Welcome to JoJo’s Corner.
I am so delighted to share the first book
in a brand new Amish fiction series from Shelley Shepard Gray…
Shelley Shepard Gray is a two-time New York Times bestseller, a two-time USA Today bestseller, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time Holt Medallion winner. She lives in Southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.
Miriam Zehr has worked at the Sugarcreek Inn longer than she cares to admit. The restaurant is a favorite of town residents as well as the many tourists who come to taste the famous Amish fare. Though she always tries to have a smile for every customer, deep down Miriam knows something’s missing: a family of her own.
Miriam has never felt particularly beautiful, especially because she’s always been a bit heavier than other girls her age. When Junior, the man she’s pined for all her life, suddenly seeks her out, she’s thrilled to be noticed . . . until she realizes he’s only asking her to help get the attention of Mary Kathryn Hershberger, her pretty friend.
If Miriam helps Junior court Mary Kathryn, she’ll get to spend a lot of time with him, but she might lose him in the process. Are these few stolen moments worth a lifetime of sacrifice? Is Miriam right to even hope for the life she dreams of?
I absolutely love love love the first book in the Return to Sugarcreek series!
I immediately feel in love with main character, Miriam.
Her personality, warm smile, and kindness makes her BFF material…she’s definitely one of my fave characters in fiction!
This storyline was super fun! Miriam is crushing on Junior, but he wants her to play Cupid for him and match him up with her good friend, Mary-Kate!
Mary- Katherine seems almost the opposite of Miriam, very self-absorbed in ways- but her mysterious past had me empathizing with her, although, Miriam was my favorite!
Junior has his own set of responsibilities in caring for his siblings after the death of his parents.
He’s very mature, level-headed and practical in ways, but does he really know his own heart and will he give Miriam the chance at love, I think she deserves???
You’ll have to read to find out!!!
Definitely the start of what I anticipate to be a fave new series!!!!
*****5/5 STARS- FANTASTIC; GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****