Friday, June 3, 2016

A Daughter's Dream, by Shelley Shepard Gray {book review}

About the book

A young teacher and a farmer discover they have much in common, especially when it comes to healing old wounds from the past . . . and finding love in one another.

Rebecca Kinsinger has always dreamed of being a teacher. But when she’s given the opportunity she’s been waiting for at Charm Amish School, she’s dismayed to discover that teaching is hard work—work she’s afraid she’s not very good at.

That is, until Lilly Yoder joins the class. A thirteen-year old who’s just lost her parents, Lilly is in need of someone like Rebecca. For the first time since starting her new job, Rebecca feels a sense of purpose. But when she meets Lilly’s uncle, Jacob, his good looks and sweet, easy-going temperament are hard to ignore. How can she even entertain romantic thoughts of Jacob when his niece is her student?

Suddenly becoming Lilly’s sole caregiver, Jacob Yoder never thought he’d be a single parent—or a farmer. Having been living in Florida as a carpenter, Jacob feels more at home wielding a hammer than driving a tractor. The only bright spot in his life is Rebecca Kinsinger. As Lilly and Rebecca develop a bond, Jacob’s fondness for the pretty teacher grows, too.

But when a fateful accident brings them together, Rebecca and Jacob must choose between duty and desire. Will they follow the path before them? Or set out to find true happiness . . . and true love?

What I thought about the book

Shelley Shephard Gray has become one of my  favorite authors. I found A Daughter's Dream to be a fairly fast, easy read. I enjoyed meeting more of the Charm town folks, and learning more about the Kinsinger siblings.

This is the second book in the Charmed Amish Life series. I reviewed A Son's Vow earlier this year.

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.

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Disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in order to give you my honest opinion.

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