Friday, April 3, 2015

Blog Tour Book Review: The Promise of Palm Grove by Shelley Shepard Gray

Pages: 288
Genre: Fiction 
Format: Paperback 
Sources: Litfuse Publicity 
Publishers: Avon Inspire
My Rating:4/5  

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 fiancé.

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.


My Thoughts 

I'm not Amish, but it was great to see it from a different perspective. Leona had a tough decision to make, and what path was she going to take. I liked that about the  book. I don't really know much about Amish people and there background but the way how Shepard wrote the book, I could understand more about them. A lot of people treat them so differently but I just look at them as humans with emotions and feelings. Leona had to choose between the man she wants to be with and the man she has to marry. This was a twisted love triangle that just needed to be read. Itsvfun going along andngettingvto know the two men's personalities and she who she would want to spend the rest of her life with. The end supprised me, because it was so jaw dropping. I won't spoil much but I all I will say is if being supposed isn't your thing it think again or read between the lines.

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. 


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