Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Promise of Palm Grove By Shelly Shepard Gray

A young Amish woman finds herself torn between the man she’s pledged to wed and the man her heart desires in this heartwarming story of chance, duty, and choice in the face of love—the first volume in the beloved New York Times bestselling author’s new Amish Brides of Pinecraft series.
Amish bride-to-be Leona is thrilled to be in Florida, on a mini-vacation in the pretty town of Pinecraft. Her girlfriends think she’s happy because she’s away from the stress of wedding planning. They have no idea that Leona’s real joy is in being away from her fiancé.
Edmund is a good man, and will make a decent husband . . . just not for Leona. The more time she spends with him and his overbearing ways, the less she wants to be his wife. Her cousins are sure Edmund is the right man for her-and their certainty makes Leona begin to doubt herself. But when a chance encounter with a wayward cat brings her face-to-face with a handsome, fun-loving Amish man named Zachary Kauffman, Leona’s faced with two vastly different futures.
Leona must decide: Does she follow the path set out before her? Or take a chance with only the promise of what could be to guide her?

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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.

I hated seeing this book come to an end. I wanted to savor every page, it was way to short for me.
I am awaiting the next book in this series because I am about to die to find out what happens to the Orange Blossom Inn and I need to know what happens to the characters Zach and Leona.
This is such a fantastic story, you go from Ohio to Florida and you are going to love what happens when you get to Florida.  The best two weeks ever.
I gave this book 5 stars and I highly recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Shelly Shepard Gray is a awesome write anything she writes you know its going to be good . Blessings,DanaGirl

  2. I met Shelley Shepard Gray in person a couple of years ago. Oh my goodness, she is one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet. I love her books and have been a fan of hers for years. Great review!

    Judy B

  3. I have come to love Amish books. I ask going to have to get this series of books.

  4. I'm going to get this book. Amish is my favorite.

  5. Oh another Amish book Mary they are my favorite. I can't wait to read it.

  6. I love her books, so I can't wait to read this!

  7. Hello Mary. Good review. Makes you want to read it even if you don't know the author. I have several of Shelly's books and would love to win this one to add to my shelf. Great author. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <