Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Thankful

 
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GRAY, SHELLEY SHEPARD
THANKFUL

Christina Kempf has always known that God chose Aden Reese to be her husband. As children, he was there to save her when she fell through the 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 ask her to be his wife.

Aden always planned to court Christina. But losing his mother and father changed everything—except his love for her. Her parents generously welcomed him into their home and treated him like a son. He can’t betray their kindness by admitting his feelings for the girl who is like a sister . . . yet so much more.

Pressured by her parents to court, Christina begins to accept the attentions of Sugarcreek’s young men, and 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?

My Review:

What a sweet love story! I loved the way Aden and Christina are so clueless about the other's feelings. If only one of them had just opened up in chapter one...wait...scrap that...if they had I wouldn't have been able to squirm my way through this heartwarming tale.

There are strong secondary storylines that enrich this read as well, all centering around the concept of finding thanksgiving right where you are. Truly uplifting. Another amazing read from one of my favourite authors.

Giveaway Opportunity

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Thankful 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 June 8 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

12 comments:

  1. THANKFUL sounds like a lovely story! Thank you for sharing your review and giveaway opportunity.

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck!

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  2. What a great review! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story and the opportunity to be a winner.

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  3. Would love to give this one a try ... so count me in. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're counted, Becky. Good luck!

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  4. Thanks Kav for this review. I've tried several times to win this book Maybe this will be my lucky time. Maxie
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  5. sounds lovely! count me in, please :)

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're counted, Janka. Good luck!

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  6. Its fun to read that both Aden and Christina are clueless how they feel about each other.Sounds like a fun read!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Fun and frustrating -- the best kind. Good luck, Maryann!

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