Eventide by Shelley Shepard Gray | Book Giveaway and Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for the riveting conclusion to the Days of Redemption series, Eventide. In her latest novel, Shelley Shepard Gray reveals the power of love to illuminate even the darkest paths and how faith, family, and forgiveness can forge through any obstacle.

Shelley and her publisher are celebrating by giving away FIVE sets of the series. 


Five winners will receive:

  • Daybreak, Ray of Light and Eventide by Shelley Shepard Gray

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 21st. All winners will be announced September 23rd at Shelley’s blog.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Shelley’s blog on the 23rd to see if you won one of the book sets!


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{More about Eventide}

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?

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Shelley Shepard Gray

{More About Shelley Shepard Gray}

Shelley Shepard Gray is a “New York Times” and “USA Today” bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

Find out more about Shelley at http://www.shelleyshepardgray.com.



    Finally an Amish novel that is not so innocent that it does not come across as real life. I am jumping in at the end of this series though so missed out on the first two books. Even with that issue Eventide by Shelley Shepard Gray delivered a full story line that stands on its own. This was a great look at how to handle a disability with love and hope. Not looking at what one can not do but at all the abilities a person has learned. Good job!

    Written by Crazed Mind on October 1, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/731802361


    This was one book that I can say I really enjoyed the beginning, middle, and end of the series. Elsie has quite the confession to make-she’s going blind. Personally, I couldn’t imagine having to figure out what to do and how to live much less tell someone about it. I felt terrible for Elsie throughout the entire book. Landon is falling in love with Elsie, but he is not yet aware of her situation. Some men (and women) would not want to deal with someone (in a romantic capacity) who might end up blind. Landon, on the other hand, rises up the situation and begins to prepare and hope he can help Elsie. Landon discovers Elsie’s problem in the worst way-his brother tells him rather than Elsie telling her secret. I thought that that was a shame. If I were in Elsie’s shoes, I would want to tell Landon myself.

    Written by Live To Read ~Krystal on September 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://livetoread-krystal.blogspot.com/2013/09/eventide-by-shelley-shephard-gray.html


    Excellent series that will make you enjoy reading about the amish! The plot is interesting and the characters are realistic and likable. Definitely a series I have enjoyed!

    Written by Giveaway Lady on September 29, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2013/09/blog-tour-for-eventide-by-shelley-gray.html


    I really enjoyed this book! Eventide is the third book in “The Days Of Redemption” trilogy, and it made a wonderful conclusion. I read the second book in this series, but not the first (not because I didn’t want to, but because I didn’t have the opportunity). I’m really impressed with this author, and I hope to read more of her books in the future.
    I loved this book. It made a wonderful weekend read, and I would recommend this book to someone looking for a good, light read to take with them on vacation or something. It isn’t long, so it won’t take long to read, plus it’s pretty fast pace.

    Written by The Literary Maidens on September 29, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://theliterarymaidens.blogspot.com/2013/09/eventide-by-shelley-shepard-gray-blog.html


    This was the third book in the series and I have not read the first or second. I think I would have enjoyed more of the back story if I had. I will be adding those to my TBR pile!

    Shelley Shepard Gray is a new voice to me in the Amish fiction genre. I very much loved how she tackled a severe medical issue kertoconus (leads to blindness), that I had not even heard about before. Often times I find that Amish fiction novels just have mild things that they deal with as the conflict. I know that they deal with much more than we tend to think, the same diseases affect them as they do us. If made the story feel more real with this struggle that they were dealing with.

    Written by A Year of Jubilee Reviews on September 28, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.jubileereviews.com/2013/09/eventide-by-shelley-shepard-gray-review.html


    This is such a sweet emotional story, the characters are so loveable, their dilemma’s heartbreaking. The author does a wonderful job of showing God’s love. The three books in this series are a wonderful addition to any library.

    Written by Deco My Heart on September 28, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/722610264

  • I admit that I had grown tired of Amish fiction, but I’ve been really enjoying this series by Shelley Shepard Gray. It’s different than the typical work of Amish fiction, and it’s definitely been holding my interest.

