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The Proposal at Siesta Key

(Amish Brides of Pinecraft #2)

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Penny Troyer never disobeys her parents. But tonight she's bending the rules because Michael Knoxx—the most famous member of the Knoxx Family, 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 . . . even if it mea ...more
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Published May 12th 2015 by Avon Inspire
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Tina Watson
"The Proposal at Siesta Key" by Shelley Shepard Gray is set in an Amish / Mennonite community town called Pinecraft, in Sarasota, Florida. It's the Amish version of Las Vegas, Nevada, the phrase "what happens here stays here", but for the Amish it's more cleaner and faithful way of letting go of your strict community back home.

This time in "The Proposal at Siesta Key", we start with Penny Troyer and her parents who left their troubles in Ohio to start over. Or so Penny thought, but for the last
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Carole Jarvis
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish, romance
Reviewed at The Power of Words: http://bit.ly/1LNrvmr

To put it simply, reading a Shelley Shepard Gray story is pure pleasure, and I have eagerly anticipated book #2 in The Amish Brides of Pinecraft series. The Proposal at Siesta Key is technically Amish fiction with strong romantic elements, but its strength is in characterization, relationships, and a vivid sense of place. Pinecraft, the small Amish community in the heart of Sarasota, Florida, offers a different, more relaxed atmosphere than mo
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Lorraine
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tragedy had struck the Troyer family. They had lost their eldest daughter in a very horrible way. Penny was twelve years old at the time of her sister’s death.

In this second book of the Amish Brides of Pinecraft we travel back to the beautiful, sunny little Florida town. We are re-united with old friends and make some new ones.

Penny Troyer is now twenty-four years old and tired of being treated like a child. Her parents have kept
to tight a reign on her since Lissy’s death all those years ago b
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Brittany
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is another wonderful addition to the Amish Brides of Pinecraft series. It can also be read as a stand alone if you have not read book one.

I find that I absolutely fly through Shelley Shepard Gray’s books because I love them so much. This one is no exception. The community of Pinecraft is interesting, but what really captured me was the relationship that developed between the two main characters. They were, at first glance, opposites in every way. Penny was sheltered and shy, while Michael w
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
(Sigh!!) That is what I do whenever I read any of Shelley Shepard Gray's Amish novels. First, because they are so exceptionally well written that I simply forget where I am for the duration of the time it takes me to read it (in one sitting), and the other because I am so sad that it's over too soon! Once again, Shelley takes us back to Pinecraft, Florida in her second installment of the Amish Brides of Pinecraft series, with The Proposal at Siesta Key!

This was inspired by a true life event Shel
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Tina Watson
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"The Proposal at Siesta Key" by Shelley Shepard Gray is set in an Amish / Mennonite community town called Pinecraft, in Sarasota, Florida. It's the Amish version of Las Vegas, Nevada, the phrase "what happens here stays here", but for the Amish it's more cleaner and faithful way of letting go of your strict community back home.

This time in "The Proposal at Siesta Key", we start with Penny Troyer and her parents who left their troubles in Ohio to start over. Or so Penny thought, but for the last
...more
Lisa Johnson
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Proposal at Siesta Key (The Pinecraft Brides #2)
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Pages: 288
Year: 2015
Publisher: Avon Inspire
My rating is 5 stars.
We are introduced to characters in the first book titled, The Promise of Palm Grove along with a wonderful B & B. The setting is sunny Florida in the small town of Pinecraft that is close to the ocean along with a wonderful, close knit, Amish community. The Orange Blossom B & B is operated daily by Beverly. Recently she hired a young lady
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Kav
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing

There's something so magical about the way Shelley Shepard Gray writes. Her words just seem to flow, creating vivid images in my mind. I get a shiver of bibliodelight when I open one of her books, eager to be transported into another life for a time. So I'm afraid I devoured The Proposal at Siesta Key in one sitting and it was over much too soon!

This is the second book in the Amish Brides of Pinecraft series but there's no need to read the first one (though you ought to!) before reading this o
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Connie  Lynch
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelley Shepard Gray always manages to bring reality to the fiction blending factual Amish places in detail, fictional characters come to life and become real in your heart. Pinecraft and the story of Penny and Michael and young love comes to life. The trials their families endure are everyday and possibly happen to ordinary people. With every chapter you feel a friendship with the Hero and herorine. If you have not read Shelley Shepard Gray start now and escape to Pinecraft.
Laura
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Title: THE PROPOSAL AT SIESTA KEY
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publisher: Avon Inspire
May 2015
ISBN 978-0062337726
Genre: Amish romance
Series: Amish Brides of Pinecraft book 2

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
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Chris
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY
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Tragedy had struck the Troyer family. They had lost their eldest daughter in a very horrible way. Penny was twelve years old at the time of her sister’s death.

