Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Shelley Shepard Gray is heading back to Sugarcreek in JOYFUL! {Review and Book giveaway.}

Don't miss Shelley Shepard Gray's newest book in the Return to Sugarcreek series, Joyful. USA Today raved: "A sweet, straightforward story about how love can be tested by family, faith, and personal insecurity. Enjoyable and heartwarming."

Click the banner for a chance to win books 1-3 in Shelley's Return to Sugarcreek series! 
Winner announced on Shelley's blog on 9/30.


I have said it before and I will say it again. I LOVE Amish fiction. I think I have read every Amish book in my library, plus all that I can get my hands on to review.

This book is written by best-selling author Shelley Shepard Gray, takes us back in her latest novel Joyful, the third book in the Return to Sugarcreek Series.  I had actually forgotten that I had read the first two (that is not as strange as it sounds since like I said I read any Amish books I can find!) As soon as I started reading I remembered all the couples in the story like old friends, and the struggles that they went through in the previous books. It was nice to see how they were doing and I loved that the book included a little side story about one particular couple and their struggles.

Book three finds us back with the Beiler family - just with a different brother, Randall Beiler. with all of his older siblings married and moved out he needs to step up and take control of his younger siblings. He goes a bit crazy and completely changes his life, stopping everything that may distract him including his 'almost' fiance Elizabeth. Everyone's life is turned upside down. The Beiler household is living of baked potatoes, green beans, and chicken - and are completely sick of it. Elizabeth is the main caretaker of her grandmother since her mother left for a new life with her new husband. Struggling for money but being to proud to ask for help Elizabeth gets drawn back into the Beiler family.

The two main characters Randell and Elizabeth have some soul searching to do. What do they want with their life, what sacrifices are they willing to make. Will they have a second chance at love? You will have to read the book to find out.

If you like Amish fiction, you will love this book. I would recommend reading the others first - not because the story won't make sense but because you don't want to miss out on all the goings on of Sugarcreek.

Definitely a great addition to my Amish library!

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