My Review: Autumn's Promise (Seasons of Sugarcreek, Book 3) by Shelley Shepard Gray

Autumn's Promise (Seasons of Sugarcreek, Book 3)
by Shelley Shepard Gray
Copyright 2010
Avon Inspire
320 pages
Christian fiction/Romance

From the publisher:
Some promises are meant to be broken. . . .

Until Robert Miller met Lilly Allen, his world had been dark. A widower after only two years of marriage, he'd been living in a haze, feeling that, at twenty-four, his life was already over. But thanks to his friendship with Lilly, he now has new reasons to wake up each day. He knows his connection to her doesn't make sense. She's only nineteen, with a past the whole town talks about. Even more, she's not Amish, like Robert. A marriage between the two of them could never happen.

Lilly's heart is drawn to Robert, not to his faith. No matter how much she admires his quiet strength and dependability, she doesn't think she could ever give up her independence and reliance on the modern world. Is their love doomed before it even begins?

My Review:
Seriously depressed by the lack of anything different in Amish fiction I was reluctant to give this new series by Shelley Shepard Gray a try but boy am I glad I did! I liked Winter's Awakening, Spring's Renewal was really good and this book, Autumn's Promise was terrific.

I love the stories where two seemingly very different people fall in love and Lilly and Robert were definitely very different and yet they were the same. Both went through so much in their very short lives (Lilly is 19 and Robert is 24) and you couldn't help but root for them and hoped somehow, against the odds, they would find happiness. The ending of this book was most satisfying and didn't end like I expected it too from having read so much Amish fiction in the past few years. I was pleased. While I didn't really understand some aspects of the book I still loved the story and was so happy for Lilly finally getting what she deserved! If you're looking for a quick summer read, I suggest this light Amish romance from Shelley Shepard Gray.

My Review of Winter's Awakening
My Review of Spring's Renewal

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*I bought this book from Amazon for myself and was not obligated to review it.*


  1. Dear Renee,

    Thank you so much for picking up this book and giving it a try! I knew it was a little different from the usual plots in the genre, and I was honestly very nervous about how people would react to it.
    So, obviously, reading your comments made my day!

    Shelley Shepard Gray

  2. I have these on my list but have not gotten them as of yet. I so enjoy her writings.Great review.

  3. Shelley! I so honored you stopped by! I really did enjoy the story and look forward to reading more!

    Happy Reading April!

    Hey Rachel just send me a list of books that you want to read and I'll make up another box for you LOL!

    XOXO~ Renee

  4. Your review of this one is great, Renee...sounds like a good 'un! Got to get caught up on my Amish tales! :o)


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