God’s Love & Faithfulness in the Courtships of Lancaster County

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As I’m preparing for the release (October 21) of Becoming Bea, my fourth book in the Courtships of Lancaster County, I’ve been looking back at responses to the other books in the series. This is what one reader had to say about Courting Cate, the first in the series: Hi Leslie, Just wanted to commend… Read More

Christmas in West Kootenai | An Amish Second Christmas

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In An Amish Second Christmas (released yesterday!!), I was one of four authors who was able to share a unique story about Second Christmas. What is Second Christmas? The Amish Christmas is a simple holiday. Families spend time together, but usually only the children receive presents. (One small present per child.) They do not decorate their… Read More

Promise to Cherish…a novel of sacrifice, faith, and love.

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I’m so excited to share my heart through my latest novel: Promise to Cherish. From my letter to the reader: “Back in the 1940s my ‘daddy’ (grandpa) was among the many young Amish men drafted to fight in World War II. Since he was a conscientious objector, however, he was sent to work at the… Read More

Knit Lessons

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Autumn! I was singing it’s praises earlier this month. I’m still thinking happy seasonal thoughts. For one thing it’s knitting season again! With a nip in the air it’s time to pull out my warm woolies. I’m a knitter, fall is the perfect excuse for putting something new on the needles. This month I discovered… Read More

How to Wear a Crown: Five Gifts Grandparents Can Offer Children

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Proverbs 17:6 “Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.” Until I experienced it myself, I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about. Friends wearing beatific smiles assured me that no other human experience surpasses that of becoming a grandparent. But until little Owen, our first… Read More

I’m An Old-Fashioned, Modern Woman

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I think I figured out why I love the Amish lifestyle. I’m an old-fashioned, modern woman, if there is such a thing. Nothing makes me happier than laying out a big spread of food for people. We have company a few times a week. With six children, a darling daughter-in-law, two grandkids and a few… Read More

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