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Autumn and the Amish

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Autumn and the Amish I love autumn. The crunch of dry leaves. Crisp mornings. The smell of wood smoke. And the harvest. Years ago, I used to can fruits and vegetables and make applesauce in September and October, but as my kids got busier and busier with school and activities, I couldn’t keep up with […]

Farm Lit, Amish Lit

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Over the past several years when editors asked me how to describe the Farm Fresh Romance series I was writing, I’d say it was something like Amish fiction—but not. I didn’t give that answer simply because Amish was popular and no one had a clue where my stories fit. I really do think there is […]

Gardens and Trowels and Seeds, Oh My!

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Have you noticed the new lifestyle trend where everyone wants to grow some veggies? It’s now considered more IN to have heirloom tomatoes growing in a planter on your apartment balcony than to own the latest designer handbag. More folks are perusing seed catalogues and bedding plant nurseries than ever before, itching to get their […]

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