About the book: Return to Sugarcreek, Book One
In the Amish town of Sugarcreek, love comes in many forms. But will it come at all for Miriam?
Miriam Zehr has worked at the Sugarcreek Inn longer than she cares to admit. The restaurant is a favorite of town residents as well as the many tourists who come to taste the famous Amish fare. Though she always tries to have a smile for every customer, deep down Miriam knows something’s missing: a family of her own.
Miriam has never felt particularly beautiful, especially because she’s always been a bit heavier than other girls her age. When Junior, the man she’s pined for all her life, suddenly seeks her out, she’s thrilled to be noticed . . . until she realizes he’s only asking her to help get the attention of Mary Kathryn Hershberger, her pretty friend.
If Miriam helps Junior court Mary Kathryn, she’ll get to spend a lot of time with him, but she might lose him in the process. Are these few stolen moments worth a lifetime of sacrifice? Is Miriam right to even hope for the life she dreams of?
About the Author: Shelley Shepard Gray is a two-time New York Times bestseller, a two-time USA Today bestseller, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time Holt Medallion winner. She lives in Southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.
I just have to say that I love the way Shelley writes. The Words just flow so nicely together and make for an easy read. We find Miriam Zehr go from being single and not content in many ways to A content woman. How does she find contentment ? Will she ever find her true love ? Will she ever have a family of her own ? I loved the way Shelley adresses many issue of life in this story and I will highly recommend it to my friends and family. I have to admit that several times in the story I become teary eyed and reached for the tissues, but I am an emotional reader. This story will touch your heart and warm your winter nights or days. You will love this first book in the Return to SugarCreek Series. It is Tenderly told with honesty and each character shows so much depth to life and living. I hope you will read this book and see just how good Shelleys books are.
I have received this book for my honest review and have received no further compensation for doing so.
Welcome to the blog tour for Hopeful, the first book in Shelley Shepard Gray’s new series, Return to Sugarcreek. Critics have already given their thumbs up for Hopeful: “Lovable characters and a good story, full of romance and suspense . . . a must read.” (Library Journal)
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