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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 strange ...more
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Published July 1st 2010 by Summerside Press
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Amber Stokes
Just like the cover, this book presents both light and dark: from the sweetness of three older Amish women, a father desperately trying to protect and care for his son, and a woman determined to seek the truth; to the fear of running away from the past, a murder, an undiscovered killer, and a world pressing in on all that is innocent. While this book starts out rather gently, setting the scene with a vague sense of mystery, the second half follows at a faster pace with a lot of intrigue and dram ...more
Kav
This book has the perfect blend of mystery, drama, humour and romance and Miller has her pacing down pat. She weaves a tight plot out of a multitude of random story threads that all knot together for a surprising, nail-biting and oft times hilarious conclusion.

I loved the aunts!!!! Such a wonderful venue for comedy and wisdom! And a great foil for their earnest young niece who thinks she has to control them for their own good. The generation gap -- and in some ways cultural cap -- is alive and w
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Teresa Snyder
This was one of the best Love Finds You books that I have read. Don't be fooled by the cover; although the book is centered around three Amish aunts of the heroine, it is not an "Amish" book. It's a combination of both Amish and English.

Joe, a baseball superstar, and his son take refuge in an Amish community. Rachel, whose father was raised Amish, was raised by her three Amish aunts. Although, Rachel did not chose the Amish life, she is respectful of it, and very protective of her aunts. When J
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Wanda
"Giving to others is a joy to the giver." ~Eli

Rachel Troyer is a policewoman who lives in the Englisch world but who also has Amish roots. She has three Amish aunts, Bertha, Lydia and Anna, that she longs to protect and take care of but lately she feels as if she is fighting a losing battle. Her aunts own and operate the Sugar Haus Inn but with their advanced age Rachel wants them to retire. Bertha finds this extremely hard and refuses to turn anyone away because she lives by Hebrews 13:2 which
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Amy Bradsher
Serena Miller totally captures the essence of Sugarcreek, Ohio, and unleashes it on every page of this riveting romance. Never will you confuse Sugarcreek with Lancaster or Lewistown. The differences in the towns and in the Amish who live there are clear, but Miller doesn't stop there.
This story isn't just about the Amish - although they play a crucial role in the plot. It's also about the Englisch and their relationships with the Amish. It's ultimately about relationships - about making the o
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Gayle
MY VIEW:
The Love Finds You collection is not your usual Amish read. They are a little above the ordinary stories of Amish living. I love all Amish books, but I'd have to say this is at the tops. The author, Serena B. Miller has written a wonderful, heart warming novel.

The story's setting is in Sugarcreek, Ohio. The reader is taken on living with Rachel Troyer, who is part Amish. She is Sugarcreek's town cop and takes her job seriously. She has aunts that she watches over carefully. While things
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Karen Korb
My Thoughts About The Book: I am a huge fan of Amish life stories. This one was a wonderful, if not a bit unusual read. It was definitely different from other Amish fiction I've read because it was more focused on the Old Order Amish and many of the main characters were "Englischers." It had an interesting mystery subplot threaded into the main plot that really held the reader's attention. This story was well written and very realistic. As the grandmother of two Downs Syndrome grandchildren I lo ...more
Sarahsmithstorm
This book had my attention from page 1. Honestly, I couldn't stop reading it. From the beginning where we meet Joe Matthew and is his sweet son, Bobby- I knew this story was going to be good. The story starts off with a father and his son trying to leave a past behind for a different future. Only to find that in the middle of this their truck breaks down and they find themselves in Sugar Creek, Ohio surrounded by Amish folks who talk a bit different and have different customs, luckily for Joe an ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
What happens when Criminal Minds falls into the land of the Amish living in Sugarcreek, Ohio? We have the makings of an exceptional novel in the Love Finds You Series, this time from best-selling author Serena B. Miller. Joe Matthews is tired of running and hiding with his young son, Bobby. Now that his truck has broken down in the small Amish community of Sugarcreek, Ohio, Joe just needs to find a way to make enough money to pay for the repairs to his truck and get back on the road. It would ha ...more
Jalynn Patterson
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
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Edythe Hamilton
Rachel Troyer a police officer tries to convince her aunts Bertha, Lydia and Anna to stop taking in guests at their inn, Sugar Haus. She feels they need to retire since they have gotten older, and cannot handle the upkeep any longer.

