Shelley Shepard Gray has a slew of new books out and coming out, including Her Secret Hope from the Season in Pinecraft series as well as a novella in a collection that just released, Amish Love Letters. Listen in for all the news about past series (and how to get more of Ross County!!) and what’s next!
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Why This Year Promises to Be Great for Amish Fiction
Talking with Shelley Shepard Gray is always so fun. She has extensive knowledge about several Amish sects and writes about many of them. Shelley talked about the second book in the series that featured an Amish missionary kid (New Order Amish) and then in this last book, Her Secret Hope, she introduces us to an Amish girl who had been adopted. I loved getting the scoop on these and other upcoming new books including…
Silas’ story from Ross County! EEEP!
We also chatted about the themes in these books, how readers can help ensure that authors’ stories make it into print and more.
Almost two years after Lilly Kurtz first traveled to Pinecraft, Florida, with friends, she’s decided to make a fresh start there. She’s ready to be a new-and-improved Lilly, a Lilly without a past, a Lilly with no secrets. At first, everything goes well. She gets a job, her coworkers feel like family, and she enjoys reconnecting with her friends. But it turns out the past is reluctant to be left behind.
When Lilly meets hardworking farmer Eddie Byler, she can’t get him off of her mind. But then she discovers that Eddie actually lives just a few miles from her hometown in Ohio. Lilly knows that he’s not going to like it when he finds out what secrets she’s been running from. And she knows she could never follow the man she’s falling in love with back to a place where she’s never felt accepted.
Will Lilly have to give up on love in order to find peace? Or could it be that love is actually the solution to all of her problems?