Friday, May 16, 2014


Christina Kempf has always known that God chose Aden Reese to be her husband. As children, he was there to save her when she fell through the ice, and he's been by her side ever since. After his parents died in a car accident ten years ago, the Kempfs raised Aden as one of their own, and everyone sees Aden and Christina as brother and sister. But Christina has never given up hope that Aden will one day ask her to be his wife.

Aden always planned to court Christina. But losing his mother and father changed everything---except his love for her. Her parents generously welcomed him into their home and treated him like a son. He can't betray their kindness by admitting his feelings for the girl who is like a sister . . . yet so much more.

Pressured by her parents to court, Christina begins to accept the attentions of Sugarcreek's young men, and now, Aden must make a choice. Will he stand by and watch the love of his life slip away? Or will he risk losing the love and trust of the family he holds dear to tell Christina how he truly feels?

Shelley Shepard Gray is a two-time New York Times bestseller, a two-time USA Today bestseller, 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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My thoughts...

Judith and Ben are back in this second book in the series and have a chance at parenthood if they will accept it. We're introduced to new characters as well. The story is about two people that fall in love, the problem is that they've been raised as siblings and within the strict Amish laws a romance can never happen.

Sugarcreek is a lovely setting with interesting and good folks. The Inn is a nice place to visit, its owner, Jana, believes she will never find love. Their stories pull on your heartstrings as they face their fears. I enjoyed this book.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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