Review: A Family for Gracie by Amy Lillard

A Family for GracieA Family for Gracie was such a wonderful story! I love marriage of convenience tropes and this one provided great angst and tension due to some assumptions and unfulfilled hopes that Gracie had for what her life would look like once she was married to Matthew.

I loved the caring, sweet person that Gracie was. She worked so hard to be a good mother to Matthew’s children and hoped to be a good wife to Matthew. Her disappointment at finding out that Matthew did not want to add any more children to the family or have a true marriage was palpable.

This story addressed, in a gentle and effective manner, the topics of depression, guilt, and the desire to belong to a family. It is book three in the Amish of Pontotoc series. It was fun to see familiar faces in this story, yet I believe that A Family for Gracie could also be enjoyed as a stand alone novel.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A Family for Gracie

For the Amish of Pontotoc, Mississippi, faith and family are everything–even when they pose the greatest challenge . . . 

Gracie Glick is known for being the helpful one, always available for a relative in need. But now that she’s longing for a home and family of her own, it’s time to help herself. With few eligible men in Pontotoc, Gracie’s choices, and her time, are limited. So she takes a bold leap of faith: she proposes to Matthew Byler, a handsome, recently widowed, father of five. It’s not until after they’re married that Gracie learns Matthew doesn’t want more children . . .

With his grief still fresh, and his children needing care while he tends to his farm, Gracie is the answer to Matthew’s prayers. But a marriage in name only suits him fine. And when he finally tells Gracie the dismaying reason why, they must decide whether to continue
together–or apart. It’s a choice that will force them both to look deeper into their hearts than ever before . . .

Purchase your own copy here.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Amy Lillard

 

Amy loves nothing more than a good book. Except for her family…and maybe homemade tacos…and nail polish. But reading and writing are definitely way up on the list.

Born and bred in Mississippi, Amy is a transplanted Southern Belle who now lives in Oklahoma with her deputy husband, their genius son, and three spoiled cats. ^..^

When she’s not creating happy endings, she has a variety of hobbies, but her favorite is whatever gets her out of housework.

Amy is an award winning author with more than thirty novels and novellas in print. She is a member of RWA, ACFW, NINC, and the Author’s Guild. She  loves to hear from readers.

You can find her on her website, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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