“Thankful” by Shelley Shepard Gray | Return to Sugarcreek book 2

18505769Funny Story: I started reading this as soon as I received it.


Then we moved and I misplaced it.


Isn’t that just the way these things always happen…


Fortunately Litfuse is an AWESOME company and they understand that their reviewers are only human. So we got it all worked out and I was able to finish the book.


I’m glad of that because I’m not one of those who will pretend to read the books I am entrusted with and ad-lib a review.


I am truly thrilled to see Shelley continuing with the Sugarcreek series! I was a little worried that she was going to leave all of us Amish Fiction fans behind and move on to the world of Historical fiction!

Alas, we have been given another morsel from the incredibly talented Shelley Shepard Gray!

And there is at least one more book from this series to come! So she hasn’t forgotten about her fans! Thank You Shelley!

The premise for “Thankful” is not one I have read in another Amish fiction novel – truly an original idea. And intriguing to boot!

Typically this story line is something you would expect to see in a historical or a secular romance. But Shelley fits everything in so neatly to her wonderful world of Sugarcreek.


It is such a comfort to see that our friends in Sugarcreek are still there, life goes on and everyone keeps going right along with it. I am thankful that Shelley came back to this series when her fans clamored for more! Otherwise we would have missed out on some wonderful stories!

And there’s at least one to go too!


4 Stars


Here is a bit more about the book from GoodReads:

New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray captures the beauty, devotion, and warmth of Amish life in this engaging tale of family, commitment, trust, and love set in the beloved community of Sugarcreek.

Christina Kempf has always known that God chose Aden Reese to be her husband. As children, he was there to save her when she fell through the ice, and he’s been by her side ever since. After his parents died in a car accident ten years ago, the Kempfs raised Aden as one of their own, and everyone sees Aden and Christina as brother and sister. But Christina has never given up hope that Aden will one day ask her to be his wife.

Aden always planned to court Christina. But losing his mother and father changed everything—except his love for her. Her parents generously welcomed him into their home and treated him like a son. He can’t betray their kindness by admitting his feelings for the girl who is like a sister . . . yet so much more.

Pressured by her parents to court, Christina begins to accept the attentions of Sugarcreek’s young men, and now, Aden must make a choice. Will he stand by and watch the love of his life slip away? Or will he risk losing the love and trust of the family he holds dear to tell Christina how he truly feels?

Thankful includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

HERE is a link to get more info about the Litfuse blog tour

HERE is a link to the GoodReads page.

HERE is a link to Shelley Shepard Gray’s website.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the
Litfuse Publicity book review program in exchange for an honest review.
The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Happy Reading



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