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4th in Sisters of the Heart series is great Christmas read

  • Nov 5, 2010
Grace by Shelley Shepard Gray is the fourth book in the Sisters of the Heart series. Katie Lundy has been anticipating a quiet Christmas with her extended family at their bed and breakfast for months. Normally it's a quiet season without any customers, but when first Levi shows up to escape tragic memories of his home, and then hugely pregnant Melody shows up, the family must pull together to give their guests a nice stay and treasured holiday. Katie at first resents their presence, but best friend Anna and sister-in-law Winnie remind her to offer hospitality in Christian love, for surely there is a reason that God has brought these two lonely souls to their inn. At first Levi and Melody avoid each other's company due to their personal histories, but as the days pass, they find themselves drawn together and that they just may find the healing they need in each other. I'm so glad that Gray decided to return to this terrific series. Anna, Katie, and Winnie are all enjoyable characters whose friendship is both humorous and heart-warming. I did fell as though the sub-plot involving Leah was a bit unnecessary (although Zack's timing was vital). It just felt out of place with the rest of the family focused story in the Brenneman Bed and Breakfast, and her proprietary air toward Melody made her difficult to like. But that was a small part of the story, and I truly enjoyed reading about Melody and Levi's gentle romance and healing.

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“Gray’s latest embodies the meaning of Christmas. It is a reminder that all situations — good, bad or inconvenient — happen for a reason: It is God’s plan.” (Romantic Times BOOKclub )
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