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Shelley Shepard Gray

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A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft

Posted Oct 23 2015

The Amish Brides of Pinecraft series concludes with a story of forgiveness and trusting your heart…just in time for Christmas.  This RT Top Pick is on store shelves now! “This is a beautiful story of friendship and a reminder that dreams really do come true. Not always on our own time but in God’s time…Beverly […]


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Fresh Pick in October!

Posted Oct 7 2015

We are so excited A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn was chosen to be a Fresh Fiction Fresh Pick this month!



Join the 2016 Buggy Bunch!

Posted Oct 1 2015

I’m excited to announce that we’re inviting all interested readers to consider applying to be a member of my Street Team. Not sure what a ‘Street Team’ is? That’s okay, a few years ago, I wasn’t sure either.  Here’s some more information: 1) Street Team members are people who really like my books and like […]



Bride Blog: Let Them Eat Cake!

Posted Aug 14 2015

Traditionally, wedding cakes were made to bring good luck to all the guests and the couple (according to Wikipedia, at least).  A quick internet search reveals that while the presentation of wedding cakes may have changed a lot over the years, some of the traditions and superstitions surrounding them remain the same.  When Travis and […]


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A Glimpse Behind the Scenes: Cover Art by Gail Dubov

Posted Jul 29 2015

I’m so honored to introduce to you the designer of the cover art for A Wish on Gardenia Street, Gail Dubov. She was kind enough to share how she came up with the beautiful cover, and I thought you might enjoy learning about it, too. “A warm hello to you from Avon’s art department! I […]



Bride Blog: Best Wedding Memory

Posted Jul 16 2015

This month we’ve asked contributors to share their best wedding memory.  While I have many fond memories of our special day, I’d have to say having my grandma there with us to celebrate is my best wedding memory.  Though she lived to be almost 102 years old, she was 95 years old when we got […]


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Bride Blog: The Great Debate

Posted Jun 12 2015

Planning a wedding is quite a job!  Everyone has his or her opinion about how the event should look and feel.  Wedding budgets vary tremendously, and the size of the budget available often causes great debates between the bride and groom and the people footing the bill.  Do we splurge for fresh flowers or do […]



Bride Blog: The Bride’s Entourage

Posted May 13 2015

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 […]



Join Shelley in Battle Creek, Michigan

Posted Apr 22 2015

Laurie, here.  Shelley will be speaking and signing books tomorrow evening (April 23rd) at 6:30pm at the Helen Warner Branch of Willard Library in Battle Creek, Michigan.  If you are in the area, she would love to see you!  Helen Warner Branch of Willard Library 36 Minges Creek Place Battle Creek, MI 49015


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