Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Eventide Book Review

I have a really great new book called Eventide written by Shelley Shepard Gray. This is book three in the series of The Days of Redemption.

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?
I was a little upset with this story when Landon backs away from Elsie when he finds out about her eye condition. I think it struck a cord with me because I have serious health issues too and one of my doctors back in 2004 told me that I was very lucky because he had other women who was as sick as me and their husband's had already left them! I just found that unbelievable.

Of course, I know that they are not married, just getting ready to be married and for him to pull away because of her eye condition because he doesn't know if he trusts her at home alone is just not right!

It is a love story and as love stories go along, there are ups and downs and eventually things do come together but Elsie sure does have to go thru some hard trials to get there. It is an inspiring tale of one woman's fight to be independent and to fight for the man she loves.

Happy Reading!