An Uncommon Protector by Shelley Shepard Gray

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An Uncommon Protector (A Lone Star Hero’s Love Story)
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publisher: Zondervan, February 7, 2017
320 pages
Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction

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Description from Goodreads:

Overwhelmed by the responsibilities of running a ranch on her own, Laurel Tracey decides to hire a convict—a man who’s just scary enough to take care of squatters and just desperate enough to agree to a one year post…

Former soldier Thomas Baker knows he’s in trouble when he finds himself jailed because he couldn’t pay a few fines. Laurel’s offer might be his only ticket out. Though she’s everything he ever dreamed of in a woman—sweet and tender-hearted, yet strong—he’s determined to remain detached, work hard on her behalf, and count the days until he’s free again.

My thoughts:

It’s always refreshing to pick up a Christian Fiction book. An Uncommon Protector is a tender, sweet love story. It was a quick read probably due to the short chapters. The main characters were very likable and I loved following their romance as it grew. I love historical fiction so I thoroughly enjoyed the parts where it told what it was like to be a Confederate prisoner on Johnson’s Island in Lake Erie following the Civil War. This was the first time I have ever read any books by Shelley Shepard Gray and hope to read more in the future.

This book was given to me from Zondervan through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Other books in A Lone Star Hero’s Love Story series:

The Loyal Heart

About the Author:

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Shelley Shepard Gray

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An Amish Noel (The Amish Bachelors #2) by Patricia Davids

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An Amish Noel (The Amish Bachelors #2)
Author: Patricia Davids
Publisher: Love Inspired, November 2015
288 pages
Christian Romance
Kindle, Paperback, Hardcover

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Description from Goodreads:

Luke Bowman’s homecoming is turning Emma Swartzentruber’s carefully ordered world upside down. Gone is her rebellious girlhood crush, and in his place is a handsome man who seems committed to serving the community. Luke’s even agreed to work for Emma’s ill father, whose last wish is to see his daughter wedded to a stable, loving man. But Luke – a man who flirted with the outside world with disastrous consequences – is hardly marriage material for a good Amish woman. Yet this Christmas, when her family is flung into crisis, Emma finds that he may just be the one to capture her heart for good.

My thoughts:

One of the reasons I love Patricia David’s novels is that she cares about her characters. In An Amish Noel it’s not just the characters she cares for but it’s also the chemistry between the two main characters, Emma and Luke. They both have to learn how to forgive. Emma learns to forgive Luke; and Luke learns to forgive himself. This well-paced novel is a very likeable story in The Amish Bachelors series.

 

About the Author:

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Patricia Davids

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