Monday, February 17, 2014

HOPEFUL by Shelley Shepard Gray | Win a copy!

Enter Today - 2/4-2/23!
Shelley Shepard Gray Hopeful
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. 
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!

Book Info
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.

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My Review:
Shelley Shepard Gray is back with a new series!  "Hopeful" is book 1 in her Return To Sugarcreek series and I really enjoyed it and I feel as if it is a perfect start to the series!  Miriam is a perfectly imperfect character and one whom is completely relatable to.  The book begins with Miriam running late to work and the story takes off from there and immersing the reader into Miriam's world.  Miriam is insecure about her physical appearance and has had her heart set on a man whom is only interested in Miriam in order to get the attention of her friend.  "Hopeful" is a sweet romance that will sweep you away into an Amish community and leave you feel as if you have a new group of friends. 

To read other reviews included on the book blog tour go here!

*Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for a complimentary copy of this book and for including me on the blog tour.*

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