Thursday, May 29, 2014

Book Review: "Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio," by Serena Miller! #LFYSugarcreek

About the book:
A mysterious outsider casts a long shadow on Ohio's Amish country. Policewoman Rachel Troyer has always looked after her three elderly Amish aunts, proprietors of a farmhouse inn near Sugarcreek, Ohio. The idyllic town is popular with tourists, who come to sample its famous Amish goods. But one thing is clear to Rachel -- Joe Matthews is no tourist. When the bearded stranger lands on her aunts' doorstep, begging shelter for himself and his young son, Rachel is suspicious.

Will she be able to uncover Joe's secrets despite her aunts' -- and her own -- growing affection for him?

My thoughts:
I’ve read quite a few Amish-themed novels, but Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio is one of my favorites so far. In the novel, three types of lifestyles intersect -- the glamorous life of a celebrity (Joe), the life of a small-town cop (Rachel), and the back-to-basics life of the Amish (Rachel’s aunts and townspeople). All of these lifestyles have their share of blessings and challenges, which is very realistically portrayed. I loved Rachel’s loyalty to her aunts, Joe’s patience and love for his young son, and the aunts’ compassion and work ethic. It was a wonderful ride to see them gradually learn more about each other, growing in respect and love along the way. All had their share of difficulties, but their family and community got them through the hard times.

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About the author:
Prior to writing novels, Serena Miller wrote for many periodicals, including Woman's World, Guideposts, Billy Graham's Decision Magazine, Reader's Digest, Focus on the Family, Christian Woman, and The Detroit Free Press Magazine. She has spent many years partnering with her husband in full-time ministry and lives on a farm in southern Ohio near a thriving Amish community.

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Guideposts Books is excited to announce the premiere of a new film based on the book Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio (Summerside Press) by Serena Miller. The movie, produced by Mission Pictures International and filmed last fall in the actual town of Sugarcreek, will premiere on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at 7:00 PM EDT on Up TV (formerly the Gospel Music Channel). Visit the movie website for more information.

Serena and Guideposts will be celebrating with a Facebook viewing party

Join Serena and readers on Facebook while you tune in to watch Love Finds You in Sugarcreek to share your thoughts about the movie, chat with other viewers, and win fun prizes. Just use hashtag #LFYSugarcreek to join the discussion on June 1st.

Check your local listing for UpTV ( to find out when it airs in your timezone.

Excited? Help me spread the word! Just share this link and information on your social media along with the hashtag #LFYSugarcreek! Plus, we'll be tracking the hashtag and giving away Amazon & Starbucks cards to people at random who help to promote all throughout the month of May. Winners announced at the Love Finds You in Sugarcreek viewing party on June 1st.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

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