Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Survivor

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Survivor
Avon Inspire; Original edition (August 30, 2011)


Shelley Shepard Gray


Shelley Shepard Gray is the beloved author of the Sisters of the Heart series, including Hidden, Wanted, and Forgiven. Before writing, she was a teacher in both Texas and Colorado. She now writes full time and lives in southern Ohio with her husband and two children. When not writing, Shelley volunteers at church, reads, and enjoys walking her miniature dachshund on her town's scenic bike trail.
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One of today’s most beloved authors of inspirational Christian fiction, Shelley Shepard Gray completes her acclaimed Families of Honor series with The Survivor—a poignant and beautiful story of love and faith in a small Amish community. Delving once more into the lives of these devout and fascinating folk, as she did in her popular Sisters of the Heart and Seasons of Sugarcreek novels, Gray tells the story of a young Amish woman who has survived the ravages of cancer, but now longs for the love of the one man who can heal her lonely heart. Like Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall, Shelley Shepard Gray introduces readers to characters they will never forget as she masterfully depicts a world of simple living, abiding faith, and honest emotions.

If you would like to read the first chapter excerpt of The Survivor, go HERE.


I have really enjoyed this series and hate to see it end. I'm glad this last book focused on Maggie has she deals with the aftereffects of her journey with cancer. Shelley Shepard Gray has written another enjoyable book. I will say that I was disappointed in one statement at the very end of the book from a theological standpoint. Many won't blink an eye or even notice it, so I won't split hairs on this review and debate it here, but it is something I've noticed crop up several times recently and I've been thinking of writing a post about it. But I do not want it to detract from a wonderful book and series. I look forward to more books from Shelley Shepard Gray.


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Diana Ferguson said...

This one will be a great read I know!!

Beth said...

Just finished her book, The Caregiver, so now I can't wait to read this one!