About the Book:
My Review: I really liked this different kind of storyline. Christina and Aden have practically grown up as siblings but yet they have feelings for each other. Finding, the guts really, to confess their feelings to their
But what really kept me captivated in this work was the secondary storyline of Judith and Ben. As a former foster mother, and an adoptive mother, AND a mother who has lost a baby I completely empathized with Judith in this storyline and found it captivated me more than the main story of Christina and Aden. I want to read more on what happens in Judith and Ben's story.
Another thing I noticed about Thankful is that Shelley brings up issues of race in a tasteful way. It's really small and doesn't detract from the storyline but I wondered how she would deal with it. I would also be curious to read a little more about the realities of the Amish community accepting a person of color (in case I go visit some day).
If you enjoy Amish fiction you will enjoy this sweet book involving 3 story lines. I do recommend you read book 1 to capture the feel of the community and the other characters.
About the Author: Shelley Shepard Gray is a two-time New York Times bestseller, a two-time USA Today bestseller, 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.
Buy the Book: Thankful: Return to Sugarcreek, Book Two
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