About the Book:
A young Amish woman harbors a difficult secret. Does she dare share the truth with the man she hopes to marry?
Elsie Keim doesn't want to be left behind. Her twin sister, Viola, and her older brother, Roman, have both found love and are building lives of their own. But Elsie? She's still stuck at home, being treated like a child. No one seems to consider her a capable woman-all they see are the thick lenses of her glasses, constant reminders that Elsie suffers from keratoconus and is slowly going blind.
Elsie knows there's much more to her than her disease. That's why when a new neighbor, Landon Troyer, shows some interest in her, she doesn't want anything to scare him away . . . even if it means keeping her condition a secret.
Landon is ready to start a new life and feels like Elsie may just be the right woman to start it with. But when Roman steps in and shares the truth about Elsie's illness, Landon is floored. His job is demanding and takes him away from home, sometimes for days at a time. How could he keep up with his responsibilities and take care of Elsie?
About the Author:
Shelley Shepard Gray is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the "Sisters of the Heart", "Seasons of Sugarcreek", "Secrets of Crittenden County", and Families of Honor series. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town's bike trail.
My Thoughts and Review:
I really enjoy reading books that are part of a series. eventide is Book 3 in The Days of Redemption series by Shelley Shepard Gray. I had the pleasure of reading the first 2 books in the series and had been eagerly awaiting the 3rd book! I cracked open the book and began reading the minute it arrived in the mail.
Amish Fiction is by far my favorite Genre of books, but this book proved to be one of my Favorite of Amish Fiction. Elsie, the main character, has a eye disease which is causing her to slowly go blind. I appreciate the fact that eventide is about "real life" issues, more so then other Amish books I have read. Elsie is afraid to tell her "new admirer", Landon, about her impending blindness, so her brother does. I felt that Landon handled the shocking news with grace and diginity. I know most men would "run for the hills", but Landon stood by and didn't run.
Shelley Shepard Gray does a WONDERFUL job at keeping the reader intrigued and reading on. Eventide is a book that demonstrates that how hurdles in life can be overcome with Forgiveness, Faith and Family. I can honestly say that Eventide was my favorite in the Days of Redemption Series. I picked it up and couldn't put it down until I finished it about 5hrs later!
I give Eventide 5 out of 5 stars! EXCELLENT Read!