A young Amish couple gets a second chance at love in New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray’s final book in her Return to Sugarcreek series.
Randall Beiler is doing his best to put his family and the farm’s needs first, even forsaking love. But though he tries, Randall knows he needs help caring for his younger siblings and keeping the house together.
When his brother offers pretty Elizabeth Nolt a job taking care of the house and cooking for the family, Randall is furious—and guilty about the way he once broke Elizabeth’s heart. But when he learns that Elizabeth and her grandmother are struggling to make ends meet, he knows the offer, no matter how painful, is the right thing for everyone.
Elizabeth wants to refuse—to stay far away from the man who hurt her—but she needs the money. Though she vows to protect her heart, spending time in the Beiler household makes Elizabeth realize that, while she’s older and wiser, her love for Randall still burns strong.
Randal, too, seems to want something more. But does he want Elizabeth because he truly loves her—or because he needs a housekeeper? If Randall sincerely wants something more, he must find a way to show Elizabeth—or risk losing his chance at love forever.
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.
I absolutely love the Return to Sugarcreek series so much!
I’m so thrilled to have found such a wonderful new favorite Amish author…Shelley Shepard Gray. I have enjoyed getting to know the Beiler family, I feel like I’m a part of their story.
Themes of family and what makes a real family run deep in Joyful.
Forgiveness is another huge theme, as Elizabeth and Randall must work through the decisions of the past.
Other characters bring so much life to the pages of this story as well and I loved being able to get to know Ben and Judith a little more.
This is a stellar series! Truly a joyful reading experience from start to finish.
*****5/5 STARS- FANTASTIC; GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****