Wanted (Sisters of the Heart Series #2)
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Wanted (Sisters of the Heart Series #2)

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by Shelley Shepard Gray
     
 

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For a split second, Katie feels certain she's about to receive everything she's ever wanted. . .

Twenty-year-old Katie Brenneman has always quietly fancied Jonathan Lundy. So when the brokenhearted widower asks her to help him take care of his two young girls, Katie knows it will be a trying time—yet she cannot pass up a

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For a split second, Katie feels certain she's about to receive everything she's ever wanted. . .

Twenty-year-old Katie Brenneman has always quietly fancied Jonathan Lundy. So when the brokenhearted widower asks her to help him take care of his two young girls, Katie knows it will be a trying time—yet she cannot pass up a golden opportunity to get to know this man better.

Just as she's settling into her new life, a message arrives from Katie's past, threatening to expose her darkest secrets. During her Rumspringa, her running-around years, she experimented with activities forbidden in the Amish way of life. Frightened by how far she'd strayed from her values, Katie ran back home, vowing to cut all ties with the outside world. Now her transgressions are coming back to haunt her, just as Jonathan seems willing to welcome her into his heart.

Will the past destroy Katie's chances for love? Or will Katie allow herself to accept God's love, forgive her past, and receive everything she's ever wanted?

Editorial Reviews

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.”
Library Journal

When widower Jonathan Lundy asks Katie Brenneman to help him care for his two young daughters, Katie tries to hide her feelings for him. But then she receives a threatening note reminding the young Amish woman of her rumspringa years when she ran wild in the English world. Will Katie be able to forgive herself for her past sins? This follow-up to Hidden will appeal to fans of Amish inspirational fiction.


—Tamara Butler\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061474460
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Series:
Sisters of the Heart Series, #2
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
367,340
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.57(d)

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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.”

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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Wanted (Sisters of the Heart Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
PamIPA More than 1 year ago
It's hard to believe this series is Shelley's first Amish writings. She is very accurate with her portrayal of the customs and their way of life. The story was very good and even though this is the second in the series, she blended the two books together beautifully. Great reading........on to book #3!!!!
CarolP More than 1 year ago
Reading the first book of this series made me want to continue with this book and then the third book. The story of the Amish way of life and the characters involved was just a nice story.
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I am on page 70. It is really good. I do not understand who Winnie is though so if someone could help it would be nice
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I found this book to be helpful in meditation and reflection.
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cherryblossommj More than 1 year ago
*This review is from reading an ARC.*



The first book in this Sisters of the Heart Series, "Hidden", was absolutely fabulous and a wonderful romance full of suspense. This second book is good, and I enjoyed the read and love the characters, but it was not very exciting to me. At least not in any comparison to the first book and other Amish books out there.



As a theme for this book, the idea of being "wanted" is nothing new to most people, and our Katie wanting to be wanted and going after that attention (in her past) in poorly advisable ways is not terribly surprising. What was surprising is how she talked about her past as if she had done something completely unforgivable. That comes just from the back of the book blurb with "Will Katie be able to forgive herself for her transgressions and allow herself to move forward in her life? Or will her inability to receive God's love keep her from everything she's ever wanted?" It was just a little over the top for me.



As a light hearted romance for practically any age to read, this is a good book with a good moral base behind it. Just for me, the way things were portrayed, I figured that something more exciting to repair from had existed.



I love the first book in this series, and I cannot wait for another and more from this author in the future. But this book was slightly boring to me. I'm sorry.