A Sister's Wish: The Charmed Amish Life, Book Three

A Sister's Wish: The Charmed Amish Life, Book Three

by Shelley Shepard Gray

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ISBN-13: 9780062337832
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/27/2016
Series: Charmed Amish Life Series , #3
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 255,994
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About 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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A Sister's Wish: The Charmed Amish Life, Book Three 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Deal_Sharing_Aunt More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the series called a Charmed Life Series by Shelley Shepard Gray. In this book Amelia Kinsinger is a woman with a secret who happens to be Amish. She has always loved Simon Hochstetler but he does not have a good reputation. Simon has just returned after serving time in jail. He is going to do all he can to start over. No one wants Amelia to be around Simon, even her own family. They think that he is bad for her. Then there are circumstances that make them decide if they want to trust each other and go forward together. Can they see that they might really belong together? I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given this book by Litfuse Publicity Group and these are all my opinions.
rokinrev More than 1 year ago
" Begin wishing for possibilities instead of clutching tightly to bitterness" Amelia has always been a teeny bit in love with Simon Hochstetler, even after he ran away from his abusive parents. Coming back years later, he has joined the church, works at the mill and has begun to court Amelia, much to her delight, and her siblings consternation. Then she is hurt in a freak accident and Simon is the one who finds her and "rescues her" from the broken leg she sustains and the cocooned life she had assumed caring for the others in their family haus. Meanwhile, Simon's sister Tess has come to her own crossroads and found herself reconnecting with her hometown and her brother she felt she'd abandoned so many years before. Simon's sister's vision of what she might do has the potential to not only bring her siblings together, but to put the past in perspective and even help the community heal. Amelia and the other three Kinsinger siblings are the focus of this, the third of Shelley Shepard Gray's four book arc around the small town of Charm OH. Each book focuses on one sibling in the aftermath of the terrible tragedy of the mill fire that took their father. I have also read and reviewed the final book of the series recently. Each book may be read as a stand alone a/or out of order, but the four books are about the Kinsingers and are very good. Weaving faith and reality together is a hallmark of Gray's body of work, and she long ago proved herself as an award winning writer. I recommend this book.
mom2o2272 More than 1 year ago
Down to earth, easy reading and comforting. Won this book from the Goodreads Giveaways and now I want to read the other three in the series. My appreciation to the author for her special gift of writing.
faithsnana More than 1 year ago
I so enjoyed my time back in the quaint little town of Charm, Ohio visiting with my friends one more time and catching up with their lives. Amelia’s pet goat, Princess, has caused her to break her leg and get bit by a snake. Amelia was trying to put her in her stall but Princess wouldn’t budge. She sensed the snake in the hay. Unfortunately, Amelia didn’t see it before she landed on it. Simon Hochstelter, a boy Amelia has loved since childhood, returned to the Amish after a very troubled rumspringa. He is Lukas’ best friend but his past troubles Lukas. Especially the spending time in prison part. Best friend or not, Lukas wants someone else for his little sister. Simon has feelings for Amelia and wants to court her. She had been sheltered by her siblings since the fire that took the life of their father. With no parents, Lukas stepped right into the role of head of the household. He has censored her would be suitors much to her dismay. Of course, with Simon’s return, he’s the only one she wants. Will Lukas give in to her wishes? Does she stand up for herself and show her siblings that she can make decisions for herself? This is another well written story by one of my favorite authors. You’ll definitely want to read this series! Thank you Shelley Shepard Gray!!
