His Promise (Amish of Hart County Series #6)

His Promise (Amish of Hart County Series #6)

by Shelley Shepard Gray

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ISBN-13: 9780062469199
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Series: Amish of Hart County Series , #6
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 65,642
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(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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His Promise 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
GrandaddyA 29 days ago
Shelley Shepard Gray once again brings us an exciting story of faith, romance, and suspense set in the Amish community near Horse Cave, Kentucky. Although the stories in this series are not tied closely together as in some series, readers will notice some connections along the way. The main characters are Grace, a pet-sitter, and John Michael, a fireman. Although their chosen career paths are a bit unusual for the Amish, they both are devout in their faith and find significance in what they do. While pet-sitting a dachshund, Grace sees John Michael who had courted her sister a few years earlier and broken her heart. His family home is a short distance away through the woods from the Englisher home where she is pet-sitting. I was particularly drawn into the story by their compassion, caring, and concern for an older woman who had been kind to them when they were much younger. She’s all alone and apparently is starting to suffer from dementia. What can they do to help this dear woman who is obviously struggling to take care of herself? John Michael is being kept quite busy as it seems random fires are being set in old buildings on a too frequent basis. Will the police be able to find the culprits and put a stop to that before someone gets hurt? The story is fast-paced and holds your interest.
SouthernGalLovestoRead 4 months ago
In His Promise, Shelley Shepard Gray adds a Christmas story to her Amish in Hart County series. Like the others in this series, this story contains both suspense and romance, as well as a taste of Christmas and the antics of a challenging little daschshund. The characters include a wide range of folks, young and old, Amish and English, "good guys" and "bad guys." The story is engaging and intriguing and a great read for fans of Amish fiction. It can be read as a part of the series or as a stand-alone. Thanks to the author and her publisher for providing a copy of the book. I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.
lolly-pops 10 months ago
HIS PROMISE is book six in Ms. Gray's Amish of Hart County series but it easily stands alone. There are some previously mentioned characters, but they are nonintrusive and you don't need to read their story to understand this one. Grace is pet-sitting a grumpy dog and at first I think she is not the brightest crayon in the box. She puts the leash on the dog, carries him outside, unhooks the leash and puts him down and the dog promptly runs away. Well, duh. I guess she learns her lesson though, the dog is walked on the leash from then on. The suspense is really low key. There is an arsonist working with a robber and that is keeping the police and fire department busy. Grace sees footprints around the pet owners residence and the door opened, but no one believes her until after Grace invites a lady with beginning dementia to stay with her. There is a stronger than usual, for Ms. Gray's books, faith message, which is really nice. The romance is, of course, pure and wholesomely sweet. Fans of Amish romance, low-grade romantic suspense, and Ms. Gray will love this book. It will make a great gift for the reader on your Christmas list. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
Holly 11 months ago
I'm not much for books with the Amish but this one had me glued to the pages until I had the entire thing read! Immediately you get this sense that Grace isn't like most Amish women and I think that is what drew me even more into the story. Then you have the hot neighbor named John Michael who Grace known from her childhood when he was courting her sister. Now with Grace dog-sitting in a fancy mansion and things are getting weird around town with all the arson fires, the romance between John Michael and Grace is also heating up as well. It's only when an old neighbor is having problems is when the problems in town get closer to Grace that will lead to a night that she won't forget! I'm not going to say much after this because y'all need to read this book and find out what happens for yourselves, you won't be disappointed at all! Being that this is the 6th book in the series, it totally doesn't feel like it and it's easy to see why people love this Author as much as they do! Thank You to Shelley Shepard Gray for this awesome story that turned me into a fan of yours from now on!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher!
Mar-J 11 months ago
An Amish pet sitter, a past love for a young man who is a firemen, fires caused by arson, robberies, Christmas and an older lady that had been forgotten by so many in the community will keep the pages turning in His Promise. This latest installment in the Amish of Hart County series by Shelley Shepard Gray was a charming read where the hero and heroine are drawn together despite Grace King’s family attitude about John Michael Miller. Their compassionate spirit in reaching out to Dorma before tragedy struck her home and then caring for her afterwards. Christmas is difficult without family close by but the unique happenings that brought the characters together made this an outstanding read. I’ve enjoyed every book in The Amish of Hart County, but this is one of my favorite with the suspense, unusual occupations of the Grace and John Michael, a sweet spoiled dachshund named Snooze, action and scenes filled with vivid description that I felt I was in the middle of all that was transpiring. Then add in romance, suspense, friends, family, faith and God’s answered prayers for this winsome Christmas story. I look forward to reading Shelley Shepard Gray’s next Amish series. She never fails to provide plenty of intriguing characters and events when you close the book you think about the story in days, months and even in a year afterwards.
busymomoftwo 11 months ago
