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Policewoman Rachel Troyer loves peaceful Sugarcreek, where her elderly Amish aunts run the famous farmhouse inn. But when stranger Joe Matthews lands on her aunts doorstep begging for shelter for himself and his son, it s clear to Rachel that he s no tourist. Who is he---and will she be able to keep her heart in check? Author: Serena Miller Format: Paperback, 320 pages PubPolicewoman Rachel Troyer loves peaceful Sugarcreek, where her elderly Amish aunts run the famous farmhouse inn. But when stranger Joe Matthews lands on her aunts doorstep begging for shelter for himself and his son, it s clear to Rachel that he s no tourist. Who is he---and will she be able to keep her heart in check? Author: Serena Miller Format: Paperback, 320 pages Publisher: Summerside Press ISBN: 9781609360023...

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Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio Reviews

  • Amber Stokes
    2019-06-16 09:21

    Just like the cover, this book presents both light and dark: from the sweetness of three older Amish women, a father desperately trying to protect and care for his son, and a woman determined to seek the truth; to the fear of running away from the past, a murder, an undiscovered killer, and a world pressing in on all that is innocent. While this book starts out rather gently, setting the scene with a vague sense of mystery, the second half follows at a faster pace with a lot of intrigue and drama. It was quite a different sort of story, in a good way!There was a lot going on in this novel, and plenty of characters to fall in love with (and some to be very wary of!). The three Amish aunts are so dear and kind, and their unconditional acceptance of a stranger and his young boy is touching. Their niece's desire to protect them at all costs is also very touching. And did I mention that this niece happens to be a policewoman with an overwhelming need to solve mysteries? Cue a mysterious, handsome man on the run (with his son), and you've got the ticket to an unusual and exciting love story!This book is very unique, with authentic, intriguing characters and an interesting plot. I love how the story all tied together, and the epilogue was great...with a cute little twist. I enjoyed my "visit" to Sugarcreek, and I recommend taking a trip to the Sugar Haus Inn through the pages of this book!

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    2019-06-11 02:29

    About this book:“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?”Series: The author is currently working on a sequel. :) {Also created into a highly accurate movie!}Spiritual Content- Hebrews 13:2&9 at the beginning; Many Prayers; The Lord’s prayer is also said; Many Scriptures are quoted & mentioned; Church going; Many Talks about the Amish beliefs & martyrs; Many Talks about God, His will, giving, preachers & bishops; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of Joe’s parents being missionaries; Many mentions of Bibles & scholars; Mentions of God; Mentions of those in the Bible; *Note: Mentions of Satan.Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘heck’, a ‘sucker’, two ‘dumb’s, two ‘screw-up’s, two ‘shut up’s and three ‘stupid’; A bit of sarcasm; A mention of a curse (Joe says it then apologizes); A mention of an obscene gesture; A Fire (semi-detailed); Pain (semi-detailed); Many mentions of deaths, murders, guns, suicides & robberies (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of police stuff (guns are pointed, serial killers, car wrecks, beatings, & highs, semi-detailed); Mentions of drug dealers, drugs & alcohol; Mentions of drinking, drunks & drunk driving; Mentions of bruises; Mentions of going to the bathroom & bladder control; A few mentions of kidnappings, tattoos, gangs & a pierced tongue; A couple mentions of wine;*Notes about animals: An injured horse & shooting it (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a horse’s gas & fresh manure (barely-above-not-detailed); A couple mentions of hunting; A mention of an abused dog. Sexual Content- a barely-above-not-detailed, two almost semi-detailed kisses and a semi-detailed kiss; Touches & Embraces (semi-detailed); Noticing, Smelling & Blushes (semi-detailed); a ‘hunk’; A abused & pregnant fifteen year old (barely-above-not-detailed); A few mentions of a possible affair; Mentions of kissing; Love, falling in love & the emotions; *Note: Mentions of a woman’s perfect body/figure; A mention of a woman’s monthly visitor. -Rachel Troyer, age 30-Joe Matthews, age 32 P.O.V. switches between them {Epilogue in Anna’s} 347 pages~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Pre Teens- One StarNew Teens- One Star (and a half) Early High School Teens- Three Stars Older High School Teens- Four StarsMy personal Rating- Four StarsOkay, I really enjoyed this novel! It was really good. There was a great amount of Spiritual Content, but also a mystery with suspense and adds in a sweet romance—with a police officer with Amish roots. Very interesting. I definitely enjoyed “Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio”. After reading this novel, I watched the movie and was also highly impressed with that movie. It has to be the best book-to-movie adaption I’ve ever seen. I loved all the Aunts, but sweet Anna was my favorite and I loved seeing her POV in the epilogue. The author is currently working on a sequel and I look forward to learning more about it! :) Link to review: https://booksforchristiangirls.blogsp... *BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

