cover image Christmas in Sugarcreek

Christmas in Sugarcreek

Shelley Shepard Gray. Avon Inspire, $16.99 trade paper (272p) ISBN 978-0-06-208976-2

Goody-two-shoes Judith Graber has always helped out in her parents’ store, gotten good grades in school, and pitched in at home, but has never felt like anyone was looking out for her. When hometown bad boy Benjamin Knox comes back and starts working at the store, he treats Judith with the caring and consideration she craves. An Amish community backdrop adds homespun sweetness, with a focus on simplicity and family that’s never heavy-handed. Fans of Gray’s Seasons of Sugarcreek novels will especially appreciate the cameos by familiar characters, but new readers will have no trouble starting the series here. (Nov.)