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I am over-the-moon excited to announce that Amish Christmas memories is now available in stores. Woohoo! Three cheers for Christmas novels.

What a lovely story to start the holidays off with. ~Deana

I LOVED Amish Christmas Memories ~Kav

There’s something about a Vannetta book that draws me in. ~LW

This was my first amnesia story to write, and I have to say I had way too much fun doing so. But the thought is intriguing. Who are we without our memories? How much of our identity is tied up in our past? And when that’s gone, wiped clean, how do we find the courage and faith to move forward? I hope that you enjoy Rachel and Caleb’s story, and that it brings some extra bit of Christmas joy into your reading.

In other news, I now am offering autographed copies of some of my releases in my on-line store, VC Boutique for readers. I’ve also paired books with handmade items, and the shipping is always free. For a limited time, spend $20 and receive $5 off–spend $50 and receive $10 off. No coupon code necessary.

I’m planning several Flash Giveaways to celebrate my new release. Watch Facebook and Twitter for details. Also, scan down this page and you’ll find my December Rafflecopter giveaway. Thanks again for stopping by. I pray that you have a special Christmas season and that the birth of the Christ-child fills your heart with joy.



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Today is my book birthday! I’m so excited that Amish Christmas Memories is now available in stores. (The ebook will release on 12-1, so hang on dear e-readers.)

I can’t say that in 2010 I imagined releasing 30 books in 8 years. At the time, I was thrilled that someone wanted to publish A Simple Amish Christmas. I think it’s fitting and right that my 30th release should also be a Christmas story.

I’m often asked why people read Amish.

“I don’t get it–what’s the allure?”

For me Christmas is a perfect example of why we admire the Amish lifestyle. It’s at Christmas that many of us feel rushed or stressed, financially strapped, tired, lonely, and maybe even a little sad. I think those emotions are all normal, and sometimes it’s because in our minds we imagine a fairy-tale Christmas. For me it’s a cross between It’s A Wonderful Life and Elf.

Amish fiction, and especially Amish Christmas books, remind us that this is a holiday about our faith, that it’s okay to keep things simple, and that the best way to fight loneliness is to be a friend to our neighbor. Those are just a few of the topics I tackle in Amish Christmas Memories. So what about you? What’s your favorite type of Amish story? Leave a comment and one winner will be pulled to received an autographed book. Last post’s winner was Gail H.



Announcements for this week:

  • We’ll be celebrating my new release with a “12 days of Christmas” giveaway on Facebook and Twitter. So if you’re on either of those sites, feel free to join us. The giveaways will begin on Monday, November 26th.
  • We’re having another sale in my VCReader’s Boutique.  Click here to browse my items and remember that I add new items several times a week. Use coupon code HOLIDAY15 for 15% off, and it’s always free shipping. All crafted items now let you CHOOSE which book you’d like to go with it.
  • I’m going to Ireland, and I’d love for you to go with me. This trip is for writers, friends of writers, or readers who want to come and hang out with me and Amanda Flower. Details here.

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