Eventide Hit the Mark

Finally an Amish novel that is not so innocent that it does not come across as real life.  I am jumping in at the end of this series though so missed out on the first two books.  Even with that issue Eventide by Shelley Shepard Gray delivered a full story line that stands on its own.   This was a great look at how to handle a disability with love and hope.  Not looking at what one can not do but at all the abilities a person has learned.  Good job!

This is a review posted in exchange for a big via Litfuse Publications.  No money was exchanged and all opinions are my own.

A young Amish woman harbors a difficult secret. Does she dare share the truth with the man she hopes to marry?
Elsie Keim doesn’t want to be left behind. Her twin sister, Viola, and her older brother, Roman, have both found love and are building lives of their own. But Elsie? She’s still stuck at home, being treated like a child. No one seems to consider her a capable woman—all they see are the thick lenses of her glasses, constant reminders that Elsie suffers from keratoconus and is slowly going blind.
Elsie knows there’s much more to her than her disease. That’s why when a new neighbor, Landon Troyer, shows some interest in her, she doesn’t want anything to scare him away . . . even if it means keeping her condition a secret.
Landon is ready to start a new life and feels like Elsie may just be the right woman to start it with. But when Roman steps in and shares the truth about Elsie’s illness, Landon is floored. His job is demanding and takes him away from home, sometimes for days at a time. How could he keep up with his responsibilities and take care of Elsie?
Shelley Shepard Gray

Shelley Shepard Gray is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the "Sisters of the Heart", "Seasons of Sugarcreek", "Secrets of Crittenden County", and Families of Honor series. 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.

1 comment:

  1. I have not read the series yet but I love her work. I am going to add it to my list to read. I am so in love with Amish novels.


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