    This story wraps up all the storylines from the previous books. All of the books can be read as stand alones, but you see the depth to the characters much more if you’ve them all (that being said, I haven’t read Book 1!).

    All the characters live out real life situations, circumstances, and hardships. They do so as flawed human beings, just like us. They make mistakes, they have wrong motives, they are selfish – but they are pursuing God and growing in maturity along life’s journey – through the good times and bad.

    Written by Tammy Is Blessed on September 27, 2013 | e


    This novel is my favorite in the Days of Redemption trilogy. One of the nice things about this series is the realism of the family. The Keim family has the same problems and struggles faced by real families. The fact that they are Amish is almost an afterthought. The books do not contain the “Amish overkill” contained in so many novels of this genre.
    Elsie is probably my favorite character in this series, because of her strength and determination. She is faced with serious obstacles, but does not give up or allow her family to do everything for her. While her final decision left me shaking my head, this one will stay with me. As a matter of fact, I was sorry to learn that this is the final installment in the series.

    Written by THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK on September 27, 2013 |e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3KK3531YX80GA/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0062204440&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=


    I loved and really enjoyed this book. This is the third book in the Days of Redemption series and they really need to be read in order to understand the family history.. My attention was captured from the beginning and I could not read fast enough. I really enjoyed this Amish book.
    I recommend this to anyone who likes stories about the Amish.

    Written by LyonsLady on September 21, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://lyonslady.blogspot.com/p/not-quite-healed-by-cecil-murphy-and.html


    Shelley Shepard Gray has written another great book that ends the Redemption Series on a good note. Like her other books this series deals with real life problems that can happen to anyone and real life reacts to those problems. Great Series

    Written by A Room Without Books is Empty on September 21, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://detweilermom.blogspot.com/2013/09/eventide-by-shelley-shepard-gray.html


    I really dislike this series to end. Have grown to love these characters, and I too, like the Author enjoy the Grandmother, Lovina. What a strong and loving person she is.
    This book wraps up several stories in one. Elsie is coming to terms with impending blindness, but is there an answer to help her? When a new neighbor begins to help her brother Roman, she likes what she finds in Landon Troyer. With her handicap can their ever be a relationship?
    Peter is finally embracing his problems, but when the book opens, his wife Marie is seriously ill. Changes are coming in the family. Soon Viola will be marrying and moving to Belize. Roman and Amanda have started a new life, but what about Elsie? How will she deal with her blindness?
    Loved all of the stories!

    Written by Maureen’s Musings on September 21, 2013 | e


    Eventide is a great conclusion to the series. The underlying story of Lovina and Aaron that unraveled throughout the series was fabulous! I loved that they faced their past head on and more importantly, together.

    Written by Not So 31 on September 20, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.notso31.blogspot.com/2013/09/eventide-by-shelley-shepard-gray.html


    I love the “heart” I feel from Eventide. It is both inspiring and uplifting. With a story that grabs you, makes you google things to learn more info, keeping you turning page after page until finally, it gives you that “ahhhhh” feeling when you read the last word.

    Written by All Grown Up? on September 20, 2013 | e


    Shelley Shepard Gray’s Eventide (Avon Inspire, 2013) is a sweet, romantic read that packs a lot of emotional punch.

    Written by The Zen of Motherhood on September 20, 2013 |e


    Well the third and final book in The Days of Redemption series just may have been the best.
    I really hated to see this series end.
    The family and everything they had to face was so real. Shelley has a way of taking a fiction book and making it seem so real.
    Shelley writes about a disability and how you are allowed to feel normal and it is okay to let God in like no one else.
    I can’t wait to see what is next from Shelley.
    I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend this book.
    I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

    Written by The Mary Book Reader on September 20, 2013 |e
    Read my full review:http://www.themarybookreader.blogspot.com/2013/09/eventide-by-shelley-shepard-gray.html

  • This sweet story is one to enjoy when you need refreshing. Add a cup of tea, an apple pie, a crisp fall day and—perfection!

