Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Book Review ~ A Son's Vow by Shelley Shepherd Gray ~ 1/27/16

Shelley Shepard Gray’s first book in her Charmed Amish Life series is set in the quaint Amish village of Charm, Ohio, and tells the stories of the Kinsinger siblings who are each struggling to find both forgiveness and love in the face of tragedy.

Three months ago, everything changed for Darla Kurtz and her family. Darla’s father was responsible for a terrible fire at Charm’s lumber mill which killed five Amish men. And though he, too, lost his life, the town of Charm hasn’t looked at her family the same since. Even Lukas Kinsinger—with whom Darla used to have a close friendship.

Now her brother’s anger at the town is spilling over onto Darla, and she has the bruises to prove it. The accident already cost five lives, but if something doesn’t change soon, Darla fears it will cost her—and her family—even more.

Lukas Kinsinger wants to mourn the loss of his father, but he can hardly find the time to breathe. Suddenly the head of his father’s lumber mill and responsible for taking care of his three siblings, he’s feeling the pressure. He has also never felt more alone—especially with the new tension between he and Darla. But when he learns of her troubles at home, Lukas knows he can’t simply stand by and watch. Someone has to help her before another tragedy occurs.

As Lukas and Darla attempt to repair their families, they discover something deeper than friendship growing between them. But will Lukas and Darla’s love be accepted after so much loss? Or will the pain of the past overcome any chance of future happiness?
My Thoughts:
This book was exceptional!
It was my bedtime when I decided to read just a few chapters of this book to relax.  The next thing I knew, I was turning the last page and it was the wee hours of the morning!  It has been quite a while since I've become so engrossed in a book that I've lost track of time.
The storyline centers around a terrible tragedy that took place and 5 Amish men were killed, including Darla's and Lukas's fathers.  Darla brother, Aaron, hadn't been handling the stress of the loss and added responsibilities very well.
Some scenes were pretty intense.  Aaron was starting to take out his frustrations on others with physical violence, mostly Darla.
I love the way the author used such a serious situation to show God's grace and mercy.  Most of all, the lesson of forgiveness was shown through the actions and reactions of the characters.
I can't wait to read the next book of The Charmed Amish Life series by Shelley Shepherd Gray!

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1 comment:

  1. This books sounds so serious. As a victim of spousal abuse, I hope she was able to get to safety. Thanks for sharing on Literacy Musing Mondays. :)


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