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Video Café — Coffee Break + #Giveaway with Shelley Shepard Gray

1Bonjour – and welcome back to pre-holiday edition of our Video Café! I’m delighted to welcome New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray  to our café. She’s sharing about her new release, A Sister’s WishBook 3 in The Charmed Amish Life series. Be sure to hang around after our coffee break for the usual #Giveaway…

If this is your first time in the Video Café, Click HERE to see what it’s all about. But if you’ve been here before, you know how it works. So grab your morning cup of cozy and let’s spend this lovely November morning with Shelley!


BONJOUR Shelley — Welcome to  your first visit in the Video Café! Where is your café today and what are you drinking?  

Did anyone else see those gorgeous, *organized* book shelves? (I think I’m in love over here. Ha!) 

What Scripture is ministering to you today, and why?

Thinking of the Light of the World at this season of the year… it speaks on so many levels. And no matter what daily life brings, God is in control. (There’s such comfort in that reminder!) 

We are so excited about your new release! Can you tell us more about A Sister’s Wish? (P.S. We loooove redemption stories!) 

The next question is a tough one for a book-loving author, but I still have to ask: What is your favorite book? 

My breath is stolen away with your answer! It’s one of my favorite books too and to know you collect vintage editions of it… It’s just so cool! 😉 

And just for fun… What’s something we readers don’t know about you?

Dear Shelley ~Thank you for stopping by to share in our coffee break this morning! It’s been the delight of our mid-November morning to spend a few minutes with such an experiences, gracious new author friend. 😉 Best wishes for your release and many blessings for your upcoming holidays! 

2Shelley Shepard Gray writes Amish romances for Harper Collins inspirational line, Avon Inspire and historical romances as Shelley Gray for Harper Collins Christian Publishers. Her novels have been Holt Medallion winners and Inspirational Readers Choice and Carol finalists. Shelley’s novels have appeared on both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.

To date, Shelley has published over fifty novels for a variety of publishers. Her novels have been highlighted in the Philadelphia Enquirer, Washington Post, Time Magazine, and USA Today. She has also been interviewed on NPR as well as numerous regional radio stations.


Shelley is pleased to offer a copy of A Sister’s Wish to one reader in the Video Café.

This Giveaway is for continental US residents only (void where prohibited), and runs from 11/11/16 – 11/17/16 at 11:59pm EST. To enter, leave a comment with your email address and an answer to the following question from Shelley’s café visit:


Shelley showed off her favorite book — and mentioned how she collects vintage editions of it. What’s your favorite book of all-time, and why? (Bonus virtual hugs of you share my favorite novel too!)

We’ll draw one name of those who comment on this post during the dates listed and announce the winner on this post after 11/17/16, so please come back and check to see if you’ve won!

Be sure to keep the coffee brewing, because we’ll have more giveaways  in the café as we mosey through the holidays — looking towards the March 2017 release of my next novel — The Illusionist’s Apprentice!

With JOY & coffee talk,



18 thoughts on “Video Café — Coffee Break + #Giveaway with Shelley Shepard Gray

  1. I always enjoy Shelley’s books and have read others of the Charmed series. Favorite book is difficult choice but I suppose reading Gone With The Wind as a pre-teen, as a move up from the enjoyable Nancy Drew mysteries, was a step toward a life-long love of books.

  2. It’s really to name a favorite book. I do have my Mom’s copy of “Gone With the Wid”. I can remember reading it when I was in high school. It’s one of my all time favorite books and I think I’m going to read again soon.

    1. CONGRATS!! You’re the winner of Shelley’s book. Please send your name and street address to: elizabeth(at)litfusegroup(dot)com, with subject line: Video Cafe winner. Enjoy!!

  3. Favorite book? That’s a really hard choice because there’s so many out there! I really have so many authors I like 🙂 I guess the one book that really stands out to me is Francine Rivers “Redeeming Love” because I read it in a time of my life where I really needed to hear God speak to me in an area in my life that needed healing for a long time. He set me free from those chains and I’m so thankful for authors who write what God has them to in a book. You just never know how God will use your words 🙂

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Shelly’s “A Sister’s Wish”, I love her writing 🙂

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  4. It’s so difficult to pick a favorite book because I find new favorites all the time. But one that made a huge impact on me when I first read it, and still does, is To Kill a Mockingbird.

  5. I really have enjoyed reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings multiple times.I was very sad when I lost my copy of The Hobbit,but surprised and delighted when I found a copy at a thrift store!
    Martha T. CRPrairie1)@)imonmaildotcom.

  6. A not well known book but one that moved me greatly: Bonner, A Journey to Understand by Sherry Burgess. Maybe not my all time favorite but a real life experience of parents losing their youngest child, age two, and how they dealt with it through God’s help.
    Also, Kisses From Katie. This young woman amazed me in all she has done at such a young age. I’ve bought necklaces from their organization too and they are beautiful.

  7. I think my favorite book of all time is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It captured my imagination at a very young age and I’ve gone back to re-read it several times. Thank you for the interview and the opportunity to win one of Shelley’s books! She is a favorite author of mine!

    1. Almost embarrassed to confess that my favorite book of ALL TIME is The Hobbit. I still have a copy on my office bookshelf. I love the fellowship that develops through the journey, and triumph in the end. Of course, I also read The Lord of the Rings. I have not, however, watched the Hobbit movies – too much of a book dragon (and an English teacher).

  8. There are really too many favorites for me, but one I go back to over and over is “What Would Jesus Do” by Sidney Sheldon. Just seeing lives changed is amazing to me.

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