    What I loved most . . .

    A plot built around the everyday heartaches we all must face & can only overcome through the help of faith & family. The courage of a young woman facing bitter disappointment with a smile on her face. A loud, loving family who takes on each other’s burdens as their own. New kittens in the barn and buggy rides and star gazing in the cool of the night . . .

    “Eventide. Those blissful moments when day turned to evening, that precious time that hovered between action & sleep. The moments when she could cling to the silence & hold it in her heart, knowing that in a few brief hours the light would come again.”

    Written by Renee @Doorkeeper on September 20, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://reneeannsmith.com/a/eventide-by-shelley-shepard-gray-sept-9/


    I read this book in one day! I loved each and every character and the message of the book. I really hated to turn that last page and set the book down because it was so well written and it made me care about what happened to everyone.

    Written by Julie @ More of Him on September 20, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.moreofhim.net/2013/09/book-review-eventide.html


    Elsie is the main character in this installment of the Keim family’s story, and her strength of character shines through. It becomes clear early in the story that she is much stronger and more determined than her family members are willing to admit. Although her sight is failing, Elsie learns to better see how to really live in the present and prepare her heart for the future.

    Shelley’s characters are realistic and face true-to-life challenges. Throughout the series, she shares enough about each person’s story to encourage her readers to care about the characters and the choices they make.

    Written by Southern Gal Loves to Read on September 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1LMFY41X44IM6


    Book three in the Days of Redemption series doesn’t disappoint. After getting a hint of the struggles Elsie Keim suffers in the previous books of the series it’s nice to delve into Elsie’s life and find out if she has a chance at romance.

    Written by Homemaking Organized Blog on September 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://homemakingorganized.com/blog/?p=8246


    Eventide is the third and final book in The Days of Redemption series by Shelley Shepard Gray. It’s funny because when I reviewed the second book in the series, I felt that you definitely needed to have read the first book, BUT this is not how I feel about book three. I feel that Eventide can easily stand alone. And while I enjoyed it immensely I felt it was a lot gloomier of a book than the first two. There is the sadness for the mother in a coma, the health woes of Elsie going blind, and of her family treating her specially because of it, etc…Now obviously the book wraps up quite nicely but I won’t be giving any of that away. You’ll just have to read it for yourself! :)

    Written by Home of OHM on September 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/?ie=UTF8&ref_=ya_your_reviews&sort_by=MostRecentReview


    This is a story that exemplifies the power of love! Love can overcome ALL obstacles, as long as you have faith and let God illuminate your pathway. Forgiveness is a big part of the plot and one which we all need to learn! The fast moving plot, with surprising twists and turns along the way, kept me glued to my seat. As the events occur and change the thinking of the characters, a peace in the power of forgiveness and God’s care are deeply felt.

    My one BIG disappointment in this book- it is the LAST in this series!! I just do not want this story to end. All three books stirred my heart!! I felt God’s presence and there was a message in each that I needed to hear.

    Definitely a five star book!!

    Written by Quiet Quilter on September 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://karla-hanns-karla.blogspot.ca/2013/09/shelley-shepard-gray-writes-another.html


    I thought that this was the best book in this series. I really enjoyed it. I especially liked how strong and independent Elsie was, or wanted to be. Because of her eyesight, her family tried to shelter her and protect her. She wanted to live her life just like her siblings. Finally, the family comes to realize that Elsie needs to make her own decisions, especially when Landon wants to court her. But when Elsie’s doctor gives her some options, will she push everyone away with her decision. Also, Pappi Aaron and Mammi Lovina head to Pennsylvania to tie up some loose ends in their life. Will they find the peace they have sought. Classic Shelley Shepard Gray. She writes in a way that makes you feel that you know the characters and you feel their pain. Great job.

