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I am giving away a $25 Amazon gift card, my Christmas of Hope book, and Suzanne Wood Fisher's book, Amish Proverbs in this nice tote bag! Each guest will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a giveaway from each author! The Amish Fiction Multi-Author Panel Discussion and Signing is this Saturday, October 8th, from 2 - 4 at the Clermont County Public Library, Miami Township Branch in Milford, Ohio. Shelley Shepard Gray, Cathy Liggett, Mindy Steele, Laurie Stroup Smith and I will be on the panel!
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Shelley Shepard Gray, Cathy Liggett, Mindy Steele, and I are compiling a list of fun questions we will answer at our Panel Discussion and Signing event next month. There will be giveaways! Please note registration is required. Registration opens on Thursday, September 8 at 10am.
We were married on August 2, 1975 in Findlay, Ohio. It's hard to believe we are celebrating our 47th anniversary! We didn't go away this year but enjoyed staying home. We ate at Texas Roadhouse! Sara and Amanda are at a 5 day respite, so it's nice for them to have lots of fun summer activites to do. It's been a nice break for us too.
I love how the sun rays are shining on us -- looks like heaven is blessing us!
I am busy working on Book 2, An Unexpected Gift, in my Amish Adoption Series. I need to get it finished and off to my publisher.
I am thrilled with my cover for The Amish Mother's Secret! The release date is December 27, 2022!
Lindsay is 40 and single when tragedy strikes. Diagnosed with stage 4, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer, her instinct is to right the wrongs in her life. Her unfortuante childhood with an alcoholic, verbally abusive mother drove her to break free in desperation at the age of 17. While working at a hotel along the beach on the East Coast, she met Harris Manning. He took her breath away and she gave herself to him in love.
Harris' life was already planned out for him. His wealthy parents had urged him to marry the daughter of good friends, someone Harris had known his whole life. Falling for Lindsay had been a dream. His parents convinced him the love affair was a summer fling. However, compelled to wed the woman his parents chose for him, he'd left her to endure a shaky marriage.
Though Harris never knew it, Lindsay found herself pregnant when he left her with no way to care for identical triplets on her own. When the triplets were five months old, she reconnected with an Amish couple--Katie and Roman Yoder--who were unable to have children. The Yoders adopted Amy and Jenna while Lindsay kept Phoebe. She couldn't bear to give all three babies away. In the years that followed, Katie worked hard to keep Lindsay away from her adopted daughters.
After Harris learns his ex-wife intercepted Lindsay's calls years ago to tell him she was pregnant, he rushes to her side, thrilled to discover he's a father. But life rarely gives fairytale endings. Revealing the truth may prove more devastating than the hurdles that came before...and all that will surely come after for a woman fighting for her life.
Last Sunday, at a church event a friend told me how much she enjoyed reading my book, MARRYING MALLORY. I loved hearing this because I never hear anything about my backlist of non-Amish books. I have lowered the prices from $2.99 to 99 cents for MARRYING MALLORY, BECAUSE OF WHITNEY, A FIERY SECRET, NEVER THE SAME, and WHEN LOVE HAPPENS AGAIN.They are the sale price on Amazon, B & N, Kobo, and Apple. They were all published with traditional publishers until I got my rights back (Samhaim Publishers) and Desert Breeze). I got new covers and revised them. I changed the title of one book from No Great Loss to When Love Happens Again.
We had a lovely Saturday with two celebrations. Sara and Amanda had respite weekend and when I signed them up months ago, I didn't realize they would miss the events. Our granddaughter Elena had her First Communion. We are so proud of her. We also celebrated Lila's 7th birthday. There is more…Christina and Bart were runners in the Flying Pig!
It was nice being with family on Sat. again and we had everyone here for Easter. I didn't get pictures. I tried to get a video of the children doing the Easter Egg Hunt but they were too fast. Dillon had the most eggs. We might have him go a few minutes after the rest next year! :)
Amish Baby Snatched is only 99 cents today and through March 22nd! It is available on Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Google, and B & N!
Author Laurie Stroup Smith arranged this wonderful Amish author event on October 8!!!!! I love her graphics she created for us! I wish I would have a new book by October but haven't heard any news about Book One in my Adoption Series contracted by Vinspire Publishing. I'm guessing it will be 2023 when it releases.
New review for JUDITH'S PLACE! Always nice to have something positive to share!
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
"This story opened my eyes more to the Amish community. I love that Judith wants to pursue a dream and until she joins the church is free to go for it. The whole community is inspiring."
This has been a hard time with being ill since Feb. My appointment with Dr. Herms (oncologist) was canceled for today. It's been rescheduled for next week. I am anxious because my family doctor thinks I need a CT scan since I am still coughing. It started in Feb. but could still be from the pneumonia I had.
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I have been ill for several weeks but feeling better now. I'm so thankful to my husband for taking care of cooking and cleaning while I have not been able to do as much.
I'm also excited to read these new reviews for Book 1 in my Dreams of Plain Daughters Series!
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
I loved the blend of the Amish and English life. Grief knows no boundaries, effecting us all in much the same way. I love the strength of this family and of this couple.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Joyful Break
This was a great read with emotions, love, heartbreak, loss of loved ones, trust, worry; everything a human goes through in life. I enjoyed the book tremendously and would recommend her books to anyone ages 15 to 100.
5.0 out of 5 stars A joyful, easy, uplifting read. Enjoy
A very pleasant, uplifting story about struggles, loss , the benefits of family and a simpler life.
Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
I write Amish fiction, Christian fiction, Historical Christian fiction, Contemporary Romances, and Chick-Lit Mystery. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I have 6 wonderful children and 6 adorable grandchildren. I give thanks to God for being a cancer survivor!