Christian Fiction

The Gift + GIVEAWAY

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About the Book:

The Gift: The Amish of Hart County (Avon Inspire, November 2017)

A special Christmas story about love and blessings in the next book in the 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.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

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My Review: I am head-over-heels in love with this book! I love Amish fiction, especially this time of year. When I picked up The Gift to read one evening, I knew I’d enjoy it. (Because Shelley Shepard Gray is uh-mazing.) What I didn’t expect was reading over half the book in one sitting.

The characters that the author creates are so authentic. They have their own personalities, their own struggles; each characters grows as the story progresses. And the storyline itself is impossible to stop thinking about it. There’s romance (though instead of being central to the plot, it merely adds to the story). There’s a bit of a who-done-it element as well (which, by the way, I seriously didn’t figure out on my own. I love when that happens.) I found myself so wrapped up in the story, the characters (I ADORE Susanna) and wondering what on earth was going to happen next, that I just couldn’t walk away from the book for very long. And, considering the book takes place just shortly after Thanksgiving, it’s the perfect time of year to cozy up with The Gift.

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About the Author:

Shelley Shepard GrayShelley 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.

Find out more about Shelley at http://www.shelleyshepardgray.com.

Blog Tour Schedule:

11/7
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11/8
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11/9
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Lena Nelson | A Christian Writer’s World
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11/10
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Mary | The Mary Book Reader
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Donna | Donna’s BookShelf
Sarah | Running Through The Storms
Heather | Misadventures of the Dynamic Uno
Jessica | A Baker’s Perspective

11/11
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11/12
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Erin | For Him and My Family
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11/13
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Lisa | A Rup Life

11/14
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11/15
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Molly | Cafinated Reads
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Kathleen | Reviews From The Heart
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11/16
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Kristie | Moments
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11/17
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Barbara | I’m Hooked on Books
Pamela | Daysong Reflections
Julie | More of Him

11/18
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11/19
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Jeremy | Christian Fiction Addiction
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11/20
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Kristin | A Simply Enchanted Life
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11/21
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Leslie | Did YOU Hear About the Morgans?
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Lori | Red Headed Book Lady
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Giveaway:

Enter to win a copy of The Gift. Five winners will be chosen! Click the image below to enter to win. The winners will be announced November 22nd on the Litfuse blog!

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