Joyful by Shelley Shepard Gray a Litfuse Book Review
About the Book:
My Review: This story was a little like Persuasian meets Lancaster County except this time boy rejects girl. Shelley Shepard Gray takes us back to SugarCreek so we can hear about a few of our favorite characters (Junior) and step back into the Beiler Family to make a new love connection with Randall Junior’s younger brother.
You’ve read the synopsis above so let’s get right to it. I know this is Amish fiction and the women are a little less direct and let the men take the lead but man! I was more than a bit frustrated with Elizabeth. She took so much schmuck from Randall! He seemed to go back and forth between wanting Elizabeth in his life and not. Poor Elizabeth was in a quandry because she needed to support her grandmother but I know she wanted to tell Randall where to stuff it (sorry) and walk on out the door. But that’s why Shelley is such a good writer eh? If I felt this much frustration for her main character then’s she captured my attention and drawn me in.
Joyful is not a wild action packed story full of drama and intrigue but a story of simple Amish people and their desire to have a full family life. Sweet homemaking chores, delicious meals, and the routines of daily life. If you like Amish fiction and a slower pace you will enjoy this new tale.
About the Author:
Buy the Book: Joyful: Return to Sugarcreek, Book Three
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”