Ray of Light: The Days of Redemption Series, Book TwoShelley Shepard Gray
When two hearts connect on a beach in Florida, is it a brief romance . . . or the start of a lasting love?After family secrets come to light, causing an uproar, Roman Keim is taking a much-needed vacation to Pinecraft, the Amish snowbird community in Florida. The warm weathe... Read More
When two hearts connect on a beach in Florida, is it a brief romance . . . or the start of a lasting love?
After family secrets come to light, causing an uproar, Roman Keim is taking a much-needed vacation to Pinecraft, the Amish snowbird community in Florida. The warm weather is a welcome break from the bleak Ohio winter, as is a week off from all his family's drama. But Roman's own drama begins when he meets his next-door neighbors: Amanda Yoder, a beautiful young widow, and her adorable daughter, Regina.
In the two years since her husband died, Amanda has never looked at another man. She certainly doesn't intend to get married again. But she can't deny that there's something special between her and Roman. As his week in Pinecraft comes to a close, Amanda knows that, in spite of her attempt to remain distant, she's given Roman a piece of her heart. And her daughter seems to have fallen in love, too.
Is there hope for a second chance at love for Amanda? Or will duty call Roman home first, far from the two women who have captured his heart?
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Paperback
- UPC: 9780062204424
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 288
- Publish Date: May 14, 2013
- Language: English
- BISAC: "FIC042040"
- ISBN: 0062204424
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- Revealing Secrets by Maureen on 6/6/2013
We are on a return visit with the Keim family. Viola is planning her wedding and has a trip planned to Belize to get to know where she will be living with Edward. There are also some secrets that have been hidden for years that are about to come out.
This story is focused a lot on Roman Keim. It begins with him in Pinecraft FL, and him having a well deserved, first time vacation. What a wonderful time for him, seeing the Ocean, and then seeing a beautiful Amish Woman and her delightful Daughter.
Amanda Yoder has been a widow for two years, and is still lost. She had promised her husband that she would start of live again, but she hasn't been able to take that step. Now Roman has entered her world. He takes a big shine to her two year old daughter Regina. You will love the sweet antics between Roman and Regina. Has Amanda found another man to love? Will things be able to work out for them...with her living in FL and he in Ohio?
There are some very serious decisions to be made, both in their private lives, and in their religious life.
Don't miss this continuing story, and if you haven't read the first book...do so you are in for a real treat.
I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tours, and the Publisher Harper Collins, and was not required to give a positive review.
- Little Regina will steal your heart and Roman & Amanda are great by Vera on 5/29/2013
The opening pages of Ray of Light tended to be somewhat confusing and disappointing to me in that the characters were alluding to personalities and events undiscernible at that point in the story. However, eventually it all fit together like a good story should with all the pieces basically falling in place.
I think we "Englishers" tend to compartmentalize the Amish in nice little farming or village situations far removed from our world. However, the more one reads about them, the more like us they seem. They have problems, disappointments, secrets which they hide, secrets which when revealed create major discord, joys, and pleasures in a variety of things. We learn, too, that they tire of the cold. Tire of sorrow. Tire of family problems. And they, too, must take refuge away from it all.
Our story opens with Roman Keim on the beach in Pinecraft, Florida, which is an Amish snowbird community. In the house next door, a lovely Amish widow and her young daughter, Regina, are also taking a few days of refuge.
It is soon revealed that Roman's world back in Ohio is not only cold in Winter, but there are problems, secrets, hurts which have caused him to need to get away and apart. And for the widow Amanda next door, she has been grieving for two years the loss of her dear husband and father of Regina after a long illness.
The demands, spoken and unspoken, of the Amish communities on each of these young adults must be addressed in how they individually will react. A sweet attraction develops quickly between Amanda, Roman, and the sweetie, Regina. But Amanda is criticized for not grieving longer.
I absolutely fell in love with the sweetie - little Regina. She steals Roman's heart as well. And in the mix, Amanda finds her heart is reaching out to a new life.
A very good, clean read which I can heartily recommend to teens and adults alike.
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary review copy was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group on behalf of the Avon Inspire an Imprint of Harrper Collins Publisher and the author, Shelley Shepard Gray in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and no compensation was received for this review.