Joe Matthews has left Los Angeles with his son Bobby, because he wants to escape the media sensation surrounding the murder of his wife Grace, who was an actor. He wants to find a quiet place for him and his son to live in peace. Joe did not plan to stop in Sugarcree
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Victor Gentile
Serena B. Miller in her new book, “Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio” published by Summerside Press takes us to Sugarcreek, Ohio and into the life of Rachel Troyer.

From the back cover: Love finds you

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
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Mtlusty
From the cover, this book looks like a sweet, serene Amish love story. Maybe some traditional Amish baking tossed in for flavor. However, this novel has much more within its covers. Rachel, a policewoman, is trying to convince her three elderly Amish aunts to retire from operating their farmhouse inn business. She thinks the work is too hard for them. When a stranger, Joe, pleads for shelter for himself and his young son, Rachel’s no-nonsense training kicks in. Her aunts trust Joe, but Rachel do ...more
Itsjustme-wendy
Oh I enjoyed this book very much! The storyline was suspenseful and heartfelt at the same time. The plot excellently unfolds. I really liked the little twist of both main characters NOT being Amish but living among them (or family to). This just makes it so much more interesting and original.

The character development was great! I fell in love with Joe instantly and never once questioned his integrity (like Rachel did over and over). I also loved Bobby, his adorable young son - both of these char
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Christy
I enjoyed the aunts in this book very much. I just wanted to pull up a chair and chat; very endearing. The part I did not care for was Rachel. I just happen not to like a book that is trying to center around Amish and English people both. I like to read Amish mostly and I want the characters in the books to all be Amish. I just think it balances better.
Anna
When a man and his young son become stranded in Sugarcreek, Ohio, many questions arise. Who is Joe Matthews? What is he running from? Why do his manners and his appearance seem out of sync? Rachel, a local police officer wants the answers when Joe and his son Bobby are taken in by her elderly Amish Aunts. Bertha, Lydia and Anna have always welcomed people into their home, as up until recently they had opened up their home to others as an Inn. The Aunts have always lived by the adage that in cari ...more
Barbara Ann
What an awesome group of characters! I loved their quirky personalities but I'm not sure who I liked the best -- Eli or Bertha. Not only did I love the story but how Amish life was explained. I knew all along who would find love, but I didn't know who done it.

Thanks for a wonderful adventure.
Kari Anderson
From Goodreads:
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
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J.C. Morrows
This is a wonderfully written book. I can see why it was made into a movie.

The story touches on so many aspects that you do not generally see in an Amish fiction book and, in my opinion, it's beautifully done.

Serena B. Miller is an exceptional writer and she blends the Amish characters with the English characters seamlessly. It is clear she is quite knowledgeable about her subjects and you feel an instant connection with them.

The story is engaging and intriguing - one that is difficult to put d
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Amada Chavez
LOVE IT!!! I never really was a fan of the Love Finds You series, but when I saw Serena B. Miller was the author of this one I HAD to give it a shot! I was NOT disappointed! I absolutely loved Serena's Under a Blackberry Moon, so much so that I jump at the chance to read anything written by her! From the beginning I was intrigued and Serena has this amazing way of writing that keeps me laughing and interested all the way through. I love her God given gift of stringing words together in such an i ...more
Tammi
Love and Mystery in Sugarcreek

Rachel Troyer, lives in the middle of Sugarcreek, Ohio's Amish community. Although she is not Amish, her father was, before he chose to leave the Amish faith. After she was left orphaned when she was eleven years old, her three Amish aunts (Bertha, Lydia, and Anna) had taken her in and raised her. Now an adult, she is a police officer in the small town of Sugarcreek, and feels that it is her responsibility to take care of her elderly aunts. The problem is, they are
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Victoria
This was pretty good. Joe and his son Bobby have been traveling around. He has a story and a good reason why he doesn't want anyone to find him. His wife has been killed. We don't really know how or why, and so the story unfolds as it goes along.

