CFBA Missing ……by Shelley Shepard Gray

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingMissingAvon Inspire; Original edition (March 20, 2012)byShelley Shepard GrayABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Since 2000, Shelley Sabga has sold over thirty novels to numerous publishers, including HarperCollins, Harlequin, Abingdon Press, and Avon Inspire. She has been interviewed by NPR, and her books have been highlighted in numerous publications, including USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.

Under the name Shelley Shepard Gray, Shelley writes Amish romances for HarperCollins’ inspirational line, Avon Inspire. Her recent novel, The Protector, the final book in her “Families of Honor” series, hit the New York Times List, and her previous novel in the same series, The Survivor, appeared on the USA Today bestseller list. Shelley has won the prestigious Holt Medallion for her books, Forgiven and Grace, and her novels have been chosen as Alternate Selections for the Doubleday/Literary Guild Book Club. Her first novel with Avon Inspire, Hidden, was an Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist.

Before writing romances, Shelley lived in Texas and Colorado, where she taught school and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. She now lives in southern Ohio and writes full time. Shelley is married, the mother of two children in college, and is an active member of her church. She serves on committees, volunteers in the church office, and currently leads a Bible study group, and she looks forward to the opportunity to continue to write novels that showcase her Christian ideals.

When she’s not writing, Shelley often attends conferences and reader retreats in order to give workshops and publicize her work. She’s attended RWA’s national conference six times, the ACFW conference and Romantic Times Magazine’s annual conference as well as traveled to New Jersey, Birmingham, and Tennessee to attend local conferences.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

In the first book in her new Secrets of Crittenden County series, Shelley Shepard Gray delivers another page-turning romance set in Amish country

Perry Borntrager had been missing from the quiet Amish community of Crittenden, Kentucky, for months when his body was discovered at the bottom of an abandoned well. Everyone had assumed Perry left Crittenden on his own, seduced by the wider world he discovered during his rumspringa, but now the truth has thrown this once-peaceful town into chaos. The first death from mysterious circumstances in Crittenden in more than two decades has invited the scrutiny of the outside world: a police detective arrives to help their local sheriff with the investigation. His questioning begins with Lydia Plank, Perry’s former girlfriend, and Perry’s best friend, the Englisher Walker Anderson.

Lydia and Walker know they didn’t have anything to do with Perry’s death, but they both hold secrets about his final days. Do they dare to open up about the kind of man Perry had become? In the oppressive shadow of these dark times, they discover strength in a most unlikely companionship that offers solace, understanding, and the promise of something more.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The Missing….by Shelley Shepard Gray

 

Bet Abby Anderson will think next time she tries to sneak around with her friend and smoke! Especially since this time brings her in contact with a dead man in a well on the Miller’s Farm. Did he fall in the well and die? Or was he murdered? The little town of Crooked Creek is in for a real shake-up as everyone starts being questioned by detective Luke Reynolds. And the more Luke questions people, the more little secrets start to surface around Crooked Creek.

 

If Shelley Shepard Gray writes a book, you know its gonna be good! In “Missing,” she creates characters that are real, believable and the more you get to know them, the more you love them! And the plot is so intriguing that you just can’t put the book down! I read it in a afternoon. This book is Amish with a twist. With a little romance added in with the murder, it makes an awesome and enjoyable read.

 

I highly recommend this book for your to read and enjoy. This is just a good, clean, enjoyable murder mystery that you will be glad you read.

 

This book was provided by Bethany House through Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. I was not required or expected to give a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only

If you would like to read the first chapter of Missing, go HERE.

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