#BookReview: A Son’s Vow by Shelley Shepard Gray | 5 Book #Giveaway

8 Feb

A Son's Vow

A Son’s Vow by Shelley Shepard Gray

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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?


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My thoughts:

A Son’s Vow is a compelling story that captivated me from beginning to end! In this first book of the Charmed Amish Life series, Shelley Shepard Gray sweeps readers away to Charm, Ohio, where tragedy has claimed the lives of several men in the community. Reeling with pain and grief, the families affected struggle to find hope and healing.

Told with such strong emotion, my heart ached for the Kinsinger and Kurtz families. Lukas and Darla, as well as their families, are engaging characters and their journey is a beautiful example of love and forgiveness.

“His words sounded like a promise. A vow. Something so deep and emotional and meaningful that she hardly knew whether to ignore it or grab ahold of that promise and beg him never to forget his words.”

I loved this heartfelt story and am eager to continue the Charmed Amish Life series!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.

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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.

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