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Christmas in Sugarcreek: A Seasons of Sugarcreek Christmas Novel (Seasons of Sugarcreek)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  609 ratings  ·  94 reviews
Judith Graber has always been the obedient daughter. When her older brother Josh struggled with his love life, she offered wise counsel. When her younger brother Caleb flirted with the idea of leaving their order, she firmly told him he was wrong. Over the years, she’s watched her younger siblings, helped around the house, and worked in her family’s store during her spare ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Avon Inspire
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Love stories about the Amish. Love to learn about them. It fascinates me that in this day and age, there are still so many groups of them existing. More power to them!
Virginia Campbell
"Christmas in Sugarcreek" is the fourth and final book in Shelley Shepard Gray's series "Seasons of Sugarcreek". I have not read the first three books, but I plan to correct that very soon! A few pages into this book, and I was hooked. The characters are wonderfully etched, and I was immediately drawn into the story line. Judith Graber, dutiful elder daughter, works hard to help and care for her family. She never turns down a request for assistance, putting the needs of others above her own drea ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Returning to the setting of the Seasons of Sugarcreek books and being able to catch up with all the characters we have come to love and adore, is where Christmas in Sugarcreek by Shelly Shepard Gray begins. When she finished writing Autumn's Promise, Shelly felt the need to tell Judith Graber's story since she felt it was a character she neglected. Judith needed a man who would love her enough to make her smile and that is what she finds in Ben Knox.

Ben Knox has the reputation of being the bad A
Dixie-lee Campbell
Nov 19, 2014 Dixie-lee Campbell rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Dixie-lee by: borrowed from Ottawa Public Library
This is my first Amish Christmas theme inspirational romance novel. At first glance the tranquil wintery snow laden countryside front cover caught my eye and then the synoposis of the book snagged my attention. I read the first page at the library and signed it out to enjoy at home. ... and I enjoyed the story very much and overall I had a feeling of peacefullness. I became fond of Judith immediately. Benjamin Knox's return to Sugarcreek to say goodbye permanently certainly kept me intrigued. Hi ...more
This is the first book by Shelley Shepard Graythat I have ever read. While it is an Amish novel, Shelley's 3 couples are Amish, ex-Amish, Mennonite and ex-Englisch. It is a story of family and community, love and finding your way in the world. It is a feel good novel that leaves you hoping there really is that life could be that simple and innocent somewhere in the world. I won this in a Goodreads giveaway!
Gail Mchugh
I gobbled up this series and could not wait for more. However this book was a disappointment. Mrs. Graber, Judith's mother - her name changed - I mean really - what's with that. What happened to the Graber sister Carrie? She suddenly became the new baby for the Allen family. Or I guess she just fell between the pages somewhere. In the first book Judith's young brother Anson was 9, I repeat NINE. But in this book which is at least eighteen months later he is eight not eleven or twelve. I suppose ...more
Judith Graber has always done what her family wants whether it is working in the family store, cooking, cleaning the house, or babysitting her younger siblings. But she sometimes thinks that no one cares about what she wants - which is to find someone she loves. Ben Knox, long considered a "bad boy" in the Amish community, is back in Sugarcreek - just long enough to sell his family's home. However, his plans may change as he grows closer to Judith and her family. Will both Ben and Judith find th ...more
Gail Welborn
An engaging, romantic love story about an “obedient daughter” and a town’s “bad boy” who steals the heart of a woman he’s admired since childhood makes a Christmas read. Judith Graber is the obedient daughter and Ben Knox is Sugarcreek’s bad boy. He’s been gone for two years, but Judith remembers his flamboyant reputation. The setting is ten days before Christmas, close to quitting time at the Graber family store where the always compliant Judith works with her older brother Joshua.

Joshua has ju
Judith Graber has always been the obedient daughter. When her older brother Josh struggled with his love life, she offered wise counsel. When her younger brother Caleb flirted with the idea of leaving their order, she firmly told him he was wrong. Over the years, she's watched her younger siblings, helped around the house, and worked in her family's store during her spare time. Judith feels overworked, overlooked, and underappreciated this holiday season.

