I’m currently reading Thrill of the Chaste: the Allure of Amish Romance Novels, by Valerie Weaver-Zercher. The book is a scholarly examination of the Amish romance novel and includes information the author has gleaned from readers, authors, publishers, and the Amish themselves. The focal point of the book is “. . . why chaste texts… Read More
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Where do you spend most of your evenings? Sitting at your kids’ soccer practice? Going through the drive-through because your day was too busy to cook? I’ve found myself at both of those places before. Where do you think an Amish family finds themselves? Around the dinner table—a table filled with all types of good… Read More
Giving up control is really hard for me. It’s why I never was any good at skiing—I never wanted to go too fast. Going fast puts you at risk, you know. There’s a chance of falling. Yet, of course, the consequences of choosing not to sail down the hill are great. Going slower hurts your… Read More
Have you ever been to a place where you stepped through the door and knew you’d come upon some place special, knew you’d come back, and knew this place would be a forever deposit in your memory bank? That’s how felt when I walked through the doors of the West Kootenai Kraft and Grocery. It’s… Read More
People ask me why I write Amish romance novels. While my ancestors weren’t Amish, my father was a German immigrant, who came to the United States along with his parents and siblings in 1929. He once told me the Amish speak a dialect that is similar his German relatives. That connection resonated with me, and… Read More
Don’t you love a new month? I love flipping the calendar page, love spring, and I especially adore the days leading up to and following Easter. New beginnings are important, and we are created anew each time we remember His sacrifice. Now that you’re once again a New Creation in Him, I want to challenge… Read More