    Written by Melina’s Book Blog on September 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Eventide-Days-Redemption-Series-Three/product-reviews/0062204440/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R33B33PSLFB1X6


    I have enjoyed reading each of the books in The Days of Redemption series, and couldn’t wait to read this one. The great thing about each book is the fact that the characters struggle, making them seem so realistic! I was totally drawn in with Elsie’s story.She was such a strong character, wanting to be seen and treated as everyone else was. Her character touched my heart, and while I found myself a bit surprised at the ending, but it honestly made the story seem all that much more realistic! Along with the main story there are several secondary plots going on that kept this story zipping along. While I have read the entire series the author provides enough information to make this a stand alone read. That said I enjoyed the entire series, and it was great to reconnect with the characters from the previous books. Amish fiction fans are going to enjoy “Eventide” but anyone looking for a story where the author deals with real life issues in a realistic way, providing strong characters who just happen to be Amish should give “Eventide” a try,you might just find yourself unable to put this book down!

    Written by WV Stitcher on September 18, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2L6VS76PG7IF0/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0062204440&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=


    Shelley Shepard Gray has written a wonderful series called. The Days of Redemption. Eventide is Book Three in this series. This book is about a young girl who is trying to be like her siblings, but she is never treated as an adult. Just because she has a disease and she is going blind, her sister and brother seem to never take her seriously. Even when a new neighbor moves in she has to fight to try to gain her independence. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book by Litfuse Publicity Group and all opinions are my own.
    – See more at:http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2013/09/eventide-by-shelley-shepard-gray-book.html#sthash.JbIaPXff.dpuf

    Written by Deal Sharing Aunt on September 18, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2013/09/eventide-by-shelley-shepard-gray-book.html


    Wow, what an awesome finish to The Days of Redemption Series. The Keim family certainly had their share of troubles, and this is one thing I really appreciate about Ms Gray writing this series, because it is so realistic and includes issues are things we all face in everyday life.

    Written by Splashes of Joy on September 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/litfuse-presents-eventide-by-shelley-shepard-plus-giveaway-from-author/


    Shelley Shepard Gray is one of my favorite authors of Amish fiction and she doesn’t disappoint me with her newest novel, Eventide, which was a fast read for me. Just like the previous book in the series (Ray of Light), Eventide ignores the typical clichés that can be found in inspirational romances. It was nice to finally have Elsie as a main character, but it also nice to revisit with the rest of the Keim family. Overall, I think Eventide is a sweet romantic novel and I recommend it and the entire series to all readers.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on September 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2013/09/review-eventide.html


    This is the first book I have read from this author and I must say I enjoyed the book. I love to read Amish stories and this one didn’t disappoint. This book is the finale one in the series and centers on Elsie and her family. Even though I didn’t read the other books in the series I could still get into this book quickly and not feel like I was confused about prior story line.
    This book is about secrets and how they can effect your life and relationships. Elsie is in love but has a secret that can put an end to that relationship. Elsie is not the only one with secrets. Read the book to find out what happens to Elsie. I would recommend this book to my friends.

    Written by Walking in Grace on September 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Eventide-Days-Redemption-Series-Three/product-reviews/0062204440/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1


    Eventide is an enjoyable story with a great faith lesson. It’s a story of contrasts – an Amish family with more issues than a newspaper who find their way back to each other and to peace.

    What I appreciated most by the end of the story, however, was how aptly named this book truly is. Gray ties up all the loose ends with thoughtful, peaceful reflection, which contrasts starkly to the drama of the story and shows just how far everyone has come. She paints a picture of relaxing in God’s grace that is both beautiful and hopeful.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on September 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/722333456


    I have really enjoyed this series, The Days of Redemption. I love everything about these books–from cover to cover. I think the covers are beautifully done and the storyline throughout the series has been great and has brought up some unexpected things. Each book has had the same family, but a different person they were focusing on. However, I like that you get to see the problems of each resolved in one way or another…even if it’s not what I had hoped for.

    Speaking of which, the ending of this book wasn’t what I had hoped for at all! I understood and appreciated the ending because it was life, but a part of me wanted the other option to work and have it change Elsie’s life. I like Landon all throughout this book. He was that stable, loving person that Elsie needed. There were times that I wanted to scream at Roman and Elsie’s family and say that they need to give Elsie more independence. I was really glad when Elsie stood up for herself concerning her major decision that she had to make.

