Monday, June 15, 2015

The Proposal at Siesta Key~A Great Summer Read

What a fun summer read~ I am enjoying this book. It grabbed my attention from the very first line. 

Penny and her family live in a adorable little town called Pinecraft, Florida. I liked that the author gave a map in the front cover. It looks like a perfect place to be. Yet~ Penny has been a sheltered young woman for way to long and is busting out at the seams. A tragedy in the family taking the life of her sister in a horrific way leaves her parents smothering her to death. She just has to break free and live. This book is all about her having the courage to break free from the control and fear that her loving but over protecting parents have placed her under. Penny decides it is time for all of them to move on in healing. 

She goes to work for a Bed and Breakfast and finds herself caring for a popular Mennonite singer/evangelist. He is a little arrogant and high thinking of himself. She is trying to not be smitten in the least. Only time together turns the tide and they become more than friends. The only problem is that he will be leaving soon. Will she have even more courage to follow her heart?

I really enjoyed seeing how this book deals with fear in a healthy and healing way. I was given this book in exchange for my honest review. Although this is the second book in the Amish Brides of Pinecraft~ it was not necessary for me to read the first book. Great Book!

The Proposal at Siesta Key (Avon Inspire, May 2015)
A young Amish woman, yearning for freedom, crosses paths with a handsome Mennonite celebrity in a deeply moving tale of friendship and self-discovery—the second installment in the unforgettable New York Times bestselling author’s new Amish Brides of Pinecraft series.
Penny Troyer rarely disobeys her parents. In the years since her sister’s tragic death, they’ve wanted nothing more than to keep her safe…even if it means never leaving the house.
But tonight, she’s bending the rules because Michael Knoxx, the most famous member of The Knoxx Family Singers, 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. So, for the first time ever, Penny stands up to her parents and goes out on her own.
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 how much he and Penny Troyer have in common.
But new friendships can’t stop time. Soon, Michael’s time in Pinecraft will be over and he’ll be back on the road. Her time with Michael has brought her happiness, but will she be able to follow her heart? Or will she be faced with the one thing she’s sure she’ll never have the courage to do?



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