Thursday, September 12, 2013

Eventide


Eventide
(The Days of Redemption, Book 3)
Shelley Shepard Gray
(Avon Inspire
ISBN: 978-0062204448
September 2013/288 pages/$12.99

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?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

Find out more about Shelley at www.shelleyshepardgray.com.

MY THOUGHTS:

Shelley Shepard Gray brings her latest trilogy to a satisfying close with Eventide. (Click the titles for my reviews of the first two books, Daybreak and Ray of Light.) I love how even the titles captured the progression of the stories. This book may have been my favorite of the three. The characters are wonderfully portrayed, flaws and all. Elsie's story touched my heart. I ached for her as her eyesight failed and she anticipated a life without physical vision but I gained so much respect for her strength, her spiritual wisdom and vision, and her determination and spunk! Her family could be rather annoying at times (I wanted to reach through the pages a time or two!) but they were motivated by their deep love and concern for Elsie. I particularly liked how Gray depicted Landon's authentic inner struggles as his attraction and love for Elsie and desire to do what he knew was right warred against his carefully thought out plans and expectations for his life. A wonderful tale and gentle faith lessons are wrapped together in Eventide. Don't miss it!


Shelley Shepard Gray is celebrating the release of the final book in The Days of Redemption series, Eventide, by giving away FIVE sets of the series. 

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Five winners will receive:
  • Daybreak, Ray of Light and Eventide by Shelley Shepard Gray
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 21st. All winners will be announced September 23rd at Shelley's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun;
enter today and be sure to visit
Shelley's blog on the 23rd
to see if you won one of the book sets!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Avon Inspire and Litfuse Publicity as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



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1 comment:

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

This sounds like a interesting book!
Thanks for the review and giveaway info!