The Protective One ePub ½ 304 pages × Shelley Shepard Gray

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The Protective OneFrom a “skilled storyteller who reminds the reader through her characters that faith can help us survive the ups and downs in life” RT Book Reviews Shelley Shepard Gray weaves a moving and unforgettable exploration of love friendship and faith The tragic and untimely death of her old friend has made Elizabe I really enjoyed this book I would like to read novels by this author I liked this one fom page one right through to the end

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The Protective One ePub ½ 304 pages × Shelley Shepard Gray × From a “skilled storyteller who reminds the reader through her characters that faith can help us survive the ups and downs in life” RT Book Reviews Shelley Shepard Gray weaves a moving and unforgettable exploration of love friendship and faith TheTh rethink not only her priorities but her relationship with David the man her parents have been encouraging her to see Desperate for a change she breaks things off with David in an effort to just focus on herself for a while But when her family becomes upset with her decision Elizabeth turns to her friends for I was blown away by The Protective One Gray did an amazing job handling the very sensitive subject of abuse Not only did she center her story of Elizabeth and Will around the physical abuse Elizabeth's student suffers from her husband but she also shows how mental and verbal abuse can be just as damaging and traumaticI found myself lying awake long after I finished the book thinking about the characters Gray showed us that every one of us is affected by abuse in some way Whether we experience it first hand or know someone who has been abused in some way I loved how she showed strong friendships can endure almost anything and if we have them we can seek the help we needThe Protective One will have you laughing and crying from one moment to the next It is a powerful book that I feel can give someone the courage they need to get out of an abusive relationshipI received a complimentary copy from the publisher Gallery Books through NetGalley Any and all opinions expressed in the above review are entirely my own

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Support One of her most supporting friends is Will who has long secretly harbored feelings for her And when Elizabeth’s ex unexpectedly raises some trouble Will decides to step up to the plate for his long time friend Can their friendship survive this difficult time or will it actually change for the better? The Protective One by Shelley Shepard Gray is the third book in The Walnut Creek Series Each one can be read on its own but you will be missing out on some heartwarming stories Elizabeth Anne or EA as she prefers to be called is such a kind patient woman She is one of the Eight and one of the few remaining single members EA was Marie’s maid of honor at her recent wedding to John EA is feeling at loose ends She is not happy with her job at Sew Tell and her beau David is a little odd After some horrible remarks from David on the death of her friend Andy EA breaks off their relationship After speaking with Will Kurtz EA learns that he is also feeling restless They start spending time together and they soon realize that their friendship is turning into something Will Kurtz is an Amishman who works at the local RV factory He feels that his life is standing still while others are getting married and moving ahead in their jobs I like how the relationship developed between EA and Will They are cute together There is humor in the story especially during a scene involving David he is an odd duck The Protective One also delves into the dark topics of spousal abuse and stalking I thought Shelley Shepard Gray did a wonderful job at addressing such difficult subjects Her portrayal of Marta was realistic Marta Miner has been married for ten years to an abuser She has decided it is time to break free but Marta must wait for the right moment Marta came up with a plan and then set about executing it I admired Marta for her bravery The ending was just wonderful I appreciated that we get updates on the other members of the Eight We get to see how the other couples are faring in their relationships Faith is intertwined throughout the book As we see prayer can be a powerful tool The Protective One is a special story that will linger with you long after you finish it I cannot wait to read The Trustworthy One The Protective One is a touching novel with friendship love and faith