Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Shelley Shepard Gray's Autumn's Promise ~ Reviewed

Autumn's Promise: Seasons of Sugarcreek, Book Three [Paperback]
Shelley Shepard Gray
Publisher: Avon Inspire; Original edition (August 3, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061852376


Some promises are meant to be broken. . . .

Until Robert Miller met Lilly Allen, his world had been dark. A widower after only two years of marriage, he'd been living in a haze, feeling that, at twenty-four, his life was already over. But thanks to his friendship with Lilly, he now has new reasons to wake up each day. He knows his connection to her doesn't make sense. She's only nineteen, with a past the whole town talks about. Even more, she's not Amish, like Robert. A marriage between the two of them could never happen.

Lilly's heart is drawn to Robert, not to his faith. No matter how much she admires his quiet strength and dependability, she doesn't think she could ever give up her independence and reliance on the modern world. Is their love doomed before it even begins?


Autumn’s Promise is book three in the Seasons of Sugarcreek Series. It follows a girl named Lilly Allen, who we found out in previous books became pregnant out of wedlock, but lost the baby due to a miscarriage. Feeling down and depressed, she is surprised to find herself showing interest in an Amish man named Robert Miller, who lost his wife to cancer three years previously. Though they live completely different lives, love begins to bloom between them.

I really enjoyed this book. I was unsure to the very end of the book how it was going to end for these characters. It was interesting to me how other people viewed their relationship. Non-Amish people wondered if Lilly could ever give up her modern conveniences for a life with the man she loved. The Amish people tended to look down on their situation, due to the fact that Lilly had a baby out of wedlock. I really liked how the author intertwined the lives of the Amish and the non-Amish.

If you enjoy reading about the life of Amish people, you will really enjoy this book. I would definitely read other books by this author.

Reviewed by: Sarah Porter

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