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Ray of Light: The Days of Redemption Series, Book Two by Shelley Shepard Gray

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
When two hearts connect on a beach in Florida, is it a brief romance . . . or the start of a lasting love?

After family secrets come to light, causing an uproar, Roman Keim is taking a much-needed vacation to Pinecraft, the Amish snowbird community in Florida. The warm weather is a welcome break from the bleak Ohio winter, as is a week off from all his family's drama. But Roman's own drama begins when he meets his next-door neighbors: Amanda Yoder, a beautiful young widow, and her adorable daughter, Regina.

In the two years since her husband died, Amanda has never looked at another man. She certainly doesn't intend to get married again. But she can't deny that there's something special between her and Roman. As his week in Pinecraft comes to a close, Amanda knows that, in spite of her attempt to remain distant, she's given Roman a piece of her heart. And her daughter seems to have fallen in love, too.

Is there hope for a second chance at love for Amanda? Or will duty call Roman home first, far from the two women who have captured his heart?

Goodreads Summary

If you're looking for a sweet summer romance, this is the perfect book for you.  Amanda's husband passed away, leaving her to raise their young daughter, Regina.  Living in an Amish community, Amanda figured that she would just make do.  She wasn't looking for love or a second marriage, but when her neighbor's brother, Roman, came to their small town, Amanda discovered that she may have to give love another chance.  Their relationship does not have long to flourish-only one week.  At first, Amanda does really think anything between the two of them could be possible, but as she gets to know Roman, she slowly warms to him.  Will Amanda get her chance at a relationship with Roman or will their time be up when his vacation ends?

Amanda's character is fun to read about.  She is sweet and gentle, very loving towards her daughter.  The reader will want her to be happy as she has already made many concessions in life.  Regina was a nice addition to the story as she provided some comedic relief and added to the possibility of a family.  Roman was charismatic and a bit of an enigma in the beginning of the book.  I was unsure whether or not he would decide to form more than a friendship with Regina.  The secondary characters provided background information and interesting dialogue.  Overall, this book is recommended to adult readers.

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  1. Sounds like a romantic, interesting read. Nice review! :)

  1. bn100 said...:

    Sounds like a book to read for the summer

  1. Unknown said...:

    I like the review! Sounds sweet and something right up my alley. The image doesn't sow though but I looked it up on Goodreads and I like it!

  1. Susan T. said...:

    You read a lot of books about the Amish Lol! It's an interesting genre that I'm not very familiar with. The romance sounds nice and sweet!