Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Daughter's DreamREVIEW

A Daughter’s Dream (Avon Inspire, May 2016)



I am a HUGE Shelley Shepard Gray fan! All of her books are fantastic, and this one is no exception. Well written, with a well flowing storyline, "A Daughter's Dream" includes fleshed out characters full of life and charm. She truly writes some of the best Amish fiction I've had the pleasure of reading. Sometimes, when reading an Amish fiction, I feel like I need to have some sort of Amish life experience to truly understand it or feel engaged with the characters. I never feel this way when I read anything by her, which to me speaks volumes when an author can weave a story line and plot that is clearly based off of a faith and lifestyle much different than mine, and still make me feel a part of it. A+ for sure! 
A young teacher and farmer discover they have much in common, especially when it comes to healing old wounds from the past . . . and finding love in one another.
Rebecca Kinsinger has always dreamed of being a teacher. But when she’s given the opportunity she’s been waiting for at Charm Amish School, she’s dismayed to discover that teaching is hard work—work she’s afraid she’s not very good at.
That is, until Lilly Yoder joins the class. A thirteen-year old who’s just lost her parents, Lilly is in need of someone like Rebecca. For the first time since starting her new job, Rebecca feels a sense of purpose. But when she meets Lilly’s uncle, Jacob, his good looks and sweet, easy-going temperament are hard to ignore. How can she even entertain romantic thoughts of Jacob when his niece is her student?
Suddenly becoming Lily’s sole caregiver, Jacob Yoder never thought he’d be a single parent—or a farmer. Having been living in Florida as a carpenter, Jacob feels more at home wielding a hammer than a backhoe. The only bright spot in his life is Rebecca Kinsinger. As Lily and Rebecca develop a bond, Jacob’s fondness for the pretty teacher grows, too.
But when a fateful accident brings them together, Rebecca and Jacob must choose between duty and desire. Will they follow the path before them? Or set out to find true happiness . . . and true love?



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