Synopses & Reviews
Shelley Shepard Grays 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. Darlas father was responsible for a terrible fire at Charms lumber mill which killed five Amish men. And though he, too, lost his life, the town of Charm hasnt looked at her family the same since. Even Lukas Kinsinger—with whom Darla used to have a close friendship.
Now her brothers 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 doesnt 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 fathers lumber mill and responsible for taking care of his three siblings, hes 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 cant 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 Darlas love be accepted after so much loss? Or will the pain of the past overcome any chance of future happiness?
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.