    Written by When life gets you down….read a book on September 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062204440/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_img_sol_1


    This third book in The Days of Redemption Series focuses on Elsie.

    Even though this book is part of a series, it’s a good stand alone read. I’ve really enjoyed these books, and look forward to Shelley Shepard Gray’s next book.

    Written by sunny island breezes on September 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3EW6S3DMKPF7V/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0062204440&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=


    I love the continuing story from Daybreak to Ray of Light to now Eventide. These stories of the amish life are uplifting and joyous. This book is deff. my favorite in the Days of Redemption trilogy. I the realism brought forth in these stories.

    Elsie is a very strong character as well as very determined. Faced with real issues she doesnt give up. This series and and this last book were a joy to read and I cant wait for more from this author.

    “*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.”

    Written by Crossroad Reviews on September 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.crossroadreviews.com/2013/09/review-giveaway-eventide-win-shelley.html


    I found the romance to be sweet, but I felt a little frustrated with both Landon and Elsie at times for how they would handle things. It also felt like one of Landon’s decisions changed rather quickly for how momentous it was, like he didn’t think it through. I liked the different perspectives the story was told from and I found the different story lines interesting even though I haven’t read the first two books and it seemed like some were a continuation.

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on September 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1FHT5J9B8A1KJ


    A wonderful ending to an even more wonderful series, I’m sad to say ‘goodbye’. Elsie finally gets her chance to shine in this book, she has secrets and decisions to make….a great read that will keep you turning the pages.

    Written by Knits Reads and Reviews on September 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com/2013/09/book-review-eventide.html


    This is such a perfect novel because it deals with the power of finding forgiveness even when it might just cost you the future happiness you hoped for. Sometimes life involves taking the biggest risk of losing it all in hopes of finally reaching the other side. The one thing I truly admire about the Amish is their sense of family and community and that no matter what obstacle any of them face, they never face it alone. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and bid a bittersweet farewell to the characters I’ve come to love and really appreciate in every sense of the word in this amazing series.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on September 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/RDMJO0W8RXT7L


    I loved everything about this book and I can’t wait to check out other books by her in the future.

    Written by The World As I See It on September 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://bit.ly/180zScB


    My Thoughts On The Book: This was one of the best Amish romances I have read in a while. Once I started reading the book I did not put it down until I was finished. This book is the third in a series and even though I have not read the other two I was able to pick this one up and be drawn into the lives of the main characters. The story is one of struggle, decisions, doing our will, secrets, and life. There were several sub plots working in this story. The secretiveness of the grandparents past, the hidden addiction of the father, and the illness of one of the twins. Through this family’s bond of love, the love of a man and his wife, the love of parent and child all the stories are resolved. The resolves may not have been what I would have wanted but through Gray’s expert character development I was left with a feeling of understanding. If you love Amish books then this one is definitely one you will not want to miss.

    Written by Karen’s Korner on September 14, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com

  • This is the third book in The Days of Redemption series. I was asked to review books two and now three. Even though it is a series these books can stand alone on their own. After reading book two I was excited to find out what happens with Viola in Eventide. Shelley Shepard Gray does a wonderful job of telling Viola’s story and how she overcomes her disability. I love the reading about the characters and they all come to life in this book. I love the continuing story of the grandparents and how they’ve dealt with their own secrets over the years.

    Written by Mommy Has to Work on September 14, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://mommyhastowork.com/2013/09/eventide-book-review/


    The author writes about a sensitive subject that most do not want to think about and that is a disability. She also points out through the character of Elsie that a disability does not have to weight you down thinking you are a oddity or not normal. What is not normal to someone may be normal for someone else. God has made us in his image and our soul is what shines through to others. Don’t we all have some form of disability? I have to wear glasses and I suffer from migraines. I could go on and on. So look past ones disabilities and find out who the person really is don’t be caught up with labels.it blinds ones judgement.

