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 is about to unravel. Will holding tightly to the cords of family keep them… Read more »
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I’m so excited to let readers know that my newest novel, Ties That Bind, releases in TWO WEEKS, on September 8! AND . . . I’ve just received my author copies, so I’m giving away FIVE autographed copies. Ties That Bind, releases Tuesday, September 8, 2015! To enter, you may leave a comment below or you… Read more »
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 »
When I’m writing a novel, one of my goals is to put enough Pennsylvania Dutch into the books that readers get the feel of the language as well as a sense of being inside the Amish world. A few readers have asked for the pronunciation of some of those words. They’ve also asked why different… Read more »
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 »