New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Shelley Shepard Gray releases Peace, Tuesday, October 22nd. A Christmas love story that re-connects readers with endearing characters of Beth Byler and Chris Ellis from Crittenden County’s 2012 trilogy— Secrets: Missing, The Search and Found .
The story opens with secret DEA agent Chris Ellis about to collapse, leaning against the Yellow Bird Inn’s front door post, torn between knocking or leaving as he watched his blood drip “onto the pristine doormat under his feet.”
He had promised himself never to return to the small Amish community when he left almost a year ago. Now, badly beaten, he was out of options and getting to the Kentucky Inn had taken the last of his energy.
Although he didn't know the Inn’s proprietor Frannie well, he sensed she would help him and respect his need for secrecy based on her past actions. Besides it was three days before Christmas and with that thought he used his last bit of energy to raise his fist and knock—once.
The porch light turned on and shed a bright glow over the front porch and he saw a face peer through the window next to the door, a face he recognized— of “…the one person he couldn’t afford to ever see again.”
Thus begins a charming Christmas romance wrapped in danger, secrecy and intrigue by a couple drawn together by an attraction neither could deny. It’s a perfect read that sets the mood and tone of the holiday season of love and forgiveness which is what Christmas is all about.
For more Christmas Amish stories:
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2013 Amish Christmas titles publishers listed below***
Peace: A Crittenden County Christmas Novel, by Shelley Shepard Gray, Avon Inspire, Oct 22, 2013, 256 Pages, 978-0062204523, $12.99
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