Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio by Serena B. Miller

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Welcome to my tour stop for Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio by Serena Miller! This was such a wonderful book! It is only $1.99 for ebook too right now, which is definitely worth it! I'm going to have to get a hold of a copy of the upcoming movie. Read all about it below...

Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, OhioLove Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio
(Love Finds You Series)
by Serena Miller
Christian Romance
Paperback347 Pages
July 1st 2010 by Summerside Press            

Summary

A mysterious outsider casts a long shadow on Ohio's Amish country. Policewoman Rachel Troyer has always looked after her three elderly Amish aunts, proprietors of a farmhouse inn near Sugarcreek, Ohio. The idyllic town is popular with tourists, who come to sample its famous Amish goods. But one thing is clear to Rachel - Joe Matthews is no tourist. When the bearded stranger lands on her aunts' doorstep, begging shelter for himself and his young son, Rachel is suspicious. Will she be able to uncover Joe's secrets despite her aunts' - and her own - growing affection for him?

  

My Review

I've read one other book with an Amish setting and it was only so-so for me, so I wasn't sure how much I would like Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio. I didn't need to worry. I loved this book! It was a nice pleasant surprise.

The story kept me engaged from beginning to the end. At first it was figuring out who Joe was and concern for his little boy. Then it was enjoying the tension between Joe and Rachel and wondering if Rachel would let things go. I was really hoping she wouldn't ruin things for Joe and Bobby. It was seeing how Joe let go and found rest in his situation. It was also finding humor with the three aunts and Eli, and with Joe as he learned new skills. The scene with getting the horse bridled was rather hilarious. :)

I loved these characters! I loved Joe and his protectiveness of his son, his work ethic, his charisma, his willingness to turn back to God. I loved Rachel with her protective shell, stubbornness, and heart. I loved Bobby and all his cute lines. I loved these three aunts and their different personalities. I loved Eli and how he took Joe under his wing. The mix of characters was just great and I loved how they all interacted with each other.

There was quite a bit of drive to this story. First you had a father and son on the run and it took a few chapters before I found out why. Then there was the romantic tension between Joe and Rachel. There was the feeling of suspense from waiting to see if Joe would be found by those who knew who he was and how that would come about because, as I reader, I knew it was coming and I was dreading it. Their were also inspirational moments and I appreciated that they were blended so well into the story and these character's lives. I continued to enjoy the story as it developed and was content with how things turned out.

Again, I really loved reading Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio! It was a well-written story of forgiveness, letting go, friendship, love, and trust, with memorable characters. I would highly recommend it to Christian Romance and general Romance readers!

Content: Clean

Source: From the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author
Author Serena B. Miller
Serena Miller is the recipient of both a 2012 RITA Award and 2013 Carol Award. Miller's first Amish novel, Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio (which was also her debut release), is currently being made into a movie for UP TV. Her second Amish novel, An Uncommon Grace, explored the world inside the most conservative Amish sect of all --- the Swartzentrubers. The third novel, Hidden Mercies, was inspired by an Old Order Amish friend, a practicing midwife for nearly 40 years. Unlike her more talented Amish friends, she has no skill in quilting, sewing, canning, or gardening . . . but they are kind enough to let her write about them anyway.

She lives with her husband in southern Ohio.



Tour-Wide Giveaway

Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio
Guideposts Books is excited to announce the premiere of a new film based on the book Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio (Summerside Press) by Serena Miller. The movie, produced by Mission Pictures International and filmed last fall in the actual town of Sugarcreek, will premiere on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at 7:00 PM EDT on Up TV (formerly the Gospel Music Channel). Visit the movie website for more information.

Serena and Guideposts will be celebrating with a Facebook viewing party

Join Serena and readers on Facebook while you tune in to watch Love Finds You in Sugarcreek to share your thoughts about the movie, chat with other viewers, and win fun prizes. Just use hashtag #LFYSugarcreek to join the discussion on June 1st.

Check your local listing for UpTV (http://up.viewerlink.tv) to find out when it airs in your timezone.

Excited? Help me spread the word! Just share this link and information on your social media along with the hashtag #LFYSugarcreek! Plus, we'll be tracking the hashtag and giving away Amazon & Starbucks cards to people at random who help to promote all throughout the month of May. Winners announced at the Love Finds You in Sugarcreek viewing party on June 1st.
 

"This is so exciting for Serena Miller and Guideposts! We are thrilled that Up TV has chosen Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio to make into a movie,” said Lenore Lelah Person, vice president and editorial director of Guideposts Books and Inspirational Media. “With Serena’s wonderful story and a beautiful backdrop in Ohio Amish country, fans of the story and the series will enjoy seeing it on screen. For more information read the media release.

UPTV LFYSC.300x250.C.R3For those who are not familiar with the Love Finds You™ series, this will be a great opportunity to introduce them to these uplifting and engaging romances." Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio is one of more than 50 releases in the popular Love Finds You™ series uniquely titled after actual American towns with unusual but intriguing names and combines travel, romance and faith in one package. The series includes both historical and contemporary releases, and each fictional story draws on compelling history or the unique character of a real place. Stories center on romances kindled in small towns, old loves lost and found again on the high plains, and new loves discovered at exciting vacation getaways. Mission Pictures has purchased the movie rights to the entire series and plans to produce additional films based on the series in the future.

4 comments

  1. Congratulation to Heidi on her Rose Blossom Tour! I really looking forward to reading Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice and can't wait to find out what Heidi has planned for next.

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  2. I forgot to mention that my favorite flowers are yellow tulips because no matter the time of the year when I put them in a vase they always remind me of springtime and sitting under a tree reading a great book!

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  3. It was really good. Definitely worth adding to my shelves!

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  4. I do really like tulips!

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