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What Ella doesn't know is that Loyal secretly hopes she will occupy this house again . . . as his wife. He begins inviting her over, to ask her opinion on changes he wants to make. As their friendship blooms, Ella starts to wonder about Loyal's intentions, especially when her best friend, Dorothy, hints that Loyal is not who he seems. There's no way the golden boy of their close-knit Amish community could be interested in Ella, long the wallflower, hidden away caring for her ailing parents.
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Avon Inspire
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.52 (inches)|
Series: Families of Honor
“Shelley Shepard Gray writes with honesty, tenderness, and depth. Her characters are admirable, richly-layered, and impossible to forget.”
A truly beloved writer of Christian romantic fiction, Shelley Shepard Gray, author of the popular Sisters of the Heart series, once again joins the ranks of Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall as she celebrates the beauty and simplicity of the Amish community. A story of faith, dedication, and deep, heartfelt emotion, The Protector is the second book in her acclaimed Families of Honor inspirational series—a moving and beautiful story of young Amish woman forced to turn over the family farm after her parents’ death to a man who secretly desires to share it with her…as her husband.
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.
BeckyAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5February 23, 2012BeckyAge: 45-54Gender: femaleExcellent book. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it.
Lesa BrassetteGrand Junction, COAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Book 2 Carries on!December 26, 2011Lesa BrassetteGrand Junction, COAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I think, perhaps, I enjoyed book 2 of this series even more than the first one. Ella is such a dear character you find yourself feeling for her; sharing her hurts and her joys. From one of my favorite Amish authors, I have to say this another enjoyable read that doesn't disappoint.
schoolmarmHeber Springs, ARAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Often friendship takes a dark turnSeptember 10, 2011schoolmarmHeber Springs, ARAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Ella is beginning a new life after the death of her mother
and the selling of the farm. Dorothy has been a friend to
her all through her mother's illness and even helped her
find a job and has her rent half of the duplex she owns.
But when Loyal becomes more than a friend to Ella,
Dorothy's possessive nature turns dark and Ella's life
is in danger.
LouLouBelleCedartown, GAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Very good readingAugust 29, 2011LouLouBelleCedartown, GAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am originally from Pennsylvania and love to read books about the Amish.
DixieGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Book my attention. Couldn't wait to pick it up!!!August 18, 2011DixieGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It was a good read. From the start to the finish. When I'm at work I couldn't wait till lunch so I could read.!! She is an excellent writer.