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NYT and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author, Shelley Shepard Gray has sold over 40 novels. She wanted to write stories about regular, likeable people in extraordinary situations-and who just happened to be Amish. In addition to her writing as Shelley Shepard Gray, she has written a dozen novels for Harlequin Romance under the pseudonym Shelley Galloway.
Before writing romances, Shelley lived in Texas and Colorado, where she taught school and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. Shelley often attends conferences and reader retreats in order to give workshops. Shelley belongs to RWA and ACFW. She’s been married for over twenty years and resides in Ohio.
Favorite Verse: Romans 12:12: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
New! On the Horizon
It's mid-September of 1893 and Eloisa Carstairs is the reigning beauty of Gilded Age Chicago society. To outsiders she appears to have it all. But Eloisa is living with a dark secret. Several months ago, she endured a horrible assault at the hands of Douglass Sloane, heir to one of Chicago's wealthiest families. Fearing the loss of her reputation, Eloisa confided in only one friend. That is, until she meets Detective Sean Ryan at a high-society ball.
Sean is on the outskirts of the wealthy Chicago lifestyle. Born into a poor Irish family, becoming a policeman was his best opportunity to ensure his future security. Despite society's restrictions, he is enamored with Eloisa Carstairs. Sean seethes inside at what he knows happened to her, and he will do anything to keep her safe-even if he can never earn her affections.
Secrets of Sloane House, Chicago World's Fair Mystery Series #1Shelley GrayZondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback$9.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 23 Reviews
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Searching for the truth of her sister's mysterious disappearance, Rosalind Perry becomes a housemaid at Sloane House---a mansion in Gilded Age Chicago. Reid Armstrong believes marrying Veronica Sloane will secure his family's position in society. But when he realizes Rosalind is in danger, can he protect her from the darkness that's afoot in the Windy City?
On the Horizon!
Twenty-year-old Ruth Stutzman is a wonderful caregiver . . . but she has no experience with children. Laid off because of budget cuts from her job at a retirement home, she's relieved to find work-even if it means temporarily watching widower Martin Rhodes's brood of six!
Martin has been doing his best since his wife's passing, but he and the children need help. Their house, once full of laughter and light, has been darkened by sadness. Soon after Ruth arrives, the children are drawn to her warmth and gentleness, and so is Martin, even though he feels it's wrong. But the harder he tries to ignore her, the deeper he begins to care for this attractive young woman who has brought joy back into his children's lives . . . and his own.
Each passing day brings the Rhodes closer to Ruth . . . and closer to Christmas, when she will have to say goodbye. Ruth cannot deny the bond she feels with the children-and with Martin. When her old job becomes available again, Ruth finds herself torn: How can she stay with the Rhodes? And yet how can she go?