Peace: A Crittenden County Christmas Novel
After a year of secrets and scandal, will this Amish community finally find peace under the bright promise of Christmas?
Beth Byler has a secret. Ever since she met Englischer Chris Ellis while helping out at the Yellow Bird Inn, she can't stop thinking about him. She knows a relationship could never go anywhere--Chris was working undercover in Crittenden County as a DEA agent. That meant he faced danger daily and carried a gun, making him completely unsuitable for an Amish woman like herself. But she knew he felt the attraction, too. It was the reason he left so suddenly, promising never to see her again.
Then, three days before Christmas, while Beth is taking care of the inn, Chris returns. This time, he is bleeding and in need of a place to hide. Against her better judgment, Beth takes him in and tends to his wounds. She also promises to keep his presence a secret. Before long, it becomes clear that nothing between them has changed--a relationship is inevitable. But are they ready to sacrifice everything for this chance at love?
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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.
"a pleasant read...will appeal to Gray's many fans."--Library Journal
"[A] feel-good winner."--Library Journal (starred review)
"...stirs readers' hearts with an inspiring story of captivating characters."--author Sherry Gore
"...full of the warmth of the Christmas season, this charming story is a perfect reminder of what the holiday is all about!"--Reader to Reader on A CHRISTMAS FOR KATIE
"...a whirlwind of emotions..."--Destination Amish blog