LovenGod More than 1 year ago
A super quick read with this short book, more novella length than novel length. It is funny, some of the characters I didn't care for too much redeemed themselves in this book, and the ones I didn't like in this book redeemed themselves in the Christmas book. One of those things that make you go hmm. A theme of redemption and facing your past runs through this story, the faith message seemed more subtle in this story, but it was there. I do want to point out that I love the fact that Shelley writes the readers a letter at the end of each book, it really makes it more personal to me. While not my favorite of the series, this is a good book with a good story. 4 stars from this reviewer. This book was given to me. I choose to review it and share my honest thoughts about the story. The fact that the book was given to me, does not sway my opinions or review concerning this book.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed each book in The Charmed Amish Life series, however, A Sister’s Wish was definitely my favorite! I enjoyed coming back to this community and this family. Characters from previous books are involved in each of these stores. I do believe a reader could pick up any book and follow along just fine even if an earlier book had not been read, but the reader will get the full picture of this family by moving through all four books. A Sister’s Wish is book three. What I absolutely loved about this book was getting to know more about Simon. What an extremely interesting character! Wow! This guy was from a horrible background and the feelings he carried with him and the bad decisions he made, at times, made it hard for him to step away from the guilt of that past. But what heart he had! And he sure did turn his life around. He was definitely my favorite character from this entire series. And, oh my goodness, the scenes between Lukas and Simon, as they dealt with Simon’s past made my heart hurt for Simon. Such great emotion! I also really liked Amelia and seeing her flourish in this book. She had serious decisions to make and really came into her own through all that happened in this story. I loved this book from start to finish! I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free PDF copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, A SISTER'S WISH is the third book in The Charmed Amish Life series, but it easily stands alone. Fans will want to read the first two books (A Son's Vow and A Daughter's Dream) to catch up on the first two romances in the series. There are some inconsistencies in this book where things were contradicted, but I know sometimes authors and editors don't get everything right and sometimes things are changed by the editor and the author doesn't catch it, so I tried not to let the inconsistencies draw me out of the story. I enjoyed getting to know Amelia and Simon, but Lukas and Rebecca made me dislike them through much of this book. They were unkind to both Amelia and Simon, and if I were Simon I wouldn't call Lukas my best friend after the way he treated him. This was a quick read, easily read in an evening and hard to put down. I enjoy Ms. Gray's books greatly and am looking forward to reading the one below (next so it will be in this blog post.) Rexommended for fans of Amish fiction or sweet romances. This is next to no faith message, but Ms. Gray states why in her author letter at the end so those who shy away from Christian romances should have no issues with this book.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I would definitely consider this to be a family saga series. There is a focus on how siblings relate to and affect each other, in positive and negative ways. Amelia is the main character in this book, but Lukas and Rebecca from the previous books play integral roles with their "support" aka meddling. Amelia and Simon have a sweet romance blossoming, so I missed that their relationship often took a backseat to the emotions caused by the sibling dynamic. I loved the message of redemption, repentance, and forgiveness. Each character, including Simon, had to work through accepting his past and moving beyond it to the man he is now- which was easier for Amelia than her brother and sister. Simon's reunion with his own estranged sister was heartwarming and added another layer to his character arc and the plot. Looking forward to the next and last book in the Charmed Amish Life series! (Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book; this is my honest review)
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
And I thought...They keep getting better! A Sister's Wish is book 3 in the Charmed Series. And well I think it was my favorite! I loved the being reintroduced to some of the characters from the first two books. But I really 'fell in love' with Simon and his story and plight. His struggling childhood that lead to bad mistakes as a younger adult brought him to where he is now. A strong man that has realized his faith is worthy and he is worthy. I loved the introduction to his sister Tess and their plans to help other people; women, children and families that have struggled with family abuse. Abuse is not a topic that you would expect in this type of book/story. Shelley does a fabulous job of weaving together a story that keeps you spellbound. I really enjoyed A Sister's Wish and look forward with some sadness to reading the last book in the series An Amish Family Christmas Do they really have to end? Please Shelley say it isn't so! I received a complimentary copy of A Sisters Wish from Litfuse The review of A Sister's Wish is posted at Amazon,Barnes and Noble, CBC and Good Reads. This post will appear on My Reading Journeys and will be linked to blog parties.
Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
A Sister's Wish by Shelley Shepard Gray is book three in The Charmed Amish Life series. This story is terrific. Shelley had me in tears starting in the prologue. You know it is going to be a powerful story when the author can bring you to tears right from the start! A story that is full of love, hope, faith, pain, devotion, longing and determination. I was on an emotional roller coaster ride reading this story. I had a hard time putting down the book it was so good. If you love Amish fiction than this is the book for you. Be sure to order your copy of A Sister's Wish by Shelley Shepard Gray today. I received a complimentary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 5 stars!
