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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Abraham: Lots of Belly Laughs and Smiles

If you haven't read Abraham, book 2 in the Petersheim Brothers series, what are you waiting for? Abraham is a feel-good romance that will pull you out of the winter blahs and make you want to give yourself and everyone you love a hug! I recently completed a blog tour for Abraham and here are some of the things bloggers and reviewers are saying about it! “Get prepared for adventure, matchmaking,...
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Abraham Blog Tour!

Please join me for my blog tour featuring the newest book in the Petersheim Brothers series: Abraham. Visit each stop listed below to read reviews and enter the contest for one of three $10 Amazon gift cards.  Texas Book-aholic, December 28 Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 28 She Lives to Read, December 29 Happily Managing a Household of Boys, December 29 Older & Smarter?, December...
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Abraham Release Day!

Today is release day for Abraham, book 2 in the Petersheim Brothers Amish romance series! Welcome to Bienenstock, Wisconsin, where the bees are buzzing, the peanut butter is flowing, and love is in the air. Things at the Petersheim house are getting too crowded for eight-year-old twins Alfie and Benji. As if things weren’t bad enough with the older brothers hogging all the bacon at breakfast...
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Amish in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Two weeks ago, a friend of mine went on a trip to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She took lots of pictures, especially at the farmer's market there. I could definitely pick out the Amish people in her photos, but I'm not sure if some of the others are Mennonites, Hutterites, or even New Order Amish. Do any of you live in this area and could identify the religion by the clothing these people are...
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Happy Fall!

A friend of mine recently returned from a trip to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania where she took some beautiful photos of some of the fruits of the fall harvest at the Amish and Mennonite farmer's market. I hope you enjoy these pictures, and I hope you are reaping the benefits of your own fall harvest! Next week I'll post more pictures from my friend's trip, and I'll talk about some of the differences...
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