Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn

Wedding Orange Blossom Inn Shelley Shepard Gray

A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn

by Shelley Shepard Gray  

Amish Fiction
Avon Inspire

Book 3 in the Amish Brides of Pinecraft series

Litfuse is partnering once again with Avon Inspire and Shelley Shepard Gray to bring you the third installment, A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn, in Shelley's Amish Brides of Pinecraft series.

In the third book of New York Times-bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray's Amish Brides of Pinecraft series, a wedding brings together two young widowed parents . . . and gives them a second chance at love

Emma Keim was heartbroken when her husband, Sanford, passed away, leaving her to raise three young daughters alone. Though several years have passed, her relatives have made it no secret that they expect Emma to remain a widow, mourning Sanford indefinitely.

But when she meets Jay Hilty---a handsome widower with three young sons of his own---Emma is delighted to have a new friend who understands her struggles. Still, she is dismayed that her family is so opposed to their friendship---and the idea of it ever becoming anything more. She honors her husband's memory every day, but is she destined to be alone forever?

Emma's gentleness with Jay's boys stirs something in his heart that's been quiet for far too long. But when his oldest son becomes engaged to a local woman, suddenly Jay, Emma, and their children are swept up in wedding preparations. Witnessing his son's joy, Jay wonders if it's time for him to move forward, too, and find happiness again.

Once again, love has come to Pinecraft. But can these two parties of four become a happy, healthy family of eight?

My thoughts: I enjoyed reading A WEDDING A THE ORANGE BLOSSOM INN and getting to know the cast of characters. There are several different romances in this one book and it was a guess who was getting married!  Beverly and Eric who's been an ongoing romance since the first book, Emma and Jay who were the main, main characters, or Ben and Tricia who are a new young romance. 

I enjoyed the dog, but think Emma could've solved all her dog problems by investing in a good leash, or even a crate! But Frankie was a dear even if he did love pizza, wedding cake, and pickles. Not necessarily in that order. 

I enjoyed this series immensely and can't wait for the Christmas novella Ms. Gray is releasing this fall.  Great story. 

4.5 stars. 

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Shelley Shepard Gray is a two-timeNew York Times bestseller, a two-timeUSA 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.

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