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...
Read More

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....
Read More

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,...
Read More

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!...
Read More

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...
Read More

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,...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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,...
Read More

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...
Read More