Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Review - His Risk by Shelley Shepard Gray

Avon Inspire; 288 pages; $12.99; Blog Tour; Buy Link
April 1st will mark my 9th year of blogging. During those 9 years I've been part of many book blogging programs. Sadly both, Blogging For Books and LitFuse Publicity Group announced this month that they will be closing. This does sadden me, as I have reviewed many great books from them.

Anyway, today marks my final book review that I received from Litfuse. It's titled, "His Risk" by Shelley Shepard Gray, which is book four in The Amish Of Hart County series.

If you follow my blog, then you would know that I'm a big of fan of Shelley Shepeard Gray's writings, so, naturally, I signed up to review her newest book from Avon Inspire.

The novel centers around Calvin Fisher, a young man who had left the Amish community when he was a teenager, but now as an adult, he's returns home to Hart County because his brother is ill.  To make a long story short, he befriends an Amish woman named Alice and sparks fly between the two.

Is there a happily ever after ending for the two?

Well, you need to read the novel for yourself to find out, but I will say that Calvin is hiding a little bitty secret. Cough ... he's a DEA agent. And his appearance in Hart County brings some criminal activity to the community that puts Alice in harms way.

Final Thoughts

Amish romance tales can get a bit repetitive, but I've never found that to be the case for Shelley Shepard Gray. Yes, the plots can be a cliched, but her writing style makes her novels unique and standout from the others. I received an uncorrected proof of His Risk early this year, so the cover art is completely different from the one that was released. As for the story, I'm sure it's more of the same with the final release. 

What I liked about the Amish Of Hart County series is that characters from the other books return as minor or even major ones. For example, Calvin Fisher appeared in a smaller part in His Guilt, but he's the main character in His Risk

Overall, I enjoyed reading the novel. The narration is fast-paced, the characters are interesting, and the plot is intriguing. Basically, it's everything  that I would want (and expect) in a Shelley Shepard Gray romance. 

*Note - I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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.

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