Cindy Woodsmall

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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.

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Seasons of Tomorrow Release Day Contest!

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I’m so excited to announce that the last book in my Amish Vines and Orchards series, Seasons of Tomorrow is out! It is available TODAY in stores and online! Thank you so much to all my readers who have followed Rhoda’s  journey this far, and thank you to the new readers who are just beginning the journey!… Read more »

Giveaway and Celebration! (Now closed)

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Seasons of Tomorrow releases NEXT WEEK, Tuesday, April 15! In an early celebration, I’m offering a special giveaway! Romantic Times gave Seasons of Tomorrow four stars: Wonderful fourth installment…sweet characters who will do anything for their family, even if it goes against everything they believe in. So I’m going to giveaway FOUR copies of Seasons… Read more »

Amish and Bible Study, and a Giveaway

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A question I’m often asked is whether the Old Order Amish are allowed to have private Bible study or group devotionals outside of church. The Amish community is quite diverse throughout the states where Old Order Amish live, so it’s possible there are a few Amish districts who have bishops that do not want their… Read more »

Kitchen Tables Part 2 and Four-book Giveaway!

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Last week I shared about kitchen tables I’ve had since I was a young married woman. I gave away a set of all four books in the Amish Vines and Orchards series. The winner of that giveaway was Robin of Raleigh, North Carolina. This week’s post is written by Miriam Flaud, my Old Order Amish friend… Read more »

Kitchen Tables, Recipe, and Four-book Giveaway!

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Kitchen Tables ~ Almost all of us have some type of kitchen table. I picked out my first kitchen table over thirty-five years ago. As a young married woman with no children, I thought the style and color of the table itself was important. But I learned that many of the best parts of life… Read more »

Recent Posts:

Fun on the Farm by author Katie Ganshert

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Dear Readers, I have a treat in store for you. Today’s guest blogger is Katie Ganshert! She’s a wife, mom, and an award winning author whose first book came out in 2012. She and I share the same wonderful publisher and editor. If you’re not familiar with Katie, I think you’ll be grateful to learn… Read more »

Dreams by author Cara Putman

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Hello, readers! I hope you have enjoyed your Christmas and New Year holidays! This week’s blog is a guest post from writer friend Cara Putman. Cara is the author of 17 Christian fiction books, including her latest Shadowed By Grace, which just released on January 1st! After Cara shares a reflection on dreams and writing,… Read more »

Special Christmas Giveaway!

Blog Giveaway for 10-22-13 Three Hardback C-novellas take two

Update: This giveaway is over. The winners are Gail and Laurie. Congratulations, you have each won a set of Christmas in Apple Ridge hardcover novellas! I hope you are staying warm and safe during this very cold December! For this week’s blog giveaway, I’m going to draw TWO winners, each will receive a three-book set… Read more »

7 Tips for Celebrating Christmas Like the Amish

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Update: This giveaway is over. The winner is Fraulein Adkins. Congratulations, Fraulein, you have won a framed print of an Amish painting from Rachel’s Country Store! It’s December and reminders of Christmas are everywhere! I’m often asked about how the Amish celebrate holidays such as Christmas. A few weeks ago, I shared a post titled… Read more »