Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Monday, May 12, 2014

Love Finds You In Sugarcreek, Ohio

Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio
About The Book:  Guideposts Books is excited to announce the premiere of a new film based on the book Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio (Summerside Press) by Serena Miller. A mysterious outsider casts a long shadow on Ohio’s Amish country. Policewoman Rachel Troyer has always looked after her three elderly Amish aunts, proprietors of a farmhouse inn near Sugarcreek, Ohio. The idyllic town is popular with tourists, who come to sample its famous Amish goods. But one thing is clear to Rachel – Joe Matthews is no tourist. When the bearded stranger lands on her aunts’ doorstep, begging shelter for himself and his young son, Rachel is suspicious. Will she be able to uncover Joe’s secrets despite her aunts’ – and her own – growing affection for him?

About The Author:  Prior to writing novels, Serena Miller wrote for many periodicals, including Woman’s World, Guideposts, Billy Graham’s Decision Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Focus on the Family, Christian Woman, and The Detroit Free Press Magazine. She has spent many years partnering with her husband in full-time ministry and lives on a farm in southern Ohio near a thriving Amish community.

My Thoughts About The Book:  I am a huge fan of Amish life stories.  This one was a wonderful, if not a bit unusual read. It was definitely different from other Amish fiction I've read because it was more focused on the Old Order Amish and many of the main characters were "Englischers." It had an interesting mystery subplot threaded into the main plot that really held the reader's attention.  This story was well written and very realistic.   As the grandmother of two Downs Syndrome grandchildren I loved the introduction of this subject into the Amish world.  I did see several characteristics that I felt would be way to difficult for someone with Anna's mental capabilities. Overall the story was very good. I read the book in one sitting from front to back.  I just could not put this sweet romance down.  In this book the themes of pride, restoration, and forgiveness were dealt with expertly.  I would recommend this book to anyone who love Amish stories.

Disclaimer:  I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group and Guidepost Books. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  Thanks guys for allowing me this opportunity.

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