But everything changes when her father hi
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publisher: Avon Inspired
October 2011
ISBN: 978-0-06-208976-2
Genre: Amish

Judith Graber has long been the responsible one. When no one else in her family was available or could be counted on, she could be. Now, with one brother newlywed, one brother courting, she is the only one to run the store. She’s been working long hours alone and staying late to get the job done.

Ben Knox is the “bad boy” of Sugarcreek. He left town years ago and only
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"Judith Graber has always been the obedient daughter. When her older brother Josh struggled with his love life, she offered wise counsel. When her younger brother Caleb flirted with the idea of leaving their order, she firmly told him he was wrong. Over the years, she’s watched her younger siblings, helped around the house, and worked in her family’s store during her spare time. Judith feels overworked, overlooked, and underappreciated this holiday season.

But everything c
Mary Oddi O'Brien
Christmas in Sugarcreek brings back all of our favorite characters from the first three books in the Seasons of Sugarcreek Series. The main characters in this story all suffer from the same thing; they do not think highly of themselves. This story focuses on Judith & Ben, Caleb & Rebecca, and Lily & Robert.

This holiday season seems to be a busy one for all. However, does that mean that love will not be found as well? This holiday season will these individuals find what they have bee
This book is the fourth book in Shelley Shepard Gray's "Seasons of Sugarcreek" novels. "Christmas in Sugarcreek" had everything I loved about the other three books: relatable characters, heartwarming romance, and the families I've come to love. However, you don't need to have read the other three to enjoy the book. The author does a good job at explaining relevant events from previous books.

This book centers around the couples Caleb and Rebecca, Lilly and Robert, and Ben and Judith. Caleb is a
Just finished "Christmas In Sugarcreek" by Shelley Shepard Gray. Another 5 star book. It is the Christmas romance of three couples, Juliet Graber and Ben Knox and Robert and Lilly Miller and Caleb Graber and Rebecca Yoder. This is part of the "Seasons of Sugarcreek' series, but can be read as a stand alone Christmas novel.Since this is the first one in the series I have read I am going to read the other 3 books in the stories. In Ben and Juliet story they have always cared for each other but was ...more
Lynne Young
I liked this book. At first I thought it was a bit confusing as it had been a while since I had read the other books with these characters in them. But once I figured out who was who, the three distinct storylines came together beautifully.

This book tells the holiday themed story of 3 couples - Judith Graber and Ben Knox, old acquaintences who are trying to come to grips with their feelings after Ben returns to Sugarcreek, Lilly and Robert Miller, newly married but shunned by his family and her
Wilani Wahl
This was such an enjoyable read!. I found it hard to put the book down. The citizens of Sugarcreek have become very dear to me in this series. I loved the fact this one had two romances. I also loved the Spiritual thread that ran through this book. Shelley did another great job with this book.
Janice Aitkens
Read this on the kindle which was in an Omnibus edition of Seasons of Sugarcreek

This was a nice read not explosive but nice i liked the way that the storyline went along
Giving a count down of the days to Christmas

Caleb in this book is showing how he maturing in to a nice young man & how each of the family are doing

We had two love interests with Caleb & his sister Judith
Regina Spiker
Ben Knox has only come back to Sugarcreek to sell his parents home and move on - at least that's what he keeps telling himself until he runs into Judith Graber. When Judith's father offers him a temporary position in the family store, Ben grabs it and finds himself working side by side with the lovely, responsible Judith everyday. Judith has everything that Ben ever wanted and never had - the important things like - a loving, big family, respect, honor, and a kindness that permeates to her very ...more
Gay Ann
Nine days before Christmas in the Amish community of Sugarcreek, Judith is working long hours at the family general store. Her father hires Ben, the “bad boy” from Judith’s school days, to help at the store. This puts Judith and Ben alone together each and every day. How will they fare in such close contact? Readers get a peek into the Amish world of marrying young, courting, and of celebrating an Amish Christmas. This light seasonal romance easily intertwines three other love stories of couples ...more
Debbie Maskus
This is the 3rd in a series of Amish/Mennonite life. I am unsure as to the location and as to the time period, but laptop computers are mentioned. This is a simple, loving Christmas novella that describes the differences between the Amish and the Mennonites. The story centers on Judith Graber and her journey of finding herself amid her family. Judith has always been the sensible and dependable daughter and now she must decide if love is possible for her. Other minor stories arise such as the fin ...more
This book is part of a series and I own 2 of the other book but have not read them. Even though I did not know the characters I still enjoyed this book.
This was really a story about 3 different sets of people and it flipped back and forth. I was a little confused at first, but as I continued and got to know the characters I enjoyed it more. She did have good character development. I really liked one of the characters more than the others - Judith, but I did like them all.
It is a very sweet and
Quick read

