Review: The Promise of Palm Grove
"The Promise of Palm Grove" is book one of the Amish Brides of Pinecraft series. It is actually three stories in one. The focal point of the novel is Leona and her heart's desire. The second story line spotlights Beverly, owner of Orange Blossom Inn. The third highlight of the novel is, Effie Kaufmann who was diagnosed with Perthes disease at the age of ten.
At the beginning of the novel is a map of fictional Pinecraft, Florida; which is a distinguishing feature I enjoy in a book. Author Shelley Shepard Gray did a great work with the lead in into the novel. Although the setting is unusual for an Amish novel, I enjoyed picturing the scene with Spanish moss, oak trees, brilliant sunrises, gentle rains, and temperate climate. Almost Paradise!
The primary message of this endearing novel may be, `We each have to follow the Lord's will as He leads us`. I would recommend this book to reader's who enjoy books by author Beverly Lewis or author Wanda Brunstetter. This novel met my expectations and was a delight to read.
I received this novel complimentary to review.
Learn more about the book and purchase a copy at: Shelley's website
About: Shelley Shepard Gray
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.
Find out more about Shelley at www.shelleyshepardgray.com
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