“The Gift: The Amish of Hart County” by Shelley Shepard Gray

“The Gift: The Amish of Hart County” by Shelley Shepard Gray
Book 3 of 4 in the Amish of Hart County Series

The Schwartz family moves to Hart County and can’t understand why their new neighbors and the people at church are giving them the cold shoulder. Susanna is rescued by a handsome stranger when she falls out of her buggy but when he finds out who she is, hes determined to stay away. Accidents keep happening to the family which makes them believe that they aren’t accidents after all.

I have read the other books in this series and have enjoyed every single one! Very well written, good character development, and steady plot. Love the drama and suspense trying to figure out who is sabotaging the Schwartz family. Really enjoyed this romantic story and can’t wait to read book 4!

I received a copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

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About the book:
A special Christmas story about love and blessings in the next book in the Amish of Hart County series.

The Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County. But when Susanna Schwartz hears gunshots that causes her buggy to overturn, and then her little sister falls through a wooden bridge into the icy creek, it becomes clear from these dangerous “accidents” that someone wants them gone.
Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it’s not the Schwartz family’s fault, but he can’t help but be resentful. Until he meets Susanna. She is kind-hearted and bold, and Neil can’t stop thinking about her pretty green eyes.
Neil thinks the accidents are just that, but Susanna’s father is convinced the Vance family is responsible. Susanna refuses to believe Neil would do anything to harm her. She’s fallen in love with him and knows he is a good man. But her family is ready to pack up and move, and time is running out to uncover the truth before someone gets hurt . . . or worse.

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About the author:
Shelley Shepard Gray is a “New York Times” and “USA Today” bestselling author, 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.
Find out more about Shelley at http://www.shelleyshepardgray.com

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BOOK #4 His Risk: The Amish of Hart County” COMING March 6, 2018

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“Total Christmas Makeover: 31 Devotions to Celebrate with Purpose” by Melissa Spoelstra

“Total Christmas Makeover: 31 Devotions to Celebrate with Purpose” by Melissa Spoelstra

This 31 day devotional is divided up into 3 sections: Ritual, Relationships and Rest. The author explains as she was looking at biblical celebrations, she noticed those three elements included in the festivities. These three sections and elements will help readers prioritize actions that will draw us nearer to Christ as we celebrate his birth-the true meaning of Christmas.

She goes on to say that as we make small changes during the holiday season, it can bring us closer to knowing our Savior and keeping him in the center of our celebrations. We can spend the next 31 days focusing on Jesus instead of the business and stress of the holidays.

The author suggests that we slow down and think about our holiday activities, rituals and plans by asking:
“Why am I doing this?”
“How will it honor Christ?”
“How will this activity impact my family?”

Each day includes a page or two of reading, scriptures, a prayer, questions for reflection with room to journal responses, and practical approach suggestions. This book was well written and I can’t wait to start using it daily as we approach the month of December and prepare for Christmas.

I received a copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:

In the bustle of the Christmas season, it can be easy to get swept up in all of the things to do. But it’s important to pause and remember that our priority should be to spend time celebrating Christ’s birth and not forget to invite Jesus to his own party.
Christmas is far more than a celebration of an event from long ago or a modern holiday centered around shopping. Mindfully take time to listen to how God continues to speak through the Christmas story as the Gospel narratives centered around the birth of Jesus provide encouragement and revelation concerning the love of God and his wisdom for us today.
In Total Christmas Makeover, author and Bible teacher Melissa Spoelstra provides a practical approach for you and your family to turn your attention toward God’s grace day-by-day as you prepare for Christmas. This 31-day devotional presents key scriptures, ideas to implement with each reading, and questions for reflection to guide you in rediscovering rituals, relationship, and rest to connect you more deeply with Christ this holiday season. 

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About the Author
Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, and writer who is madly in love with Jesus and passionate about helping women of all ages to seek Christ and know Him more intimately through serious Bible study. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Theology and enjoys teaching God’s Word to diverse groups and churches within the body of Christ. She is the author of the First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree, Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness, and Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World Bible studies and the Mom’s Choice Award-winning Total Family Makeover: 8 Steps to Making Disciples at Home book. She lives in Dublin, Ohio, with her pastor husband and four kids. Find her online at MelissaSpoelstra.com.

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“Romancing the Singer” by Cami Checketts *sneak peek*

Two superstars, two lonely hearts, and the storm that tears them apart.
Don’t miss this Return to Snow Valley Romance by bestselling inspirational author, Cami Checketts.
Daisy Castleton hasn’t
been home since she won 
Singing with the Stars and a huge
recording contract, but where else do you escape from the tabloid sharks when
you discover you have throat cancer? Daisy wants nothing more than to disappear
as she faces the fact that she may never sing again. Between family issues and
an impossible to ignore attraction to her childhood hero, Daisy can’t catch a
break. After all, how do you stop yourself from falling in love with
the perfect guy? 
Jamison Hall came home
to Snow Valley after a successful career in the European Basketball
Association. When he literally runs Daisy off a hiking trail with his horse, he
discovers a connection and love he’d never imagined. But Daisy is like a
beautiful fairy: always out of reach and afraid even the best of men will burn her
Can they survive a snow storm and the media storm, together?

Snow Valley Romances by Cami Checketts

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