We also meet Rachel, who is a cop in Sugarcreek. She has family who are Amish and helped raise her after her father died when she was a young girl (he had left the Amish). She tries to help her three aunts out at an Amish Inn they run that is open to all
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ReviewsByMolly
Feb 19, 2011 ReviewsByMolly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to ReviewsByMolly by: Serena B. Miller
Double bonus for me with this novel! First, it's a WONDERFUL addition to the Love Finds You collection, AND it's a GREATtastic Amish novel! It's not your ordinary Amish story....I know,I know. I've said that about other Amish novels and that's true for them, as well, in their own way. This one, though, is a really sweet novel written by an amazing talented lady. Serena B. Miller has a fan for LIFE now!

Set in Sugarcreek, Ohio, Miller takes us on a whirlwind of a ride as we meet Rachel Troyer, a
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Cindy


Rachel Troyer, lives in the middle of Amish country. She is not Amish, but is related to many of the Amish, her father having left the faith. After she orphaned at eleven years old, three of her Amish aunts had raised her. Now grown and a police officer in the small town of Sugarcreek Ohio, , Rachel's goal is to take care of her elderly aunts. Problem is, they are not cooperating with her plan. They run an Inn, bed and breakfast style place and do not understand why Rachel insists they stop taki
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Laura
Title: LOVE FINDS YOU IN SUGARCREEK, OHIO
Author: Serena B. Miller
Publisher: Summerside Press
July 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60936-002-3
Genre: Inspirational/contemporary romance

Rachel Troyer is a police officer, but her family is Amish, and Rachel considers it her duty to look after her three elderly Amish aunts, who run a bread and breakfast near Sugarcreek. Rachel is concerned with her aunts overworking, so she talks them into closing the inn. The aunts finally agree, with the stipulation that they would
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Mary Oddi O'Brien
**This Book is part of my 50 State Challenge**


Rachel Troyer is a local cop in Sugarcreek Ohio. Although she is not Amish, she keeps an eye on her three elderly aunts who are. Sugarcreek is well known for tourists coming and going. Many love to buy Amish goods that are made. However, when Joe Matthews shows up, Rachel fears that he is not your ordinary tourists.

Joe and his son embark on a journey that leaves them on the door steps of Rachel's aunts. Although Rachel has her suspicions that Joe is
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Jodie
Rachel is a local policewoman in Sugarcreek who keeps an eye out for her three elderly Amish aunts. The aunts run a bed and breakfast but Rachel feels it has become too much for them to do. She asks them to not accept any more new guests. Her aunts agree, but with the stipulation that if someone needs help they be allowed to take them in and help them. Then along comes Joe Matthews, a man whose wallet was stolen and whose truck is broken down. With no where else to turn, Joe accepts a ride from ...more
Kristin
I just finished reading "Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio" written by Serena B. Miller. This book took me a little longer to read because I have not had as much free time. But, once I started getting into the storyline, I could not wait to keep reading it.

I feel in love with the characters~~Rachel Troyer, her 3 aunts, and Joe Matthews (aka a Micah Joel Mattias) and his son Bobby. Rachel appeared as a tough cop, but deep down she was a decent human being who loved and adored her Amish aunt and w
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Janine
"Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio" by Serena Miller is a sweet sorta of mystery book. I say sorta mystery because there is a mystery to solve but it doesn't seem to be what the whole book is about.

Rachel is a woman with her focus on only one thing it seems and that is work. She may have good reason with her past but is that all there is to life? She is faithful to her family, her community and extremely protective of them as well.

Joe is a man on the run when he finds himself and son really down
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Michelle
This was an enjoyable read. It was a bit different from other Amish fiction I've read. It focused more on the Old Order Amish, but the main characters were the "Englischers." It had an interesting mystery subplot that came together nicely at the end. I loved the plot of the famous person hiding from the media, and the father-son issues that occurred throughout the story. This was well done and realistic. And of course, there was the token buggy accident. Sometimes I wonder if it's a required plo ...more
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