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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See You in Berlin, OH

Posted at Sep 5, 2014 4:30 am

I’m heading up to Amish Country today! Tonight, I’ll be visiting my Amish friend. She’s promised us some buggies rides! We’ll also be going out to dinner. Yay! Coconut Cream Pie will be for dessert, for sure.

Tomorrow, I’ll be at the GOSPEL BOOK STORE signing between 1:00-2:00. It’s going to be a big day in Berlin~it’s the annual Harvest Festival and Rib Cook-off! The festival ends with a parade, and the Gospel Book Store has asked me to be on their float! I’m sure it will be a great time.

If you’re in the area, come out and see the festivities! And if you have time to visit the Gospel Book Store, the address and contact information is below. Remember, if you can’t stop by the signing on Saturday, you can always call the store, order a book, and I’ll sign your copy. Then you can pick it up at your convenience.

The Gospel Book Store

4900 Oak Street

Berlin, OH 44610

330-893-2523

I hope you have a greet weekend!

Blessings,

Shelley

 

 

 

 

 

 

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