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New Amish Romance Release

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I’m doing the snoopy dance today. Why, you ask? Because today my 5th book from the Indiana Amish Brides series is available in stores. The ebook will release on Feb. 1, but until then you can order print copies from the usual culprits:

Amazon       B&N       Harlequin

It will also be on shelves in most neighborhood Walmarts.

For some reason I keep embracing humor more in my romances. Susannah and Micah’s story is about how we perceive someone when we first meet them, and how that perception can change with time. It’s a story about second chances, and of course it’s also a story of God’s grace. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. My prayer is that in some way God will use my words to bless your heart. 

Should you feel so inclined… reviews posted to Amazon and Goodreads are especially helpful–and remember a short review is fine!

    So let’s celebrate with a giveaway! My prize package includes a quilted wallet (Amish made), a hot pad with recipe (from Millers in Ohio), an Amish drawn card, and a postcard from Shipshewana. If you’d like to be entered to win, just comment below. We had fun giving away 10 ebooks last post. I really enjoy hearing from you all.

    If you’re on social media and would like to share this giveaway, I’d appreciate it.



    Announcements for this week

    • The February special in my on-line store is a free book with every order. Purchasing a craft item? This is IN ADDITION to the book you request with your order. Purchasing an autographed book? This is in addition to that book. No coupon code necessary.
    • Midnight Strike released on 1-3-20. This is novella #2 in my Cyber Division series, and it’s a brand new 60 page story. I hope you’ll give it a try. You can find it on Amazon or any ebook retailers. 
    • Dead Wrong is still available in print and ebook, and you can purchase autographed copies from my on-line store. Order only the book or pair it with a Texas package and shipping is always free. Check it out here.


    MFB and a Give-away

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    mfbMurder Freshly Baked has released! It should be arriving at your local store soon, and it is available now through all on-line outlets as well. You can find all the purchase links here.

    A few things I want to share with you about this book:

    * I had a lot of fun researching PIE

    * One of the subplots for this book is about cancer research and treatments

    * You will also get to meet Mocha, a service dog who helps people with PTSD. This was truly amazing, and everything you read about Mocha is true. You can learn more about ICAN here.

    * This entire series takes place at the Amish Artisan Village, a fictional location based on the Essenhaus in Middlebury, Indiana.

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    This week I wanted to share with you a little bit about my newest release, Protected.

    This is book 2 in my Jacobs Family Series. Book 1, Hidden, was about Dana–who works for Homeland Security in Taos, New Mexico. Successful in her job, it’s not until she’s up against a desperate criminal that she realizes her needs for others and her need for faith.

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    Protected is about Erin, Dana’s sister. She lives in Livingston, Texas–the town they grew up in and operates an animal rescue service. Erin is actually more comfortable with stray animals than she is with people, which is sort of understandable given all she’s been through in her life. When she answers an emergency call and heads out into the East Texas woods, she finds more than she unexpected. She finds a whole different life. Will she have the courage to embrace it? Can she rediscover the faith of her childhood? And what of Travis Williams, her social worker. How does he fit into the picture?

    Protected is a completely separate story from Hidden, and you don’t need to have read Hidden first. Together these books are the stories of two sisters, the hurt they’ve endured and how God brings friends, faith, Godly men, and hope back into their lives. Hidden is available in print ($11.99) and ebook ($0.99). Protected is currently available in ebook ($3.99), and I will be offering it in print before the end of the month. Prices are correct at the time of this post, but please confirm before you hit the purchase button.

    Thank you so much for supporting Christian fiction.




    VC Book Spotlight, Christmas

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    asacChristmas Books, VC Book Spotlight

    I thought I’d spend the next few weeks introducing some of my writing to you wonderful folks who stop by my blog. If you’ve been here all along, you’ll be familiar with most of these. If you’re new, then you might find something you didn’t know about. Either way, I hope you enjoy the spotlights.

    Who doesn’t love a good Christmas story? A Simple Amish Christmas was the first Amish book I published. At the time, I hadn’t visited an Amish community Continue reading

    Amish Book & Specials

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    Special Prices, Amish Books


    Haven’t the last few weeks been fun? I loved having Lynette Sowell and Kate Lloyd join us. The winners for those two give-aways are–

                • Cathy Carmelle – Lynette’s books
                • Carol Bradford – Kate Lloyd’s books

    This week I wanted to share with you a couple of specials. My novella, Where Healing Blooms is now available as an individual ebook at Amazon, B&N and all ebook retailers. This story was my contribution to An Amish Garden. I very much enjoyed writing Emma’s story, the story of a woman who God still has a plan for–in spite of the fact that she feels like she has lived her life.

    Amazon and B&N are also running a First in the Series sale. According to my publishers, Falling to Pieces will be $1.99 through the weekend, and A Promise for Miriam will be on sale through next week. If you haven’t tried these books, I hope you will. If you have tried them, please share this post with a friend. And for you folks who only read paper books, I’ll have a special to share with you next week. We’ll also have Beth Shriver visiting us and giving away a book. So be sure to check back!



    Books, books and . . .

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    For the month of March we are focusing on books! I am an avid reader, and I think most of you are too. Below I’m going to share 3 of the books I’ve read recently. In the COMMENTS section (button is near the title of the blog) feel free to share something you’ve read recently. I’m sure others would be interested.

    513WR0EvMkL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Year of Plenty. I don’t read many nonfiction books, but I really enjoyed this one. It’s the story of a Presbyterian preacher and his family. They decide to change some of their consumer habits. Their motto becomes Continue reading

    Birthing a Book

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    MSB webAll Things Amish – The Birth of A Book

    I suppose “birthing” an Amish book is the same as birthing any other book. The process is long! I receive lots of reader mail asking WHY it takes so long for a book to come out! That’s a good question.

    Just last week I turned in Murder Simple Brewed – again. Yes, I’ve turned it in before! lol. Every Continue reading

    Fiction Spotlight, Cats and Dogs

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    Mid-week Inspiration: Fiction Spotlightdog

    I haven’t done a fiction spotlight in quite some time. I read a lot, and I enjoy passing on little gems that I find. Jim Kraus definitely has written 2 wonderful books.

    This book was absolutely a joy to read. I wasn’t sure I’d like a book where a dog talked to God, but Jim handles this so well that I was pulled right along into the story. It Continue reading