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Shelley Shepard Gray

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About this author

Librarian Note: AKA Shelley Gray (Western Romance).

I live in southern Ohio with my husband, two teenagers, and two dogs. My days are filled with busy activities like most any other mom and housewife. But I also love to write books.

Each morning, after my kids go off to school, I sit at my desk, look out my window, and dream of other places. The hours fly by as I make up people and places and drink way too much coffee.

Writing for Avon Inspire has truly been a dream come true. Being able to spend my days in my make-believe world of the Brenneman Bed and Breakfast is a true blessing. I have enjoyed getting to know more about the Amish culture and tapping into my faith as I show each character’s progression toward a personal relationship with ou

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” And I’m sure many of us have heard our share of bridesmaid disaster stories. For years, Hollywood has capitalized from these tales–from a the bride’s sister donning an ugly bridesmaid dress so as not to steal the show to a best friend ensuring Bridezilla gets her dream wedding to a Maid of Honor who is secretly in love with the g...

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Average rating: 4.21 · 13,089 ratings · 1,530 reviews · 35 distinct works · Similar authors
Hidden (Sisters of the Hear...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,282 ratings — published 2008 — 18 editions
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The Caregiver (Families of ...
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 1,099 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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Grace (Sisters of the Heart...
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Winter's Awakening (Seasons...
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Wanted (Sisters of the Hear...
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Forgiven (Sisters of the He...
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Christmas in Sugarcreek: A ...
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I'm currently reading this book very slowly, which is rare for me! Kristin writes with such humor and wit, I always enjoy her books.
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“If you can't see the bright side, why ya just need to polish the dull one.”
Shelley Shepard Gray, Winter's Awakening

“Don't worry so. Regret will only make you lose sleep, not solve the problem.”
Shelley Shepard Gray, Grace

“Would you think it strange if I said I was having a good time? We're lost and confused and carrying around a cat. By all accounts, I should be feeling completely at a loss. Irritated.”
Shelley Shepard Gray, Autumn's Promise
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Christine Hatfield Shelley I was wondering if you can autograph your book called Christmas in surgarcreek: a season of surgarcreek Christmas novel and send it in the mail for me please

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Karen your post are so good they are hard to put down once you start I have read a good share of them only ones that are not out an once they are were I can pick up at the library I will be doing that. thank you for this chance. Karen at

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