JustCommonly More than 1 year ago
O my word. What intense emotions A Sister's Wish by Shelley Shepard Gray have in store for us. I didn't expect it. I didn't expect to read the words Simon said to Lukas, his best friend, as well as Amelia's brother. I didn't expect the tears to well up in my eyes, or Lukas' judgement. It's understandable, but doesn't make it right. It's painful to see, read and feel Simon's emotions. Lukas had always been one of my favorites in The Charmed Amish Life series, and I guess it felt personal when I see the mistakes he's made in his pursuit to protect his family. As to Simon, I honestly wasn't thrilled with his character in book 2, A Daughter's Dream. Funny how things change as we head into book 3. Don't get me wrong, Lukas is still a favorite. It's just that I realized I was like Lukas or Rebecca when it came to Simon. I judged him before I even knew him (at least more in a reading sense). I'm amazed with the discernment and insight I can get reading, especially from Christian fiction, like Shelley's books. And in case you were wondering, each one of these books can be read as a standalone. Yes, the emotions were on high alert when it came to A Sister's Wish. The plot was simple, since the activity is mainly in the Kinsinger's home due to Amelia's accident. Yet, even with the simple settings, the characters' development throughout illuminates. The struggles Simon and his siblings encountered in the past, and Amelia's personal desire to break through the smothering of her siblings were very well written. The added touch of Simon and Tess' hope to help others with similar situations, well done. I guess that would be the only thing: I want to know more about this project and the boy. Yes, everything was just perfect, even the romance. From page one, I'm rooting for them. From page one, I want to keep turning the pages. From page one, Shelley had me. Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for Amelia and Simon’s story, and A Sister’s Wish does not disappoint! In fact, it’s richer and more profound than I ever imagined it would be. Amelia is sweet and helpful and loyal and… feistier than I gave her credit for being. Although, considering she has a pet goat that tends to cause problems, I probably should have suspected as much. Simon is not the typical Amish hero… and I LOVE IT! I love him. And Amelia. And Simon and Amelia together. And more than once in A Sister’s Wish I wanted to purse whomp some sense into her siblings. The Charmed Life series looks at how different people deal with grief and personal pain. Simon’s response was to run away from his pain and run to things that would never satisfy. He’s paid the price for his mistakes but he still bears the marks of his past in more ways than one. Amelia is his best friend’s little sister, the daughter of the man who helped him restore his faith and his dignity, and the one girl he’s always wanted. Yet, he starts to believe that she’ll be tainted by his past and that’s when things start to fall apart for the two of them (hence the previously threatened purse whomping of the previously mentioned siblings). Their tentative journey back to a lasting relationship is sweet and tender and full of grace. One scene in particular had me in tears AND fanning and grinning – all at the same time. And in the meantime – while they’re working out their issues – some other young men come to call on Amelia. Enter the delightful humor that I always find in Shelley Gray’s books! “I think it’s a bit early to discuss herding goats together, don’t you?” Hahaha! Trust me, that scene is hilarious. You’ll love it! The epilogue is another grin-inducing favorite! Bottom Line: Shelley Shepard Gray always writes with such charm (the pun works) and grace and heart, and A Sister’s Wish is yet another example. The characters feel like dear friends before you’ve ventured very far at all into the story, and the message of not being defined by the mistakes in your past is authentic and touching. Amelia and Simon’s romance is deliciously swoonworthy and sweet, and I’m very much looking forward to the next installment in this series. (I received a complimentary copy of this book.)
SouthernGalLovestoRead More than 1 year ago
Shelley Shepard Gray takes us for a third visit to Charm, Ohio, in A Sister's Wish. Once again, she has provided a delightful story filled with "charming" characters. The Kinsinger family have been in the forefront in this Charmed Amish Life series, and they are characters so well portrayed that you care for them as close friends. Amelia's story is not all pleasant and easy; she has faced some struggles while attempting to take care of her family and putting many of her own desires away. Simon has a past with lots of baggage, some of which he still carries around. Shelley presents their story beautifully as one of forgiveness, reconciliation and dealing with the hard stuff of life. Fans of great Amish fiction should enjoy A Sister's Wish, as well as the first two books in the series. Thanks to Shelley and her publisher for providing a copy of this book. I was delighted to write an honest review.
