2/13/2014

HOPEFUL by Shelley Shepard Gray | Win a copy!

My Thoughts:  How often do we all take people in our lives for granted?  This was a story that centered around someone being taken for granted, someone always being there as a friend for someone else.  The title of the book, describes her outlook on life, she is hopeful that someday the one young man she has eyes for will notice her.  I was a bit worried about this story, especially with the book description describing the heroine as "always been a bit heavier than other girls".  I was afraid it might take a wrong turn, but I think Shelley did a good job with this sensitive subject.  Overall a heart warming story, with an unexpected twist you do not expect in an Amish book.  4 stars.  
This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. 
Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for allowing me to be part of this book tour. 


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?

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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.

Learn more about Shelley at: http://www.shelleyshepardgray.com

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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  • Hopeful by Shelley Shepard Gray

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