Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Ray of Light

Book Review

The big take-away for me from the novel Ray of Light by Shelley Shepard Gray was what an amazing God we have. I realize that this is a fictional account; but I know that things like this do happen in people’s lives. The idea that he could take a young widow, single Mom living in Florida and a young man living in Ohio and bring them together, and the fact that they were perfect together – soul mates – absolutely blows me away. The idea that we have a God who cares about two people living 1,000 miles away from each other is amazing.

Gray’s story about two individuals, both New Order Amish is a beautiful story. While I have read several pieces of Amish fiction I was unfamiliar with the New Order Amish and found this part interesting. The book deals with some of the issues that come up when two people begin to explore marriage, especially the adjustment when it involves a long-distance move for one of the individuals.

This is also a story about a family going through difficult times that was able to stick together and help each other through the problems and troubles. The book gave me new insight into a different kind of Amish community which I enjoyed. For example, I had no idea that there was an Amish community in Florida. Most of all, it showed that we have a detail minded God who cares about all areas of our lives.

I do recommend this book. I received this book from the publisher in return for a review. All opinions stated are my own.

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.

About the Book

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.

About the Author

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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