takes us back to Promise Lodge. I found Eddie Brubaker and the determined letter writer to be frustrating. The story seemed to go around in circles. Eddie ignored advice (the letter writer was not going to go away) and manages to hurt someone feelings in the process. I was surprised that an Amish girl was so brazen. There are also a number of characters in the story (it seems like every character from Promise Lodge makes an appearance). The story does have a good lesson or two. I did feel that the romance was rushed. I enjoy reading Charlotte Hubbard’s novels, but S.W.A.K. was a miss for me (it left me annoyed). The Wrong Valentine by Rosalind Lauer is a touching story. I thought it contained good writing and characters. The descriptions of Mose’s sketches and Martha’s Valentine’s allowed me to visualize them. The ending left me smiling. I enjoyed reading Love Letter Courtship and The Wrong Valentine. I read each story in one sitting. While I liked visiting Promise Lodge and catching up with the characters in S.W.A.K., I was not a fan of the story. Amish Love Letters is a triumvirate of tales with a letter courtship, an interfering family, pink correspondence, painting parties, helpful counsel, a wary widow, cute sketches, and helpful friends.… (mehr)
Kris_Anderson | 3 weitere Rezensionen | Feb 16, 2024 |
For the closing of this series, Lilly returns to Pinecraft to work at The Marigold Inn. She meets Eddie's grandmother first, then him, and a romance begins. I like how the author also included a romance of an older couple: the chef and the owner of the inn. Although this is the conclusion of this Pinecraft series, I hope the author will write more stories that take place there.
eliorajoy | 27 weitere Rezensionen | Feb 10, 2024 |


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