Monday, September 23, 2013




Eventide is the riveting conclusion to The Days of Redemption trilogy by Shelley Shepard Gray, celebrated author of tender Christian romance novels set in Amish country.

Honest and faithful Elsie Keim falls for her new neighbor, Landon, but she can’t bear to tell him the truth: She’s going blind.

Landon is enamored with Elsie. When Elsie’s brother Roman steps in and shares the truth of Elsie’s disease, Landon is floored. His job is demanding and takes him away from home, sometimes for days at a time. He wonders how he’d be able to keep up with his responsibilities and take care of Elsie.

In Eventide, three generations of the Keim family come together to make their dreams come true.

My Review:

I'm gobsmacked. Not quite sure if I can express how much I loved this conclusion to The Days of Redemption trilogy. I devoured it in an afternoon at the expense of laundry and housework! While Elsie and Landon's love story plays a prominent part in the plot, Gray has provided some wonderful healing moments with the rest of the Keim family -- characters I've grown to love over the course of the series. The author does an exceptional job of illustrating the blessings that come from facing relationship problems head on instead of running from them.

If you haven't read the first two books in the series, do not despair. Gray does a wonderful job of meshing characters and plots from previous stories. Eventide reads well as a standalone, however if you have read the other two books you will be euphoric by the conclusion of this one!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Eventide, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday September 29 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 


  1. Facing relationship problems head on is hard for me to do. Love to read this - maybe it will help!!

  2. The author really develops that plotline through the whole series. The Keims were one dysfunctional family in book one. :-) Good luck rubynreba!

  3. After reading your recommendation I'm excited to start this series! Thanks for the review!


  4. You're welcome Heidi. It's a great series. Good luck!

  5. I knew I had to have this book at the word gobsmacked! Love that word...may I borrow it sometime? lol I have the first 2 in this series and now I realize I must find the time to read them! I would love to be able to read them back to back. Wonderful review as always, Kav!

    1. Isn't gobsmacked a stupendous word, Diana? It's British by the way but well, really says it all, doesn't it?When you're feeling gobsmacked that is. Good luck!

    2. It's gobsmackingly stupendous and yep, it does say it all! After that you didn't even need to write a review! :P

  6. Kav, I'd love to win a copy of Eventide. Your review convinced me to put it on my wish list. Thanks so much for the great review!

    1. Glad I could do some convincing, Nancee. Good luck!

  7. I love your great review. I would love a copy of this awesome book. Thank you for sharing and please enter my name in this giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson

  8. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com