Cindy Woodsmall


I'm so glad you decided to stop by my website. I never imagined when my first book was published in 2006 that connecting with readers would become my favorite part of writing. I hope you'll take a relaxing breath and a sip of your favorite drink, then spend some time getting to know my books and me. And I'd be pleased if you'd connect with me so I can get to know you as well.

Plain Talk Blog: News & More

Featured Posts:

Amish Christmas at North Star Giveaway!

Amish Christmas at North Star

Hello, Reader Friends ~ I’m so excited to share with you about a latest release–Amish Christmas at North Star. It’s my first fiction compilation book and it’s now out! It was an honor to write on this heartwarming collection of short stories with four wonderful authors: Mindy Starns Clark with her daughter Emily Clark, Amanda Flower, and… Read more »

Ties That Bind and Amish Wall Hanging Giveaway!

Ties That Bind

The winner of this giveaway was Betty K. of Lexington, South Carolina. Congratulations, Betty. Each new season brings joy and often respite, but it seems by the end of it, we’re ready for the next season. Will Ariana be ready for the next season that will face her?    Ariana’s comfortable Old Order Amish world… Read more »

Ties That Bind Giveaway ~

Ties That Bind

The winners of this giveaway were: Lori Mason, Martha Burke, Charlene McDonnough, Kristen Lehman, and Christina Rolsma. Although I didn’t get a chance to post the winners name until now, almost the end of October, the winners received their books the middle of September.  THANK YOU to everyone who participated. I’m so excited to let… Read more »

FIVE Book Giveaway for 21 Days of Grace!

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Congratulations to our FIVE winners! Thank you to everyone who participated and left wonderful and encouraging comments! You’re the best! Our grand-prize winner is Mary Gail, and she’ll receive five books. Our four other winners will each receive a copy of21 Days of Grace, and they are Kathleen Berman, Alberta Kliem, Emogene Oliver, and Marion! Again, congratulations!… Read more »

Recent Posts:

Hope Crossing Giveaway

1. Hope Crossing

  One sunny spring day, my husband and I were welcomed into the home of an Old Order Amish woman. Her old brick farmhouse was filled with her people, except for my husband and me. They talked among themselves in their “native” language, Pennsylvania Dutch, but when they spoke to us, they used English. The… Read more »

Party, Sharing, and Win an Amish-made Wall Hanging . . .

Amish-made wall hanging-A Love Undone

This giveaway is now closed. THANK YOU to everyone who participated!! Congratulations to Bonnie of Warren, Minnesota! She is the winner of the Amish-made wall hanging and an autographed copy of A Love Undone. Join me TUESDAY for a Facebook party to celebrate the release of A LOVE UNDONE! I’ll chat with you live on… Read more »

Giveaway and a Great Deal


  A Love Undone, releasing September 9, is a fictionalized account taken from some events that happened within the Amish community. It’s a story of good people living by faith and love, but they are also snared by heartache…and temptation.  This novel has been on my mind and heart for a lot of years. The… Read more »

A Love Undone Giveaway

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Congratulations to the five winners, each winning a two-book set which includes The Dawn of Christmas and A Love Undone: Joan of South Dakota, Brenda of Mississippi, Donna of South Carolina, June of Texas, and Cheryl of Iowa. *A Love Undone Releases September 9, 2014! My desire to write what I used to call “Andy’s… Read more »

Amish Lifestyle, Food Preparation, and a Giveaway


A couple of questions I’ve fielded numerous times are: why do the Amish use prepackaged foods in their recipes? Don’t they care about their health and that of their families? Is it authentic for a culture as old fashioned as the Amish to cut corners by using prepackaged foods? I’ve talked to several Old Order… Read more »