Review: Ray of Light by Shelley Shepard Gray

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Name of book: Ray of Light

Author: Shelley Shepard Gray

Shelley Shepard Gray is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the “Sisters of the Heart”, “Seasons of Sugarcreek”, “Secrets of Crittenden County”, and Families of Honor series. 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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Summary (from Litfuse): Bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray brings inspirational romance to life in this sweet tale of love in the Amish community, Ray of Light, the second installment of her Days of Redemption series.

Roman Keim just wants a break from the family drama at his snowy Ohio home when he heads to an Amish snowbird community in Florida. There he meets Amanda Yoder and her daughter Regina who soon are warming his heart. But will Roman return to Ohio or will he stay and help the young widow embrace a second chance at love?
The author of the series Sisters of the Heart and Seasons of Sugarcreek, Shelley Shepard Gray delivers an honest, tender love story in Ray of Light, featuring the challenges of faith, family, and romance.
Rating: 5
Reason for rating: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. At first I was a little hesitant. I didn’t read the first book and in the beginning it seemed like there were a lot of characters and I was having trouble following, but I didn’t have to worry for long because I soon settled into a familiarity with all the characters. I loved that it was such a sweet story and not only was it a sweet story, but it was such a moving and touching tale of moving on past loss and grief. That was probably the best element of the story. We shroud grief so much in our culture that we don’t always talk about how we move on, we just expect people to do it. But this story, this story was such a moving example of the conflicting emotions around moving on. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me wonder about the people in my life who might still be grieving and how to help them, even though I’m sure that was not the intent, that it’s not like a self-help book or non-fiction book. I also love how the title, Ray of Light, can apply to so many of the characters in the book. It’s fun to make all those connections. I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes clean romance, as well as to anyone who enjoys Amish fiction.

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