The Gift

November 21st, 2017. Filed under: Tuesday's Tempting Reads.

The Gift

By Shelley Shepard Gray

Danger strikes Hart County again in Shelley Shepard Gray’s new release!

The Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County. But when Susanna Schwartz hears gunshots that causes her buggy to overturn, and then her little sister falls through a wooden bridge into the icy creek, it becomes clear from these dangerous “accidents” that someone wants them gone.

Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it’s not the Schwartz family’s fault, but he can’t help but be resentful. Until he meets Susanna. She is kind-hearted and bold, and Neil can’t stop thinking about her pretty green eyes.

Neil thinks the accidents are just that, but Susanna’s father is convinced the Vance family is responsible. Susanna refuses to believe Neil would do anything to harm her. She’s fallen in love with him and knows he is a good man. But her family is ready to pack up and move, and time is running out to uncover the truth before someone gets hurt. . . or worse.


The Schwartz family is experiencing all kinds of mishaps and dangerous situations while trying to enjoy their new farm in Hart County.

Some of the other residents think it’s only right since the Schwartz stole the farm from the Vances. But it gets complicated when Susanna and Neil start falling for each other.

This seems to be the beginning of an Amish Hatfield and McCoy type feud, and both sides are in danger. This certainly isn’t looking like a Christmas season filled with love, happiness and peace.

Shelley Shepard Gray is one of my favorite Amish writers. She definitely didn’t disappoint me with this book. I’m looking forward to more Amish of Hart County books.

***I received this book free of charge from Litfuse.***


Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. 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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