The Gift by Shelley Shepard Gray is the third book in The Amish of Hart County series. (Disclaimer: While this is a series, I did not feel this book was connected to the previous two books at all and I think it could easily be read as a stand alone book.).
The Gift shares the story of a family who recently moved to Hart County and begins to face many trials. One of the daughters is in a wagon accident at the outset and as the story progresses, there are other trials that come. You learn that the family of the injured daughter purchased land from another family who was forced to sell because of some bad decisions. It seems that not everyone feels the family purchased the property fairly and that is what impacts the progression of the tale. The story has many twists and turns and in the end, I was truly shocked to find out who was the behind all of the tragic things that happened in the book.
I loved the characters in this book which were mainly from two families. I think Gray did a great job developing those characters, too. I also enjoyed that there were some out of the ordinary storylines in the book. It wasn't completely predictable, although some parts were, and it kept me wanting to see what happened next.
If you enjoy fiction, christian fiction, and/or Amish fiction I think this would be a great Christmas time read.
**I received this book for free.**