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Review & Giveaway | Thankful by Shelley Shepard Gray

I am so delighted to share the second book
in a brand new Amish fiction series from Shelley Shepard Gray…


*** Special THANK YOU to the publisher & LitFuse for providing me with a review copy.***


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.


Christina Kempf has always known that God chose Aden Reese to be her husband. As children, he was there to save her when she fell through the ice, and he’s been by her side ever since. After his parents died in a car accident ten years ago, the Kempfs raised Aden as one of their own, and everyone sees Aden and Christina as brother and sister. But Christina has never given up hope that Aden will one day ask her to be his wife.

Aden always planned to court Christina. But losing his mother and father changed everything—except his love for her. Her parents generously welcomed him into their home and treated him like a son. He can’t betray their kindness by admitting his feelings for the girl who is like a sister . . . yet so much more.

Pressured by her parents to court, Christina begins to accept the attentions of Sugarcreek’s young men, and now, Aden must make a choice. Will he stand by and watch the love of his life slip away? Or will he risk losing the love and trust of the family he holds dear to tell Christina how he truly feels?



I absolutely love love love the Return to Sugarcreek series!
I loved book 1 “Hopeful” so much and wasn’t sure what to expect for the second book. Let me say it exceeded all of my expectations!
I immediately fell in love with Christian and Aden. I love that they struggled in their feelings for each other…I just love stories like this!
There is also the story of another couple hoping to adopt a child….there were so many ups and downs along the way for them.
Thankful is appropriately titled, because that is exactly what the take-away from this book was for me personally. Things happen in our lives, some good, some bad…but through it all, we can always find something (maybe very small) to be thankful for.
I cannot wait for the next book in the series!!! Though this is a series, you can read and enjoy Thankful as a standalone.





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