Dear Readers,

What has your heart?
 
My family does. My writing buddies. My Bible study group at church. My dachshunds! The list goes on and on.
 
Wide Texas plains under a low, blue sky. The foothills of Colorado, scented with pine and fresh snow. Standing on the deck of a cruise ship at night and seeing about a million stars.
 
And being in Sugarcreek.
 
When I was asked to write another series set in Sugarcreek, I didn’t hesitate for a second! The original series, Seasons of Sugarcreek is pretty special to me. It was the first time I ever wrote a book set in a ‘real’ place. It was the first series where I plotted out multiple books before I wrote a single word. It was also the first series when I cried over a character! (Oh, that Lilly Allen!)
 
To me, Sugarcreek is everything that says family and faith and beauty. It’s rolling hills covered in snow. It’s warm spring days and fields and fields filled with corn stalks in late October.
 
From door to door, it takes me three and half hours to get to my favorite hotel there. By half-way, the worries of home have slipped away. By the time I get off the highway and head northeast on a two-lane road, I’m relaxed and filled with anticipation.
 
And by the time I see the Alpine Village and the brick factory and my Amish friends and am eating pie at the Dutch Valley Inn? Well, all I can say is that I’m usually the gal with the very big smile! Sugarcreek has my heart.
 
I hope you will find something to like about Sugarcreek, too!
 
Thanks for Returning to Sugarcreek with me.

Shelley

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Join Me in Pinecraft!

Posted at Nov 21, 2014 9:30 am

Please join me the weekend of February 6-8 in Sarasota, Florida for a Girlfriend Getaway!

I’ll be celebrating the launch of my 2015 series, the Amish Brides of Pinecraft, with a series of events!

We’ll be having lunch at the Der Dutchman, getting a private tour of Yoders, and exploring the area, too.

Please click on the link below to see the beautiful brochure that tells all about the very fun weekend!

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