I received the following book from The Publisher via Litfuse in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Proposal at Siesta Key by Shelley Shepard Gray
Series: Amish Brides of Pinecraft #2
Published by Avon Inspire on May 12th 2015
Source: The Publisher via Litfuse
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A young Amish woman, yearning for freedom, crosses paths with a handsome Mennonite celebrity in a deeply moving tale of friendship and self-discovery---the second installment in the unforgettable New York Times bestselling author's new Amish Brides of Pinecraft series.
Penny Troyer rarely disobeys her parents. In the years since her sister's tragic death, they've wanted nothing more than to keep her safe...even if it means never leaving the house.
But tonight, she's bending the rules because Michael Knoxx, the most famous member of The Knoxx Family Singers, a traveling Mennonite Evangelical family ---is scheduled to speak. Penny has heard of Michael---how he lost part of his leg in a terrible accident and uses the experience to inspire others---and knows she must meet him. So, for the first time ever, Penny stands up to her parents and goes out on her own.
Though he speaks about living life to the fullest, Michael knows he needs to take his own advice. Life on the road is grueling and Michael wants to slow down, to rest...to perhaps meet someone who sees him as a man, not just a celebrity. So when a twist of fate allows him the chance to stay a little longer in Pinecraft, Michael knows God is showing him a new path, especially when he discovers how much he and Penny Troyer have in common.
But new friendships can't stop time. Soon, Michael's time in Pinecraft will be over and he'll be back on the road. Her time with Michael has brought her happiness, but will she be able to follow her heart? Or will she be faced with the one thing she's sure she'll never have the courage to do?
Having previously read a few Shelley Shepard Gray books in the past I was excited to get my hands on this one. I have been reading a lot of Amish fiction lately, yet this book still stands out to me. Penny was such an enjoyable character to follow along with. I really enjoyed reading about her and being a bit of introvert myself I found myself pleasantly relating to her initial shyness, especially around Michael. I really liked how she chose to love him for who he is and didn’t let his disability get in the way. The courage these two display is beautifully portrayed and all of the side characters are every bit as enjoyable to read about. I absolutely loved the Inn! If you are an Amish fiction fan, a Shelly Shepard Gray fan or just looking to try something new I really recommend this book!