    I say kudos to Shelley for writing this beautiful character into this series!

    Written by It’s Time To Read Mamaw on September 14, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/577596418 http://my.barnesandnoble.com/reviews-ratings-Its_Time_Mamaw/id/5263887/ http://www.amazon.com/review/R2KVD87QOZYJID/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    If you a fan of Amish romance and are looking for an uplifting series to curl up with, you will love Eventide!

    Eventide is the moving story of Elsie Keim – a young Amish girl struggling to find her place in a world where she doesn’t seem to fit. Elsie longs to find love, to start a life of her own, and to be treated with respect by her over-protective family. However, Elsie was born with a degenerative eye disease and is going blind.

    So – when Elsie and her new neighbor Landon Troyer begin to develop feelings for one another – Elsie is intent on harboring the secret of her illness, and her family is intent on intervening.

    Many families fall apart in the face of adversity. Eventide shows how faith can hold a family together even in the most difficult of situations.

    This is a great book!

    Written by Create With Joy on September 14, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.create-with-joy.com/2013/09/eventide-by-shelley-shepard-gray-review-giveaway.html

  • I think from the first book, I was really just waiting to read Elsie’s story. She is such a little firecracker and yet so vulnerable due to her eye disease and her family. They are quite overprotective! It’s easy for her to let her family speak for her, but she must learn to stand on her own two feet.

    Written by A New Leaf on September 13, 2013 | e


    Eventide is the final book in the The Days of Redemption trilogy, and concludes the story of the Kleim family. I did not read the first two books in this series, but Eventide easily stands alone.

    Elsie Kleim feels smothered by her family, who in turn try to protect her due to a rare medical condition. They overstep their bounds and freely share their opinions when Elsie just wants a normal life.

    Just when she thinks she’ll never find true love, a young man unexpectedly enters her life and Elsie faces the tough decision on whether or not to tell him about her health.

    The characters were believable and easy to relate to. This was a very quick read for me. I appreciated that while the author stayed true to the Amish characters, the dialogue wasn’t overly steeped in German or Dutch which can make Amish fiction tedious to read.

    Written by Cafe Lily Book Reviews on September 13, 2013 |e
    Read my full review: http://redlilycafe.blogspot.com/2013/09/eventide-by-shelley-shepard-gray.html


    Shelley Shepard Gray has written “Eventide,” book three in her The Days of Redemption series and this is one that fans of Gray do not want to miss out on! Elsie wants her own life and her own love just like her sister and brother. When Elsie meets Landon she knows that she cannot tell him her secret as it may risk everything for her. Landon feels like everything is falling into place for him and then suddenly he learns that the woman he loves has been hiding something from him.

    Written by Moments on September 13, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://kristie-moments.blogspot.com/2013/09/shelley-shepard-grays-book-giveway-book.html


    Ms. Gray is a wonderful author, with excellent word choices, and the ability to write real characters. I sympathized with Elsie, wanting to live like a normal person and not be coddled, and I was glad when she stood up for herself. I was also upset with her brother for spilling her secrets to Landon when she should’ve been the one to tell him herself.

    If you are fans of Shelley Shepard Gray and of Amish fiction, EVENTIDE or any of the other two books in the series are ones to consider.

    Written by Laura Hilton on September 13, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: www.deepershopping.com


    The third book in Gray’s The Days of Redemption series brings the series to a satisfying conclusion in which the many Keim family secrets and problems are all out in the open and finally resolved. “Eventide” features Elsie, Viola’s twin who is quickly losing her eyesight due to a rare disease. Elsie feels that her family treats her like a child and makes every effort to prove herself, sometimes to the point of stubbornness. She has also been a bit envious of Viola and their brother Roman who have experienced romance and found their lifetime partners. When new neighbor Landon Troyer appears to be interested, Elsie clings to a thread of hope that she can also find love.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on September 12, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: Pleasing Conclusion to The Days of Redemption Series


    Shelley Shepard Gray brings her latest trilogy to a satisfying close with Eventide. I love how even the titles captured the progression of the stories. This book may have been my favorite of the three. The characters are wonderfully portrayed, flaws and all. Elsie’s story touched my heart. I ached for her as her eyesight failed and she anticipated a life without physical vision but I gained so much respect for her strength, her spiritual wisdom and vision, and her determination and spunk!

