In the second book in the Families of Honor series, we are still in Jacob’s Crossing with friends from “The Caregiver” but we meet new neighbors. We meet Ella who is selling the contents of her family home at auction. After her mother’s death the house is just too big and lonely for Ella all by herself. Ella’s secret crush, Loyal Weaver, has bought her farm and Ella is moving into an apartment next to her friend, Dorothy, and they will both be working at the local library. Everything seems to be fitting together for Ella – but things start to happen.
In the mean time we meet more people the live in Jacob’s Crossing and spend more time with Mattie as she battles cancer, John Weaver and his donut shop and the two women that interest him, and little Katie Weaver.
If you loved “The Caregiver” you won’t be disappointed in “The Protector.” I have enjoyed all of Shelley Shepard Gray's books and this one did not disappoint me. She continues to bring in story lines that are not your typical Amish fare. I can identify with Ella, as I too am not the prettiest flower in the garden. I can't wait to read "The Survivor."
I received an advance copy of “The Protector” from HarperCollins through NetGalley and am not obligated to give a positive review. This book's publication date is June 8, 2011.
In the fifth book in the Daughters of Promise series, Beth Wiseman gives us more people to love -- Miriam, Shelby, Jesse and Saul. Miriam, Rebecca & Aaron Raber’s only daughter, could have her pick of a couple good-looking men in the community, Jesse and Saul. But ever since her first school days, Miriam has only had eyes for Saul. Shelby is Miriam’s “Englisch” cousin from Texas who has been sent to live with the Raber’s for the summer after Shelby gets into some trouble after her parents are divorced. Jesse is smitten with Miriam and would be a fine prospect for a husband, but Miriam wants Saul who has had his share of troubles for his young life.
Who winds up with whom and where in this wonderful tale of faith, courage, and strength is a wonderful journey. If you loved the other books in this series you won’t be disappointed in “Plain Proposal.” I have enjoyed all of Beth Wiseman's books and this one did not disappoint me.
I received an advance copy of “Plain Proposal” from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley and am not obligated to give a positive review. This book's publication date was March 29, 2011.