Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Eventide Review & Win Shelley Shepard Gray’s Days of Redemption Series!

by Shelley Shepard Gray
ISBN:  978-0062204448
$9.98 (paperback)
$8.00 (Kindle)

About the book:
Elsie Keim doesn't want to be left behind. Her twin sister, Viola, and her older brother, Roman, have both found love and are building lives of their own. But Elsie? She's still stuck at home, being treated like a child. No one seems to consider her a capable woman---all they see are the thick lenses of her glasses, constant reminders that Elsie suffers from keratoconus and is slowly going blind.
Elsie knows there's much more to her than her disease. That's why when a new neighbor, Landon Troyer, shows some interest in her, she doesn't want anything to scare him away . . . even if it means keeping her condition a secret.
Landon is ready to start a new life and feels like Elsie may just be the right woman to start it with. But when Roman steps in and shares the truth about Elsie's illness, Landon is floored. His job is demanding and takes him away from home, sometimes for days at a time. How could he keep up with his responsibilities and take care of Elsie?
My thoughts:
Eventide is very different from your run of the mill Amish Romance. It's not so much about the Church and myriad of rules and regulations that the Amish have to live with. It's not about making the huge decision to join the church or the risk of being shunned because you make a mistake. It's about emotion, making big decisions about the future and feeling left out and treated differently because Elsie has a disability. I really liked this book. It's a quick book to read (I read it in just a few hours) and it's very easy to connect with the characters and what Elsie and Landon are going through. It was nice to see a character that is willing to stand up for herself amongst a family that is controlling but in a loving way.

I found it interesting that this family isn't made up of the strict old order Amish. They have a phone and the kids in the family have a mind of their own. The parents aren't domineering and neither is the Bishop. Elsie has spent a lifetime losing her eyesight and the end is in sight and she has some big decisions to make.

This would be a great book to read on a rainy afternoon when you just want to curl up with a good book. After reading Eventide I am finding that I want to read the other 2 books in this series. There are obvious references to events that happened to the Grandparents (Dawdi & Mommi) in the book and it would of been interesting to read a book containing their story set 40-50 years ago (or whenever they married).
Shelley Shepard Gray is celebrating the release of the final book in The Days of Redemption series, Eventide, by giving away FIVE sets of the series. 

Five winners will receive:
  • Daybreak, Ray of Light and Eventide by Shelley Shepard Gray
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 21st. All winners will be announced September 23rd at Shelley's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Shelley's blog on the 23rd to see if you won one of the book sets!

Disclaimer: I was offered a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I was not offered any money and was not required to have a positive review. Thanks for reading!

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