Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Search by Shelley Shepard Gray

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Search
Avon Inspire; Original edition (June 19, 2012)
by
Shelley Shepard Gray


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Since 2000, Shelley Sabga has sold over thirty novels to numerous publishers, including HarperCollins, Harlequin, Abingdon Press, and Avon Inspire. She has been interviewed by NPR, and her books have been highlighted in numerous publications, including USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.

Under the name Shelley Shepard Gray, Shelley writes Amish romances for HarperCollins’ inspirational line, Avon Inspire. Her recent novel, The Protector, the final book in her “Families of Honor” series, hit the New York Times List, and her previous novel in the same series, The Survivor, appeared on the USA Today bestseller list. Shelley has won the prestigious Holt Medallion for her books, Forgiven and Grace, and her novels have been chosen as Alternate Selections for the Doubleday/Literary Guild Book Club. Her first novel with Avon Inspire, Hidden, was an Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist.

Before writing romances, Shelley lived in Texas and Colorado, where she taught school and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. She now lives in southern Ohio and writes full time. Shelley is married, the mother of two children in college, and is an active member of her church. She serves on committees, volunteers in the church office, and currently leads a Bible study group, and she looks forward to the opportunity to continue to write novels that showcase her Christian ideals.

When she’s not writing, Shelley often attends conferences and reader retreats in order to give workshops and publicize her work. She’s attended RWA’s national conference six times, the ACFW conference and Romantic Times Magazine’s annual conference as well as traveled to New Jersey, Birmingham, and Tennessee to attend local conferences.

Check out Shelley's Facebook Fan page


ABOUT THE BOOK

In the second book in her Secrets of Crittenden County series, New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray delivers another page-turning romance set in Amish country

The serenity of the quiet Amish community of Crittenden, Kentucky is disrupted when Abby Anderson discovers the body of Perry Borntrager in an abandoned well. Perry had been missing for months. Everyone figured he had left the order during his rumspringa. As friends and family reel from this news, and are faced with the first death by mysterious circumstance to occur in their small town in over 20 years, a homicide detective arrives to help solve the crime

Before Perry disappeared, Frannie Eicher and Perry had been secretly courting. Now that it’s common knowledge that he was murdered, it’s up to Fannie to decide whether or not to tell everyone about the secrets he told her.

After much deliberation, she decides to tell Luke Reynolds, the visiting police officer, what she knows. At first, the two meet only on the context of discussing Perry’s death. Then, Luke begins to feel more and more at home, both with Frannie, and in Marion. The only problem is that he feels a romantic pull toward Frannie. Frannie feels that same attraction toward Luke, but is afraid to give her heart to him. After all, she doesn’t want to leave her faith.

As Luke uncovers more secrets about Perry and the case draws out, his time in Marion runs out. He has to decide whether to go back to his job with the Cincinnati Police Department…or stay in Marion.

If you would like to read the Prologue of The Search, go HERE.


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Shelley can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Note: Sometimes you will find missing posts for bloggers. The main reason is that their book has been delayed. We do not expect a review if they haven't had the opportunity to read the book :-) Check the comments for additional posters and follow our list of bloggers for this tour:

Abi at Scraps of Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at Spoken For
Angel at A Heart for Words
Angela at All Grown Up
Becky at Joyful Mother
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Carly at Carlybird's Home
Carol at Blogging With Carol
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Charity at Giveaway Lady
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christine at The IE Mommy
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Debra at Soul Reflections
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Jennifer at Mother of Three
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Joy at Splashes of Joy
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kim at Window To My World
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynn at Ladybug Chronicles
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Melanie at Christian Bookshelf Reviews
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Molly at Book Reviews by Molly
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Takiela at BooksALatte
Tara at Tara's View On Books

22 comments:

Andrea said...

posted

Deanna said...

posted

MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

scheduled

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Heart2Heart said...

I was so excited to be on this tour to see what would happen next in this series. Thank you so much for the opportunity to review this amazing novel and to see Shelley blend murder/mystery with Amish fiction, two of my favorite genres!

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2012/06/search.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

IE Mommy said...

Book showed up late. Will post review next week. Here is the HTML code in the meantime - http://www.theiemommy.com/2012/06/25/the-search-by-shelly-shepard-gray/

Jill said...

My post is up!

Brittanie said...

Posted.

Mocha with Linda said...

Book came in the nick of time and I finished it last night! My post goes up at midnight. Another great one. Can't wait for #3.

jenmom said...

My post is up:
http://motheroftwo-jenmom.blogspot.com/2012/06/search.html

I too am waiting for book three!!!

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Read and posted - no time to write review yet. Hope to do it in a couple of days.

http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=12231

CarlybirdK said...

I have posted the html, but the book just arrived the other day, so I'll post the review as soon as I finish. I'm reading it now.

Margie Vawter said...

Posted.

Jenny said...

Post is up...not quite done since it just arrived on Saturday.

Lynn said...

posted with my review. can't wait to read book 3 :)

Charity said...

This posted the other day and forgot to come comment. My book just arrived though so review will go up later this week.

http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2012/06/cfba-tour-for-search-by-shelley-gray.html

Jasmine said...

Posted - still have not received the book.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Posted with a review. I agree--LOVED this one. :)

Joy Hannabass said...

Sorry forgot to post the blog link here last night...
Another wonderful book from Shelley Shepard Gray!
http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/cfba-presents-the-search-by-shelley-shepard-gray/

Molly said...

Forgot to post the link...http://reviewsbymolly.com/?p=4723

IE Mommy said...

The Review - http://www.theiemommy.com/2012/07/03/the-search-by-shelley-shepard-gray/