  • Teresa Snyder
    2019-06-12 10:09

    This was one of the best Love Finds You books that I have read. Don't be fooled by the cover; although the book is centered around three Amish aunts of the heroine, it is not an "Amish" book. It's a combination of both Amish and English. Joe, a baseball superstar, and his son take refuge in an Amish community. Rachel, whose father was raised Amish, was raised by her three Amish aunts. Although, Rachel did not chose the Amish life, she is respectful of it, and very protective of her aunts. When Joe and his son show up, Rachel is very suspicious of him and is determined to run him out of town. The book is full of forgiveness, love, hope, romance and mystery. There's even a few, didn't see that coming moments. After reading the book, it's easy to see why they are making it into a movie. Serena B Miller is fast becoming a favorite of mine.

  • Stephanie Creedle
    2019-06-16 05:20

    This is my first Amish fiction. And I love it!

  • Kav
    2019-05-23 06:15

    This book has the perfect blend of mystery, drama, humour and romance and Miller has her pacing down pat. She weaves a tight plot out of a multitude of random story threads that all knot together for a surprising, nail-biting and oft times hilarious conclusion.I loved the aunts!!!! Such a wonderful venue for comedy and wisdom! And a great foil for their earnest young niece who thinks she has to control them for their own good. The generation gap -- and in some ways cultural cap -- is alive and well in Sugarcreek, Ohio.Rachel is such a contradiction at times -- struggling to discover who she really is and what she wants out of life. Her sense of family, her ethics and honour are both admirable and frustrating...and totally clash with poor Joe and the secret he is trying to keep hidden. What a wonderful, complicated starting point for their romance. There is so much to keep them apart and yet they can't help but be drawn to each other.And speaking of Joe...sigh followed by a swoon...he makes a very attractive...and vulnerable...hero. Caught in mid-flight, his only desire is to protect his young son but he finds himself wrapped up in a mystery and forced to face a painful past. And he's often at odds with Rachel...but then there are the times when they mesh and sparks fly!This is a fantastic 'lose yourself in another world' kind of read.

  • Christy
    2019-06-06 06:24

    I enjoyed the aunts in this book very much. I just wanted to pull up a chair and chat; very endearing. The part I did not care for was Rachel. I just happen not to like a book that is trying to center around Amish and English people both. I like to read Amish mostly and I want the characters in the books to all be Amish. I just think it balances better.

  • Barbara
    2019-06-17 09:11

    What an awesome group of characters! I loved their quirky personalities but I'm not sure who I liked the best -- Eli or Bertha. Not only did I love the story but how Amish life was explained. I knew all along who would find love, but I didn't know who done it.Thanks for a wonderful adventure.

  • Jerry
    2019-06-04 02:00

    An enjoyable romance that also had a bit of suspense thrown in.

  • Kari Anderson
    2019-06-09 02:14

    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?My Thoughts:This was another one of my vacation reads, along with The Fault in Our Stars. One that I'd heard about and just wanted to read. There were so many things that drew me to this book.1. It was written by a woman who lives in southeast, Ohio - not too far from where I grew up2. It is set in Sugarcreek, Ohio - not too far from some of my family members. We have spent quite a few weekends in the Sugarcreek area, eating and shopping. I feel like I have a bit of a connection to the area.3. It's set in Amish country. I love Amish country and as my faith grows, so foes my interest in religious based books, especially in Amish communities. I love learning about their culture.4. The book was made into a movie that recently aired on the UPTV channel. I have it DVR'd at my mom's house and cousin's house so I can sit down and watch it at some point.Obviously I had high hopes for this book before I even started it. And the book lived up to my high hopes, and beyond. There are so many things I loved about it. It all starts with Joe's little boy. I am a sucker for little kids in books. They always bring so much joy and honesty to the table. I also love the relationship that grows between Rachel and Joe. And then there's the deep faith of the Amish community. The faith is really deep seated in the community, and in this book. There are so many acts that the Amish do that really open your eyes to what you can do to be a better person.But the thing that I loved most about this book was how much I learned about the Amish. We have Amish in our neck of the woods, and my aunt lives in a pretty big Amish community, so we feel like we are pretty well versed in their culture. Of course I made a list to share with my family members, and you. Let's see if I can teach you some of the things I learned:1. The Amish only go to church every other Sunday. On the Sunday's they don't go to church, they spend the day visiting family and resting.2. The Amish only do a collection twice a year - once at communion, the other at the foot washing - They use this money to give to a community member in need.3. Homes are built big enough so that church services can be held in the home. Once the group gets larger than 200 people, they split off and go to another home.4. The Amish community is currently doubling in size every 20 years.5. The one that I was most interested in because it's one that comes up quite often: Amish pay all taxes except Social Security. But, that's not in every case. Amish that are employed by non-Amish businesses have to pay the tax. And Amish that employ non-Amish or youth that haven't been baptized in the Amish community, also have to pay the tax.I really love that Miller spent so much time with the Amish community and really did her research into this book. I will definitely be looking into more of her books in the future!!! I give Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio 5 out of 5 bookmarks.