I have enjoyed reading the Amish of Hart County series by Shelley Shepard Gray because you get the chance to catch glimpses of characters you met in the other stories. This book, sadly, was the last book in the Amish of Hart County series. Even as such, it can be read as a stand alone book, so don't worry if you have to catch up on the rest of the series later. The story focuses on the holiday season of Grace King. Having agreed to pet sit, she winds up being left behind while her family heads back home to see family that needs their help. As much as she was looking forward to being away from her family, while pet sitting, she wasn't really prepared for the loneliness of not having them in town. When the dog that she is watching wanders away, she learns that John Michael, a former beau of her sister lives next door. While separately at dinner in the local diner, they run into Dorma, a woman who they know from their youth whose family used to own the land where John Michael and the family Grace is pet sitting for live now. As the story unwinds, there is a good thread of suspense, balanced with love, compassion and self-discovery. The suspense keeps the story moving quickly along, as you want to learn a little bit more about the seemingly foul play around the fires and thefts that have been happening in the community. The characters that Gray develops are very likeable and although Amish, they face similar issues and are fully relatable. The temperamental dachshund, named Snooze, that Grace was watching was a lovable, relatable pup with his own agenda whose antics added a few laughs to the story. I really enjoyed this story and watching Grace grow through the course of the story as she discovers what is really important. A complimentary review copy was provided.
Cheri5 11 months ago
His Promise by Shelley Shepard Gray was a wonderful book. It can be read as a stand alone or with the series Amish of Hart County. The book was a wonderful Christmas story but it also had a depth to it regarding faith, family and becoming an adult. I loved the mystery also woven throughout. This book kept me turning the pages for the romance, the humor, the suspense and the faith-driven message. Great story, love the whole series and highly recommend to many. It’s the perfect Christmas read all year long.
LucyMR1 12 months ago
Christmas, a temperamental dachshund, mystery, and seeing a man you had a crush on five years ago, all comprise into a wonderful story that will keep you entertained until the last page. This author adds adventure and intrigue into her Amish stories that holds your attention. I love the relationship between Grace and Miss Dorma. The antics of Snooze had me laughing more than once. The characters are easy to identify with and you feel like you are transported into their lives. An enjoyable read to cuddle up with. I received a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.
MelissaGH 12 months ago
Heartwarming, sweet and inspiring, full of compassion, love, and faith. The care for people and animals is shown on each page. This one made me smile. I enjoyed the story very much. I received a copy of this book from the author. This is my personal honest opinion. No review was required.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
His Promise was a nice addition to the Amish of Hart County series. This story is book six in the series, but can be read as a stand alone novel, too. I really enjoyed this Christmas story that included not only Amish characters, but also firefighting, romance, and some danger. Both of the main characters were very likable. Grace was so sweet and caring, often putting others before herself and looking to find a way to care for someone who had all but been forgotten by her family. John Michael was a great character. He was brave and loyal and a concerned, caring member of his community. I definitely enoyed this book and recommend it to fans of Amish fiction and to those who enjoy Christmas stories. (4.5 stars) I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
TobiForgetHousework More than 1 year ago
How I love this series from Shelley Shepard Gray! Even if you miss a book or 2 you can jump right in like you haven't missed a thing. I've been lucky to only miss the first two in the series and read the rest to date. I have fallen in love with Hart County and the resident's I've grown to know. Once again Shelley Shepard Gray does not disappoint. Grace and John Michael were meant to be. They jump hurdles that seem impossible in their world to be together. Their story is unique, fast paced and a bit suspenseful. If you love Amish romantic suspense I highly recommend His Promise and the rest of the Hart County Series.
KaileyBechtel More than 1 year ago
Shelley Shepard Gray has such a wonderful way of creating these realistic characters! It’s hard not to love them! Each one of the books in the Hart County series is excellent! This story is so original! Each book gets better and better! I love that the story comes to life. This book is such a delightful Christmas read! I highly recommend this book! I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
poodlelover More than 1 year ago
As Author Shelley Shepard Gray takes us back to the Amish of Hart County, Kentucky, it’s Christmas time. Grace King’s business of pet-sitting involves taking care of a rambunctious dachshund named Snooze in a beautiful, quiet roomy house for two weeks over the Christmas holiday. She believes it will be a lonely Christmas without her family, but when Grace finds herself face-to-face with John Michael Miller, a man who broke her sister’s heart years ago, will her feelings for him bubble back to the surface? When alarming and suspicious things begin to occur in their community, will John Michael succeed in protecting Grace without her realizing the depth of feelings he has for her? Woven throughout the story is a thread of suspense and romance. You will enjoy the characters especially little Snooze. Treat yourself to a copy, plus it would make a charming gift! I was given a complimentary copy from the publisher. The opinions are my own.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
I loved how the characters here had compassion for those less fortunate in their community, and how the two main individuals come to basically the same conclusion at the same time from different places. How can a couple have a romance when the girl’s family really dislikes the fellow? Answers are about to come and maybe they are right about him, but you will need to find out for yourself. We also get to spend some time with a cute, maybe, little pup. Throughout the challenges that seem to be happening, fires, robberies etc. we get to find out what is really important, and it is not the Christmas tree with the dog bones! This is a quick read, and I loved being back in Hart County and with the people that I have a fondness for. I received this book through Edelweiss and the Publisher HarperCollins, and was not required to give a positive review.