The Trustworthy One

The Trustworthy One

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray returns to the charming and evocative Walnut Creek Series with an unforgettable novel following one broken young woman whose search for peace leads her back to her hometown, where she rediscovers her faith and reconnects with those she loves most.

Kendra Troyer always knew she would leave Walnut Creek the first chance she got. When she was accepted into design school, she tried her best not to look back at the four siblings she was abandoning, but ahead to Columbus, where she was determined to stay—far away from her abusive home and far away from Nate Miller, the boy she vowed to despise for the rest of her life.

Though she suffered through dark times in Columbus, Kendra found her faith in the Lord again, and years later, when she learned one of her good friends had died, she realized it was time to go home to those she left behind.

Back in Walnut Creek, Kendra has a life she never could have imagined: her own design shop, a pretty little house, and a tight-knit group of friends. After she settles down, though, unexpected visitors come knocking and dark memories begin to resurface. Complicating things even further is the ever-present Nate Miller, who now owns the hardware store two doors down and whose very presence stirs in Kendra a fierce need to turn away and hide from her past. But Nate is persistent in setting things right between them.

As Kendra tries to come to terms with the anger she holds from her childhood, will she be able to open her heart to forgiveness and find the comfort she has always longed for in Walnut Creek?

Title:The Trustworthy One
ISBN:9781982133832
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  • Maureen Timerman

    I enjoyed being back with the "8", and we meet one who envied those who were members, but her life as a child was in shambles. Some guessed that things were not good for Kendra and her siblings, but r...

  • Laura Rae

    I was given an advanced reader copy of this book thanks to netgalley and the publisher. I have not read the 3 previous books in this series but I always enjoy reading Shelley Shepherd Gray and this bo...

  • Kristina

    The Trustworthy One by Shelley Shepard Gray has Kendra Troyer opening Tried and True, a furniture and accessories shop, in Walnut Creek, Ohio. Kendra never thought she would return to her hometown. It...

  • Jeanie

    He'd embarrassed her. Made her feel like she was less than everyone else. And that had hurt so bad that she'd tried to avoid him at all costs. In short, Nate Miller was a constant reminder of how badl...

  • Tena

    I enjoy reading Shelley Shepard Gray. Her books are always true to life. She writes about real conflicts and uncomfortable situations. The Trustworthy One doesn't disappoint. The story follows Kendra ...

  • Kelsie Maxwell

    The Trustworthy One by Shelley Shepard Gray is the fourth and final full-length novel in her Walnut Creek series, though there is a novella to come. Though part of a series, it reads well as a standal...

  • Carolyn Vandine West

    A 4 1/2 if I could give. Kendra had her share of hurts growing up. Her father who drank and beat her on a regular basis was hard to deal with. But she also cared for her four younger siblings as well ...

  • Lori

    Gray gives a different outlook from the Amish and Mennonite world where some of these subjects just aren't talked about. I like how she shows us the Amish and Mennonites aren't that different from eve...

  • Marilyn

    Kendra’s earlier life was not easy with an abusive father and all she endured along with how she was an adult at an early age sacrificing for her younger siblings. I admire how Kendra overcame obsta...

  • Sylvia

    I loved this book!! Great story!! Love this series!! Can't wait for the next book in the series!! Love this author's books!! Received this book from gallery books from netgally!!...