  • Wanda
    2019-05-31 08:00

    "Giving to others is a joy to the giver." ~EliRachel Troyer is a policewoman who lives in the Englisch world but who also has Amish roots. She has three Amish aunts, Bertha, Lydia and Anna, that she longs to protect and take care of but lately she feels as if she is fighting a losing battle. Her aunts own and operate the Sugar Haus Inn but with their advanced age Rachel wants them to retire. Bertha finds this extremely hard and refuses to turn anyone away because she lives by Hebrews 13:2 which says that we should entertain strangers because we might be entertaining angels unawares. And she refuses to turn away one of God's angels. When Joe Matthews and his little boy show up on their doorstep, they provide them food and shelter in exchange for Joe working around their farm. Rachel, however, has no qualms about making it plain that she is keeping an eye on him. She knows he is running from something and she won't rest until she finds out what haunts his past. But, Joe only wants to live a quite life that allows Bobby to be the little boy he is. Can they start fresh in this quite little community? And, can both Joe and Rachel keep their hearts out of the equation?While this book is considered Amish fiction it's not strictly about the Amish. Most stories about the Amish has an Englischer or two sprinkle into the mix. This story, however, is a full blown mixture of the two. The two main characters are Englishers, along with several other characters, and there are only four Amish characters in total--Rachel's three aunts and their cousin, Eli. Still this book "feels" Amish. It's amazing to me how the two halves can be blended as a whole so seamlessly but Mrs. Miller manages to do just that. Neither side of the story overtakes the other and it makes for one complete, compelling storyline. It contains a beautiful, budding romance and just a tad bit of mystery. I loved it so much I didn't want to put it down. I had to see how it ended and I wasn't disappointed. One of the things that I felt really added to the story was Anna's character. She was fifty-three-years-old and had Down Syndrome. Although I loved all of the characters, she was my favorite. She possessed a gentle, child-like spirit but she was also a very wise woman. I loved that she always snuck up behind people and said "Boo!" while waiting for their frightened reaction.Anna gently touched Rachel's face. In one of her surprisingly insightful moments, she gazed at her with understanding and sympathy. "You are 'fraid for us?"A lump rose in Rachel's throat. "Very afraid.""'Cause you leeva us?" Anna said."Yes, because I love you."That scene really tugged at my heart strings. But that's not the only part of the book that made me stop and gather my emotions. It's full of smiles and laughter, heartwarming moments and tragedy. The characters are the kind that you will love to revisit and long to read more about and the love of the community really comes through on every page. I am so glad I read this book. Serena B. Miller is a new author for me but not after reading this book. It was an excellent start to a beautiful new friendship. One I am looking forward to exploring whole-heartedly. I highly recommend this book, not only to Amish fiction fans, but to fans of contemporary romance as well!Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my honest opinion and I received no monetary compensation.

