Reviewer: Robyn Roberts
Title: Love Finds You In Sugarcreek Ohio
Author: Serena B. Miller
Publisher: Summerside Press
Release Date: July 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Inspirational Romance
Year/Setting: Present Day Sugarcreek, Ohio
Overall Rating: 5.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: None
Serena's Website/Blog: www.serenabmiller.com
Rachel Troyer is a policewoman in Sugarcreek, Ohio. It’s a blend of Amish and English and a popular tourist attraction because of the Amish goods available. Rachel has always looked after her three aunts who run a bed and breakfast in their home. Rachel’s aunts are getting older and slowing down—a little—and keeping up with the demands of being innkeepers are taking a large physical toll on the aunts. When Rachel gets them to agree to shut down the inn, she never imagines what their "angels unaware" clause will bring about.
Joe Matthews and his son are trying to pass through Sugarcreek, but a broken down car and a stolen wallet have the father and son down to their last few dollars. When they end up on the aunt’s doorstep asking for shelter, the aunts take the father and son in without any questions. Rachel is suspicious of Joe and the incongruities in his story. She’s been a police officer long enough to sniff out well-woven lies in a story. She knows Joe isn’t who he seems and she fears for the safety of her aunts.
Can she discover the secrets Joe is keeping before her aunts (and Rachel herself) become too attached to let him go?
What a fantastic addition to the Love Finds You series. I love the way Serena B. Miller weaves mystery and intrigue into the story. It kept me up late on several nights trying to find out who Joe really is and why he’s running and hiding. I always enjoy the Love Finds You books, but the elements of mystery in this story made it even better to me. I fell in love with Joe and his precious son, Bobby, from the beginning. While I wondered why they seemed to be running from the law, I had faith in their basic goodness. Joe attracted me with his true concern for his son. Any man who would be willing to die for his son can’t be all bad.
Rachel is smart as a whip and great at reading people. I felt like she would be a good friend of mine if she lived near me. She sees things in black and white so the very gray areas of Joe’s life confuse and annoy her. I loved her tenacity in all the various situations she ends up in.
I don’t want to give away too much that would spoil the mystery surrounding Joe and Bobby. I just know taking some time to read the latest addition to the Love Finds You line of books won’t disappoint you. Enjoy!
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