Joyful (Return to Sugarcreek Series #3)

Joyful (Return to Sugarcreek Series #3)

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by Shelley Shepard Gray
     
 

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A young Amish couple gets a second chance at love in New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray’s final book in her Return to Sugarcreek series.

Randall Beiler is doing his best to put his family and the farm’s needs first, even forsaking love. But though he tries, Randall knows he needs help caring for his younger siblings and

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A young Amish couple gets a second chance at love in New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray’s final book in her Return to Sugarcreek series.

Randall Beiler is doing his best to put his family and the farm’s needs first, even forsaking love. But though he tries, Randall knows he needs help caring for his younger siblings and keeping the house together.

When his brother offers pretty Elizabeth Nolt a job taking care of the house and cooking for the family, Randall is furious—and guilty about the way he once broke Elizabeth’s heart. But when he learns that Elizabeth and her grandmother are struggling to make ends meet, he knows the offer, no matter how painful, is the right thing for everyone.

Elizabeth wants to refuse—to stay far away from the man who hurt her—but she needs the money. Though she vows to protect her heart, spending time in the Beiler household makes Elizabeth realize that, while she’s older and wiser, her love for Randall still burns strong.

Randal, too, seems to want something more. But does he want Elizabeth because he truly loves her—or because he needs a housekeeper? If Randall sincerely wants something more, he must find a way to show Elizabeth—or risk losing his chance at love forever.

Joyful includes a P.S. section with a letter from the author, discussion questions, and a teaser from her next book.

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Editorial Reviews

USA Today on Thankful
“Enjoyable and heartwarming.”
Romantic Times BOOKclub
The final book of the Return to Sugarcreek series has romance and secrets with sweet, lovable characters who will do what they must for their family...Gray’s books are a treat to read; her research on the Amish is incredible. She gives the culture the respect it deserves.
USA Today
“Enjoyable and heartwarming.”
Jillian Hart
“Shelley Shepard Gray writes with honesty, tenderness and depth. Her characters are admirable, richly-layered and impossible to forget long after the story is done.”
author Sherry Gore
“...stirs readers’ hearts with an inspiring story of captivating characters.”
Amy Clipston
A beautiful story of faith, hope, and second chances. Her characters are so real that they feel like old friends. Once you open the book, you won’t put it down until you’ve reached the last page.
Jillian Hart on Daybreak
“Shelley Shepard Gray writes with honesty, tenderness and depth. Her characters are admirable, richly-layered and impossible to forget long after the story is done.”
Sherry Gore on Daybreak
“...stirs readers’ hearts with an inspiring story of captivating characters.”
Fresh Fiction for JOYFUL
“Once again, Shelley has written a five star story you won’t be able to put down until the very end. JOYFUL is a page turner and will pull at your heart.”
Reader-to-Reader for JOYFUL
“As always, Ms. Shepard Gray, delivers a delightful read...proving book three of the series to be as enchanting as the first two.”
Library Journal
04/01/2014
Poor Randall Beiler. He once broke the heart of lovely young Elizabeth Nolt, but now she has been hired by his brother to tend house for Randall and their younger siblings. Will love rekindle? With a 100,000-copy first printing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062204509
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/02/2014
Series:
Return to Sugarcreek Series, #3
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
225,869
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

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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