  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    2019-05-25 06:26

    What happens when Criminal Minds falls into the land of the Amish living in Sugarcreek, Ohio? We have the makings of an exceptional novel in the Love Finds You Series, this time from best-selling author Serena B. Miller. Joe Matthews is tired of running and hiding with his young son, Bobby. Now that his truck has broken down in the small Amish community of Sugarcreek, Ohio, Joe just needs to find a way to make enough money to pay for the repairs to his truck and get back on the road. It would have not been an issue, had someone not stolen his wallet, along with all his credit cards and cash. There is no way he can call anyone right now to have those items replaced because then people would know where he is, and for now, that is not an option.Police officer Rachel Troyer has always tried to maintain peace and order in their small Amish town, and now in the midst of the Swiss Festival, she knows tourists from all over will be descending on them for the next week and she can only hope nothing will go wrong this year. It's not the Amish she has to contend with or even the tourists but the Amish teens who are in their Rumspringa period of running around that has caused her concern. Not to mention her three aging aunts whom she has tried in vain to talk out of running their Sugar Haus Inn and take some time to retire. She can't imagine if something were to happen to one of them in the midst of this time, where she will be putting all her efforts. She just never imagined a strange man and his young boy would be the next guests needing a place to stay.Rachel can trust her instincts enough to know that Joe is hiding something, but she can't figure out what. Her aunts are only too willing to lend them a place to stay and food to eat in exchange for some work that needs to be done on the Inn and surrounding land. But Joe hopes this will only be long enough to pay for the repairs on his truck before he will be on his way. Something that pleases Rachel more than she is willing to admit, however Bobby has had enough of being on the road and just wants a place to call home now. Will Rachel be able to help or hurt them in the end?I received Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio by Serena B. Miller compliments of Summerside Press and Litfuse Publicity for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own. By far, some of my favorite Amish novels are the ones where they blend worlds of the English and Amish seamlessly into one compelling novel you don't want to put down until the end. Couple that with a great mystery as to what Joe and Bobby are running from and you truly have the best of three amazing genres woven together in a masterpiece. I especially love the ending I didn't see coming but LOVE the way Serena closed this one with an exclamation mark on my heart! The best part is this novel is being made into a movie slated to be out in June!!! Hands down a truly deserving 5 out of 5 stars and one that holds a permanent place in my personal Love Find You collection.

  • Gayle Pace
    2019-05-31 05:16

    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.

  • Tammi
    2019-06-03 03:05

    Love and Mystery in SugarcreekRachel Troyer, lives in the middle of Sugarcreek, Ohio's Amish community. Although she is not Amish, her father was, before he chose to leave the Amish faith. After she was left orphaned when she was eleven years old, her three Amish aunts (Bertha, Lydia, and Anna) had taken her in and raised her. Now an adult, she is a police officer in the small town of Sugarcreek, and feels that it is her responsibility to take care of her elderly aunts. The problem is, they are not cooperating with her plan. They own and run a bed and breakfast style inn and they do not understand why Rachel insists they stop taking in guests.After an accident leaves Aunt Bertha injured, Rachel insists no more guests, and they agree, but because they are strong believers in Hebrews 13:2 (KJV) -- Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. -- they insist that they will continue to provide shelter to those that they feel that the Lord has brought to their door.When Joe Mathews and his young son, Bobby, appear on their doorstep they desperately seem to need the help of the aunts. They allow them to stay in one of the cabins, much to Rachel's consternation. In exchange for room and board, Joe makes himself very useful, by doing much of the work that has been needing to be done. Because of this the aunts ask him to stay and continue to work for them.Rachel feels uneasy about Joe, and senses that something is not right about him, but just can't put her finger on what it is. Although she intends to find out. Her investigation turns up nothing and as she spends time with him she discovers that she likes Joe and his son. When she finally figures out who Joe really is, she knows her world is going to be turned upside down, and to make matters worse she has fallen in love with Joe. The book is full of forgiveness, love, hope, romance and mystery. There were even a few surprises thrown in. Now that I have finished reading the book, I really would like to see the movie.**Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio by Serena Miller was provided for me free by Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.

  • ASC Book Reviews
    2019-06-04 04:14

    LOVE IT!!! I never really was a fan of the Love Finds You series, but when I saw Serena B. Miller was the author of this one I HAD to give it a shot! I was NOT disappointed! I absolutely loved Serena's Under a Blackberry Moon, so much so that I jump at the chance to read anything written by her! From the beginning I was intrigued and Serena has this amazing way of writing that keeps me laughing and interested all the way through. I love her God given gift of stringing words together in such an inexplicably awesome way! Whenever there is a moment where the pace begins to slow she throws in another twist that kicks it back up into full gear! And the way she writes about a little kid is excellent! Along with the secrets that unravel in this story a murder mystery is revealed. I always love all of Serena's characters and this is probably some of my all time favorites. This is the the first of her Amish books I've read, and I absolutely love how she portrays these amazing people. The whole concept of an Englischer with Amish relatives is fascinating to me, and I haven't read many books that explore this scenario. I truly fell in love with Joe, Rachael, and the many other characters that make up this awesome story! I could read this again and again and it has made me re-think giving the Love finds you Series, as a whole, another chance...Maybe. I don't really think there can be a better one than this though. I can not wait for another opportunity to read more from Serena who is fastly becoming one of my all time favorite authors!!! Love, mystery, secrets, fascinating back stories, beauty, pain, healing, and SO much more awaits you in Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio. A MUST READ and one of my Favorite Books list picks!!!Songs: "Rock Of Ages" by Johnny Cash, "Before the Morning" by Josh Wilson, and "He Leadeth Me" by The Cluster PluckersSongs etc may be change or added at any time. ~ASCHebrews 13:2~ASC*I received this book for the purpose of reviewing it. This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio. ~ASC

