Saturday, January 5, 2013

"Winter's Awakening" by Shelley Shepard Gray

"Winter's Awakening" by Shelley Shepard Gray gets 5 stars from me. It is the first book in the Seasons Of Sugarcreek Series. Gretta and Josh were courting and Greta assumed that they would get married. Then new neighbors, The Allen's moved next door to Joshua's family and Joshua begin to argue with Gretta and they decided to break up. But Lilly Allen wasn't Amish and she has a secret. Her secret is that she is pregnant and her parents want her to give up the baby for adoption but Lilly decides to keep the baby. Joshua realizes that Lilly is just a friend and begins to regrets his treatment of Gretta.  Gretta begins to see a new guy because she doesn't want a marriage like her parents have, a marriage of silent. Then a winter's storm bring ice and a blackout to Sugarecreek and then things are made right again.  This book had me wanting to skip to the end to see if things would work out. The characters could have been anyone's neighbors with one exception Joshua's family was Amish. I am wanting to found out more about these family in the other two books in the series and there is even a Christmas story to go along with the series.

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