A Son’s Vow
by Shelley Shepard Gray
About the book:
Three months ago, everything changed for Darla Kurtz and her family.
Darla’s father was responsible for a terrible fire at Charm’s lumber mill which killed five Amish men. And though he, too, lost his life, the town of Charm hasn’t looked at her family the same since. Even Lukas Kinsinger—with whom Darla used to have a close friendship.
Now her brother’s anger at the town is spilling over onto Darla, and she has the bruises to prove it. The accident already cost five lives, but if something doesn’t change soon, Darla fears it will cost her—and her family—even more.
Lukas Kinsinger wants to mourn the loss of his father, but he can hardly find the time to breathe. Suddenly the head of his father’s lumber mill and responsible for taking care of his three siblings, he’s feeling the pressure. He has also never felt more alone—especially with the new tension between he and Darla. But when he learns of her troubles at home, Lukas knows he can’t simply stand by and watch. Someone has to help her before another tragedy occurs.
As Lukas and Darla attempt to repair their families, they discover something deeper than friendship growing between them. But will Lukas and Darla’s love be accepted after so much loss? Or will the pain of the past overcome any chance of future happiness?
Shelley Shepard Gray’s first book in her Charmed Amish Life series is set in the quaint Amish village of Charm, Ohio, and tells the stories of the Kinsinger siblings who are each struggling to find both forgiveness and love in the face of tragedy.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
Darla Kurtz’s life changed when a fire at the local lumber yard, claimed to be the fault of Darla’s dad, killed five Amish men in the community. And as if this wasn’t enough for the family, their mom couldn’t handle the situation and left her family. Darla’s dad, lumber mill owner Lukas Kinsinger’s dad, and three other men lost their lives. Lukas was one that didn’t hold Darla’s dad at fault, but his opinion didn’t change that of the others in the community. The result was the horrible cruel treatment Darla’s family faced.
My heart went out to Darla because of the cruel treatment, and to make things worse, her brother launched out against the Kinsinger’s family because he thinks they are the blame. There were many twists and turns in this story, a lot of drama, hurt, tension, unforgiveness, not like your typical Amish story. Ms. Gray does an amazing job of weaving the dysfunctional community into a loving, forgiving and accepting community. This is one of those books that I had to read straight through without putting it down. And I love this cover, the writing is exceptional, its just as awesome book inside and out
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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.