  • Edythe Hamilton
    2019-06-13 09:18

    Rachel Troyer a police officer tries to convince her aunts Bertha, Lydia and Anna to stop taking in guests at their inn, Sugar Haus. She feels they need to retire since they have gotten older, and cannot handle the upkeep any longer.Joe Matthews has left Los Angeles with his son Bobby, because he wants to escape the media sensation surrounding the murder of his wife Grace, who was an actor. He wants to find a quiet place for him and his son to live in peace. Joe did not plan to stop in Sugarcreek, Ohio, but had no choice since his truck broke down and needed repair. He ends up staying at the Sugar Haus Inn for a few days and is not that impressed with the Amish way of life.Being a cop, Rachel immediately becomes suspicious of Joe, thinking he has something to hide or is hiding from someone. One thing that sends a red flag is Joe looks disheveled with his long hair and unshaven beard. She decides it is a good idea to stay at the inn with her aunts to keep an eye on Joe until he leaves. Rachel runs an identification check on Joe and finds no information. With the help of an assistant in the office, she finds Joe’s true identity. He and Bobby have been missing for months and their location is exposed, forcing Joe to run away again.After receiving a threatening call to leave Joe alone, Rachel must now decide whether to help Joe run or convince him to stay in Sugarcreek and face the media. The questions in her mind are did Joe kill his wife? Should I help him to escape?Serena B. Miller’s novel is a story of love, loss, and grievance. It moves from a father's love for his son to a murder mystery. The pace is steady and an easy read. The characters are likeable and the story line is serious, yet humorous in parts. The chapters describing Joe’s experience working in the Amish community could have been condensed through editing. Overall, it was an enjoyable read. I recommend to romance and mystery novel lovers.I received this book free from Summerside Press through the Litfuse Reviewer Program for an honest and unbiased review.

  • Victor Gentile
    2019-05-25 07:03

    Serena B. Miller in her new book, “Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio” published by Summerside Press takes us to Sugarcreek, Ohio and into the life of Rachel Troyer.From the back cover: Love finds youA 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?Let me start off by saying that I sincerely hope that Ms. Miller has a sequel to this story cooking in the pipes somewhere. This story is absolutely terrific! Sugarcreek, Ohio seems like a really nice place to hang out in with the people to meet and the places to see. Rachel Troyer is the kind of cop you always want around and to be friends with. Joe Matthews is a mystery and Rachel doesn’t trust him. Then there is a murder and a killer to catch. On top of that there is the romance. “Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio” is great fun to read. Ms. Miller has a great way of telling the story and moving it along at a nice pace. Her characters are wonderful and she give them life and unique voices. All this and Sugarcreek, Ohio also. A really enjoyable read.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  • Jalynn Patterson
    2019-06-08 08:00

    About the Book: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?About the Author:SERENA B. MILLER is a published writer and former court reporter. She works with her husband in full-time ministry and frequently speaks at local women’s events. The Millers have three grown sons and make their home in southern Ohio.My Review: A sweet, perfect countryside makes up the beauty of Sugarcreek, Ohio, never in your wildest dreams would you expect the Amish people of that area to live anywhere else, but live there they do. With its simplicity and goodness an abundance of crops and neatly kept, family run factories there is no wonder that you might see a buggy clip clopping down the road. The perfect place for Rachel Troyers, aunts to live and grow old. She was so very grateful to God for them and their influence in her life. So much so that she wants them to sell the inn and grow old gracefully. But in spit of all of that and all Rachel has going on in her life, a mystery man comes into town and his first stop is her aunts' inn. Rachel is not very trusting of this mystery man--Joe Matthews, she just knows he has a secret to tell. For a story full of mystery, intrigue, and mild romance, this is the book for you!**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.

