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
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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 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
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