29 May 2015

The Proposal at Siesta Key by Shelley Shepard Gray

About the Book
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?

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 unlikely yet heartwarming friendship and confront the challenges that arise, I happily followed their story from start to finish. A quick yet sweet and engaging read, The Proposal at Siesta Key will surely please any fans of The Promise of Palm Grove and leave them as interested as I am in the third book, A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of The Proposal at Siesta Key and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions, be sure to check out what other reviewers think here, and purchase a copy of the book here.

About the Author
Shelley Shepard Gray is a two-time New York Times bestseller, a two-time USA Today bestseller, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time Holt Medallion winner. She lives in Southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town's bike trail.

Find Shelley online at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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