Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas In Sugarcreek by Shelley Shepard Gray

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Christmas In Sugarcreek
Avon Inspire (October 25, 2011)
by
Shelley Shepard Gray


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Since 2000, Shelley Sabga has sold over thirty novels to numerous publishers, including HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Abingdon Press. She has been interviewed by NPR, and her books have been highlighted in numerous publications, including USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.

Under the name Shelley Shepard Gray, Shelley writes Amish romances for HarperCollins’ inspirational line, Avon Inspire. Her recent novel, The Protector, the final book in her “Families of Honor” series, hit the New York Times List, and her previous novel in the same series, The Survivor, appeared on the USA Today bestseller list. Shelley has won the prestigious Holt Medallion for her books, Forgiven and Grace, and her novels have been chosen as Alternate Selections for the Doubleday/Literary Guild Book Club. Her first novel with Avon Inspire, Hidden, was an Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist.

Before writing romances, Shelley lived in Texas and Colorado, where she taught school and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. She now lives in southern Ohio and writes full time. Shelley is married, the mother of two children in college, and is an active member of her church. She serves on committees, volunteers in the church office, and currently leads a Bible study group, and she looks forward to the opportunity to continue to write novels that showcase her Christian ideals.

When she’s not writing, Shelley often attends conferences and reader retreats in order to give workshops and publicize her work. She’s attended RWA’s national conference six times, the ACFW conference and Romantic Times Magazine’s annual conference as well as traveled to New Jersey, Birmingham, and Tennessee to attend local conferences.

Check out Shelley's Facebook Fan page


ABOUT THE BOOK


Judith Graber has always been the obedient daughter. When her older brother Josh struggled with his love life, she offered wise counsel. When her younger brother Caleb flirted with the idea of leaving their order, she firmly told him he was wrong. Over the years, she’s watched her younger siblings, helped around the house, and worked in her family’s store during her spare time. Judith feels overworked, overlooked, and underappreciated this holiday season.

But everything changes when her father hires Ben Knox.

Ben Knox is the “bad boy” of Sugarcreek. Though he’s never considered jumping the fence, he’s certainly never tried to be anything close to dutiful. Two years ago he left Sugarcreek under a cloud of shame. Rumors circulated that his rumspringa had been filled with more than the usual harmless explorations.

Now he’s back and working side by side with Judith.
As the chaos of the holiday season threatens to sap all joy, sparks fly between Ben and Judith. But Judith steels herself to ignore her infatuation. The last thing she wants to be is just one more girl who falls under Ben’s spell. Ben, on the other hand, wants Judith to realize there’s more to him than his bad reputation. When he fled Sugarcreek, he was running from a disruptive home life. Now that he’s back, he wants a fresh beginning.
Could this Christmas season bring love and a new life for the unlikeliest pair in Sugarcreek?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Christmas In Sugarcreek, go HERE.

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Posting Information


The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0062089765

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Shelley can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Note: The books for this tour are just getting to reviewers this weekend. Sometimes you will find missing posts for bloggers. The main reason is that their book has been delayed. We do not expect a review if they haven't had the opportunity to read the book :-) Check the comments for additional posters and follow our list of bloggers for this tour:

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Amy at Bow of Bronze
Andie at Radiant Light
Angel at A Heart for Words
Angela at All Grown Up
Barbara at A Life Of Contentment
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brandy at Brandy Bruce
Brittanie at A Book Lover
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Carly at Carlybird's Home
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Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christine at The IE Mommy
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Debra at Soul Reflections
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Jane at Winning Readings
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Joy at Splashes of Joy
Julia at Thou Art Jules
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynetta at Open Book
Lynn at Ladybug Chronicles
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Molly at Book Reviews by Molly
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Sharon at Real Life Deals
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid

22 comments:

Ausjenny said...

posted

Sharon - Real Life Deals said...

I just recieved the book so I'll post the standard code today and then post a personal review when I finish reading it. Thanks

Tarasview said...

posted http://tarasviewonbooks.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-in-sugarcreek.html

Cara Putman said...

the book just arrived in today's mail, so I couldn't do much more than say it's beautiful (which it is) but the post is up.

Brittanie said...

Posted, have not received the book yet.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with repeat review from an earlier post. http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=9975

Ernie W. said...

Posted. Just received book yesterday.

Mocha with Linda said...

Got it read! Mine will post tonight.

Charity said...

I thought I signed up for this but no book ever showed. Will post the code anyways just in case the book shows up.

http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com

Heart2Heart said...

Woo Hoo! Got my book late yesterday so I read it last night. What a heartwarming addition from Shelly to her fans!

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-in-sugarcreek.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Deanna said...

Posted. Can't wait to receive!

Joy Hannabass said...

I didn't have time to read this book, just got it 2 days ago and was reading something else. Anyway I posted a review because the book is by Shelley Shepard Gray, what else do we need to know...she is awesome!! I will be posting a review later when I read the book though.....just wanted to get people excited.
http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/cfba-tour-christmas-in-sugarcreek-by-shelley-shepard-gray/

IE Mommy said...

Here you go: http://www.theiemommy.com/2011/11/20/christmas-in-sugarcreek-by-shelley-shepard-gray/

Cheryl Klarich said...

Posted!

Mozi Esmé said...

Posted: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2011/11/reviewgiveaway-christmas-in-sugarcreek.html

Jasmine said...

Posted!

Molly said...

Posted:http://www.reviewsbymolly.com/2011/11/cfba-tour-preview-christmas-in.html

Lynetta said...

Posted!

CarlybirdK said...

Posted, but just received the book today. I didn't realize I was scheduled to receive this book. Hopefully I can add my review soon:
http://carlybirdshome.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-in-sugarcreek-by-shelley.html

Lynn said...

posted basic review. Reading book now since I just got it over the weekend.. Will post my thoughts when done..

MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

Book finally came. Here's the preview post.

http://creativemadnessmama.com/blog/2011/11/26/christmas-in-sugarcreek-by-shelley-shepard-gray-preview/

IE Mommy said...

Book Arrived...here's the review link: http://www.theiemommy.com/2011/11/28/christmas-in-sugarcreek-by-shelley-shepard-gray-review/