Thursday, June 11, 2015

Book Review: The Proposal at Siesta Key

The Proposal at Siesta KeyThe 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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Shelley Shepard Gray

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.

With this book you'll return to Pinecraft, FL. to the Amish community that is not quite as strict as those in the northern states.

Some of the characters from previous stories are in this book, but it is definitely a stand-alone read.  Penny Troyer is a 'good' girl, but one who has simply had enough of her parent's sheltering, you really can't blame her or them, but sometimes, sheltering goes too far.

Penny puts on a brave face as she tries new things, and Michael, he's about to face a big change as well.

Faced with an upcoming surgery which will keep Michael from his family duties, his traveling work with them...he has time to reflect, to think about his future.

There's a lot of change in this book which makes for an entertaining read.  The road to change is not simple,  and Penny and Michael have their work cut out for them...they will quickly take a piece of your heart.

Another wonderful Amish story from Shelley Shepard Gray, she never disappoints.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Litfuse 

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