  • Amy Bradsher
    2019-05-28 06:06

    Serena Miller totally captures the essence of Sugarcreek, Ohio, and unleashes it on every page of this riveting romance. Never will you confuse Sugarcreek with Lancaster or Lewistown. The differences in the towns and in the Amish who live there are clear, but Miller doesn't stop there. This story isn't just about the Amish - although they play a crucial role in the plot. It's also about the Englisch and their relationships with the Amish. It's ultimately about relationships - about making the ones that you have the best that you can. It's about making choices that honor God and will line up with His will in every aspect of your life - your career, your family, your friends, and your finances.Which is not to say that this is a heavy or boring book - because no statement could be further from the truth. I turned page after page of this story, completely intrigued, waiting to find out about Joe's past and Rachel's future. I couldn't wait to learn how Bobby would react to his new surroundings and when Joe would be able to be himself. It was action-packed, both of the explosive and emotional variety. I couldn't put it down.All of the characters added another layer of depth and interest to the story. Their interactions were fascinating, and each were vitally important to the growth of the Rachel and Joe and the suspense of the story overall. The contrast between Joe's "exciting" life and Sugarcreek's usual calm upped the action ante and made me read even faster.Which is why this book has been turned into a movie. You'll be able to watch it on the UP Channel on June 1. Be sure to check it out!I received a free copy of Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

  • Laura
    2019-06-02 05:11

    Title: LOVE FINDS YOU IN SUGARCREEK, OHIOAuthor: Serena B. MillerPublisher: Summerside PressJuly 2010ISBN: 978-1-60936-002-3Genre: Inspirational/contemporary romanceRachel Troyer is a police officer, but her family is Amish, and Rachel considers it her duty to look after her three elderly Amish aunts, who run a bread and breakfast near Sugarcreek. Rachel is concerned with her aunts overworking, so she talks them into closing the inn. The aunts finally agree, with the stipulation that they would take in needy strangers. Joe Matthews straggles into town on the run with a beaten up truck and his four year old son, Bobby. Joe has a lot of secrets, and is obviously hiding something but the aunts have no hesitation in taking him in. But Rachel doesn’t trust him, even going so far as to threaten him if he didn’t divulge his secrets. When Joe kept his mouth shut, Rachel went looking—but will she be able to find the secrets before trouble comes calling?I didn’t connect with Rachel at all. I didn’t see anything loveable about her. And I didn’t understand Joe. Some of his decisions seemed plain stupid and weren’t explained adequately enough. Like, when his wallet was stolen—why didn’t he contact his bank and credit card companies? He could have done that much without revealing his location. My favorite character in the book was Eli, Rachel’s elderly uncle who lived on a neighboring farm. He was a dear. That said, LOVE FINDS YOU IN SUGARCREEK, OHIO is a sweet romance set in Ohio’s Amish country. The main characters are not Amish, so if you don’t like Amish fiction, you shouldn’t shy away from this book. There is also a bit of mystery and suspense included in the pages of this book. $12.99. 350 pages.

  • Cindy
    2019-06-19 09:17

    Rachel Troyer, lives in the middle of Amish country. She is not Amish, but is related to many of the Amish, her father having left the faith. After she orphaned at eleven years old, three of her Amish aunts had raised her. Now grown and a police officer in the small town of Sugarcreek Ohio, , Rachel's goal is to take care of her elderly aunts. Problem is, they are not cooperating with her plan. They run an Inn, bed and breakfast style place and do not understand why Rachel insists they stop taking in guests. After an accident leaves Aunt Bertha injured, Rachel insists no more guests, and they agree with the provision that they are allowed to help anyone they feel they need to help. They are strong believers in the verse about helping "angels" unaware. Enter the angels, well not literal angels but a young man and his little boy, who desperately seem to need the help of the aunts. They allow him to stay in one of the cabins, much to Rachel's disapproval, and he makes himself of so much use, they ask him to stay on and work for them. Rachel is upset, something is not right with this man, and she intends to get to the bottom of it. Her investigation turns up nothing and at the urging of others she finds herself liking "Joe" and his son Bobby. When she finally figures out who Joe really is, she knows her world is going to be turned upside down, and to make matters worse she has fallen hard for Joe. This was one of my absolute favorite books I have ever read. I love the Love Finds You series and to combine it with an Amish story was like the frosting on a cake. Delicious!! 347 pages $12.99 US 5 stars.This book was provided for review purposes by Christian Bookworm Reviews. No payment was received for this review.

