Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas in Sugarcreek


Gray, Shelley Shepard
Christmas in Sugarcreek

Judith Graber has always been the obedient daughter. When her older brother Josh struggled with his love life, she offered wise counsel. When her younger brother Caleb flirted with the idea of leaving their order, she firmly told him he was wrong. Over the years, she's watched her younger siblings, helped around the house, and worked in her family's store during her spare time. Judith feels overworked, overlooked, and under appreciated this holiday season.

But everything changes when her father hires Ben Knox.

Ben is the "bad boy" of Sugarcreek. Though he's never considered jumping the fence, he's certainly never tried to be anything close to dutiful. Two years ago he left Sugarcreek under a cloud of shame. Rumours circulated that his rumspringa had been filled with more than the usual harmless explorations.

Now he's back and working side by side with Judith.

As the chaos of the holiday season threatens to sap all joy, sparks fly between Ben and Judith. But Judith steels herself to ignore her infatuation. The last thing she wants to be is just one more girl who falls under Ben's spell. Ben, on the other hand,  wants Judith to realize there's more to him than his bad reputation. When he fled Sugarcreek, he was running from a disruptive home life. Now that he's back, he wants a fresh beginning.

Could this Christmas season bring  love and a new life for the unlikeliest pair in Sugarcreek?

My Review:

Shelley Shephard Gray has rapidly made her way to the top of my favourite romance author list! I love the way she develops a relationship. The way she builds attraction and tension and then shatters it with conflict. Over and over and over again. LOL. But her angst is never for naught. She delves deep insider her characters and brings their fears to light...and sets them free. In Christmas in Sugarcreek, that results in a story that turns despair into hope during one of the most sacred seasons of the year. A beautiful book that will bless your Christmas season.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Christmas in Sugarcreek, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Please put the title in the subject line. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 27. Open internationally.  Good luck!


  1. Sounds like a sweet romance. Please enter me. Thanks!
    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

  2. Would love to win this book!

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  3. This looks like a wonderful Christmas book. I read the book Shelley wrote last year for Christmas and loved it. (It actually rang true with me with 2 people being away from home on there own for Christmas which is something I have done a few times and again this year but unlike them I dont find it lonely to be on my own at Christmas). Her Amish books are good and I agree with you Kav she's moving to the top of my Amish writing authors.
    ausjenny at gmail dot com

  4. Cathy -- sweet it is and a whole lot more. Good luck!

    Hope you win too, Melanie...well I wish everyone could win but alas, that's a fiscal impossibility!

    Ausjenny -- I'll have to hunt down last year's Christmas book! Didn't know about that one! Good luck.

  5. This one really does look sweet! I'd love to be entered. :)

    bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

  6. I love Christmas stories. This sounds like a good one! Please enter me!


  7. Oh this looks like a great book. I would love to win this. Thank you for the chance to win this.


  8. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful christmas story :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  9. I love stories with the outcast or bad boy finding love and redemption. I'd love to be entered for this one, Kav!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  10. Please enter me:) I was supposed to get this book for review but it never showed up. Sounds like a great story! Thanks!


  11. Maybe the mail is just slow, Charity! LOL. One of the good things about being a Canadian blogger is that I've always received every book I asked for. I guess there's just fewerof us. But, the flip side is that we tend to get the books a month later than you do and not the same selection.

    Good luck everyone!

  12. I saw this in Wmart, but didn't have enough cash on me to get it, and didn't want to use my debit card.:( Plus I was buying Christmas presents and had just enough cash to get the gifts I wanted for my gson and a dear friend. Going to try to use all cash for gifts this year, and not dip into savings AND no credit cards! Still not done by any means, but it was a start!

    I love Shelley's Amish Christmas books, and the covers are beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to win this, Kav!


  13. I have not read one of her books yet. Would love to win. Thanks.

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