Return to Sugarcreek, Book One

I am so happy that the author made the main character chubby. So many chubby girls out there only have Barbie as a role model! This was a great Amish story and I really enjoyed the ending. The author did a great job of making the characters human. I would love to visit this town! I already have the second book, and all I have to say is that you will be happy you bought this series. It is well worth the money!

Book Blurb for Hopeful

In the Amish town of Sugarcreek, love comes in many forms. But will it come at all for Miriam?

Miriam Zehr has worked at the Sugarcreek Inn longer than she cares to admit. The restaurant is a favorite of town residents as well as the many tourists who come to taste the famous Amish fare. Though she always tries to have a smile for every customer, deep down Miriam knows something's missing: a family of her own.

Miriam has never felt particularly beautiful, especially because she's always been a bit heavier than other girls her age. When Junior, the man she's pined for all her life, suddenly seeks her out, she's thrilled to be noticed . . . until she realizes he's only asking her to help get the attention of Mary Kathryn Hershberger, her pretty friend.

If Miriam helps Junior court Mary Kathryn, she'll get to spend a lot of time with him, but she might lose him in the process. Are these few stolen moments worth a lifetime of sacrifice? Is Miriam right to even hope for the life she dreams of?

Night Owl Reviews May, 2014 5.00