Shelley Shepard Gray is the beloved author of the Sisters of the Heart series, including Hidden, Wanted, and Forgiven. Before writing, she was a teacher in both Texas and Colorado. She now writes full time and lives in southern Ohio with her husband and two children. When not writing, Shelley volunteers at church, reads, and enjoys walking her miniature dachshund on her town's scenic bike trail.
It's Christmastime at the Brenneman Bed & Breakfast, and everyone is excited about closing down for the holiday.
Anna and Henry will be celebrating their first Christmas as a married couple, and for Katie and Jonathan Lundy, it's their first Christmas with baby Stefan. Winnie and Samuel Miller plan to stop by as well for a wonderful two weeks of family and rest.
But when two unexpected visitors show up, hoping to stay for Christmas, the family must test their commitment to hospitality. Levi is a widower who lost his wife four years ago and can't bear the thought of another Christmas alone. And Melody is a young pregnant woman who won't open up about how she ended up on her own at Christmas at almost nine months pregnant.
Anna, who knows a thing or two about keeping secrets, doesn't trust her, and strives to find out the truth about these two strangers who have disrupted their holiday. But as the Christmas spirit descends on them all, as well as snow that traps them in the inn, a healing and hopefulness takes over, allowing new relationships to be built, and the boundaries of family to be extended.
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The Brenneman Bed & Breakfast is a place that I would love to visit. Melody and Levi are two lonely people who arrived separately and unexpected at the Bed & Breakfast just days before Christmas. They had no idea that their lives would be changed forever after spending a few days with the Brenneman family.
Even the entire Brenneman family was impacted by the new friends they got to know over the holiday season. A simple yet profound story of love and second chances, Grace is a beautiful Christmas story that is full of surprises, tender scenes and God's amazing timing. The characters in this book captured my heart, and I was actually sad when the story ended.
I highly recommend this book, and I would give it a rating of 5 out of 5. Add this book to your holiday reading pile, you won't be disappointed!!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Grace through Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, in exchange for my honest review.