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
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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
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
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
I’m excited to announce that the third book in my Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series will release November 4. The book is called A Dream of Home and I’m thrilled to share more about it. Book Description Moving to Pennsylvania wasn’t in Madeleine’s original plans. She should still be in California and should… Read More
On Sat., July 19, I spoke at the University City Regional Library in Charlotte, NC. During my presentation, an aspiring author asked me if I had any advice for her. Her question sparked an idea for this blog post. Below I’ve listed the methods I would recommend for aspiring authors. Join a Writers’ Group Find… Read More