Today’s post is by Meg Moseley, a friend of mine who authored When the Sparrows Fall and the newly-released Gone South. She used to write human-interest pieces for a suburban section of the the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and she was a homeschooling mom for a lot of years. She will join us here on my blog regularly,… Read more »
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It’s a pretty well-known fact that the Amish are excellent quilters. But when you stop to think about it, that fact seems a little bit odd, doesn’t it? The Amish are a people who emphasize living plain, and yet they create these extravagant, gorgeous quilts. Why is this?
I have SUCH an exciting giveaway for you! I asked some of my author friends who write novels about the Plain community if they’d like to participate in my giveaway, and I received a great response. I have SIXTEEN books to give away! Thanks to the generous authors we all love, I will give four books to four winners! Continue reading to find out more.
UPDATE: This giveaway is now over. Random.org was used to select the winners. Congratulations to Nora Boy, Rachel Waldridge, and Pat Shrader. Today, I’d like to share a portion of an interview and a book giveaway! The winner will have the chance to choose one of any of my books, including my most recent… Read more »
UPDATE: This giveaway is now over! Congratulations to Kerri Williams Ruth. Kerri has won a copy of Pioneering Today–Faith and Home the Old Fashioned Way, by Melissa K. Norris. This week’s post is from blogger and author, Melissa K. Norris. She’ll give some great pointers on how to grow your own kitchen herbs, even if… Read more »
The Winnowing Season is now available! I’m offering a giveaway of an Amish-made wall hanging and an autographed copy of The Winnowing Season. All you have to do to enter is share about my new release on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, your blog, or leave a review on any number of places where books are sold! Continue reading to find out more.
The Winnowing Season releases in just THREE weeks! I’ve received my author copies, and in celebration, I’d like to share the first chapter and a giveaway of books one AND two in the Amish Vines and Orchards series to two winners!
Last week, I posted about the different types of heating stoves the Amish use to keep their homes warm through the winter. In The Winnowing Season, Rhoda is excited to rebuild her canning business in the new Amish settlement in Maine. After researching how the Amish start and run a business compared to how we as non-Amish start and run a small business, I’ve seen a pattern that at times gives them the upper hand in becoming a success and hanging on to it. At other times those Amish ways work against them—at least for a season.
While visiting an Amish friend one winter, I woke to the gentle creaking of old wooden steps, and I knew my dear friend was on her way to the cellar to add wood to the stove. Her husband was on a three-day hunt, and while he’s gone she’s diligent about maintaining the wood stove so her family stays warm throughout the night and no one shivers when crawling out of bed in the morning.
This week’s post is by my dear friend, Sherry Gore. Sherry is a Beachy Amish-Mennonite from Sarasota, Florida. Be sure to read to the end of this post! I’m offering a giveaway of an issue of Sherry’s magazine, Cooking & Such: Adventures in Plain Living.