Have a super & blessed Sunday, everyone.
I'm on the Coffee Time Romance Blog today. If you leave a comment, your name will be entered in my drawing for a copy of Book 3 in my Amish Series, FLEETING HOPE! Link:https://coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts/why-i-write-amish-fiction/ Book 1 or Book 2 may be substituted if the winner so chooses!
Have a super & blessed Sunday, everyone.
In March 2006, I received 3 contracts within the month from Samhain Publishing! Author Dianne Castell suggested that I should submit to Samhain Publishing, which I will always be grateful to her for this. I was so speechless and happy to receive my contracts, which were for seven years. The titles were NO GREATER LOSS, A FIERY SECRET, and NEVER THE SAME. I learned a lot by being published by Samhain. I had great editors, and I enjoyed working with the cover artists. I made friends with several Samhain authors, and we are still in touch. Here are a few of them: Karen Wiesner, Cerian Hebert, Allie Boniface, and Jennifer Shirk.
Life changes and I started self-publishing my romances in 2012. It's overwhelming at times being in charge of everything, but I have a great support system...my husband, my long-time author friends, and other author friends from my previous publishers, Rebecca Vickery Publishing and Desert Breeze. I appreciate their help in editing, cover designing, formatting and other help with self-publishing. Their names are listed under my Writing Friends here on my blog. But an even more important support I have received has been the Lord. He hears my prayers and answers them the way they need to be...not always the way I want, but the very best answers for me at each time. I'm thankful and happy to be a Christian. God's blessed me with wonderful children, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.
The other week I asked for my rights to all three books. I received my rights back from Samhain Publishing on Wednesday, July 2nd. After I told my news to a close friend, Regina Andrews, she said, "That's a big step towards your independence on this 4th of July weekend." She's right. It is another big step in my writing career.
I'm excited to give two of the books new titles that I think will be much better. I have ideas for new covers, and I'd love to have a sequel to A FIERY SECRET. I always wanted a Catherine Steel Mysteries Series so now might be the time for this to happen!
We had beautiful weather here today in Ohio for the 4th! We went swimming at the old house today and had a picnic there. It was great fun sharing the day with children, grandchildren, and other relatives. Hope all of you have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
I'm having a special summer sale on two of my back list books, MARRYING MALLORY and WHITNEY IN CHARGE. The regular price for each is $2.99 but for a limited time, you can purchase the books for 99 cents each! Both are available for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!
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Marrying Mallory Blurb
Is Mallory Harrington jinxed because her name means luckless? Things have gone wrong for Mallory since she was a small child. All she ever wanted was to have a complete family and live happily ever after. It appears she has it all when she marries Toby Harrington and they have a son. Unfortunately, their marriage ends when Toby has an affair with his law partner. Divorced Mallory doesn’t want to date, so she isn’t happy when her girlfriends try to fix her up with a minister friend. Mallory decides to do something for herself, and get the nose surgery that she's always wanted. What she doesn't expect is her instant attraction to her surgeon.
Sometimes faith is about accepting what can't be changed and grabbing what God offers her. Life must go on.
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Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone!
Fleeting Hope is available in ebook on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Soon it will also be in print! Link here to buy for Amazon and here for B & N!
After her fiancé, Daniel Beachy, died in a buggy accident, schoolteacher Ruth Yoder decided to move out of her parents’ home and into the house he’d built for their married life together. Ruth has lived alone for the past eleven years.
When David Hershberger, a widower, starts spending time with her, Ruth is surprised. David’s children are amazed, too, that their father is interested in their longtime neighbor. Ruth hopes that she and David will become more than friends. But since David lost his wife, Irene, the love of his life and mother of their children, David can’t imagine anyone taking her place in his heart. His children and Ruth’s sister also aren’t so sure that the relationship should develop.
Although Ruth prays that she might finally become a wife, she will follow whatever path God has chosen for her.
After Ruth told David goodbye, she entered her quiet house. She couldn’t stop thinking about David. She’d never felt this way about a man since Daniel. With being a teacher for the past twenty years, she’d taught all of his children, including his firstborn, Peter. David and she had spoken through the years with being neighbors and having parent-teacher conferences. But she’d never thought of him in a romantic way, until he’d taken her to Weaver’s Bakery on that snowy afternoon. Well, of course, it was good that she hadn’t been interested in him when he’d been married to Irene. That would have been wrong. It made her feel old to think how many of her first scholars were married with children. Of course, she was only fifteen when she started teaching. She never expected to teach this long. She’d turned her resignation in before Daniel died. Fortunately, the school board of parents and bishop hadn’t hired a teacher to replace her, so she was able to keep her job. That had been a huge blessing because she needed to have something positive to focus on after losing Daniel.
She’d decided that God had wanted her to continue to teach. Teaching was a rewarding profession; she definitely held the record of teaching the longest in an Amish school. Usually a female teacher only taught until she married. Sometimes a married woman might teach until expecting the first baby, but that didn’t happen often. Married teachers never returned to teaching until all her children were in school.
That had been my plan, Ruth thought sadly.
A chemistry existed between her and David, but was it strong enough for marriage? Perhaps, she shouldn’t have mentioned James to David, but it slipped out when he’d asked if her sister ever played matchmaker. David said she’d be a good mother to James’ children, but he also mentioned the twins would miss her as a teacher. Would David miss her if she left Fields Corner to marry James? Now, she was being silly. James hadn’t approached her about a possible union between them.
I wish David had said more about his feelings and our relationship, but he did agree to come to supper one evening this week. Will he be able to someday move on with his life and consider marriage again? She sighed. It’s hard sometimes to be a single woman....and lonely. I hope it’s in God’s plan for me to be a wife and mother before it’s too late.
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