In this second book of the Amish Brides of Pinecraft we travel back to the beautiful, sunny little Florida town. We are re-united with old friends and ma
...more
Hallie Szott
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-for-review
This review is also posted on Book by Book.

The second book of Shelley Shepard Gray’s Amish Brides of Pinecraft, The Proposal at Siesta Key delivers a tale of Pinecraft romance just as charming as the first (The Promise of Palm Grove). While revisiting Pinecraft and some of its familiar faces, Gray introduces two fresh characters to take the lead - Penny Troyer and Michael Knoxx, both dealing with past tragedy and trauma and needing a bit of independence. As they cross paths, strike up an unlikel
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Michelle
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Mature Christian Readers
Recommended to Michelle by: LitFuse Publicity
`The Proposal at Siesta Key` opens with author Shelley Shepard Gray's depiction of Pinecraft, Fl. The reader is destined to feel at home while following the places portrayed in the novel. It is the second in a series, "Amish Brides of Pinecraft, Fl."
This second novel had some unexpected twists and turns I was not expecting. Shelley Gray considers some serious issues; such as death of a loved one. However, I believe, in some ways, this novel could help heal the reader of inner turmoil from the
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Britney
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Since reading The Promise of Palm Grove, I have been eager to return to the heart of Sarasota, Florida. In the second book in the Amish Brides of Pinecraft series, Shelley Shepard Gray invites readers back to the small Amish community of Pinecraft and the quaint Orange Blossom Inn. New primary characters are introduced, and familiar favorites are enjoyed in the secondary story line.

The Proposal at Siesta Key charmed me from the first page until the last! The story boasts vivid imagery, endearin
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Susan Heim
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Both Penny and Michael are very interesting characters. Penny has been sheltered to an extreme due to the tragic death of her sister. So, her defiance of her parents is not of the extreme kind -- she just wants to have a normal life, which includes friends and fun outings. I could sympathize both with Penny's parents' need to protect her and Penny's need to move on from the tragedy that has defined their lives so far. Michael has also been shaped by tragedy, but in a different direction. The los ...more
Maryann Skaritka
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After leading a sheltered life for the last twelve years, Penny Troyer decides to take matters into her own hands.

Her parents relocated to Pinecraft, Florida due to the tragic death of their daughter Lissy twelve years ago and have basically kept Penny under their tight control fearing for her safety as they can't seem to move on with their lives due to the horrific family tragedy.

Penny goes to the local park to hear Evangelist Micheal Knoxx and his family speak. Soon after, they develop a frie
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Cathy Cermele
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Shelley Shephard Gray takes us back to sunny Pinecraft, Fl in this new delightful book.

I greatly admired Penny Troyer for having the courage to stand up to her parents in a respectful way that reqired an inner strength that came from her strong convictions.

In Penny's quest to gain indepedence she needs to find a job and this is where the fun begins! We are reunited with beloved characters and familiar places from the first book in the series and meet some new characters that stole my heart.
The
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Cindy
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another well written book by Shelley Shepard Gray! No matter how bad your situation is or how overwhelmed life has you feeling, God is there for you and so are your family and friends. This is a main theme throughout this book. The characters rely on love and faith to see them through their life struggles.

You are reunited with some of the characters from Book 1 in the Amish Brides of Pinecraft series, but you don't have to read Book 1 to follow the storyline, but I highly recommend you do, since
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Pam Burke
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish
Shelley Shepard Gray's Amish stories are always an enjoyable read -- and The Proposal at Siesta Key is no exception.

Set in Sarasota, Florida, the Amish Brides of Pinecraft series brings together Amish and Mennonite characters who are living a lifestyle a little different from the typical horse and buggy Plain people we frequently find in Amish fiction. If you have read book one of this series, The Promise of Palm Grove, you will recognize the Orange Blossom Inn and the continuing story of some o
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Crystal Carney
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"The Proposal at Siesta Key" is the second book in the "Pinecraft Brides" series. I had the chance to read the first book and was excited to learn I would be reviewing this one as well. It is oh so beautifully written. Shelley Shepard Gray has a way with writing that will capture your heart. She has quickly become one of my favorite authors.

