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A Daughter's Dream #2, Charmed Amish Life series, by Shelley Shepard Gray
Rebecca Kinsinger has dreamt of being a teacher. Shortly after beginning her first job at the Charm Amish School, she discovers teaching is hard work and fears she is not very good at it. When Lilly Yoder, a thirteen year old who lost her parents, joins the class. Rebecca finally feels a sense of purpose. She is quite taken by Lilly's uncle Jacob Yoder. Jacob is a carpenter from Florida who never thought he would be farmer or a single parent. Rebecca makes him smile. An accident brings the two together. Will they follow the path of duty or true love and happiness?
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Avon Inspire
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.0 X 5.3 X .6 (inches)|
Series: Charmed Amish Life
In Shelley Shepard Gray’s second book in her Charmed Amish Life series, a young teacher and farmer discover they have much in common, especially when it comes to healing old wounds from the past…and finding love in one another.
Rebecca Kinsinger has always dreamed of being a teacher. But when she’s given the opportunity she’s been waiting for at Charm Amish School, she’s dismayed to discover that teaching is hard work—work she’s afraid she’s not very good at.
That is, until Lilly Yoder joins the class. A thirteen-year old who’s just lost her parents, Lilly is in need of someone like Rebecca. For the first time since starting her new job, Rebecca feels a sense of purpose. But when she meets Lilly’s uncle, Jacob, his good looks and sweet, easy-going temperament are hard to ignore. How can she even entertain romantic thoughts of Jacob when his niece is her student?
Suddenly becoming Lily’s sole caregiver, Jacob Yoder never thought he’d be a single parent—or a farmer. Having been living in Florida as a carpenter, Jacob feels more at home wielding a hammer than a backhoe. The only bright spot in his life is Rebecca Kinsinger. As Lily and Rebecca develop a bond, Jacob’s fondness for the pretty teacher grows, too.
But when a fateful accident brings them together, Rebecca and Jacob must choose between duty and desire. Will they follow the path before them? Or set out to find true happiness…and true love?
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.
tammycookblogsbooks5 Stars Out Of 5I was excited to return to Charm and catch up the charactersJanuary 19, 2017tammycookblogsbooksQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Daughter's Dream is book two in The Charmed Amish Life series. It could be considered a standalone novel. Although I would recommend reading A Son's Vow, book one, because it is a good story. Shelley Shepard Gray's characters are so easy to get to know and I enjoy her use of pets to add a little humor.
I was excited to return to Charm and catch up the characters that I enjoyed reading about in the first book of the series. Shelley Shepard Gray's style of writing is easy to read. I never have to read a sentence twice to figure out what she is saying. Her writing is straight forward with a dose of sweet romance and faith in God. If you are looking for a good read, I would recommend A Daughter's Dream. I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review.
lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5what a story!October 19, 2016lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Rebecca Kinsinger is the focus on the second installment in the Charm Amish Life series. Rebecca works at the familys lumber mill in the front office. Lukas is now married to Darla. Rebecca is one of the people Lukas relies on at the mill for her excellent way of handling the men and demands of the front office. Plus, working with her brother she knows how best to help him without much being said, but her dream is to be a teacher. When the local teacher who is married becomes pregnant, Rebecca is the one who is asked to fill in for her. However, Rebecca has a revelation that will affect who will replace the teacher when she has the baby in the spring.
Lilly has moved in with her uncle and grandparents after losing both her parents in an accident in Ohio. Jacob is now thirty, has never been married or had children, and is learning how to be a father to his niece as she is entering her teen years. However, what really brings Lilly to the attention of Jacob is when he learns how gifted this young lady is and has to make some decisions about her education.
While neither Jacob nor Rebecca is actively looking for romance, Lilly is a catalyst to try and bring one to the attention of the other. Both the first book, A Sons Vow and this second book, A Daughters Dream, I think will grab the heart of readers, escaping for a few hours to the small town of Charm. The author makes the characters, events and situations very lifelike and entertaining to read. There are moments of laughter and moments of brief tension in the towns life.
I really am enjoying the series not because they are Amish novels but the story that the author tells readers. The series in order begins with A Sons Vow, followed by A Daughters Dream, A Sisters Wish and An Amish Family Christmas.
ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5wonderful Amish love storySeptember 6, 2016ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I laughed and cried through this wonderful book. Rebecca and Jacob are great together. They both have fallen into lives that they are not sure they enjoy. Should Rebecca become a teacher or should she continue to help out at her families business. Should Jacob continue to farm badly or do what he loves. This is a wonderful Amish love story. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion.