Friday, February 5, 2016

A Son's Vow Book Review

I love Shelley Shepard Gray so I jumped at the chance to read her new book before it was even available.  This is the start to a great new series, A Son's Vow: The Charmed Amish Life, Book One by Shelley Shepard Gray.  I couldn't wait to meet all of the new characters and find out what was going to happen in this first book in this new series!

Shelley Shepard Gray’s first book in her Charmed Amish Life series is set in the quaint Amish village of Charm, Ohio, and tells the stories of the Kinsinger siblings who are each struggling to find both forgiveness and love in the face of tragedy.  Three months ago, everything changed for Darla Kurtz and her family. Darla’s father was responsible for a terrible fire at Charm’s lumber mill which killed five Amish men. And though he, too, lost his life, the town of Charm hasn’t looked at her family the same since. Even Lukas Kinsinger—with whom Darla used to have a close friendship.

Now her brother’s anger at the town is spilling over onto Darla, and she has the bruises to prove it. The accident already cost five lives, but if something doesn’t change soon, Darla fears it will cost her—and her family—even more.  Lukas Kinsinger wants to mourn the loss of his father, but he can hardly find the time to breathe. Suddenly the head of his father’s lumber mill and responsible for taking care of his three siblings, he’s feeling the pressure. He has also never felt more alone—especially with the new tension between he and Darla. But when he learns of her troubles at home, Lukas knows he can’t simply stand by and watch. Someone has to help her before another tragedy occurs.  As Lukas and Darla attempt to repair their families, they discover something deeper than friendship growing between them. But will Lukas and Darla’s love be accepted after so much loss? Or will the pain of the past overcome any chance of future happiness?

Do you like Amish fiction as much as I do?  Amish fiction often reminds me that although I am washing lots of dishes, at least I have a dishwasher and although we have lots of clothes to wash that we get to use washers and dryers.  I love to see how simple life can be even though I know that it would be so hard to live that life.  The best is that things about this book applies no matter what type of life you lead.  The families in the area are trying to get over the death of the five men in a local accident but many are pointing the fingers at others.  The human emotions are a reality whether you are Amish or Englisher and any one can relate to the emotions that they are all going through.  I enjoyed the great characters and wonderful writing.  I hope that you check out this book at your local library or bookstore.  I know that you will enjoy it as much as I have!!  Check out this book and more by Shelley Shepard Gray soon.  Let me know what you think!

**I got a copy of this book from the publisher for my review.  All opinion here are my own.

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