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Christmas in Sugarcreek (Christmas Seasons of Sugarcreek Series)

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  • Posted November 19, 2011

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    Come spend the Christmas season with the characters of Sugarcreek!

    Returning to the setting of the Seasons of Sugarcreek books and being able to catch up with all the characters we have come to love and adore, is where Christmas in Sugarcreek by Shelly Shepard Gray begins. When she finished writing Autumn's Promise, Shelly felt the need to tell Judith Graber's story since she felt it was a character she neglected. Judith needed a man who would love her enough to make her smile and that is what she finds in Ben Knox.

    Ben Knox has the reputation of being the bad Amish boy, one who spent his rumspringa finding and capturing the hearts of girls and leaving them behind battered and broken. Even though Judith has always liked him, she isn't about to let her feelings get in the way of common sense. Yet that is all Judith's life has been about, being the girl who is reliable, dependable, one with a great head on her shoulders and very smart. She's the one her parents rely on to help with the household chores, the children and running the family store. Just for once, Judith dreams of doing something just for herself or finding just the right person who will take care of her.

    Just when Judith doesn't think things can get any worse, they do. When her brother Caleb is called away from helping Judith with the store to care for her wife who is pregnant with twins, she feels overwhelmed. Her father offers to hire someone to help her out and Ben Knox is just the right person for the job. Will Judith be able to keep her heart and feelings locked deep inside or will Ben be the key to unlock the love she has kept inside? Could this Christmas season bring love and a new life for the unlikeliest pair in Sugarcreek?

    I received Christmas in Sugarcreek compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and after falling in love with the characters from Sugarcreek in Shelly's series, I couldn't wait to share Christmas with the Graber family once again. A wonderful story of finding a bit of light and hope inside each of us, if we are but brave enough to seek it. Another award winning book that rates a perfect 5 out of 5 stars!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

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    Highly Recommended!!

    Christmas in Sugarcreek is sure to please Shelley Shepard Gray fans near and far. What a wonderfully written book. She writes each character with such ease that I don't think one would have to have read her series Seasons of Sugarcreek to follow this book. This book follows Judith Graber, self-described goody-two shoes on her journey to find love and to carve out her own identity among her large family. She feels like she is overworked and taken a little advantage of because she is still single and basically she feels obligated. She desperately wants a husband and a life of her own. The tides begin to turn when "Bad Boy" Ben Knox returns and her world turns upside down with mixed emotions of how she feels for him. Meanwhile, Lilly and Robert Miller are adjusting to being newlyweds and becoming Mennonites. There's little twist of the story "The Gift of the Magi" involving them. Fans will love to hear more of their love story. Caleb Grabers story also gets told. He is in love with Rebecca Yoder, who he thinks is keeping something from him. He doesn't want to give too much of his heart away only to have Rebecca not feel the same. This book is such a touching story about love, acceptance and having the faith to follow ones heart. Readers will not be disappointed. I recommend this book to all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2015

    Good book

    Great book showing how having faith in God and believing can make all the difference

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2014

    Cute story

    Enjoyed reafing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2014

    Needs an editor!

    Too many spelling and grammatical errors. They stop the flow of the story, which is a shame as this is an otherwise enjoyable book.

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  • Posted September 16, 2012

    It was a cute, easy read, happy ending book. About two people wh

    It was a cute, easy read, happy ending book. About two people who resist the nature of attraction and try to prove themselves by staying true to their initial childhood opinions of each other. Yet they have people who love them so much as to help them see the truth of their present situation and compatibility. Life is amazing and it just shows that sometimes we do need others to help us figure out the mystery :D

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  • Posted February 7, 2012

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    A MUST READ CHRISTMAS STORY!

    CHRISTMAS IN SUGARCREEK by Shelley Shepard Grayis an exciting inspirational Amish Christmas romance. It is "A Seasons of Sugarcreek Christmas" novel.See "Seasons of Sugarcreek" series,"Winter's Awakening","Spring's Renewal",and "Autumn's Promise",but can be read as a stand alone. I loved how all the family's came together at Christmas. I enjoyed the romance between the couples,Rebecca and Caleb,Lilly and Robert. "Christmas In Sugarcreek" was a very romantic and a very interesting Christmas story. A must read Christmas romance. Received for an honest review from Library Thing and the publisher. Details can be found at Avon Inspire,an imprint of Harper Collins Publisher and My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews.

    RATING: 4.5

    HEAT RATING: SWEET

    REVIEWED BY: DorothyA,My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Sweet, Simple and a Great Read

    I’ve been sort of in a “reading rut” of late; just tend to reach for my phone or the computer to play a game or surf the web rather than picking up a book. But there are sooo many books I want to read that I’ve wanted to break out of this. This week, I think I may have found the book to do it…I read about 75% of this book in one sitting.
    Christmas in Sugarcreek, by Shelley Shepard Gray, was just a quick, sweet read. I tend to only pick this type of book up around Christmas time but I’m thinking that perhaps I should do it more often…give myself a little more variety. I really enjoyed spending time with the residents of Sugarcreek and, yes, I am going to miss them. The simple lifestyle of the Amish and Mennonite characters in the book had me yearning for more simplicity in my own life. The best part is that I know it is there if I just make time to find it.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    HOMEY

    This is a good, settle in with your cocoa and warm blanket book.
    Happy reading.

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