Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Christmas in Sugarcreek
Title: CHRISTMAS IN SUGARCREEK
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publisher: Avon Inspired
Judith Graber has long been the responsible one. When no one else in her family was available or could be counted on, she could be. Now, with one brother newlywed, one brother courting, she is the only one to run the store. She’s been working long hours alone and staying late to get the job done.
Ben Knox is the “bad boy” of Sugarcreek. He left town years ago and only came back now to spend one last Christmas in town and to put his family’s house up for sale. He has no pleasant memories of Sugarcreek, just a bunch of nightmarish thoughts.
When Judith’s father hires Ben to help out in the store during Christmas, Judith is initially upset. But being around Ben day in and day out couldn’t be good for her…not when she had a crush on him ever since she can remember. Will God be able to work a miracle and keep Ben around? Or will he be long gone as soon as Christmas is over?
CHRISTMAS IN SUGARCREEK is based on the characters of Sugarcreek, and is part of the Seasons of Sugarcreek series. Readers will want to read the series first to find out the stories behind Gretta and Joshua, Lilly and Richard, and some of the other characters. I enjoyed getting to know Judith and Ben, and I have to say that their part of the story was my favorite parts of this book to read. I fell in love with Ben. My heart went completely out to him.
If you are looking for a good book to read, or if you’ve read the other books in Ms. Gray’s Seasons of Sugarcreek series, then you’ll definitely want to read CHRISTMAS IN SUGARCREEK. Attractively done in a hardcover, this book will also make a wonderful Christmas gift, even for next Christmas. A great book for your Amish collection or a friends. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. $16.99. 239 pages.