Winter's Awakening (Seasons of Sugarcreek #1)
As the coldest winter on record blows into Sugarcreek, will three hearts have the courage to discover the life that God wants for them?
In the small Amish town of Sugarcreek, Ohio, Joshua knows what's expected of him: to work at the family store and to finally marry Gretta, whom he's courted for years. But when a new English family moves in next door—and their teenage d...more
This one i enjoyed how it shows that a Male & Female can be friends without being romantic even the parents didn't think that
The other storyline is with Josh & if he will marry or what will happen with him
In the future stories will be of the family & other people of Sugarcreek
The storyline didn't feature anything particularly unique or unexpected, although it made for a nice change to be reading about a couple who had already been dating for a w ...more
This is a relatively new author so, I think her writing style will comtinue to improve. That was not even my issue with this book.
I found the language and behavior unbelievable and ridiculous about the mannerism of the Amish children. For example, one Amish boy is described as "pump a fist inthe air and cheer", I don't know but this doesn't really read authent ...more
According to Goodreads:
Joshua Graber knows his future is set. He′s expected to work at his family business, the Graber Country Store. He′s expected to marry Gretta Hershberger, who he′s been courting for several years. But when a new English family moves next door and their lovely teenage daughter, Lilly Allen, catches his eye, Joshua wonders if all the plans for his future are too set in stone.
Gretta doesn′t know wha ...more
I was sent this book to review by TLC Book Tours this last month. Usually I review self-improvement and parenting type books, so this was a little different for me--not that I don't enjoy fiction, because I definitely do!
Winter's Awakening by Shelley Shepard Gray is the first book in the author's new series about the Amish community in Sugarcreek, Ohio. I have never read an Amish novel before, and I found myself quite fascinated by th ...more
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publisher: Avon Inspire
Joshua thought he had his future all mapped out. He’d work in his father’s store, marry Gretta, and they’d have babies… but then a new English family moves in next door, and their young daughter catches Josh’s eye. Suddenly, Josh feels trapped. What if he isn’t meant to marry Gretta? If he can look at another woman, then Gretta must not be the one for him. So, he ...more
"Every character in this story is wonderful and I loved being abl ...more
Most romances these days are all about the new relationship that is budding. This book however show ...more
The idea of Lilly's family moving to hide her ...more
Joshua and Gretta live in Sugarcreek and it has always been expected that they will get married. Then an English family moves in next door to Joshua and Lily catches his eye. This causes him to question his feelings for Gretta. Gretta’s family has moved here because Gretta is pregnant. P ...more
It was a simple read. Nothing particularly convoluted or involved. It took me n ...more
Lilly's family has just moved to Sugarcreek, Ohio from Cleveland. Her parents are trying to hide her secret: she's pregnant.
Next door to Lilly is an Amish family. Joshua works hard on the farm and at the store his family owns. His family has it out for him to marry a sweet and kind girl named Gretta. The friendship he is making with Lilly has caused him to think about how he doesn't really know what he wants to do in life.
Gretta's parents always f ...more
This book was not at all what I expected and that is a very good thing. After reading Shelley’s first series: Sisters of the Heart, I had an idea in my head already of what I could look forward to from her writing and the book appeared to be going away from it all. I was very relieved when I saw where the story truly was going.
Regardless of my misgivings, I was drawn in by the intriguing story and Shelley’s ...more
Shelley Shepard Gray takes you there, in her Seasons of Sugarcreek series, and even if you have been there, she makes you feel as if you're right there, in the heroines shoes, following her every move. I just love her writing style.
It also takes place in Sugarcreek, Ohio. It is a town that I know well and have often visited. It is nice to see a mixture of Amish and Englischer working together. I am on the waiting list for the box set copy to come in at the library so I can read the rest of the books.
I love reading Amish fiction yet I am a feminist and a fan of well written, exciting, complex novels. While many readers will enjoy this novel, I found it to be a waste of my time.
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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 ...more