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Title:
The promise of Palm Grove
Author:
Gray, Shelley Shepard.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Physical Description:
260 pages, 16 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
"A young Amish woman finds herself torn between the man she's pledged to wed and the man her heart desires"--
General Note:
Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more ...
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062337702
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Book

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A young Amish woman finds herself torn between the man she's pledged to wed and the man her heart desires in this heartwarming story of chance, duty, and choice in the face of love--the first volume in the beloved New York Times bestselling author's new Amish Brides of Pinecraft series.

Amish bride-to-be Leona is thrilled to be in Florida, on a mini-vacation in the pretty town of Pinecraft. Her girlfriends think she's happy because she's away from the stress of wedding planning. They have no idea that Leona's real joy is in being away from her fiancé.

Edmund is a good man, and will make a decent husband . . . just not for Leona. The more time she spends with him and his overbearing ways, the less she wants to be his wife. Her cousins are sure Edmund is the right man for her-and their certainty makes Leona begin to doubt herself. But when a chance encounter with a wayward cat brings her face-to-face with a handsome, fun-loving Amish man named Zachary Kauffman, Leona's faced with two vastly different futures.

Leona must decide: Does she follow the path set out before her? Or take a chance with only the promise of what could be to guide her?


Author Notes

Shelley Shephard Gray earned a bachelor's and master's degree in education. Before becoming a full time writer, she taught elementary school in Texas, Arizona, and Colorado. She started writing about the Amish because their way of life appealed to her and she wanted to write stories about regular people in extraordinary situations. Her works include the Sisters of the Heart series, Seasons of Sugarcreek series, The Families of Honor series, Heart of a Hero series, and Secrets of Crittenden County series.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Prolific author Gray (Return to Sugarcreek series) begins a new series, Amish Brides of Pinecraft, set in the Florida town of Pinecraft along the Gulf of Mexico. Beverly Overholt runs the Orange Blossom Inn in this Amish vacation mecca. While she deals with the ghosts of her past, she welcomes three girls from Walnut Creek, Ohio, including Leona Weaver. Leona's secret reason for the trip is to take a break from her overbearing fiancé, Edmund. She and her friends meet Zachary Kaufmann and his friends, which puts Leona on a crash course with Edmund, her promise to him, and her feelings for the handsome Zack. Will Zack's kindness melt her resolve? Will Leona risk Edmund's wrath and her family's disappointment as her feelings for Zack grow? And how will she and Zack bear Leona's return to Ohio? Gray has written an endearing tale set in unique location that offers readers a look at an Amish woman who stands her ground and does what's best-for her. Agent: Mary Sue Seymour, Seymour Agency. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.