Friday, May 29, 2015

The Proposal at Siesta Key Book Review

I went through my email to clean things out because I was so far behind and I saw an email about  The Proposal at Siesta Key: Amish Brides of Pinecraft, Book Two (The Pinecraft Brides) by Shelley Shepard Gray which I missed the response date!!!  I was so bummed because I loved the first book in the series and really wanted to read the second one.  I sent an email to the publishing people and begged for a copy of the book.  She added me on to the list and put me at the end of the tour.  I was super excited and got the book super early...I swear the day after I asked about it.  I was so excited to be on the list but I had so many other books that I needed to read first because the reviews were due first.  I put this one on the bottom of the stack but it sat there calling my name since the mailman brought it!

Penny Troyer, a young Amish woman, never 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 she is bending the rules to be with friends to see The Knoxx Family, a traveling Mennonite Evangelical family, scheduled to speak. Penny loved hearing how he lost part of his leg in a terrible accident and uses the experience to inspire others. So, for the first time ever, Penny stands up to her parents and goes out on her own to make her own life and get a job.  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?

What is not to love in this Amish fiction book?!  If you loved the first book in the series, then the obvious conclusion is that you will love the second book.  It follows up with the same characters and you get to meet new ones.  I knew as soon as I picked up the book and was reminded of where I left off in the first book.  This book could stand on its own if you have read the other book in the series because it casually mentions the information that you might have missed in the first one but not so much that it is repeating everything if you have read it.  That is a super hard balance to try to get which is only successful because the author had great writing.  It is a great book with some great characters which I know that you will want to get to know.  I hope that you pick this up at your local library or bookstore and check it out for yourself soon!!!  I know that you will love it as much as I did!

**I was sent a copy of this book for my review and opinion.  All opinions here are my honest opinion.

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