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Gray, Shelley Shepard

Overview
Works: 139 works in 585 publications in 1 language and 48,589 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Christian fiction  Christmas stories  Domestic fiction  Love stories  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3607.R3966, 813.6
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Publications by Shelley Shepard Gray
Most widely held works by Shelley Shepard Gray
Hidden by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,575 libraries worldwide
Fleeing from an abusive boyfriend, Anna hides at an Amish country bed-and-breakfast run by a childhood friend and finds herself in an unlikely relationship with her friend's disapproving older brother
Christmas in Sugarcreek : a Christmas seasons in Sugarcreek novel by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,529 libraries worldwide
As the holidays approach, dutiful daughter Judith Graber, feeling overwhelmed, overworked and under appreciated, is attracted to her father's new employee, Ben Knox, Sugarcreek's own "bad boy", but refuses to be another one of his conquests
Daybreak by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,350 libraries worldwide
Viola Keim starts working at a Mennonite retirement home and soon finds herself torn between her attraction to Ed, missionary son of a resident, and her Amish values that require her to remain near home to care for her needy family members. Can she leave them behind to begin a new life abroad with Ed?
Forgiven by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,320 libraries worldwide
As Winnie Lundy recovers from the injuries she sustained when her brother's barn burned down, she renews her friendship with Samuel Miller, who left the Amish community to attend college, and as their feelings for one another grow stronger, Winnie and Sam find themselves torn over their very different ways of life
Grace : a Christmas sisters of the heart novel by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,304 libraries worldwide
"Shelley Shepard Gray returns to the beloved characters from her Sisters of the Heart series in a heartwarming novel about the meaning of Christmas."
The promise of Palm Grove by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,255 libraries worldwide
"A young Amish woman finds herself torn between the man she's pledged to wed and the man her heart desires"--
Hopeful by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,255 libraries worldwide
"Miriam Zehr has worked at the Sugarcreek Inn longer than she cares to admit. The restaurant is a favorite of town residents as well as the many tourists who come to taste the famous Amish fare. Though she always tries to have a smile for every customer who comes in, deep down, Miriam knows something's missing ... a family of her own. Miriam has never felt particularly beautiful, especially because she's always been a bit heavier than other girls her age. When the man she's pined after all her life suddenly seeks her out, she's thrilled to be noticed ... until she realizes he's only asking for her help to get the attention of her neighbor, Mary Kathryn Hershberger. If Miriam helps Junior court Mary Kathryn, she'll get to spend a lot of time with him, but she may also lose him in the process. Are these few stolen moments worth the sacrifice? Is Miriam right to even hope for the life she dreams of?"--
Missing by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
14 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,248 libraries worldwide
When Perry Borntrager, an inhabitant of the quiet Amish town of Crittenden, Kentucky, is found dead, Perry's former girlfriend and his best friend, suspects in the crime, are drawn together as they try to prove their innocence
Thankful by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,227 libraries worldwide
"From bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray, comes a tender story of faith, family, and finding love with the Amish of Sugarcreek ... Christina Kempf has always known that God chose Aden Reese to be her husband. As children, Aden was there to save her when she fell through a patch of thin ice, and he's been by her side ever since. After his parents died in a car accident ten years ago, the Kempfs raised Aden as one of their own, and everyone sees Aden and Christina as brother and sister. But Christina has never given up hope that Aden will one day see her as the perfect woman for him ... and ask her to be his wife. Despite what his heart wants, Aden can't find it in himself to repay the Kempfs' kindness by admitting that his feelings for Christina have only ever been romantic. But when she's pressured by her parents to court more broadly, Christina begins to accept the attentions of Sugarcreek's young men. Now, Aden must make a choice. Will he stand by and watch the love of his life slip away? Or will he risk losing the love and trust of the family he holds dear to tell Christina how he truly feels?"--
Joyful by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,217 libraries worldwide
Randall Beiler is angry when his brother hires Elizabeth Nolt, the woman whose heart Randall broke, as a housekeeper on their family farm, but when he learns of her hard financial situation he knows it is the right thing to do, and may even give him a second chance
Ray of light by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
Roman Keim just wants a break from the family drama at his snowy Ohio home when he heads to an Amish snowbird community in Florida. There he meets Amanda Yoder and her daughter Regina who soon are warming his heart. But will Roman return to Ohio or will he stay and help the young widow embrace a second chance at love?
Eventide by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
Elsie Keim, who is slowly going blind, keeps her condition a secret from her new neighbor Landon Troyer, with whom she has fallen in love, but when her brother tells him the truth, it changes everything
The protector by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,154 libraries worldwide
Ella, after being forced to auction off most of her late father's belongings, including her family's land, must find the courage to risk her heart when Loyal Weaver, the new owner of her family's old farmhouse, asks for her hand in marriage
The search by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,151 libraries worldwide
When detective Luke Reynolds enters a Kentucky Amish community to investigate the mysterious death of Perry Borntrager, the case becomes complicated when he falls for the woman Perry had been courting before he disappeared
The proposal at Siesta Key by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
"A young Amish woman, yearning for freedom, crosses paths with a handsome Mennonite celebrity in a ... tale of friendship and self-discovery"--Amazon.com
Secrets of Sloane House by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
In order to find her sister who went missing while working as a maid for a prominent family in 1893 Chicago, Rosalind Perry hires on as the new housemaid for the same family
Winter's awakening by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
"Shelley Shepard Gray returns with another heart-soaring saga of Amish life, the first book in the Seasons of Sugarcreek series"--Provided by publisher
Autumn's promise by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
An English woman and an Amish man must struggle with how much to sacrifice for their love
A wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn by Shelley Shepard Gray( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 976 libraries worldwide
Emma Keim was heartbroken when her husband Sanford passed away, leaving her to raise three young daughters alone. In the years since, her relatives have made it no secret that they expect Emma to remain a widow, mourning Sanford indefinitely. But when she meets Jay Hilty, a widower with three young sons of his own, Emma is delighted to have a new friend who understands her struggles. And it doesn't hurt that he's also handsome and kind. Still, Emma is dismayed that her family is so opposed to their friendship and the idea of it ever becoming anything more. She honors her husband's memory every day, but is she destined to be alone forever? Jay knows that few people his age understand what it's like to lose a spouse, and Emma's gentleness with his boys stirs something in his heart that's been quiet for far too long. But when Jay's oldest son becomes engaged to a local woman, suddenly Jay, Emma, and their children are swept up in wedding preparations. Witnessing his son's joy, Jay wonders if it's time for him to move forward, too, and find happiness again. Jay wants to court Emma in earnest, but Emma's relatives remain troubled by the prospect of her moving on. Once again, love has come to Pinecraft. But can these two parties of four become a happy, healthy family of eight?
 
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