Families of Honor

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 80 ratings

The Caregiver Publisher's Summary

Two lives converge one stormy night on a train headed to Cleveland.

Lucy is traveling by herself via train to Jacob’s Crossing to help care for her cousin Mattie, recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Trying to overcome the sudden death of her husband, she’s glad to get away and focus on someone else for a while.

The only other Amish people on the train are Calvin Weaver and his little sister, Katie. When their train breaks down outside of Cleveland, Calvin and Lucy band together to face the outside world. But Calvin also carries the weight of past hurts. When an altercation brings both their wounds to light, they question whether they can trust each other.

Once in Jacob’s Crossing, Lucy is occupied with caring for Mattie, while Calvin does his best to run his family’s farm. But they can’t stop thinking about those special hours spent together. Will the bond they formed last? And will Lucy and Calvin be able to put away the pain in their pasts to recognize the happiness that is suddenly in their grasp?

©2011 Shelley Shepard Gray (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Caregiver

    • Families of Honor, Book One
    • By: Shelley Shepard Gray
    • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Lucy is traveling by herself via train to Jacob’s Crossing to help care for her cousin Mattie, recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Trying to overcome the sudden death of her husband, she’s glad to get away and focus on someone else for a while.

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • The Protector

    • Families of Honor, Book Two
    • By: Shelley Shepard Gray
    • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    When her mother passes away, Ella is forced to auction off her family’s farm. Her father died years ago, and she could never manage the fifty acres on her own. But after she moves to town, she can’t deny the pain she feels watching the new owner, Loyal Weaver, repairing her family’s old farmhouse—everything Ella had once dreamed of doing.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite from Shelley Shepard Gray.

    • By Marilyn Secco on 12-17-12

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 3

    • The Survivor

    • Families of Honor, Book Three
    • By: Shelley Shepard Gray
    • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Mattie Lapp has faced more in her 23 years than she ever imagined. After finally and overcoming cancer, she’s ready to reenter the world with hopes for her future. But while she was in and out of hospitals, facing a devastating surgery and debilitating chemotherapy, other girls her age were courting and finding the men they would marry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Survivor

    • By Susan Fryman on 09-16-13

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 3.5

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