Sunday, June 5, 2016

Book Review - A Daughter's Dream


A young teacher and 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 Lily'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 a backhoe. The only bright spot in his life is Rebecca Kinsinger. As Lily 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?


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.


This is the second book of "The Charmed Amish Life". While you won't be lost by reading this alone, I highly recommend book one as it was as good as this book! Shelley Shepard Gray is one of my very favorite authors and this book is just as good as I knew it would be.

Rebecca has long dreamed of being a teacher but when she is given an opportunity she finds the students are more than she can handle. Fortunately for her, she is there the day that Jacob brings his niece to be enrolled in school.

Rebecca and Jacob have a lot in common and they seem to have an attraction immediately. They are both grieving people and trying to go on with their lives after. They are both also trying to figure out what their calling in life is.

I loved their sweet romance and how the author brings their friendship into a compelling romance. There are also some wonderful supporting characters that I enjoyed reading about including the teacher, Rachel. I love the lovely community of Charm and revisiting these wonderful people.

This Amish book is wonderfully written and will have you hard pressed to put the book down! I enjoyed this book so much and it's another winner! I highly recommend it and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest reviw by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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