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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway - Hopeful, by Shelley Shepard Gray

Welcome to the Blog Tour of Hopeful.

About Hopeful, by Shelley Shepard Gray:

In the Amish town of Sugarcreek, love comes in many forms. But will it come at all for Miriam?

Miriam Zehr has worked at the Sugarcreek Inn longer than she cares to admit. The restaurant is a favorite of town residents as well as the many tourists who come to taste the famous Amish fare. Though she always tries to have a smile for every customer, deep down Miriam knows something’s missing: a family of her own.

Miriam has never felt particularly beautiful, especially because she’s always been a bit heavier than other girls her age. When Junior, the man she’s pined for all her life, suddenly seeks her out, she’s thrilled to be noticed . . . until she realizes he’s only asking her to help get the attention of Mary Kathryn Hershberger, her pretty friend.

If Miriam helps Junior court Mary Kathryn, she’ll get to spend a lot of time with him, but she might lose him in the process. Are these few stolen moments worth a lifetime of sacrifice? Is Miriam right to even hope for the life she dreams of?

Purchase a copy and learn more at Shelley’s website

Shelley Shepard Gray


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.

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SewCalgal's review

Hopeful is a sweet story with a number of thoughtful characters living in a quaint Amish community, called Sugarcreek.  Each of the characters have their challenges which unfold as the story is told by Ms. Gray.  This delightful read leaves you want to read more stories about life in Sugarcreek.

If you are interested in Amish stories, I hope you get a chance to check out this new book.

Did I mention a giveaway? 

Shelly Shepard Gray is hosting a giveaway, on the LitFuse Publicity page on Facebook, where you can enter to win one of FIVE copies of this book.  


Enter today via Facebook and be sure to visit Shelley's blog on the 24th to see if YOU won one of the books!  Just be sure to "like" the LitFuse Publicity page on facebook to be able to enter the giveaway.

Note:  SewCalGal was granted temporary access to an e:copy of this book for purposes of writing a review and participating in this blog hop.  SewCalGal reserved the right to share her own opinion and no fees were paid to review this book.   

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