Hopeful #bookreview @Litfuse plus a giveaway

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)

Enter to win one of FIVE copies of the book. 

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Five winners will receive:

  • Hopeful by Shelley Shepard Gray

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 23rd. All winners will be announced February 24th at Shelley’s blog.


Enter today and be sure to visit Shelley’s blog on the 24th to see if YOU won one of the books!

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?
Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/tacpd
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.
Learn more about Shelley at: http://www.shelleyshepardgray.com
My thoughts:  I have long loved this author having enjoyed other series by her.  This book was no different.  I enjoyed learning more about Miriam and the man she has secretly loved for a long time.  Oh and then there is the new school teacher and her own mysteries.  And a sweet little girl who just needs some special attention to learn how to read and help her brother learn how to love.  Yeap, definitely a great book and I can’t wait to read more from this series.

One comment

  1. Cole says:

    This story is something I can relate to from my teenaged years, when I had so many pretty friends who boys pined over while I was more of a tomboy they enjoyed hanging out with.

    I think a lot of women/girls could relate to this story.

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