  • Sarah
    2019-05-23 10:05

    This book had my attention from page 1. Honestly, I couldn't stop reading it. From the beginning where we meet Joe Matthew and is his sweet son, Bobby- I knew this story was going to be good. The story starts off with a father and his son trying to leave a past behind for a different future. Only to find that in the middle of this their truck breaks down and they find themselves in Sugar Creek, Ohio surrounded by Amish folks who talk a bit different and have different customs, luckily for Joe and Bobby, a kind man helped them find a place to stay, which then turns into a place where Joe lives with three Aunts for a while and helps take care of their hope. He also meets Rachel, a cop who wants to know Joes story and won't let it rest until she figures out what he's all about and why he's running from his past. The three Aunts are funny and great women. The character development in this story makes the aunts likeable and very relate-able. Rachel however, is the hardest character to relate to, until Joe finds her back story about her why she is so closed and suspicious of trusting others. Will Rachel uncover the mystery of why Joe is really in Sugarcreek?I truly enjoyed my visit to Sugar Creek and learned a lot about the Amish community, customs and culture. If you're looking for a book with an interesting plot, full of character development and dynamic twists and turns, this book will keep you turning the pages! Thank you to Guideposts and SummerSide Press for allowing me to review this book. I was not compensated for a positive review, but received this book for review purposes only.

  • MaryO'Brien
    2019-06-02 04:21

    **This Book is part of my 50 State Challenge**Rachel Troyer is a local cop in Sugarcreek Ohio. Although she is not Amish, she keeps an eye on her three elderly aunts who are. Sugarcreek is well known for tourists coming and going. Many love to buy Amish goods that are made. However, when Joe Matthews shows up, Rachel fears that he is not your ordinary tourists.Joe and his son embark on a journey that leaves them on the door steps of Rachel's aunts. Although Rachel has her suspicions that Joe is hidding something, her aunts decide to help him.What is this secret that has landed Joe in Sugarcreek Ohio?This novel was fast paced! There was always something going on! The hearts that these three women possessed was amazing! They each had their own unique way about them. By the end of the book, I felt that they were part of my family. Rachel being who she is, is very protective of her aunts. Her cop instincts come out when a stranger shows up on her aunts door. The simple humor throughout the book, made it enjoyable. The love story that unfolded was one you hoped for!I fell in love with Joe and his son Bobby! I loved how he always put his son before himself! Not only does this story have a love story, it also has a mystery to be solved!This was my first book in the Love Finds You In Series and I was not disappointed! I loved the short journey that I embarked in Sugarcreek, Ohio! I love forward to the next place I visit....I rate this book 5/5!!

  • Karen Korb
    2019-05-21 08:30

    My Thoughts About The Book: I am a huge fan of Amish life stories. This one was a wonderful, if not a bit unusual read. It was definitely different from other Amish fiction I've read because it was more focused on the Old Order Amish and many of the main characters were "Englischers." It had an interesting mystery subplot threaded into the main plot that really held the reader's attention. This story was well written and very realistic. As the grandmother of two Downs Syndrome grandchildren I loved the introduction of this subject into the Amish world. I did see several characteristics that I felt would be way to difficult for someone with Anna's mental capabilities. Overall the story was very good. I read the book in one sitting from front to back. I just could not put this sweet romance down. In this book the themes of pride, restoration, and forgiveness were dealt with expertly. I would recommend this book to anyone who love Amish stories.Disclaimer: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group and Guidepost Books. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Thanks guys for allowing me this opportunity.

  • J.C. Morrows
    2019-06-02 07:22

    This is a wonderfully written book. I can see why it was made into a movie.The story touches on so many aspects that you do not generally see in an Amish fiction book and, in my opinion, it's beautifully done.Serena B. Miller is an exceptional writer and she blends the Amish characters with the English characters seamlessly. It is clear she is quite knowledgeable about her subjects and you feel an instant connection with them.The story is engaging and intriguing - one that is difficult to put down. I would love to say I read it in one sitting, that's what I really wanted to do, but I wasn't able to carve out the time. However, I did come back to it every spare second I had. Now I can't wait to see the movie. I'm excited to see if the film-makers realize what a gem there already was within the pages or if they try to "Hollywood-ize" the story. Hopefully, since it's being made by Mission Pictures International, they will hold tight to the wonderful message Serena has already written about the healing power of God's Love.Disclaimer: I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

  • Victoria
    2019-06-07 05:07

    This was pretty good. Joe and his son Bobby have been traveling around. He has a story and a good reason why he doesn't want anyone to find him. His wife has been killed. We don't really know how or why, and so the story unfolds as it goes along.We also meet Rachel, who is a cop in Sugarcreek. She has family who are Amish and helped raise her after her father died when she was a young girl (he had left the Amish). She tries to help her three aunts out at an Amish Inn they run that is open to all people, but they may have to close it. Her aunts seem to have a thing for entertaining people because they never know if they'll be entertaining angels. When Joe and Bobby come to town Rachel is very curious to find out what Joe is hiding and why. She pretty much is willing to do whatever she can to find him out (which is a little crazy to read about in the beginning of the story)Everything played out pretty well but there was a story about Rachel and a psychopath mentioned briefly about two times but they never expand on this story which bugged me. Everything else was solved really well and I like how it came together and how the characters developed.