I don't often give a book 5 stars, in fact I can count on one hand the number of "5 star" reviews I've given books...but this book, no...so far this series w
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Margaret Tidwell
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-books
The Proposal At Siesta Key by Shelley Shepard Gray was a great story. I did read the first book in this series but you won’t be lost if this is the first book you pick up and read in the series. I love all the books that Shelley has written about the Amish so going into this book I expected to love it as well. I always get worried when I start reading a book and already expect the book to be amazing because I have been let down before but this book didn’t let me down at all. I loved this book. I ...more
Jayne Noble
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Amish Brides of Pinecraft. We continue the story of Beverly as she runs the Orange Blossom Inn. However Eric has entered the picture as the newly proclaimed owner of the Inn. This poses some awkwardness as we along with Beverly discover his intentions.

Penny is living a very sheltered life brought on by her parents fear. When she comes to the realization that it is time to become independent it serves to enhance not only her life but others around her also. After t
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Pamela Withrow
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“The Proposal at Siesta Key” is book two in the Amish Brides of Pinecraft series by Shelley Shepard Gray. In this captivating story, Penny Troyer seeks to find her independence from the sheltered life she has led ever since the rape and death of her sister. Against her parents’ wishes, she goes to hear the Knoxx family speak about their work as Mennonite evangelists. She meets Michael Knoxx, who inspires his listeners with his own tale of triumph over hardship. When circumstances allow for Micha ...more
Veronica
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this cute romance about living each day to the fullest! I really liked Penny and admired her determination to change her life. She had a lot of courage, especially knowing what a dangerous place the world can be. There were some amusing moments and some sweet romantic ones. Penny and Michael both had a strong faith in God, but he was Mennonite and she was Amish and their differences were never really addressed. I liked getting reacquainted with Bev and her situation with the new owner of ...more
Cheryl Baranski
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Proposal at Siesta Key: Amish Brides of Pinecraft, Book Two (The Pinecraft Brides), By: Shelley Shepard Gray
This is book two in The Pinecraft Brides series. Shelley Shepard Gray has done it yet again! Written another that is destine to be a best seller! I was captured by this book in the very beginning. This book is filled with love, compassion, heartbreak, understanding and faith. The description was so well written that I could practically feel the sun on my face, the sand in between my to
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Kristie
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Penny Troyer of Pinecraft, Florida makes a life-changing decision to hear the evangelical Knoxx family speak one night. She is trying to overcome a painful past and the main speaker Michael had an accident that changed his life. Penny gets a job at the Orange Blossom Inn with Miss Beverly. One of her main duties is taking care of Michael before and after his surgery. They grow closer and have to make major life changes to make their relationship work. With God anything is possible. Miss Beverly ...more
Casey Cameron
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Proposal at Siesta Key by Shelley Shepard Gray is the second book in the Amish Brides of Pinecraft series. Several characters in this book face emotional or physical challenges. I can relate mostly to the struggles Michael faces because we are both physically challenged. Penny faces challenges with her parents, but God shows her how to overcome these challenges when she meets Michael. After a trip to the park Michael is in so much pain that he goes to the hospital for surgery. A wonderful fr ...more
Charity Andrews
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
In the second book of the Amish Brides of Pinecraft series, Penny is learning to live after a lifetime of being sheltered. Her sister was kidnapped and killed when she was young and her parents haven’t let her out of their sight since! Now that she is in her 20’s, she’s ready to get a job and meet some people. When she is hired to care for a missionary “celebrity”, Penny finds herself falling for him.

Shelley’s books about the Amish life in Pincraft, Florida are interesting and easy reads. There
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Ellen
Aug 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Gray writes in an Amish community but the characters could be anywhere.
This time she show great empathy for a man who was injured as a teen and continues to deal with situations related to his prosthetic leg.
Some young women want to be close to him because he somewhat of a celebrity giving inspirational talks and traveling the world. He's not always sure who he can trust to be sincere.
He encounters a woman who has had issues of her own and is not impressed with his celebrity but is concerned abo
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Laura
Jun 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Penny's family had suffered a tragedy and not being able to stay in their home place moved to Saratoga, Floria where her family kept her close in their fear that something would happen to her as well.. I did not read the first book but really enjoyed reading this one. One night she stepped out and wet to the Park to hear a missionary family with Michael Knoxx's telling his story of faith and depending on God to keep him going.

After going against her parent's wishes by going out to the Park, she
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Shelley Shepard Gray has published over seventy novels. She currently writes Amish romances for Harper Collins, Kensington, and Simon & Schuster and contemporary women’s fiction for Blackstone Publishing.

Her novels have been Holt Medallion winners and Inspirational Readers Choice and Carol finalists. Shelley’s novels have appeared on both the
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Amish Brides of Pinecraft (4 books)
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