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 Pennsylvania!

Posted at Oct 13, 2014 12:20 pm

Next week, I’ll be celebrating the release of SNOWFALL, a Christmas novella for The Days of Redemption series.  I will also be heading to Pennsylvania for book signings and a Holiday Tea.  If you are in the area, I would love to meet you.  Here are the details:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Signing & Reading
LANCASTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
125 N. Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

Friday, October 24, 2014

3:00 PM
Upper Leacock War Memorial Association Building
54 West Main Street
Leola, PA 17540

Saturday, October 25, 2014

12:00 PM
Holiday Tea and Signing
GUARDIAN ANGEL BOOKSTORE
312 Main ST
Richfield, PA 17086
For more information, visit www.guardianangelbookstore.com

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