  • Kristin
    2019-05-25 05:09

    I just finished reading "Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio" written by Serena B. Miller. This book took me a little longer to read because I have not had as much free time. But, once I started getting into the storyline, I could not wait to keep reading it.I feel in love with the characters~~Rachel Troyer, her 3 aunts, and Joe Matthews (aka a Micah Joel Mattias) and his son Bobby. Rachel appeared as a tough cop, but deep down she was a decent human being who loved and adored her Amish aunt and would do anything to protect them.The book also focused on how far a dad would go to protect the love of his life~~his precious son. Truly amazing.This book is about love, faith, trust and hope. A hope for a promising future, faith in God and allowing Him to lead you to where He wants you to be, trust in God and in the one's closest to us~~family and close friends, and love of our family and soul mates who are meant to be with each other. I do highly recommend this book to all my die-hard Amish fiction friends;-) Happy reading.

  • Wall-to-wall books - wendy
    2019-05-30 03:09

    Oh I enjoyed this book very much! The storyline was suspenseful and heartfelt at the same time. The plot excellently unfolds. I really liked the little twist of both main characters NOT being Amish but living among them (or family to). This just makes it so much more interesting and original.The character development was great! I fell in love with Joe instantly and never once questioned his integrity (like Rachel did over and over). I also loved Bobby, his adorable young son - both of these characters were very well done. Rachel, on the other hand, annoyed the heck outta me! I think I disliked her for a good half of the book, then finally started to warm up to her. She was so distrusting, to the point of being rude and unlikeable. But her character was suppose to be that way. You are suppose to fall for Joe and not like Rachel till the end - So thumbs up to the author for getting it right. It also made it more interesting and fun that way.I devoured this book in just 2 sittings - it was that good!

  • C.
    2019-05-30 02:08

    Excellent example of what a labor of love an author's first book often is.Love Finds You In Sugarcreek,Ohio is a wonderful Inspirational Amish Fiction story. Living near the largest Amish community in America,I have read many fiction and non-fiction books about the Amish because I find their culture interesting.This book gives some great insights into that culture. It was also a very engaging story with a great mystery element,as well. This is one of those 'can't put down books' that is a thrill to read.I believe that most author's first books are a labor of love,and are generally wonderful,if the talent is truly there,and this book shows that this author most certainly has the talent. I can't wait to be treated to more stories by her,and wish her great success.For those that enjoy 'Amish-themed' stories with a touch of romance,characters you will love and a mystery,as well,this book will be a treat for you.Comment Looking for voting buttons? Sorry, we don't let customers vote on the

  • Mtlusty
    2019-06-18 08:11

    From the cover, this book looks like a sweet, serene Amish love story. Maybe some traditional Amish baking tossed in for flavor. However, this novel has much more within its covers. Rachel, a policewoman, is trying to convince her three elderly Amish aunts to retire from operating their farmhouse inn business. She thinks the work is too hard for them. When a stranger, Joe, pleads for shelter for himself and his young son, Rachel’s no-nonsense training kicks in. Her aunts trust Joe, but Rachel does not, and she spends her time trying to discover his real story. When Rachel and Joe gradually discover more about each other, Rachel finds out that Joe’s story is not at all what she expects. This engaging book has mystery, drama, and suspense, but it also has love, family, and community. This is one of the best books in this inspirational series. It has been made into a TV movie, and I am impatiently waiting for the DVD!

  • Anna
    2019-06-08 10:23

    When a man and his young son become stranded in Sugarcreek, Ohio, many questions arise. Who is Joe Matthews? What is he running from? Why do his manners and his appearance seem out of sync? Rachel, a local police officer wants the answers when Joe and his son Bobby are taken in by her elderly Amish Aunts. Bertha, Lydia and Anna have always welcomed people into their home, as up until recently they had opened up their home to others as an Inn. The Aunts have always lived by the adage that in caring for a stranger, you might just be caring for an angel. This is exactly what they showed toward Joe and Bobby in the kindness and compassion they showered upon them. Part suspense, part romance, lots of love and a happy ending are all wrapped together in this inspiring story. I've had the movie on my DVR for months, and now that I've read the book I can't wait to watch it.