Worthy-Book-Journey More than 1 year ago
A Sister’s Wish is the third book in the Charmed Amish Life series. Shelley Shepard Gray takes the reader inside the lives of a people group that I find completely fascinating. To me, this book was the sweetest story of the three so far. It pulls back the curtain on the ways of the Amish lifestyle. It entertains with a beautiful story of family, love and marriage but also conflict, pain and forgiveness. It teaches us how to love and respect each other even when we are hurt and in pain. By watching how these people handle conflict with their faith, love and strength, encourages me in my own life to live the same way when handling difficulties. But the best part was the story taking place between Amelia and Simon. She is as perfectly wonderful as a woman can get and she has always loved Simon. Simon is carrying the burden of a brutal childhood, followed by many serious mistakes from his past. Simon loves Amelia but feels unworthy of her because of that past and because Simon’s best friend who is Amelia’s brother, tells him he is unworthy. Does he love her best by letting her go? Or does he love her best by bringing his past with him and going after her anyway? It is a wonderful story of choosing what is best for those you love. You will enjoy this latest book from Shelley Shepard Gray. For sure and for certain. I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.
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Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
It is always a pleasure whenever a long-overdue visit with family and friends happens and it suddenly feels as if no time has passed since your last visit. This is just the case whenever you immerse yourself into the lives of the residents of Charm, Ohio, a small mix of Amish and English alike through Shelley Shepard Gray's eyes and imagination. In the third book of this series, The Charmed Amish Life, A Sister's Wish combines the coming of age story between Amelia Kinsinger and Simon Hochstetler. They have always shared more than a passing feeling between them that began as children, when Amelia had the uncanny ability to see more to Simon than anyone else. Being a child in an abusive home, Simon watched as both his older brother and sister both left home for something more than being on the receiving end of their parents anger. Even in Amish communities, abuse happens and sometimes nothing is done because no one wants to get involved. So it came as no surprise after the final beating that Simon had enough and followed in his siblings footsteps and left Charm. Only unlike his siblings, Simon came back and repented of his worldly ways with used violence as an outlet to enable him to make money at fighting. But he is done with all of that lifestyle and now only wants to do whatever he can to make Amelia his wife and begin a family with her. However Amelia feels about Simon, her older siblings believe it's in her best interest to find a more suitable husband in someone else. They will do whatever they have to, to ensure that Simon moves on and leaves Amelia for someone more suited to her innocent way of life. She doesn't need Simon's blackened past to rear its ugly head in their family. Amelia has had enough and at 22, now feels the need to stand up to her well-meaning family and put her own happiness first, instead of running the family household. But when an accident leaves her in need of someone to care for her, who will step up and take the responsibility. I received A Sister's Wish by Shelley Shepard Gray compliments of Avon Inspired Publishers and Litfuse Publicity. I absolutely love the intimacy that comes from the characters that Shelley introduces us to in her series and soon you find yourself feeling a part of the novel and their family. I think we have all had a well-meaning family member tell us what they feel is best for us in our own lives and Lukas fills that role for this novel. He has the best intentions but fails to realize that he hasn't considered Amelia's feelings in the process of his decisions. I love how Simon is willing to do whatever Amelia asks despite how much pain it causes him to tell her about his sorted and painful past in order to establish a solid foundation to build their relationship on. Readers will get a sneak peek at the final book in the series, An Amish Family Christmas coming in October of 2016. For me, this one rates a 4.5 out of 5 stars in this reviewer's opinion.