    Written by Mocha with Linda on September 12, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://mochawithlinda.blogspot.com/2013/09/eventide.html


    I was blessed and honored to be offered the chance to review Shelley Shepard Gray’s most recent book, Eventide, for Litfuse’s Publicity Tour. I jumped at the chance because I have been reading and following Ms. Gray’s books and facebook pages for a while now and really enjoy her style of writing. This book was no exception. By the second chapter, I was already contacting all my family members who are fellow Amish-fiction fans to see if they had books 1 and 2 in the Days of Redemption Series.Elsie’s growth was inspiring and an excellent reminder of how we should all handle our “less than” worries and areas of concern. The characters were well-written. The additional subplots were engaging.

    Written by From Snowflakes To Hotcakes, With Bits of Graceon September 12, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://fromsnowflakestohotcakes.blogspot.com/2013/09/book-review-eventide-by-shelley-shepard.html


    Elsie impressed me with how caring and how much she wanted to protect those she loved from focusing too much on the disease. She didn’t want pity or to be a burden, but had this amazing inner-strength that I could only say came from Jehovah God. It was her patience and perseverance that helped her come to the decision that she made regarding the disease.

    Written by My Daily Trek on September 12, 2013 | e


    Eventide is very different from your run of the mill Amish Romance. It’s not so much about the Church and myriad of rules and regulations that the Amish have to live with. It’s not about making the huge decision to join the church or the risk of being shunned because you make a mistake. It’s about emotion, making big decisions about the future and feeling left out and treated differently because Elsie has a disability. I really liked this book. It’s a quick book to read (I read it in just a few hours) and it’s very easy to connect with the characters and what Elsie and Landon are going through. It was nice to see a character that is willing to stand up for herself amongst a family that is controlling although in a loving way.

    Written by GivingNSharing on September 11, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/717593347 & http://www.librarything.com/work/13875136/book/101847489

  • This was the final book in The Days of Redemption series. I read the 2nd and now the 3rd books in the series and I just might have to go back and read the first. The second book was not as enjoyable just because I felt like I was missing so much of the characters because I didn’t read the first one. The third book was so much easier to get into because I knew of them. Elsie might be my favorite character so it was wonderful to read her story and hear more “from” her.

    Written by All Meant To Shine on September 11, 2013 | e

  • This book centers around Elsie Keim and the fact that she is slowly going blind. But it is also so much more than that. It is the story of love, value and worth, and letting go – there is so much more to Elsie than just her circumstances. Although her circumstance shapes her life in many ways, it does not define her. You cannot help but fall in love with Elsie – her strong will and determination, her ability to overcome, and her quiet spirit. Her family intends to protect her but slowly they learn to let her spread her wings, as God intended – not abandoning her or running her life but ready to help as she needs. This reminds me of the role of a parent stepping aside and letting their child become an adult. Although difficult, it is a healthy transition! I enjoyed this book a lot!

    Written by Cummins Life on September 11, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://cumminslife.blogspot.com/2013/09/eventide-book-review-blog-tour-giveaway.html

  • Eventide was another wonderful story in the series. Shelley Shepard Gray is so talented at making you feel like you personally know the characters and feel for them. I didn’t want the book to end!

    Written by The Loose Screw on September 11, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1A3SLSI59TB07/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    Author Shelley Shepard Gray is on my top top fav.’s! Her style of writing is amazing. It brings you in to the families life’s and right into their living room, sets you down and before you know it you are hooked. You feel as if you are living right there.

    I love the characters that are so true to life as author Gray describes and writes about. Number one as most of you all know I ABSOLUTELY LOVE READING AMISH BOOKS!!
    Eventide is on top of my heap now and I will be making sure that the first two are put on there soon.

