Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Daybreak by Shelley Shepard Gray

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Daybreak
Avon Inspire; Original edition (February 12, 2013)
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

When Viola Keim starts working at a nearby Mennonite retirement home, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with resident Atle, whose only living relative, son Edward, is living as a missionary in Nicaragua. Viola understands the importance of mission work, but she can’t imagine leaving her father in the hands of strangers. Even though her family is New Order Amish, it’s not the Amish way, and though she doesn’t know Ed, she judges him for abandoning his father.



But when Ed surprises his father with a visit, Viola and Ed both discover an attraction they never expected. Despite her feelings, choosing Ed would mean moving to a far-off country and leaving her family behind. She can’t do that. Her twin sister, Elsie, is going blind and will need someone to care for her all her life. Her family is reeling with the recent discovery that her grandmother hid her past as an Englischer. Her father seems forgetful and distracted—and to be harboring some secrets of his own. Does Viola dare leave them all behind and forge her own life? Or will family ties mean her one chance at love slips away?

If you would like to read a first Chapter excerpt from Daybreak,go HERE.

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39 comments:

Deanna said...

http://ldgermany.blogspot.com/2013/02/daybreak.html

Ernie W. said...

Post is up at http://ernsblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/daybreak.html

jsparrow747 said...

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apple blossom said...

tour posted

http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2013/02/daybreak-by-shelley-shepard-gray.html

Andrea said...

Posted - http://jonathanandandrea.blogspot.ca/2013/02/daybreak-cfba-review.html

Lindsey IEMommy said...

http://www.theiemommy.com/2013/02/13/daybreak-by-shelley-shepard-gray/

Heart2Heart said...

Another great new series from Shelley Shepard Gray. There are life lessons we can all learn from tucked between the pages of this wunderbaar book!

Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this amazing tour. Can't wait for Ray of Light!

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2013/02/daybreak.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

David Meigs said...

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Rulan said...

http://fictionshowcase.blogspot.co.nz/2013/02/daybreak-by-shelley-shepard-gray.html

Charmed Rogers said...

http://pantylesspreacherswife.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/daybreak/ Scheduled for 2/14

Pam said...

http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=14146
Posted with review.

MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

scheduled: http://creativemadnessmama.com/blog/2013/02/15/daybreak-the-days-of-redemption-by-shelley-shepard-gray-preview/

Andi said...

http://frommipov.blogspot.com/2013/02/preview-daybreak.html

Janis Rodgers said...

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JoyAnne said...

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Brittanie said...

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Lynn said...

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Julie J. said...

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Mocha with Linda said...

Start of another great series! Posting just after midnight tonight.

http://mochawithlinda.blogspot.com/2013/02/daybreak.html

jenmom said...

Post is up:
http://motheroftwo-jenmom.blogspot.com/2013/02/daybreak.html

Margie Vawter said...

http://marjorievawter.blogspot.com/2013/02/daybreak-by-shelley-shepard-gray.html

Tori Theriot said...

http://thriftytori.blogspot.com/2013/02/bookreview-daybreak.html

Jasmine said...

Posted @ http://jassgreatreads.blogspot.com/2013/02/this-week-christian-fiction-blog_15.html

Jenny said...

Great book...thanks for the chance to read this one.

http://mybucklingbookshelf.blogspot.com/2013/02/daybreak-by-shelley-shepard-gray.html

Carol E. Keen said...

http://carolkeen.blogspot.com/2013/02/daybreak-by-shelley-shepard-gray-book.html

Here is my review!
Thank you Bonnie!
Carol :)

cfba-presents-daybreak-by-shelley-shepard-gray said...

Posted here with review. Love this story!
http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/cfba-presents-daybreak-by-shelley-shepard-gray/

Erin Slocum said...

So sorry I forgot to add my link yesterday. Here is my review: http://forhimandmyfamily.blogspot.com/2013/02/daybreak-review-cfba.html Loved the book!

Athena said...

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Leah said...

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CWAHM said...

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Lori said...

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Lauri M said...

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Michelle said...

http://michelletuck.com/blog/298/

Barb J. said...

http://www.alifeofcontentment.com/2013/02/book-review-daybreak.html

Megan said...

http://hardcoverfeedback.blogspot.com/2013/02/cfba-tour-daybreak-by-shelley-shepard.html

Mark said...

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Jenn said...

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Christy Janes said...

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Nessa said...

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