The Amish believe in non-resistance—not only do they believe in not participating in wars, but they also believe in turning the other cheek in day-to-day conflicts. Several years ago I came up with the idea of placing a modern American military family next door to an Amish family in Lancaster County. What would happen when… Read More
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I have an Amish book coming out next summer … and it’s a pretty yummy book. I received an editorial note from my editor Kathleen at Harvest House. And you can guess what I’ll be working on for the next two weeks … edits. I had a few favorite parts in this letter from her:… Read More
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
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
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