Thursday, June 2, 2016

A Daughter's Dream - Review & Giveaway

A Daughter's Dream
The Charmed Amish Life #2
By: Shelley Shepard Gray
Releasing May 24, 2016
Avon Inspire

Review by Hope Smith
It’s always been Rebecca’s dream to be a school teacher.  She has been given the opportunity to fill in occasionally, but has found connecting with the children to be a bit of a struggle.  That is until Lily joins her class.  But upon meeting her uncle, Rebecca is instantly taken by his good looks and charm, but doesn’t feel right entertaining the thought of any type of relationship with her student’s guardian.

Jacob has taken on the role of caregiver to his thirteen year old niece after she loses her parents in an accident.  But being thrust into single parenthood practically overnight has proven to be a challenge.  And moving back home with his parents and helping out at the farm, Jacob realizes more and more that farming is not the life for him.

This is the first Amish book I’ve read.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised in how the book read.  I felt an instant connection with the characters and loved the premise of the story.  Although this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a stand alone.

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About the Author:
Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time Hold 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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Gamer Girl - Review

Review by Emily Joseph
Since losing her parents at a young age, Meri Palmer has turned to video games to escape the loneliness in her life.  She develops a connection to them that she has yet to find in the real world.  Although her family and friends encourage her to engage in more social activities, the thought doesn’t interest her until she gets wind that her work’s bike messenger may have his eye on her. 

Growing up in the age of video games, I was excited to see how the author would incorporate technology into a chick lit book.  I was very impressed with how she transitioned from one world to the next, incorporating gamer lingo while also introducing us to a whole host of fun characters (I especially loved her grandmother!).

A fun, light read that will have you rooting for Meri to put down the remote and be the heroine in her own game of life. 

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About the Author:
Glynis never expected in her wildest dreams to be a writer. After thirteen years in the Human Resources Industry, she decided to stay at home with her two amazing sons. Ever in search of a project, she was inspired to write the story of how, in only six short months, she met and married her wonderfully romantic French husband, Sebastien. The end result became her first novel, French Twist. As this was just the beginning of their epic love story, Glynis continued to chronicle their adventures in the sequel, French Toast, and the final installment in the series, French Fry. After she finished milking her life story for all it was worth, she decided to write straight-up fiction with Gamer Girl, which infuses her beloved chick lit with a hint of fantasy.

When Glynis is not writing, she is trying to keep the peace amongst the three men and two cats in her life, finding missing body parts (Lego pieces are small!), supervising a myriad of homework assignments and keeping a tenuous hold on her sanity by consuming whatever chocolate is in the vicinity.

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