Item description for Wanted (Sisters Of The Heart V2) by Shelley Shepard Gray...
Overview Hiding the truth about her feelings for widower Jonathan because of her youthful indiscretions outside of their Amish community, Katie receives a note that threatens to expose her, forcing her to evaluate her understanding about the nature of forgiveness.
For a split second, Katie feels certain she's about to receive everything she's ever wanted. . .
Twenty-year-old Katie Brenneman has always quietly fancied Jonathan Lundy. So when the brokenhearted widower asks her to help him take care of his two young girls, Katie knows it will be a trying time--yet she cannot pass up a golden opportunity to get to know this man better.
Just as she's settling into her new life, a message arrives from Katie's past, threatening to expose her darkest secrets. During her Rumspringa, her running-around years, she experimented with activities forbidden in the Amish way of life. Frightened by how far she'd strayed from her values, Katie ran back home, vowing to cut all ties with the outside world. Now her transgressions are coming back to haunt her, just as Jonathan seems willing to welcome her into his heart.
Will the past destroy Katie's chances for love? Or will Katie allow herself to accept God's love, forgive her past, and receive everything she's ever wanted?
Citations And Professional Reviews Wanted (Sisters Of The Heart V2) by Shelley Shepard Gray has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 01/01/2009 page 64
Library Journal - 11/01/2008 page 55
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Studio: Avon Inspire
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.06" Width: 5.31" Height: 0.64" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Dec 13, 2013
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
Series Sisters Of The Heart
Series Number 2
ISBN 0061474460 ISBN13 9780061474460
Availability 119 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 27, 2017 12:59.
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More About Shelley Shepard Gray
I grew up in Houston, Texas, went to Colorado for college, and after living in Arizona, Dallas, and Denver, we moved to southern Ohio about ten years ago.
I’ve always thought of myself as a very hard worker, but not ‘great’ at anything. I’ve obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree…but I never was a gifted student. I took years of ballet and dance, but I never was anywhere near the star of any recital. I love to cook, but I’m certainly not close to being gourmet…and finally I love to write books, but I’ve certainly read far better authors.
Maybe you are a little bit like me. I’ve been married for almost twenty years and have raised two kids. I try to exercise but really should put on my tennis shoes a whole lot more. I’m not a great housekeeper, I hate to drive in the snow, and I don’t think I’ve ever won a Monopoly game. However, I am the best wife and mother I know how to be.
Isn’t it wonderful to know that in God’s eyes that is okay? That from His point of view, we are all exceptional? I treasure that knowledge and am always so thankful for my faith. His faith in me makes me stand a little straighter, smile a little bit more, and be so very grateful for every gift He’s given me.
I started writing about the Amish because their way of life appealed to me. I wanted to write stories about regular. likeable people in extraordinary situations-and who just happened to be Amish.
Getting the opportunity to write Inspirational novels is truly gratifying. With every book, I feel my faith grows stronger. And that makes me feel very special indeed.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Wanted (Sisters Of The Heart V2)?
a good read Apr 11, 2010
I enjoyed this book. After reading the first book in the series, I felt that this one started out a little slow. I was about a quarter of the way into the book before I really got into the story. Once I did get into the story, I was anxious to know what would happen next and finished the book quickly. While it is not what I would call great literature, it is generally well written and entertaining. I think most women over the age of 14 would enjoy this book.
Wanted (Sisters of the Heart: Book 2) Feb 15, 2010
I was looking for Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee. This is a Christian romance novel. A below average one at best. Much more proficent on my kindle now.
good delivery Dec 9, 2009
packaged well and arrived timely. I've already read it and it was a good book. Thank you for your prompt action.
Agood book Sep 22, 2009
I sent this book to my elderly mother, who,may I add, still reads ALOT... She loved it....her kind of book...Good condition
Wanted-A Joyfully Recommended Title!! May 13, 2009
Katie is a hard working Amish woman who still lives at home, as she is unmarried. She has quietly fancied Jonathan, a widower, for years but has never pursued this attraction due to her upbringing and her past.
She is concerned about her darkest secrets, the things she did during her Rumspringa (her running-around years). She is afraid that members of her community will not understand what she did, as she has a hard time coming to terms with them herself. She is now a member of the church and has cut her ties with those she met during her Rumspringa, and is letting God lead her life.
When an opportunity arises for Katie to help Jonathan with his children she welcomes the opportunity, though her parents do not at first, as they are concerned Katie will be hurt.
Now her past has suddenly surfaced just as she might finally have a chance at love with Jonathan. Will Katie be able to deal with the past and accept forgiveness?
If you need a "pick me up story" that is faith based than you will want to read Wanted. I admit that I not only laughed by I cried while reading about Katie. Ms. Gray has a fan in me with the Sisters of the Heart Series, though I don't normally read inspirational stories. I found that her writing skills pulled me in as well as the way she lets us into the thoughts of here characters, including their worries and concerns. I look forward to the next book in this series. Wanted is definitely recommended by me.