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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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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Amish Christmas Miracles Is Coming!

Today, thirteen other Amish authors and I are launching a new Facebook page celebrating the release of Amish Christmas Miracles, a collection of 14 romantic Amish Christmas stories from some of your favorite Amish authors, all for only 99¢! You're going to laugh, cry, fall in love, and be inspired. Come to the Facebook page for updates on participating authors, the cover reveal party,...
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FREE Apple Lake Amish Books!

Dear readers, This is a stressful time for everybody. We all need a little positivity in our lives, and I think one of the best ways to bring in a little sunshine is to read an Amish romance! So, until Sunday, March 22, the three books in the Apple Lake Amish series are free to download on Amazon.com. Know that I love you! I'm praying for the best possible outcome for all of us. Blessings!...
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Miriam’s Quilt Blocks Part 2

Last week I wrote about four of the quilt blocks in a quilt Miriam makes for her friend Seth in Miriam's Quilt. Miriam's Quilt is one of the first Amish romances I wrote, and I have reissued it in ebook form on Amazon. It's a heartfelt, poignant story of one girl's journey to knowing herself and understanding what's really important. This week, I want to tell you about the other five blocks in...
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Miriam’s Quilt Giveaway!

Miriam's Quilt is loved by thousands of Amish fiction readers. Here's your chance to get it for free. Is there more to love than her bitter memories? Miriam Bontrager has loved Ephraim Neuenschwander for as long as she can remember. As young teenagers they made a secret pact to wed when they came of age. But when Miriam's headstrong brother is arrested and her sister is discovered with child,...
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Anna Helmuth’s Best Household Tips

A message from Anna Helmuth, Amish fraa, mater, and mammi and irrepressible matchmaker in The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill books. Vie gehts, everybody? As a mater of 13 children, I’ve learned a lot about cooking and cleaning over the years. Here are some tips I’ve picked up. To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. Not that I’ve ever seen a...
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Au Gratin Potatoes: Delicious, Easy, and Fattening!

One of my mom's best side dishes is her au gratin potatoes. Some people call them funeral potatoes because they are a good dish to serve at a funeral. In Home on Huckleberry Hill, I had these potatoes on the menu when Mary Anne makes Jethro a special anniversary dinner. After Jethro goes fishing instead of staying home to celebrate their anniversary, Mary Anne decides that funeral potatoes were a...
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