Monday, June 30, 2008

Hidden by Shelley Shepard Gray

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Avon Inspire (May 27, 2008)


Shelley Shepard Gray


Hidden is Shelley’s first foray into inspirational fiction. Previously, Shelley lived in Texas and Colorado, where she taught school and earned both her bachelors and masters degrees in education. She now lives in southern Ohio where she writes full time. Shelley is an active member of her church. She serves on committees, volunteers in the church office, and is part of the Telecare ministry, which calls homebound members on a regular basis. Shelley looks forward to the opportunity to write novels that showcase her Christian ideals.


Hidden is a remarkable story about the unlikely love between a modern girl on the run and an Amish boy from the family who shelters her.

When Anna decides it's time to leave her abusive boyfriend, she doesn't know where to turn. Rob is a successful and respected person in her community. He has completely won over her parents with his good looks and prestigious position at a top law firm. Only Anna has seen his dark side. But when Rob hurts Anna yet again, she realizes that she must finally help herself.

Desperate, she runs to the one place she’s always felt completely safe, the Amish Brenneman Bed and Breakfast, where years ago she and her mother once stayed, and where Anna met life-long friend Katie Brenneman. When Anna shows up years later unexpectedly, the family welcomes her in, with few questions asked, and allows her to stay, dressed as the Amish in Plain clothes, and help around the inn.

But Katie’s older brother Henry doesn’t take too kindly to the intrusion. Anna wonders if it’s because he’s already had his heart broken. To Henry’s shame, from the moment he sees Anna, he feels a strong attraction. To cover his infatuation, he tries to ignore her, knowing no good would ever come from keeping an eye on a fancy woman like her. But as he sees that Anna has a good heart and is not the selfish, spoiled woman he imagined her to be, he feels his heart pointing towards her.

Anna comes to realize that she’s found a home and true love in the last place she’d expected. How can she deny the life she left behind? And will her chance for happiness be stolen away by the man who can’t seem to let her go?

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Come visit the blogs on the tour:

Abi at lighter side
Adam at Northwoods Blumer
Alexis at Ramblings From Life
Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at My Life
Andie at frommipov
Andrea at The Laughs Will Go On
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Savvy Mom
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camy at Camy Tang
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at At Split Ends
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dea at Been Farmin' Long?
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Heidi at Reviews by Heidi
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jenn at Blessed is She…
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jim B. at The Bedford Review
Joleen at timetotalk
Karen at Mommy of Three"
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Kim at Window To My World
Kim at Rainy Day Diamonds
Kimberly at QuiddamChickee To Save The Day
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Lacy at Novel Inspirations
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Faith In Love
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lundie at Lundie's Life
Lynetta at Open Book
Lynnae at Lynnae's Bookshelf
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Pam at Mom's Mutterings
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Peg at Sips 'n Cups Cafeteria
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Sherry at Everything Moms
Susan at His Reading List
Tamera at Tamera Alexander's Blog
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Victoria at Footprints In The Sand
Virginia at CeCe Lane
Margaret at Creative Madness


Lundie said...

My post will go live tomorrow.

View it here.

Rel said...

Up down under! No review as no book as yet :)

Rulan said...

Have posted mine at blogger and also at

David Meigs said...


Adam Blumer said...

Posted and pinged.

Deborah said...

mine's up with my review

Anonymous said...

Mine;s up.

Abi said...

Mine is posted and ready for reading.

Todd Michael Greene said...

Posted and pinged at A Place Called Fiction and Carolina Christian Writers.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

review is up with a see inside link

Deena said...

Posted, but had to buy the book to read it, so no review till later today:-)

Marci said...

My post is up. :)Marci

Margie Vawter said...


Sean said...

I'm up at
And also have the links at

I have a question: if we add the list of the others who are posting, will that help everyone's blog authority?

Pam said...

Posted at with a short review

Michelle K said...

I posted

Jenny said...

Posted and pinged.

Susan Stitch said...

Published with a short review at

Andrea said...

My post is up now! :)

carla stewart said...

I've posted.

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at with a review.

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Mine is up at

Gretchen said...

Posted with a comment!

Kim said...

I have mine posted with a review! Stop by for a vist! Lots of good books this week!


Erica Vetsch said...


storyline said...


Mocha with Linda said...

Posted, reviewed and pinged!

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...


Jasmine said...

Mine is up. No review since no book yet!

Georgiana said...

My post is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Mine will be up shortly after midnight, as usual. :)

Sips 'n Cups Cafe

No review

Michelle Sutton said...

Mine was up last night but with the mag about to be birthed I forgot to post here. I did a review. I enjoyed the book!

Janna said...

I loved this book and posted with a review.

Lynetta said...

Oops, I posted on time but forgot to let you know. So, there it is! :-)

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

LInda K. said...

My review is up a little late.

I enjoyed this book, a great Sunday afternoon read.

Alexis Jacobs said...

Mine's up!

Tara said...

I never did get this book- although I did post the CFBA review.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Tara when you are missing a book for a tour you are supposed to tell me the weeek BEFORE the tour...not two weeks AFTER the tour. The books do not come from me, they come from the publishers.

If you don't tell me you didn't get it....I don't know that you didn't get it. As it is, it is now too late to get it for you. Sorry!