Saturday, May 25, 2013

Book Review - Ray of Light


Bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray brings inspirational romance to life in this sweet tale of love in the Amish community, Ray of Light, the second installment of her Days of Redemption series.

Roman Keim just wants a break from the family drama at his snowy Ohio home when he heads to an Amish snowbird community in Florida. There he meets Amanda Yoder and her daughter Regina who soon are warming his heart. But will Roman return to Ohio or will he stay and help the young widow embrace a second chance at love?
The author of the series Sisters of the Heart and Seasons of Sugarcreek, Shelley Shepard Gray delivers an honest, tender love story in Ray of Light, featuring the challenges of faith, family, and romance.


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.

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This is the second book of the "Days of Redemption" series. I didn't read the first book, however, it didn't take me long to understand who was who in this book. So, if you haven't read the first one, don't hesitate the start with this second book (although I'm sure, like me, you'll enjoy it so much you'll want to read the first book!). 

This is a very sweet story of two people trying to escape something - for Amanda it's the grief of losing her husband and for Roman, it's the drama in his family. I love how the author shows that we can find love anywhere at anytime. Roman and Amanda never dream that they will meet that special someone while Roman is on vacation for only a week! It's a perfect picture of how the Lord has a plan and works things together for us in a way we wouldn't have imagined. 

I really enjoyed seeing Roman come out of his shell and his relationship with Amanda's little girl, Regina. It's so sweet seeing how they blossom because of the trust that Regina has in him and how Amanda sees how special he is through her little girl's eyes.  I love a book where you feel like you really know the characters and are sad when the book ends! I highly recommend this book - the perfect summer/beach read!

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

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Blessings - Julie

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