Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance


The Survivor

Avon Inspire; Original edition (August 30, 2011)

Shelley Shepard Gray


One of today’s most beloved authors of inspirational Christian fiction, Shelley Shepard Gray completes her acclaimed Families of Honor series with The Survivor—a poignant and beautiful story of love and faith in a small Amish community.

Delving once more into the lives of these devout and fascinating folk, as she did in her popular Sisters of the Heart and Seasons of Sugarcreek novels, Gray tells the story of a young Amish woman who has survived the ravages of cancer, but now longs for the love of the one man who can heal her lonely heart.

Like Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall, Shelley Shepard Gray introduces readers to characters they will never forget as she masterfully depicts a world of simple living, abiding faith, and honest emotions.

If you would like to read the first chapter excerpt of The Survivor, go HERE.

Kay's Comments: Having read the first two books of this series, I anxiously awaited the third and final book.  There were some unexpected twists that captured my interest as the characters in the book resolved their issues and began relationships. As I have said previously on my blog, I love Cindy Woodsmall’s Amish fiction but little in this genre has intrigued me enough to become an enduring fan. This Families of Honor series held my interest enough to complete the entire series though I found the last book to be a bit anticlimactic. All in all, I enjoyed it enough to hang in there to the end. This would be great reading for the genre of Young Adults.  

Shelley Shepard Gray is the beloved author of the Sisters of the Heart series, including Hidden, Wanted, and Forgiven. Before writing, she was a teacher in both Texas and Colorado. She now writes full time and lives in southern Ohio with her husband and two children. When not writing, Shelley volunteers at church, reads, and enjoys walking her miniature dachshund on her town's scenic bike trail.

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