Review of HAPPILY EVER AMISH by Shelley Shepard Gray

Combining contemporary romance with Amish characters gave this book a sense of authenticity. Addie Byler is the main character, an Amish girl who really lacks self-confidence since she was abandoned by her parents as a young child and raised by her grandmother. Daniel Miller, a young Amish man, sees how shy Addie is and wants to help her be more confident, so he comes up with the idea to send her anonymous notes commenting on her good qualities. The story is predictable but a good one in that Addie and Daniel have some bumps in the road in their pursuit of romance. Addie also has to overcome her rejection from her mother and what she feels is betrayal from her grandmother. The themes of forgiveness, self-acceptance and loving the unlovable are all portrayed well in this quick read. The pace was just fast enough to keep me interested but not so fast that I lost out on details that were needed later. This is the beginning of a new series set in Apple Creek and was so heartwarming that I look forward to more books just like it.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”

This is a clean read and is suitable for all ages who can read at this level.
BIO and PHOTO are from the author’s website at

This sweet Amish romance releases on October 25, 2022, but it is available for preorder now. If you love happily ever after stories, then “Happily Ever Amish” is perfect for you! Purchase Links:


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With many thanks to Kensington and to Netgalley for introducing me to a new favorite author who writes books that I can share with you, my readers. (The link below will take you to their website to read more about this book’s details as well as information about other books they publish and ordering links.)

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