Monday, October 24, 2016

AN AMISH FAMILY CHRISTMAS and A SISTER'S WISH - Shelley Shepard Gray - Two Free Books on This Blog, Plus More

Welcome back, Shelley. Do you have a favorite genre to write? If so, what is it? 
I do! I love to write romances. I guess I’ve always liked books with happy endings, and romances certainly do have that.

If you didn’t live in the part of the country where you do, where would you live?
I would probably live back in Texas. Maybe not in Houston, where I grew up, though! It’s gotten much bigger than when I left in the 1980’s.

What foreign country would you like to visit and why?
I love to travel. I’ve always wanted to go to Casablanca! I blame this wish completely on the movie.

Describe what you think would be the most romantic vacation you could take.
LOL. Well, since my husband would definitely not say Casablanca, I’d say on a river cruise somewhere in Europe.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?
Though I’ve traveled a lot, I’ve never set a novel in a foreign country. I think that would be a lot of fun, especially the research part of it!

What is the main theme of this novel?
The main theme of An Amish Family Christmas is forgiveness and acceptance. Both themes go well with the overall Christmas theme, I think.

Tell us about the story.
This novel finishes up the four book Charmed Amish Life Series. It focuses on Levi, who has been having a difficult time dealing with the loss of his parents. When the novel opens, Levi is asked to help a new neighbor named Julia and her daughter Penny. Soon, Levi forms a relationship with both Julia and Penny. Then, he learns that Julia is not exactly who she pretends to be.

Sounds interesting. I want to know just who she is. How can readers find you on the Internet?

We just redesigned my website, so I would love if readers visited me there, at I’m also active on Facebook and on Twitter, @ShelleySGray 

Shelley is having a giveaway. Go to this site to sign up:

Readers, leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of one of the books. You must follow these instructions to be in the drawing. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory or country if outside North America. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

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Connie Porter Saunders said...

I would love to win either of these books. Thank you for sharing!
Connie from KY

Brenda W said...

I am Brenda and live in TN. I love to read Amish stories. Now I am wanting to know the mystery of who Julia in that book really is.

Linda Kish said...

I think forgiveness and acceptance are great themes for Christmas and other times of year. I think we could use a lot of it right now. Christmas stories are always wonderful to read.

Linda in CA

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Shelley Gray is a favorite of mine. I would love to either one of these books. angela in KY

SavingsInSeconds said...

Please don't enter me in the giveaway because I've already read these books. I just want to say how much I adore the Charmed series! The characters are adorable. The last book, Amish Family Christmas, was my favorite.
Dianna in TN

Lourdes said...

Would love to win either book.

Lourdes, Long Island, NY

Mary Preston said...

Everything to love with this story.

Mary P


Cindy W. said...

I would love either book, but I especially love reading stories set during Christmas.

I live in Indiana.

Cindy W.

Cathy said...

Interesting interview with Shelley. Always greatly enjoy Shelley's books, Amish or regular fiction, and have read the first two of the Charmed series. The little maps she adds are a nice, fun touch! Thanks! Cathy - TX

Diana Flowers said...

How much do I love Shelley's books? Let me count the ways! Lol I have been reading them ever since the 1st one she has ever written. I would love to win one! Thank you for the opportunity!

Diana in SC

Abigail Mitchell said...

Would love to win one of these books, they look great!
Abigail in Clarksville VA

kim hansen said...

Love her books. north platte nebraska.

Anonymous said...

Amish fiction is my favorite and I would love to read Shelley's books. Thanks for the chance.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Maryann in NY

Winnie said...

These stories look so wonderful. I haven't read any of Shelley's books yet, but I'd love to try one. Thanks for the chance to win!
Winnie T in Utah

Karen G. said...

I just started reading the second book in this series. The series so far is great. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of one of these books.
Karen G in NY.

apple blossom said...

would love to win thanks
live in ND

Trixi said...

I love Shelly's writing! Such a fun author interview, I think a novel set in a foreign country by her would be fantastic. More excuses for her to visit that place, lol!

Thanks for the chance to win one of these books.

Trixi in OR

Unknown said...

Count me in! I would love the chance to win either of these books.

Melody B
Province of Quebec, Canada

Terrill R. said...

This is my first Amish series by Shelley Shepard Gray and I am enjoying it so much. I'm currently reading the second book.

Terrill - WA

Unknown said...

Great author. Thank you for the opportunity to win her book.
KayLee from NY

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway SC.

rubynreba said...

One of my favorite authors! I'd be thrilled to win this!!!
Beth from IA