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Thursday, November 4, 2010


During a holiday season they'll never forget, will two hearts find unexpected peace?

The Brenneman Bed and Breakfast during the holidays is usually empty yet they never close. This year, the family decided to have a family Christmas at the Inn, only God had other plans for them much like he did for a wayward couple on a Christmas night long ago.

Melody Gingerich has been given a gift certificate to stay a week at the Brenneman Inn as a way of helping her to relax by her employers at the Great Grinds. She is three weeks away from delivering and her Amish parents are at all pleased with her current situation. Perhaps staying away will help her forget and find some peace that has been missing.

Levi Bender's reservation has gotten lost in the mail, and when the Brenneman's finally realize he is on his way before they can confirm his reservations during the holidays, they do all they can to accomodate him when he arrives. However, no matter how warm and welcome they are to him, it's apparent that Levi just wants to be left alone and forget about Christmas altogether.

I received this wonderful Christmas story, Grace from Shelly Shepard Gray, another one of my newest favorite authors compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review. I loved it and couldn't put it down. I was completely lost in the characters of Melody and Levi as each of them work through past pain and tragedy to find happiness and joy once more through God's grace. This one is a perfect 5 out of 5 stars and can't wait to read more novels from Shelly Shepard Gray in the future.

For more information about the book, the amazing and talented author and where to get a sneak peak at the first chapter, read on below:
This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Avon Inspire; Original edition (October 26, 2010)
Shelley Shepard Gray


Shelley Shepard Gray is the beloved author of the Sisters of the Heart series, including Hidden, Wanted, and Forgiven. Before writing, she was a teacher in both Texas and Colorado. She now writes full time and lives in southern Ohio with her husband and two children. When not writing, Shelley volunteers at church, reads, and enjoys walking her miniature dachshund on her town's scenic bike trail.


It's Christmastime at the Brenneman Bed & Breakfast, and everyone is excited about closing down for the holiday.

Anna and Henry will be celebrating their first Christmas as a married couple, and for Katie and Jonathan Lundy, it's their first Christmas with baby Stefan. Winnie and Samuel Miller plan to stop by as well for a wonderful two weeks of family and rest.

But when two unexpected visitors show up, hoping to stay for Christmas, the family must test their commitment to hospitality. Levi is a widower who lost his wife four years ago and can't bear the thought of another Christmas alone. And Melody is a young pregnant woman who won't open up about how she ended up on her own at Christmas at almost nine months pregnant.

Anna, who knows a thing or two about keeping secrets, doesn't trust her, and strives to find out the truth about these two strangers who have disrupted their holiday. But as the Christmas spirit descends on them all, as well as snow that traps them in the inn, a healing and hopefulness takes over, allowing new relationships to be built, and the boundaries of family to be extended.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Grace, go HERE.


  1. This sounds a lovely Christmas book.

  2. Oh my gosh! Wasn't this awesome! I love it toooo!! I agree with you,she is one of my new fav's as well!

    Have a blessed weekend! I need to go put my post up now! I worked for Brian this week and didn't even post yet today! YIKES!! Off to it :)

    Love you


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