Friday, June 5, 2015
Book Review~The Proposal at Siesta Key
About the Book: Penny Troyer never disobeys her parents. But tonight she's bending the rules because Michael Knoxx-the most famous member of the Knoxx family, 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...even if it means challenging her parents' strict rules and taking the first step toward her own independence.
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 that Penny has also survived a terrible ordeal.
But as Michael's time in Pinecraft comes to an end, Michael and Penny are left to wonder what kind of future they could possibly have together. Are they brave enough to take the chance given to them? Or will they choose to cling to what is familiar, even if it pushes away their dream of happiness?
What I Thought: The Amish Brides of Pinecraft series has been enjoyable to read. The Proposal at Siesta Key is the second book in the series, and is a story full of emotion. Both Michael and Penny are kind, caring characters who are searching to find themselves. They both have been doing what their parents want for many years, and feel trapped. They decide together to cherish each moment, which is a great lesson for us all. Shelley Shepard Gray is one of my favorite authors-I know when I open one of her books I will be lost in the story from start to finish.
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. Find Shelley online: website, Twitter, Facebook
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*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.