The Survivor, Families of Honor Series #3   -     By: Shelley Shepard Gray
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The Survivor, Families of Honor Series #3

Avon Inspire / 2011 / Paperback

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New York Times Bestselling Author, Shelley Shepard Gray - Mattie has faced more in her twenty-three years than she ever imagined possible. Having successfully battled cancer, she's ready to reenter the world with hopes for her future. But while she was in and out of hospitals, other Amish girls her age were courting and finding the men they would marry. The only man who's ever made her heart beat faster is Graham Weaver, her best friend, who has always been there to comfort her, in good times and bad. Is it finally time for their friendship to become something more?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Avon Inspire
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8 X 5 X .6 (inches)
ISBN: 0062020633
ISBN-13: 9780062020635
Availability: In Stock
Series: Families of Honor

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Mattie’s body has healed from the cancer that nearly took her life . . . but can she find the man who can mend her lonely heart?

Mattie has faced more in her twenty-three years than she ever imagined possible. Having successfully battled cancer, she’s ready to reenter the world with hopes for her future. But while she was in and out of hospitals, other Amish girls her age were courting and finding the men they would marry. The only man who’s ever made her heart beat faster is Graham Weaver, her best friend, who has always been there to comfort her, in good times and bad. Is it finally time for their friendship to become something more?

But cruel gossip is spreading, claiming that Graham’s the father of the baby Jenna Yoder’s carrying. Will Mattie’s dreams of a happily-ever-after be crushed before they’ve left the ground?

Author Bio

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 HOLT 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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After successfully battling cancer, Mattie Lapp is ready to rejoin her Amish community and find love in The Survivor, Shelley Shepard Gray's third installment of the Families of Honor trilogy. Mattie wants to find someone who will love her despite her scars and health issues. The only man she ever cared for is her best friend, Graham Weaver, but when Jenna Yoder claims him as the father of her baby, Mattie is devastated. Mattie struggles with self-confidence and a constant fear of her cancer returning. She looks to James 1:2-4 to comfort her: "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

The point of view changes each chapter, and this method weaves the individual stories into a semi-realistic picture of the Amish community. Mattie and Graham's relationship is sweet. In comparison, the secondary characters have a few scenes that tug at the heart. The one event that affects all the threads is the storm toward the end of the novel. In midst of tragedy, the characters face their faults and learn to how to reconcile their fears.

Mattie was in the hospital while other Amish young women were courting. Newly released from doctors and needles, she is excited to pursue her dreams. In the process, she falls in love with her best friend, but that love does not come without trials. Mattie finally realizes Graham's love after a series of painful experiences.

When I finished The Survivor, I wished that the author had made the characters a bit more three-dimensional. The plot is an intriguing idea: How does an Amish woman reconcile her faith after she has battled cancer? The plot elements were solid, but I wanted to know more about the characters. - Ashlee Amann, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

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  1. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Awesome read!!!
    October 25, 2011
    jesussaves
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I read the other two books in the series and they were very compelling and well written! This one does not disappoint either! Wonderful story of God's love, healing and forgiveness!
  2. Ingleside, IL
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Love this series
    September 28, 2011
    Big Mom
    Ingleside, IL
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Love this series and was kept in suspense until the end. Books 1 & 2 were the best of the series.
  3. Houston, Texas 77062
    Age: Over 65
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent...
    September 16, 2011
    Gayle Kindle
    Houston, Texas 77062
    Age: Over 65
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This complete series was awesome. I love the Amish writers & their stories....
  4. PA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Touching!
    September 9, 2011
    Dino
    PA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    My mother and I share all our books and both of us loved this one. As a cancer survivor, mom could relate to the feelings and anxieties described. I finished it in 3 evenings. She read it in 2 days!
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    3rd in Families of Honor series is truly compellin
    September 1, 2011
    Christy Lockstein
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Survivor by Shelley Shepard Gray is the third book in the Families of Honor series. Mattie Lapp has finally beat the breast cancer that stopped her life in its tracks. She asks best friend Graham Weaver to help her find a husband so she can start living again. Graham is hurt by her request as he's been waiting for years for Mattie to recognize how much he loves her. His life is quickly turned upside down when Jenna, a girl he dated a few times, names him as the father of her unborn child and the entire community looks at him with scorn. Gray also continues the stories of Lucy and Calvin's new marriage and Ella and Loyal's growing romance, as well as John's decision to return to the faith he left so long ago. Gray does a fantastic job of writing bonnet lit, creating a canvas of characters who light up the page. Have you ever read a book that pulled you in so deeply that you lose reality for a moment? After finishing this book, I had to stop myself from looking outside to check the damage from the tornado. That's compelling writing! Gray is one of the best in the business, and I can't wait to read what she writes next.
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