A fast read. Good love story about how love can overcome differences. I recommend this book if you enjoy Amish stories.
Judith and Ben, Caleb and Rebecca, and Lily and Robert are couples and individuals who all suffer from lack of self-confidence and a sense of belonging. As all the events that are part of the hustle and bustle of Christmas bring them closer to their partner, will they develop that sense of belonging?

I liked how Ben, Rebecca, and Lily all developed and grew but most of all liked the fact that their self-perception changed as well. I loved the O.Henry twist that Ms. Gray included as part of the st
I received Christmas in Sugarcreek compliments of Goodreads First Reads.

I have not read any of the author's previous three books, but I enjoy the Amish genre and I thought this was a great read for me before the holidays.

The storyline was predictable, simple, relaxing and very nostalgic.

I particularly appreciated the larger font that the book was printed in. I know that might sound inconsequential, but I don't like to strain my eyes when I am reading and I am not ready to transition to the larg
This is the first Sugarcreek novel I have read (the latest in the series). I needed a light and breezy book to read during the hectic holidays and this was it. The story is a sweet Amish love story, written simply with a predictable ending. Having not read the previous books in the series, I was not acquainted with the characters but it didn't matter, this is a nice stand-alone book. If there is one negative, I was not a fan of the Amish dialect intertwined, it stopped the easy flow of the book ...more
Shelley Shephard Gray has rapidly made her way to the top of my favourite romance author list! I love the way she develops a relationship. The way she builds attraction and tension and then shatters it with conflict. Over and over and over again. LOL. But her angst is never for naught. She delves deep insider her characters and brings their fears to light...and sets them free. In Christmas in Sugarcreek, that results in a story that turns despair into hope during one of the most sacred seasons o ...more
Kathie H
This book is sitting on my head & crushing it. =\ ||| I somehow stuck with it & finished this book. I'm about thisclose to being angry. It was boring, cliched, borderline lugubrious. If this can be a series, & this author can make serious money selling these books, we need to GET OUT THERE & write our books because we could be rakin' in the dough. And PLEASE: don't let yours be like this book. The material is unoriginal in any setting (Berlin Pennsylvania or NYC). I mean, directl ...more
Sandra Moffatt
good Christmas story
Stephanie Tracy
This was such a cute Amish Christmas story. I'd read 'Grace' by Shelley also - another fantastic Christmas novel, but this one had different characters and was just as good. Three cute and simple romances come to life in the little town called Sugarcreek - and most of the characters were ones we know already from other Seasons of Sugarcreek novels. I really enjoyed this one. Reading about the Amish way of life and their happy, faithful attitude about everything is really refreshing - especially ...more
I received this book as a win in the Early Reviewers program on LT. This is my first book written by Shelley Shepard Gray.

I enjoy reading books about the Amish even fiction books. This story didn't disappoint me either. This is part of a series which I did not know at the time. I was still able to follow the story since this was mainly about Judith Graber.

The story was fast moving and easy to follow. I enjoyed reading about how the Amish were celebrating Christmas. It was a nice easy read for a
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I live in southern Ohio with my husband, two teenagers, and two dogs. My days are filled with busy activities like most any other mom and housewife. But I also love to write books.

Each morning, after my kids go off to school, I sit at my desk, look out my window, and dream of other places. The hours fly by as I make up people and places and drink
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