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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Another sweet read from Shelley! :) I always know I can expect a sweet and easy read from Shelley Shepard Gray and I really enjoy them. There are times when I found my thoughts wandering with this one, but I just LOVE the way Pinecraft is described! I also LOVE learning more about Pinecraft as it is a place I think I'd love to visit! The new characters are great and their back stories are deep, plus the return of favorite character Beverly as well as the return of Eric make it a well rounded story. I will admit that I had hoped to really love Eric, but he kind of made me mad in the last book! LOL! So I'm very happy to tell you that he's back on my good side after The Proposal at Siesta Key and I can't wait to see where Shelley leads him and Beverly next! ;) The things that Shelley touches on and brings out in the story are great. From seeking God's will instead of having what other's think His will is for you, pushed on you, and how to move forward after tragedy strikes. I think this is a sweet read with interesting aspects and I am looking forward to the next one! :)
Songs:"Amazing Grace" performed by Alan Jackson and "Press On" by Mandisa
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC
*I requested and received this book as a member of Litfuse for the purpose of reviewing it. This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about The Proposal at Siesta Key. ~ASC