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An Update on Austin

I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Austin, book 3 in the Petersheim Brothers series is definitely going to be released. The bad news is that it won’t be out until 2022. :( There are many good reasons for this, which I will not get into today, but just know that it will be worth the wait. This is one of my funniest, most romantic stories, and I am so eager for you to...
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Summer Book Bash!

Summer begins next week, and I am celebrating by taking part in a HUGE giveaway! Don't miss your chance to enter to win a $200 Amazon gift card and 37 books in the Celebrate Lit Multi-Author Giveaway. I'll be giving away a copy of Andrew! Don't miss it. Click HERE to enter! The event and giveaway is going on now through June 21! Open to US residents only.
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German Chocolate Cake

This cake is the go-to cake in our family for birthdays. The coconut-pecan frosting is amazing, but the cake itself is really moist and delicious. Sometimes I spread chocolate frosting up the sides, but I usually serve this cake naked—without frosting. I think you can taste the cake and the coconut-pecan frosting better without chocolate frosting. But most of my family like it better with...
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Huckleberry Summer On Sale Now!

One of my RITA nominated books is on sale now! Huckleberry Summer is the second book in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series and my first book to be nominated for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. And you can get it on Kindle for $1.99 until May 30. With one of their grandchildren happily married, Anna and Felty Helmuth are ready for their next matchmaking success. Because there's...
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Amish Christmas Miracles Cover Reveal and Trailer

Amish Christmas Miracles is coming! 14 Amish authors and 14 Amish Christmas romances will be released on November 10, 2020. You can preorder now, and it's only 99 cents for the entire collection! You can preorder on Amazon here or on Barnes and Noble here. What could be better than cuddling up with a book of romantic Amish Christmas stories this holiday season? Last week, your preorders made it...
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We Pray for Children

May 7 is the National Day of Prayer. The president is required by law to sign a proclamation each year encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Prayer has meant so much to me throughout my life. I never get voice mail or a busy signal when I want to talk to my Heavenly Father. He is always there for me. He is my rock and my salvation. I can't remember where I found this poem, but it holds...
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I Visit an Amish School

A few years ago while doing research for one of my Amish romances, I visited an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the middle of January. Note: (My apologies to everyone who lives in Pennsylvania) Don’t go to Pennsylvania in January unless you absolutely have to. The wind was biting, and I thought my face might fall off just walking from the car to the warm indoors. I...
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You’re Invited!

Tuesday, April 21, thirteen other Amish authors and I will be hosting our cover reveal and pre-order launch party for Amish Christmas Miracles, a collection of 14 Amish Christmas romances just for you. If you haven't joined the Amish Christmas Miracles Collection Facebook page, you can do it here. Please join us for the party. We'll be playing games, talking about books, and doing some giveaways....
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