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On reading and writing Amish fiction


I recently asked readers what they like most about reading Amish fiction. Here are a few of the answers: Amish fiction transports me to the simpler life that I wish I were living in with my family. The beautiful, rural settings always leave me with a sense of peace. I love their lifestyle, their faith,… Read More

Summer Beach Reads


Need some good summer beach reads? Well, you’re in luck! I have a few recommendations from the ladies who review over at Destination Amish. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to sit down under a shade tree with a stack of books, a hungry imagination, and a curious mind. Summer, to me, is all… Read More

More thoughts from an Army wife


I’ve been thinking about war a lot lately, which might seem odd for someone who writes about the Amish, who practice nonresistance*. Let me explain. One of the reasons is that April 25th was the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, and May 8th was the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II… Read More

Between the Pages of a Book | Reviewing Tips!


I first started my blog because I love reading and I had heard about a site that gives bloggers advanced copies of upcoming books. My first thought was, seriously? How cool would it be too get a free book in exchange for a review? I have always left reviews for books that I have purchased… Read More

The Amish and the Military | Sneak Peak at ‘Amish Promises’


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

Fiction in the Works: Amish + Sunshine + Pies!


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

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