Synopses & Reviews
Beloved bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray concludes her Amish Brides of Pinecraft series with a story of forgiveness and trusting your heart...just in time for Christmas.
When Beverly Overholts beloved Orange Blossom Inn is broken into, shes shaken to her core. After all, the inn has been her whole life since her fiancé left her for her best friend. In the face of repairing whats been lost, Beverly calls Eric Wagler, the inns handsome owner. To her surprise, he promises to be on the next flight out to Sarasota. Beverlys been closed off to love for years, but with Eric, she cant help seeing a glimmer of hope—even if theyre from different worlds.
From the moment Eric met Beverly, hes tried to fight his attraction to her. Though now Mennonite, Beverly was raised Amish, but Eric grew up in Philadelphia and got into his fair share of trouble as a young man. Though hes worked to overcome his earlier mistakes, with Beverlys security scare, Erics sure shes not going to want anything more to do with him. And considering how he might just want a future with her…thats a tough pill to swallow.
But as Beverly and Eric put the inn back together, prepare for Christmas, and even witness a new love blossoming for another couple, the trust…and love…between them grows. Will Christmas bring a second chance at love for Beverly? And if it does, will she be brave enough to take it?
Shelley Shepherd Gray has written a charming story that is sure to please fans of Amish fiction. A delightful start to a new series! Kathleen Fuller, New York Times bestselling author of < i=""> A Man of His Word <>
Praise for Hopeful: “A beautiful story of faith, hope, and second chances. Her characters are so real that they feel like old friends. Once you open the book, you wont put it down until youve reached the last page.” Amy Clipston, bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery SeriesAmy Clipston, bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery SeriesAmy Clipston, bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series
Praise for Peace: “[Shelley] Shepard Gray always brings her “A” game into her writing; she weaves both the good and the bad into her novels and does not miss a beat. This one goes on readers keeper shelf.” Romantic Times BOOKclub Top Pick - 4 1/2 stars
This contemporary Amish series-starter has something for everyone, including well-thought-out characters who hold their feelings close to protect their hearts. Gray writes about Amish life with charm and respect; she gives readers a glimpse into the simple way of life the Amish have embraced for generations. Romantic Times BOOKclub, 4 stars, praise for HOPEFUL
Shelley Shepard Gray brings readers into the Amish world with style and grace. Romantic Times BOOKclub - 4 stars
Shelley is one of my favorites. An engaging, heartfelt story with characters who are easy to love. Sweet, heartwarming and wonderful. I savored every word. New York Times bestselling author Jillian Hart
Praise for Shelley Shepard Gray:“Stirs readers hearts with an inspiring story of captivating characters.” Sherry Gore
Christmas has come to Pinecraft in bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray's final Amish Brides of Pinecraft novel, an uplifting story that proves anything is possible when you follow your heart
When manager Beverly Overholt's beloved Orange Blossom Inn is broken into, she's shaken to the core. The inn has been her whole life since arriving in the quaint Amish vacation town of Pinecraft, Florida. Hoping to repair what's been lost, Beverly calls Eric Wagler, the inn's handsome owner. To her surprise, he promises to be on the next flight out of Philadelphia.
Ever since her fiancé jilted her, Beverly's been closed off to love. However, with Eric things feel different. She can't help but be hopeful that their work relationship will turn into something more—even though they are from different worlds. She grew up Amish and is now Mennonite. Eric, on the other hand, grew up on the city streets of Philadelphia. How could they ever find common ground?
But as Beverly and Eric put the inn back together, prepare for Christmas, and even witness romance blossoming for another couple, the trust—and love—between them grows. Will Christmas bring a second chance for Beverly? And if it does, will she be brave enough to take it?
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.