New York Times Bestselling Author Shelley Shepard Gray gifts us with a special Christmas story about love and blessings in this next book in her Amish of Hart County series.
The Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County. But when Susanna Schwartz hears gunshots that causes her buggy to overturn, and then her little sister falls through a wooden bridge into the icy creek, it becomes clear from these dangerous “accidents” that someone wants them gone.
Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it’s not the Schwartz family’s fault, but he can’t help but be resentful. Until he meets Susanna. She is kind-hearted and bold, and Neil can’t stop thinking about her pretty green eyes.
Neil thinks the accidents are just that, but Susanna’s father is convinced the Vance family is responsible. Susanna refuses to believe Neil would do anything to harm her. She’s fallen in love with him and knows he is a good man. But her family is ready to pack up and move, and time is running out to uncover the truth before someone gets hurt…or worse.
My Thoughts on the Book:
I was pleasantly surprised by this little book. I am usually don't like Amish style novels, but this was good. The Gift is the third book in the Amish of Hart County series. With that being said, this book can be a stand-alone. You can read this without the first too and understand everything.
The author created a story so fascinating the book became a page turner for me. I couldn't put it down. I was so involved and invested in the story and the characters. I wanted to find out who was committing the evil acts.
The Gift is a holiday book centered around Christmas, so it is perfect for this up and coming season. It is filled with mystery, love, family, faith, and Amish living. It is the best of all those various worlds.
In this book, there are two romances and four points of views. The points of view were the characters who were involved in these relationships, which made the characters feel more real and rounded. The main characters are Susanna and Neil. They get off to a rocky start. They were They were complex and exciting. Their struggles were similar to ones that everyone has.
I truly believe fans of Shelley Shepard Gray and Amish fiction will want to read this book. I recommend this book to everyone.
Disclaimer: I recieved this book from the publisher and Litfuse for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.