Shepard Gray brings readers into the Amish world with style and grace. This heartwarming romance has well-defined characters who exemplify how the Amish are amazing in both their beliefs and their ability to care for each other.
Ever since Christina Kempf fell through the ice and Aden Reese was there to save her, she knew she would marry him someday. But lately she is feeling smothered by Aden’s relentless hovering, meant to protect her every time she leaves the house. Aden was taken in by the Kempfs when his parents died in an accident he caused. No one knows the truth about that horrible night and his guilt has driven him to be overpro- tective of Christina. He used to dream of marrying her, but the death of his parents changed him. Aden has decided to leave Sugarcreek and let Christina go. Before he leaves, she must find a way to let Aden know how she really feels. (AVON INSPIRE, May, 256 pp., $12.99)