Nicole-H More than 1 year ago
A Sister’s Wish is the third installment in the Charmed Amish Life series by Shelley Shepard Gray. This is the story of the youngest Kinsinger sibling, Amelia, and the longtime friend of Lucas, Simon Hochstetler. Amelia has been taking care of the home while her siblings work. Two of them have married, and Levi, their other brother, has moved away for a time after the death of their father. Amelia’s siblings are having a hard time seeing their little sister as an adult, and she feels somewhat stifled by them. She’s also secretly in love with Simon, and has been for years. Simon isn’t your typical Amishman. In fact, he’s very far from it, and he harbors secrets of his own. After leaving his abusive home at age fifteen, his life spiraled out of control and he found himself in prison. He has repented and is working for Lucas, even though Lucas would be furious if he knew that Simon had feelings for his baby sister. It seems that his past will continue to haunt him. Once Amelia and Simon realize that they have feelings for each other and start seeing each other in secret, it’s only a matter of time until their secrets start to come out. An injury brings things into the open, and Amelia’s siblings believe that they know what is best for her…and it’s not Simon. Simon begins to think that he is unworthy of Amelia’s love as well. Can Simon put his past behind him? Will Amelia’s siblings cease their hovering? Would they ever be able to fully love each other, or would they have to go their separate ways? I completely enjoyed this story. The message of redemption—that you don’t have to be chained by your past mistakes—is such a good reminder. For those that have made mistakes, we can have forgiveness and be restored. For those that are restored, we should not judge others by their pasts. Once again, the characters are so believable, I almost feel as if I know them. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a story of hope. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
JanHvizdos33 More than 1 year ago
A sister's wish is a wonderful novel about overcoming emotional and physical pain and how two families, the Kinsingers and the Hochstetlers, deal with what they are dealt in life. Amelia Kinsinger is the beautiful, innocent, and protected youngest child of a respected Amish family. She is struggling with complying with the good intentions of her siblings to protect her and with courting Simon, the love of her life. Will she ever convince her sister Rebecca and her brother Lukas that her love for Simon is right for her? Will Amelia's dream of having her brother Levi return be realized? After losing her parents, her deepest wish is to have her family together again. Will Tess Hochstetler feel the peace and love that she is praying for and will she be able to locate and bring her siblings together again? As Amelia wishes for her brother Levi to return, Tess dreams for a healing of hearts that separated her from her siblings when they were very young. This book is definitely about family and healing our relationships. It is a beautiful example that love does conquer all. Though I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for my honest review, I can highly recommend this novel and any book by Shelley Shepard Gray.
thall5 More than 1 year ago
A Story of Redemption and Forgiveness The third book in The Charmed Amish Life Series, A Sister's Wish, takes us once again to Charm, Ohio, and the Kinsinger family. This story focuses on Amelia, the youngest Kinsinger sibling. For years, since she was a child, Amelia has had a strong affection for Simon Hochstetter. Simon was several years older than her and her brother's best friend, but that didn't matter, Amelia still had a crush on him. Little did she know that Simon shared that same affection for her, but had such a troubled life, that when he became old enough he left his home and Amish community just like his brother and sister had done to find a safe place for himself. Amelia thought she would never see him again, and then one day he returned to Charm and joined their church and Amish community again. He however came back with the same baggage he left with and much more. He still cared for Amelia and began seeing her secretly behind her family's back, because he and Amelia both knew her family would not approve even though they were friends with him. Then one day an accident happened to Amelia that began to change the course of Simon and Amelia's relationship. Simon felt so unworthy to have Amelia, and Amelia' s family felt the same. They loved him as a friend, but couldn't get past his awful past to see the person that he had become and could be for their sister. Not only was Simon living with poor decisions he had made in his past, he was also dealing with hurts and emotional wounds that cut far deeper than any wound his father had ever inflicted on him. Then one day, things began to change for him, but first he had to forgive himself. And make peace with the hurt and anger that had kept him bound for years. As that happened, many wonderful things began to happen to help begin the heLing process in his life. Can Amelia and her family see passed Simon's past in order for them to find true hPpiness and to shared this love they have had for each other for so long? This story of hope, healing, redemption and forgiveness is one you won't want to put down. I found myself caught up in the lives of these characters rejoicing in their good times, laughing at the suitors that come trying to court Amelia, and reminded that while none of us are perfect, God can take our imperfections and horrible past and turn us into something great.
