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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?

©2014 Shelley Shepard Gray (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Hopeful

What did you love best about Hopeful?

I really loved all the characters. I enjoyed the interaction.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hopeful?

The conclusion for Miriam and Junior.

What about Robynn Rodriguez’s performance did you like?

She did an excellent job with all of the characters.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I felt the emotions of the folks as they went through their trials. I especially enjoyed Miriam and the Byler family.

Any additional comments?

As always I look forward to future publications by this author.

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