Her Heart’s Desire by Shelley Shepard Gray

About the Book

Mary Miller wishes to escape the confines of her Amish community, so she embarks on a vacation to Florida, where she meets several new friends.  Sparks soon fly between her and handsome Jayson Raber, but Jayson has obligations in Kentucky that prevent him from being able to fully pursue Mary.  Additionally, Mary’s past soon collides with her vacation, leading to conflict with this newly budding relationship with Jayson.

About the Author

Shelley Shepard Gray is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 100 books. Two-time winner of the HOLT Medallion and a Carol Award finalist, Gray lives in Colorado, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

Purchase Links


Baker Book House

Barnes and Noble


Christian Book

My Thoughts

Simple and sweet, this story is an easy and enjoyable read.  I think it is best suited for young readers as the plot is clean and has wonderful themes of forgiveness and trusting God, while not having a plot that is terribly complex or with mature themes.  I found the pace of the novel to be a bit slow for my liking, but this did not detract from the story being sweet and endearing.  The setting is a wonderful place for romance and I liked the gradual development of their relationship.  Although this story has Amish elements, a majority of it takes place outside of the Amish community.  I overall enjoyed this novel and would be interested in reading the next one in the series!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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