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Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, who has written and sold over 40 novels in her career. Shelley is known to write her novels, particularly in the Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality and the Romance genres. She says that she always wanted to write stories about the regular and likable people who are stuck in extraordinary situations, the people who mostly turned out to be Amish. Shelley lives in southern Ohio along with her husband, a couple of teenage children and a couple of pet dogs. The normal daily routines of Shelly are filled with the activities of a normal housewife and mother. She has said in her interviews that she finds it very difficult to find time from her busy activities to write novels, but somehow manages to do so and writes interesting novels for her fans. After her kids go to school each morning, she sits on her desk and begins to dream about other places by looking out of her window. She spends many hours in trying to build stories around people and places and drinks too many cups of coffee in the process. Shelly says that it had always been her dream to write novels for the Avon Inspire and considers herself very fortunate to have succeeded in doing so. She says that by spending time in trying to write stories about the Amish people, she has become very well aware of the Amish culture and still enjoys knowing more about it. Shelley Shepard Grey believes that by giving each character’s progression in her novels, she had drawn her closer to the Lord.
Before becoming a noteworthy author, Shelly used to teach in elementary schools in Arizona, Colorado and Texas. It was the job transfer of her husband to Ohio that allowed her to try a hand at writing. She was encouraged by her husband in the process, who always had a firm belief that she will definitely a famous author one day. After all, he had seen her notebooks full of stories that she tried writing in her free time. Shelley stills remembers the day when she typed her first novel in an unfinished basement. In the beginning, she used to feel scared about failing to complete her book or feeling embarrassed if someone came out to tell her that she was not a real writer. However, she had faith in herself and believed in the Lord to help her in the times of difficulties. As of now, she has changed completely from her previous life and owns an office. Shelley says that even though she has become a famous author, her daily activities still remain the same as she finds herself busy with the daily chores. Shelley grew up in a number of places, including Houston, Colorado and Texas. She has graduated with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree and says that she has always been a gifted student. Other than writing novels, she has always tried learning ballet dancing. Shelley loves to cook and spend some quality time with her family. Author Shelley’s illustrious career can be seen from the fact that she has won the HOLT Medallion for two times in her career and has also been a finalist for the Carol Award by the prestigious American Fiction Writers.
Shelley Shepard Gray has written a number of novel series’ in her career, one of which is the Sisters of the Heart series. This series consists of a total of 4 novels published between the years 2008 and 2010. The first novel of the series was published under the title ‘Hidden’ It was published by the Avon Inspire publishing house in the year 2008. The plot of the novel deals with the lives of the main characters Anna and Katie. In the opening plot of the novel, Anna is shown making a big decision of leaving her abusive boyfriend Rob, but does not know what to do next. Rob has good looks and tries to win over the hearts of everyone by his charm and decent behavior. He has also won the hearts of Anna’a parents, but it is only Anna, who has seen Rob’s darker side. Desperate to find relief from her problems, Anna moves to Amish Brenneman Bed and Breakfast owned by Katie Brenneman, who is also her lifelong friend. It is the only place where Anna feels safe. She is welcomed by Katie’s family and is allowed to stay with them on the condition that she would help with the works of the inn. However, Katie’s elder brother Henry is the only one who does not like the intrusion of Anna. He thinks that she is of no use to his family and begins to ignore her. As the time passes by, Henry slowly begins to understand Anna’s good heart and starts to like her. In the Amish house of Katie, Anna feels that she has found a true home. However, she still fears that the her previous life might play a damaging role to the little happiness that she has seen in her troubled life.
The second novel of the series was titled ‘Wanted’ and was published by the Avon Inspire publishing house in the year 2009. The plot of this novel deals with the life of Katie Brenneman, who feels that she is about to get everything that she has wanted in her life. She is 21 years old and has always loved Jonathan Lundy secretly. Being a widower and deeply broken by his loss, Jonathan asks for help from Katie to take care of his 2 young daughters. Katie realizes that it might be a testing time for her, but agrees to take up the responsibility as she thinks that she will be able to know more about him. As she begins to start her new life, Katie is haunted by her troubled past as she receives a message that threatens her to expose the dark secrets from her past. She had participated in certain activities in her growing years that were banned in the Amish culture. She begins to think about the destruction that the secret may bring to her life and as a result, runs back to her home by cutting all the ties with the outside world. As Jonathan begins to like her and see her as the mother of his daughters, Katie feels haunted by her transgressions and stays away from Jonathan. She cannot believe her luck that everything that she had ever wanted from life was right in front of her, but she could not come forward and accept it because of the demons of her past life.
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