Sunday, May 31, 2015

#Review of The Proposal at Siesta Key by Shelley Shepard Gray!

The Proposal at Siesta Key (Avon Inspire, May 2015)

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 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?

MY REVIEW-Shelley Shepard Gray is a miracle worker. No really! I personally am not a fan of Amish books but yet here I am loving this series by her. They are interesting, funny and thought provoking at the same time. Plus the characters are so well written you just have to love them.

The Proposal at Siesta Key is the second book in the series and it follows many of the same characters, but we also get to meet some new ones. Beverly is the owner of the bed and breakfast where much of the story takes place and I really like her. Friendly and outgoing but also still hurting from something that happened in her past. Penny is the main heroine and she is such a shy sweet thing you just have to love her. I liked how she finally found the courage to stand up for herself even though it had to be soo hard to follow through on. Michael is the young man she falls in love with and I enjoyed his character. I only wish he wasn't as hung up on himself. Which he does change and we see that, but at first he is so used to the crowd loving him and being waited on that he is a bit full of himself.

At the end of the book is a tidbit from the next installment and I cannot wait. Already fell in love with the feisty dog and his cute owners:) Shelley is an author who has a way with words and I seriously could not put this one down til I finished it. My lunch went a bit long that day;) An excellent book and a great middle to the story!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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