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Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Proposal at Siesta Key by Shelley Shepard Gray - Book Blog Tour Stop, Review and Giveaway

The Proposal at Siesta Key

The Proposal at Siesta Key (Avon Inspire, May 2015)

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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My Thoughts:

I love Shelley Shepard Gray's sweet Amish novels and I am particularly enjoying her new series, The Amish Brides of Pinecraft.  Her latest book, "The Proposal At Siesta Key," introduces a new couple who find love in the Florida sunshine.

Shelley's style of writing is a joy to read - her characters are unique and interesting, her setting is spectacular, and the story moves along at a nice clip making the entire experience just lovely.

I highly recommend any and everything Shelley writes!

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.

Find Shelley online: website, Twitter, Facebook


I have one copy of "Proposal At Siesta Key" to give away to one lucky commenter!  Simply leave your name and email address in a comment below and I will choose a winner on June 18th!


My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this tour and to the publisher for providing the review and giveaway copy.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Linda

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

traveler said...

Thanks for this beautiful and captivating novel which interests me greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

This book would be enjoyed greatly. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Susie-Q said...

Now that I've just retired, I'll have more time to read and would love to read Shelley Shepard Gray's book. Thanks for the opportunity!

Wanda Whaley said...

Wanda Whaley, whaleyw09@att.net

Susan Velin said...

This sounds like a good book!!
Susan Velin, cranberrycrew@gmail.com

Vickie Trangmoe said...

This sounds like a good read!
Vickie Trangmoe

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Thank you all for entering! Susan Velin is our winner!