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May 18, 2014

LOVE FINDS YOU IN SUGARCREEK, OHIO by Serena Miller



 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! 


LOVE FINDS YOU IN SUGARCREEK, OHIO
(Summerside Press)

THE MOVIE

by

Serena Miller

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Serena and Guideposts will be celebrating with a Facebook viewing party


Join Serena and readers on Facebook while you tune in to watch Love Finds You in Sugarcreek to share your thoughts about the movie, chat with other viewers, and win fun prizes. Just use hashtag #LFYSugarcreek to join the discussion on June 1st.

Check your local listing for UpTV (http://up.viewerlink.tv) to find out when it airs in your timezone.


Viewing Party! Win Prizes!
Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Serena Miller




Guideposts Books is excited to announce the premiere of a new film based on the book Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio (Summerside Press) by Serena Miller. The movie, produced by Mission Pictures International and filmed last fall in the actual town of Sugarcreek, will premiere on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at 7:00 PM EDT on Up TV (formerly the Gospel Music Channel). Visit the movie website for more information.

Excited? Help me spread the word! Just share this link and information on your social media along with the hashtag #LFYSugarcreek! Plus, we'll be tracking the hashtag and giving away Amazon & Starbucks cards to people at random who help to promote all throughout the month of May. Winners announced at the Love Finds You in Sugarcreek viewing party on June 1st.






"This is so exciting for Serena Miller and Guideposts! We are thrilled that Up TV has chosen Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio to make into a movie,” said Lenore Lelah Person, vice president and editorial director of Guideposts Books and Inspirational Media. “With Serena’s wonderful story and a beautiful backdrop in Ohio Amish country, fans of the story and the series will enjoy seeing it on screen. For more information read the media release.


UPTV LFYSC.300x250.C.R3For those who are not familiar with the Love Finds You™ series, this will be a great opportunity to introduce them to these uplifting and engaging romances." Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio is one of more than 50 releases in the popular Love Finds You™ series uniquely titled after actual American towns with unusual but intriguing names and combines travel, romance and faith in one package. The series includes both historical and contemporary releases, and each fictional story draws on compelling history or the unique character of a real place. Stories center on romances kindled in small towns, old loves lost and found again on the high plains, and new loves discovered at exciting vacation getaways. Mission Pictures has purchased the movie rights to the entire series and plans to produce additional films based on the series in the future.

OVERVIEW: (from Goodreads)
A mysterious outsider casts a long shadow on Ohio's Amish country. Policewoman Rachel Troyer has always looked after her three elderly Amish aunts, proprietors of a farmhouse inn near Sugarcreek, Ohio. The idyllic town is popular with tourists, who come to sample its famous Amish goods. But one thing is clear to Rachel - Joe Matthews is no tourist. When the bearded stranger lands on her aunts' doorstep, begging shelter for himself and his young son, Rachel is suspicious. Will she be able to uncover Joe's secrets despite her aunts' - and her own - growing affection for him?

 

THE AUTHOR:
Serena B. Miller
I live only a few miles from a flourishing Amish community and am blessed to count many Old Order Amish as friends. Love Finds You In Sugarcreek, Ohio is a natural outgrowth of my on-going fascination with these valiant, flawed people who struggle to live their lives according to their interpretation of the Bible. Once, when I apologized for asking so many questions while researching this book, an Amish father told me that I could ask anything I wanted. “Nothing is forbidden,” he said. He told me that he wanted my book to be accurate. I was thrilled when his family read it and gave me their enthusiastic nod of approval.



Our family, however, also lived for many years in Michigan. My father, a sawyer, told me stories he had heard from old timber men who had cut the fabled giant pine in the Saginaw Valley. Visiting museums and reading about the years directly after the Civil War, when Michigan became the lumber capitol of the world, became a hobby. I was delighted when Revell Publishing allowed me to revisit that era by writing The Measure Of Katie Calloway.
  There are many other books on their way—both Amish and historical. Please know that each one is a labor of love from me to you.

To God be all the glory, forever. Serena

 
MY VIEW:
The Love Finds You collection is not your usual Amish read. They are a little above the ordinary stories of Amish living.  I love all Amish books, but I'd have to say this is at the tops.  The author, Serena B. Miller has written a wonderful, heart warming novel.
 
The story's setting is in Sugarcreek, Ohio.  The reader is taken on living with Rachel Troyer, who is part Amish.   She is Sugarcreek's town cop and takes her job seriously.  She has aunts that she watches over carefully.  While things are going well for Rachel, the bottom fell out when she meets a sweet little boy, Bobby and his father Joe Matthews. To me the dad put things into perspective.  We think of the Amish as not having the terrible things in their life as the ordinary person does.  That is not true.  They have the struggles and problems just like the rest of us.
 
Joe Matthews moves into Rachel aunt's daadi house even though Rachel was very apprehensive about him being around her aunts.  He has such a mysterious past.  Why is he so secretive about his past?   The cop comes out in full force as she does some searching on the Internet.
 
There's so much that can be learned from this book.  Learning to trust, being honest,  learning to let the past in the past and above all trusting in God.  The author did a wonderful job of combining the Englishers and Amish with friendship and learning to love. Little Bobby gave the story such  love and the feeling that he would be a big part of bringing everyone together.
 
If you haven't read any of the Love Finds You novels, I would totally recommend that you start adding them as a collection for your Kindle or your book shelf.  You will find a peace in your heart.  The novel gives you the feeling that your have a home in the midst of the little town called Sugarcreek, Ohio.  
 
Join the journey of Joe, Bobby, Rachel and the aunts as they go by their daily lives.  You won't be sorry.
 
Compliments to Ms. Miller for a job well done.
 
I received a complimentary copy of LOVE FINDS YOU IN SUGARCREEK, OHIO by Serena Miller from Litfuse Publicity Group for my honest view.  No other compensation took place.
 
I would give this book a strong 5 Cups of Sugar.
 
LINKS
http://www.amazon.com/Love-Finds-You-Sugarcreek-Ohio-ebook/dp/B006VCMBJY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400436202&sr=1-1&keywords=love+finds+you+in+sugarcreek+ohio
 
http://bemiown.blogspot.com
 
http://serenabmiller.com
 
 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/941024687
 
http://www.shelfari.com/books/15219962/Love-Finds-You-in-Sugarcreek-Ohio/readers-reviews
 
 
 
 
 


 

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