MTK and the Prodigal Son

Amish fiction, Amish Holidays Comments: 8

Murder Tightly KnitHave you heard my good news? Murder Tightly Knit is now available in stores and on-line. You should be able to find it where ever books are sold.

So how many of you have perfect family visiting for the holidays? Yeah. I know. Somewhere someone is thinking the same thing about me. Family is precious, and the holidays is a very special time to visit with one another. But families are not perfect.

I’ve always loved the story of the prodigal son (Luke, chapter 15 if you want to re-read it). I love how it talks about real people with real problems. I love how the father waits for the son, then runs toward him when he sees him in the distance. I adore the way the father wraps him in a hug and puts a robe around his shoulders and a ring on his finger. I love how the father longs to celebrate with others–because his son who was lost is found.

giftsIf you read Murder Tightly Knit closely, you’ll find the story of the prodigal son. I think this parable Jesus told is one that a lot of us can relate to, and I wanted to include it in my story of the Amish in Middlebury, Indiana. I wanted to try and describe the love and relief of the parents, the frustration of the other brother, and the repentance of the son.

Murder Tightly Knit is my gift to you this holiday season. I hope that within its pages, you will once again glimpse the grace and love of our Savior.



ps – lots of sales are going on this week in the ebook format. Several of my books are below $3, so check Amazon, B&N, or your favorite vendor.

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8 thoughts on “MTK and the Prodigal Son

  1. Juanita Cook

    This book sounds really good. Will have to check it out and get it.Love the other books of yours that I have read. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. Judy B

    I am looking forward to reading, Murder Tightly Knit. I know it will be another great read. Can’t wait!

    Judy B

  3. Nancee Marchinowski

    I love the story of the prodigal son too. I think we all have family members who have once strayed, but opening our arms to them when they choose to return is reason for celebration. Many of us have family issues, and Christmas can be a time of deep pain regarding loss, division within family members, and wanting everything to be perfect because it’s Christmas. Thanks for sharing and reminding us that life is far from perfect, and the Bible is filled with stories to verify that fact.

    I was finally able to comment!!!

  4. Susan Plummer

    My husband has a friend from the middle east, he explained the reason the father running out to meet his prodigal son is so unique. In Middle Eastern culture the father wait inside of the dwelling, everyone comes inside to him. It is beyond norms for a man to run out to greet anyone. How great is His joy that his child’s return means to The Father. So too does our return to our Heavenly Father.