Thursday, September 11, 2014

Joyful By Shelley Shepard Gray

A young Amish couple gets a second chance at love in New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray’s final book in her Return to Sugarcreek series.
Randall Beiler is doing his best to put his family and the farm’s needs first, even forsaking love. But though he tries, Randall knows he needs help caring for his younger siblings and keeping the house together.
When his brother offers pretty Elizabeth Nolt a job taking care of the house and cooking for the family, Randall is furious—and guilty about the way he once broke Elizabeth’s heart. But when he learns that Elizabeth and her grandmother are struggling to make ends meet, he knows the offer, no matter how painful, is the right thing for everyone.
Elizabeth wants to refuse—to stay far away from the man who hurt her—but she needs the money. Though she vows to protect her heart, spending time in the Beiler household makes Elizabeth realize that, while she’s older and wiser, her love for Randall still burns strong.
Randal, too, seems to want something more. But does he want Elizabeth because he truly loves her—or because he needs a housekeeper? If Randall sincerely wants something more, he must find a way to show Elizabeth—or risk losing his chance at love forever.
Joyful includes a P.S. section with a letter from the author, discussion questions, and a teaser from her next book.

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Shelley Shepard Gray lives in southern Ohio and writes full time. A busy wife and mother of two, she spends her days writing and keeping track of her two teenagers. Her two dogs keep her company when she writes in her basement.

Shelley enjoys writing about the Amish and visits Amish communities in Adams and Holmes counties several times a year. When not spending time with her family or writing, she serves on several committees in her church.

She also bakes a lot, loves coconut cream pie, and will hardly ever pull weeds, mow the yard, or drive in the snow.

Shelley also spends a lot of time on line! Please visit her website, to find out her latest news...or become her friend on FaceBook
I was thrilled to return to Sugarcreek in Shelley's latest masterpiece.
Once you open up this book and start reading you will not move until you have read the very last page.
This book captured my attention from page one.
Looking for a great romance,then this is your book!
I gave this book 5 stars and recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I simply love Shelley's Amish fiction books. I have met her in person and she is so sweet and kind. I felt as though I knew her my entire life. She is beautiful inside and out! Looking forward to reading Joyful. Great review Mary!

    Judy B

  2. I'm not surprised that you enjoyed this book, Mary. Shelly consistently writes great novels.

  3. Sounds like a really good book from from your review. Would love to read it! Thanks!

  4. This sounds like a great book, Mary. Thank you!

  5. Oh, I love everyone of her books! I really want to read this one!

  6. This books sounds awesome. Lived your review .