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Litfuse Publicity: The Proposal at Siesta Key (Amish Brides of Pinecraft Book 2) by Shelley Shepard Gray

on June 3, 2015

About the Book:

A young Amish woman, yearning for freedom, crosses paths with a handsome Mennonite celebrity in a deeply moving tale of friendship and self-discovery—the second installment in the unforgettable New York Times bestselling author’s new Amish Brides of Pinecraft series.

Penny Troyer rarely disobeys her parents. In the years since her sister’s tragic death, they’ve wanted nothing more than to keep her safe…even if it means never leaving the house.

But tonight, she’s bending the rules because Michael Knoxx, the most famous member of The Knoxx Family Singers, a traveling Mennonite Evangelical family —is scheduled to speak. Penny has heard of Michael—how he lost part of his leg in a terrible accident and uses the experience to inspire others—and knows she must meet him. So, for the first time ever, Penny stands up to her parents and goes out on her own.

Though he speaks about living life to the fullest, Michael knows he needs to take his own advice. Life on the road is grueling and Michael wants to slow down, to rest…to perhaps meet someone who sees him as a man, not just a celebrity. So when a twist of fate allows him the chance to stay a little longer in Pinecraft, Michael knows God is showing him a new path, especially when he discovers how much he and Penny Troyer have in common.

But new friendships can’t stop time. Soon, Michael’s time in Pinecraft will be over and he’ll be back on the road. Her time with Michael has brought her happiness, but will she be able to follow her heart? Or will she be faced with the one thing she’s sure she’ll never have the courage to do?

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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.

You can find out more about Shelley at her website.

My Opinion:

Sit back. Relax. Then begin enjoying the newest book from Shelley Shepard Gray, the second in her Amish Brides of Pinecraft, The Proposal at Siesta Key. I had to grab the first book from the library as I’m the type who just can’t stand to read book 2 without reading book 1 and I read them both in a matter of days – I got wrapped up in Penny and Michael’s story from the get go of The Proposal at Siesta Key, Penny who is trying to do both her duty and what would be her sister’s, if she were still here and then Michael who is doing what he thinks the world wants. Neither of them listening to the One who matters, God, until their lives change and they open their hearts to Him. I don’t want to give any spoilers because I genuinely believe if you enjoy Amish fiction then you’ll be enjoying this book soon enough – but it introduces us to another Amish settlement, in sunny, touristy Florida.

I’ve been finding that I don’t enjoy romance books much anymore – I think that comes from losing my husband and no longer having my own romance – but this book, for some reason, was different and had me feeling much more than the romance that was brewing between Penny and Michael. I now would love to take a trip with my children to Florida, in the fall or winter, and visit Pinecraft – I want to walk the quaint streets that Penny does and feel inspired to live life, the life the Lord wants us all to lead. While firstly being an Amish romance book it was even more so than that – it was truly inspirational, and for one who does not like tropical climates, to have me feeling the sand between my toes, smelling the ocean and feeling the sun on my face – this book has won me over to embracing the life that the Lord wants me to live.

(c) 2015, Sarah Bailey/Growing for Christ, All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws

Proposal Siesta Key Shelley Shepard Gray

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