About the Book
In Shelley Shepard Gray’s third book in her Charmed Amish Life series, a respectable young woman finds herself falling for an Amish man from the wrong side of the tracks.
Amelia Kinsinger is the perfect Amish woman—at least according to her neighbors. And while Amelia takes pride in her role as homemaker, she’s also harboring a secret: She’s been in love with bad boy Simon Hochstetler for as long as she can remember. Too bad he’s about as far from “perfect” as an Amish man could get… but that’s exactly why she’s so drawn to him.
Life hasn’t been kind to Simon. He ran away from an abusive home at fifteen and things went downhill from there. Eventually, Simon landed in prison. But the experience changed him. Now back in Charm as a grown man, he’s determined to make a new life for himself and not think too much about his wild past…unless it pertains to Amelia.
He’s loved Amelia for years. To him, she represents everything good and kind in the world. When he realizes that she returns his affections, he starts calling on her in secret, even though her older brother Lukas—who just happens to be Simon’s best friend—has made it perfectly clear that Amelia deserves better. Simon disagrees and believes he’s the only one who can truly make her happy.
But when Amelia gets hurt, it sets off a chain of events that forces them to consider their future together—and face their past mistakes. There’s a chance for love… but only if Simon dares to trust Amelia with the secrets of his past.
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.
Shelley Shepard Gray has written another Amish novel that readers will thoroughly enjoy. This story is about Amelia Kinsinger and her lifelong infatuation and love for “bad boy” Simon Hochstetler. During Simon’s Rumspringa, he got involved with a bad crowd, doing drugs and even landing himself in jail. But he begged the Bishop for forgiveness and was baptized. Now Simon is living a normal and happy life with the Amish, but his best friend does not want him courting his sister Amelia. This story shows how people can change and we shouldn’t always judge someone by his or her past. Filled with many wonderful characters and multiple layered storylines, Gray will steal your attention and your heart.
Series: The Charmed Amish Life
Genre: Amish, romance, Christian
Publisher: Avon Inspired
Publication date: September 27, 2016
Number of pages: 272
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Other books in the series:
1-A Son’s Vow
2-A Daughter’s Dream
4-An Amish Family Christmas
A print review copy of this book was provided by LitFuse via the publisher. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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