Litfuse Blog Tour: Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio by Serena B. Miller + Movie News!!!
|Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio|
by Serena B. Miller
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?
Now that I've read almost all of Serena B. Miller's Amish books, I can safely say that she's a favorite author of mine when it comes to Plain fiction. Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio, was her debut novel with Summerside Press in 2010. I can see why she's so popular. LFYI Sugarcreek, Ohio, is a great mix of contemporary romance and Amish fiction that will please the most picky readers.
Rachel Troyer, a policewoman with roots deep in the Amish community of Sugarcreek, does her best to look out for her elderly aunts. She persuades them to close their Amish bed and breakfast and to retire to a quieter, less busy life. Little does she know that the last guest to step foot on the farm will have such an impact on all their lives.
Joe Matthews and his toddler son are running -- from a life of crime or just a troubled past, Rachel has no idea. She just knows that something isn't right where Joe is concerned. Proving himself worthy of Rachel's trust is a lot more difficult than making friends with her elderly aunts. Joe wants to leave his past behind, but it threatens to pop up at every turn. Joe, his peaceful life, and his new found friends could be in danger.
Just as she has in all the books that have followed this one, Ms. Miller has created characters that are both likable and three dimensional. I found myself nodding my head and smiling when Rachel went toe to toe with her elderly aunts. I certainly know what it's like to live with stubborn family members! Rachel's story is full of authentic Amish country detail mixed with a tad bit of mystery to keep things interesting.
LFYI Sugarcreek, Ohio, is a great choice for romance fans even if you're not necessarily a fan of Christian or Amish fiction. If the upcoming TV movie is half as good as the book, it'll be well worth the watch! Enjoy!
~ My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars ~*I receive complimentary books for review from the publisher. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*
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Join Me & Watch the Movie!!!
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.
For 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.