    Written by Breath of Life on September 11, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://breathoflifebookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/09/book-review-eventide-by-shelley-shepard.html


    This final conclusion to the Days of Redemption series by Shelley Shepard Gray was the perfect ending to a story fraught with the realities of life. The resolution of family secrets is no easy task, but the Keim family sticks together even through the hard times. No matter what they face, they look to God and each other to get them through the rough road of redemption, forgiveness, and grace. This novel by Gray is a shining example of what it means to be a family through the most difficult of circumstances, and what it means to be truly loved. I really enjoyed this novel and series, and will be recommending it to others.

    Written by Book Reviews by Deb on September 11, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3KCPOPAZ0P5FD/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    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.

    Written by Mary’s Cup of Tea on September 10, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/2013/09/eventide-book-tour-giveaway.html


    My Review: This is the 3rd book of the Days of Redemption Series-Eventide is a wonderful conclusion to a great Christian Romance series.
    I love all of the characters especially Elsie and Landon.
    Elsie struggles with so many trials- sickness, love, faith and family. I am not sure I would have the patience that she had

    Landon- falls for Elsie and wonders if there is a future for the two of them.
    This book is such an emotional read- there were times I was mad, crying and laughing- I give this book 5/5 stars-enjoyed this read, loved the ending.

    Written by Always Walk In Love on September 10, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://alwayswalkinlove.blogspot.com/2013/09/shelley-shepard-grays-book-giveaway.html


    I loved this book. This is the third book in the Days of Redemption series and they really need to be read in order to understand the family history. The whole family is in this book. Elsie Keim stands out in this book. She is going blind and has been for ten years. Her family is very overprotective. Landon moves in next door and she starts to hope her life might be different and she might have a husband and family one day like her brother and twin sister. In the Amish world this is very important although her family makes it clear to her that they will always take care of her. There is conclusion to the other family member’s plot lines too. My attention was captured from the beginning and I could not read fast enough. I really enjoyed this Amish book. Highly Recommend the whole series. :)

    Written by A Book Lover on September 10, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RBLOZ2DD1E04X/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    I’ve loved every minute I have spent reading these books with their inspiring faith through love, loss, and life as a whole. You’ll want to make sure you check out these amazing reads so you have something to read in front of the fire as winter approaches. Eventide will be a perfect addition to your hot chocolate and blanket on a cool winter night.

    Written by Kerrific on September 9, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://kerrificonline.blogspot.com/2013/09/eventide-by-shelley-shepard-gray.html


    The author has brought to the reader a family with all of it’s problems and feelings. Elsie feels like she will never be like her brother and sister, that she will never find love. Will her faith be enough?

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on September 9, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/2013/09/eventide-by-shelley-shepard-gray-book.html


    Eventide is the last book in the Days of Redemption series and does a very good job of wrapping up the series as a whole. I felt so bad for Elsie throughout this book. Even though she is a strong women I felt as her struggles with her illness were sad as well as the the way her family felt about her illness and all she wants is to be normal, have a man love her and have a family. I feel Shelley did such a great job developing this character that you can’t help but love her. This whole story is full of so many emotions but such a good read that you will read it all in one weekend. I think you should check out the whole series and connect with each of the characters and don’t forget to check out the bonus pages in the back of the book.

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on September 6, 2013 |e
    Read my full review: www.griperangsbookmarks.blogspot.com


    Shelley Shepard Gray has alot going on with the townspeople in Berlin. This addition to the series will leave you with wanting more.

    Written by A Simple Life,really?! on September 6, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://asimplelifereally.blogspot.com/2013/09/litfuse-revieweventide-byshelley.html


    …Shelley entwines the emotions of a person with a disability that just wants to be treated like everyone else. She conveys the frustration, the pain, and the beauty of finding freedom, flawlessly. Eventide is an easy read with tons of emotion!…

    Written by ASC Book Reviews on September 5, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://ascphotosanddesigns.blogspot.com/2013/09/eventide-review.html