BBiddy86 More than 1 year ago
Shelley Shepard Gray once again Steals your attention and emotions in "A Sister's Wish". In the third installment of The Charmed Amish Life series readers will be delighted to catch up with the Kinsinger family. Amelia Kinsinger has set her affections on Simon Hochstetler. Simon has experienced things in his past he is not proud of. Will Simon's past come back to haunt him and ruin his chances with Amelia? Will broken relationships between siblings finally be healed? Read Shelley Shepard Gray's "A Sister's Wish" to find out. I was provided an advanced readers copy for my honest review of this book.
Kelly-T More than 1 year ago
A Sister's Wish is book #3 in the Charmed Amish Life series and it is great. You get to know the Kinsinger family in this series and you get to experience with them many life events including a fire at the factory that they own that claimed the life of their father. Their mother has also died. Each person in the Kinsinger family has had to take on different roles in the family due to their parent's death. Each book in the series focuses on different family members. A Sister's Wish focused on Amelia, the youngest of the Kinsinger family. Due to the dynamics in the family, Amelia is often viewed as one who needs to be protected by her older siblings. Amelia is not happy to be treated that way. Simon is a young man who has made some poor choices and has had a terribly upbringing, but he has a strong desire to court Amelia. Amelia's siblings have difficulty getting past the choices Simon made during his Rumspringa. The book takes you through the developing relationship between Simon and Amelia as well as Simon and Amelia's siblings. Amelia's brother, Levi, also returns to the family home after leaving to cope with his father's death. A Sister's Wish leaves you hungry for book #4. I found it hard to put down because the Kinsinger family is a family so similar to any other family. They have had tragic circumstances that they have had to deal with and they have had to depend on God to get them through. A Sister's Wish is wonderfully written and I highly recommend it.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
A Sister’s Wish ( The Charmed Amish Life - #3 ) By: Shelley Shepard Gray A Sister’s Wish is the third book in The Charmed Amish Life series. I have really loved this series. Gray has penned a really good page turner. I could not read fast enough to see what was going to happen next ,and it kept me reading way in the night . The author drew me in right at the start and did not let go till the end and then I wanted more. There was times I felt tears in my eyes and a few times I laughed. This is Amelia and Simon’s heartwarming story. Amelia is a very sweet girl and everyone loves her, but no ones wants her hurt. She has loved Simon ever since she can remember. Simon had an abusive home life and at fifteen he leaves home and goes into the big world. Does a lot of worldly things and gets with the wrong crowd and goes to prison. Does Prison change him? He returns back to Charm to his home town to start over. God forgives him , but some people can’t forget the things he did in his past. He feels like he is still not good enough for Amelia. How does Amelia and her family feel about Simon? Will there ever be a way for Simon and Amelia? All Amelia wants is Simon. Will she want him if she knows about his past? I was given a copy of this book by the author and Endless by Harper Collins for my honest review.
GrandaddyA More than 1 year ago
The third book in The Charmed Amish Life series is primarily about the youngest Kinsinger daughter, Amelia, and Simon Hochstetler. She has had eyes only for him since she was but a young girl and he was a teenager. Unlike Amelia who was reared in a loving home, Simon grew up in a home where he and his older siblings were regularly subjected to physical abuse, so much so that they each ran away from home when they reached the age of fifteen. He was the last to leave but realized after getting in trouble and spending time in prison that he belonged back in his Amish community. Although much is said about the simple life of the Amish, nothing was simple for Simon upon his return. The story reminded me of many churches where people confess their sins and accept Christ as Savior and Lord and He accepts them, but the church people still hold their past against them and won’t leave it alone. Amelia’s brother and sister loved Simon but were not willing to accept that he was the right man for their sister because of his past. They thought he was not good enough for Amelia. Oh, what messes are created when we try to interfere in the life of someone else “for their own good”. I enjoyed the many honest conversations throughout the book as the various characters came to grips with things in the past that could not be changed and found new ways of seeing others. I feel we can all learn lessons from this story of love and reconciliation. I recommend it. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.