Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Proposal At Siesta Key By Shelley Shepard Gray

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 lives in southern Ohio and writes full time. A busy wife and mother of two, she spends her days writing and keeping track of her two teenagers. Her two dogs keep her company when she writes in her basement.

Shelley enjoys writing about the Amish and visits Amish communities in Adams and Holmes counties several times a year. When not spending time with her family or writing, she serves on several committees in her church.

She also bakes a lot, loves coconut cream pie, and will hardly ever pull weeds, mow the yard, or drive in the snow.

Shelley also spends a lot of time on line! Please visit her website, www.shelleyshepardgray.com to find out her latest news...or become her friend on FaceBook
 I just LOVED this book. But then again I love all of Shelly's books.
This has been my absolute favorite one so far.
The storyline was fantastic.
Penny and Michael are the best characters this series could ever ask for. They are very loveable and I hated to see this book end.
I never put this book down once I started reading it.
I gave this book 5 stars two times. I HIGHLY recommend this book as a matter of fact the whole series.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Love Shelly Shepherd Gray books . Thanks blessings DanaGirl

  2. My favorite genre! Sounds like a book that will definitely not disappoint! Thanks for the review Mary!

  3. Nobody can say there are no great books to read anymore with all the great book you have been reviewing lately. Thank you.

  4. Another 5 star book. I can't wait to read it, Shelly is a great author.

  5. I am in so excited. I have to go buy this right now.

  6. I love Shelley's Amish fiction books! She is one of my favorite authors and I had the pleasure of meeting her in person almost two years ago. She is beautiful inside and out! Great review Mary!

    Judy B

  7. This books in this series have been so wonderful. If this is better than the rest in this series I will have to give it 6 stars instead of 5 when I read it.

  8. Sounds good to me. I have found that you can't go wrong with a good author like this one.

  9. You introduce me to so many good authors. I am sure this one will not disappoint.

  10. Thank you for this great post, Mary. It sounds like a wonderful book and I can't wait to read it! Again, you have done a fabulous job!