Unfortunately, Amazon is going to raise the prices of print books very soon, so I ordered my self-published books before I have to increase the prices. I should have ordered my non-Amish books but I still can before the price goes up.
Identical triplets separated at birth. Two different lifestyles. Two different mothers. One goal. When Lindsay Prescott finds out that she has stage 4 lymphoma cancer, she resolves to right a wrong in her life by telling her daughter Phoebe that she is a triplet and that her sisters were raised by an Amish family. The sisters are understandably hurt. They endeavor to make up for lost time by spending lots of time together. However, Katie, the Amish mother, is terrified that her daughters will leave the faith and turn *Englisch*. Can love and understand bridge the gap and bring two hurting families together?
Masterfully done story, Diane. The characters were well developed. You could just feel the pain and joy experienced. Now you need a sequel! :) I would love to hear what happens next among the characters.
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I LOVE my cover for Book 2 in my Amish Adoption Series!
RELEASE DATE: JULY 27th
EMT Jenna Zimmerman is happily married to handsome Eli, but feels crushed that no babies are in their future. When Jenna gets called to a buggy accident, she helps to transport a young teenager, Isabella, and her fiancé Justin to the hospital. When he dies, Isabella wants to keep her pregnancy a secret because she fears her strict parents will kick her out of the house. Jenna becomes a close friend to Isabella. Eli and Jenna belong to the Old Order Amish while Isabella is a part of the conservative Swartzentruber Amish community. Her parents don’t like the more liberal Old Order Amish.
Confused, Isabella doesn’t know what to do about her baby. She doesn’t want to get married to give her baby a father, but is troubled how she can raise a child on her own. If she leaves her community, she can keep her secret and give the baby up for adoption. Or she could ask Jenna to adopt her baby and make her parents unhappy about her choice. She realizes this decision might cause her not to have a home to return to after the baby is born.
Will Jenna and Eli want to adopt Isabella’s baby or decide to wait to get pregnant themselves?
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The Amish Mother’s Secret
Reviewer: Chery Hart
The Amish Mother’s Secret is much deeper of a story than I expected. The elements of faith and unconditional love hold such importance in this heartbreaking and heartwarming story. And don’t miss the author’s personal info at the end! I was quickly immersed into Lindsay and Phoebe’s lives and empathized with them and what they went through. Secrets are revealed and changes the trajectory of several lives. I enjoyed this touching story and the various characters. Though I didn’t like some of them, I understood them, and wanted their faith to grow. This is a touching and meaningful story centering on family, faith, and forgiveness. I love a story that keeps me turning pages and characters who feel like friends. It pains me a bit to leave these new friends behind. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions are 100% mine.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Story, Highly Recommended
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2023
A Beautiful Story, Highly Recommended
Diane Craver writes a beautifully poignant story of heartbreak, illness, faith & joy.
A younger Lindsay, is forced to give up two of her triplets for adoption, as she can barely care for one. Years later, after being diagnosed with stage IV cancer, Lindsay reunites with the triplets father & sets out to find her other two daughters. The story unfolds with hostility coming from the adoptive mother & shock from the adopted triplets, as they find out the true story of their birth. Ms. Craver writes with feeling, as she pulls from her own emotional journey with cancer. A well written book, with believable characters, is a must read.
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March 7th is my chat for Book One, The Amish Mother's Secret, on the Keeping Up With the Amish Facebook group! Hope you can join me from 8 pm to 9 pm!
My daughter Christina helped me with the Google registration form for my Amish Adoption Team! I'm happy to have 17 amazing readers on my team. I wasn't expecting to have this much interest because I only mentioned it in my newsletter. I didn't share the team information with my FB groups.
I'm sharing a new review from one of the team members and another one from an Amazon reader.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book
"This author is new to me, but now I want to read her other books. I enjoyed her style of writing, it seemed so natural. This book is a must read for those who like Christian Amish fiction. I received a copy of this book and these opinions are mine."
5 stars by reader, Tammy Layton - Pure Love
"Once I started this book I couldn't put if down. Its a feel good story about family,love,secrets,and sickness. Everyone has secrets of some type and we all believe we do what's best. A great live story and story of adoption redemption and Gods love for us all."
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2 January Birthdays!
Amanda turned 33 on January 8th and Dillon's birthday was on the 9th. He's 11. We celebrated both birthdays on Amanda's last Sunday! It was a fun time with delicious food.
Love these reviews!!!
5 stars - Heartfelt and Discovering Family
Reviewer - Marilyn Ridgway
The Amish Mother’s Secret is a heartfelt and heartbreaking story. Diane Craver intertwined of the English and Amish in her books is beautifully penned once again in this extraordinary tale.
My emotions and heart went out to Lindsay Prescott for her present pain as well as the past along with her daughter, Phoebe. Phoebe desire to have a family gave way to more than she ever expected. Once the secret is revealed there is dashing hopes, anger, unexpected discoveries and so much more. The characters are all well developed with a range of personalities, emotions and levels of faith. There were plenty of exciting moments along with individuals releasing their concerns and pain to God. Harris thought gave him the strength to face the future when he knew, “God can bring joy and beauty out of of my mistakes when I release them to Him.”
Craver created another story filled with family, faith, healing, forgiveness, new beginnings and romance among several. There’s depth to this story that readers will discover while reading with the author sharing personal information at the end to make this one of the most heartfelt stories I’ve read. I look forward to the next book by Craver.
5 stars - A Book Life Changing Situations
Reviewer - Shirley Chapel
Of all the books I could have picked to be my first read for 2023 I’m so glad it was this one I chose. I found it to be a beautiful warm hearted emotional book. There is a lot of things happening in this story but it all came together so beautifully at the end. The Author Diane Craver blended into the story a lot of her own experiences she had gone through with the same type of cancer that main character Lindsay Prescott had. I thought the characters were warm and supportive of each other, well except for one of them. I appreciate that the Author is an Ohio writer because I enjoy supporting writers from my own State. I was quickly drawn into this amazing story and it held my attention to the last page. The Amish Mother’s Secret is a story about life’s changing situations, forgiveness and trusting God with your future. The way this book ended I’m thinking there may be more books in this series and I hope I’m right. Readers of Amish Fiction, Christian Fiction , Contemporary Romance and fans of the Author will appreciate this book. I recommend it and it left me with a feeling of contentment after I read the last page. I purchased my own copy so a review was not requested. I gave my honest opinion about the book in the comments I made here in this review.
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!