Andrew Now Available!

Andrew, the first book in my new series, is here! You'll laugh and cry, and you'll fall in love with Andrew, Mary, and two incorrigible twin brothers who just want their old bedroom back. 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 three older brothers hogging all the bacon at breakfast and using more...
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Introducing my new Western! Jessie and James

The Gold Diggers Collection Book Bundle is almost here! Amy Lillard, Chautona Hauvig, Caryl McAdoo, and I have put together a collection of four Western novels you are going to love. My novel, Jessie and James, takes place in a Western mining town. Jessie Madsen has her hands full helping her parents run their small farm and boarding house while every fortune-seeker in the country seems to be...
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The Gold Diggers Book Collection!

I'm writing a Western! And you are going to love it! I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a part of a book bundle called "The Gold Diggers Collection" which comes out in July 2019. The four authors in the collection are me, Amy Lillard, Caryl McAdoo, and Chautona Hauvig. I can't tell you about my book yet because it's a secret, but we are having a cover reveal party for all four...
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Sweet as Honey–Walmart Special Edition

I have some exciting news. Starting March 1, Walmart is now offering Sweet as Honey, the first book in the Honeybee Sisters series, as a special edition at a special price! You'll find Sweet as Honey at most Walmart stores or you can click here to buy at the special Walmart price.  If you haven't read The Honeybee Sisters series, you are in for a real treat! Lily, Poppy, and Rose Christner,...
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A Valentine’s Day Treat!

I hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day! Romance writers especially like Valentine's Day. I hope you'll download one of my books for your romantic Valentine's Day reading! The last time I went to visit my parents, they gave me a cookie made by one of my mom's friends. It was so delicious, I had to share it with you! My mom's friend got this recipe from another friend who got it off...
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Cover Reveal for Andrew!

I am so excited to report that I have a new series coming out in June of 2019! The series is called The Petersheim Brothers, and it is set in the same town where the Honeybee Sisters live. And Aunt Bitsy definitely makes an appearance. The first book in the series is Andrew, about the oldest Petersheim brother. Here is the beautiful cover! Things at the Petersheim house are getting too crowded...
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My Shipshewana Trip

On October 5 and 6 I had the wonderful opportunity to be in Shipshewana, Indiana for two fun and exciting readers’ events. My dear husband and faithful traveling companion came with me and took lots of pictures. On Friday, Oct. 5, Sarah Price, Patricia Davids, and I participated in a book signing at J. Farvers Bookstore at “The Big Red Barn” in Shipshewana. Sarah Price, Patricia Davids,...
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Welcome New Author

I'd like to introduce Rachel Fordham. Her first book comes out July 3 with Revell, and I asked her to come on my blog and talk about her book, "The Hope of Azure Springs." I've read it, and it is truly a wonderful book, and the cover is beautiful. Rachel is my cousin's daughter, but we've never met in person. Welcome, Rachel! I am so excited to be here with Jennifer Beckstrand. Not only do I...
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The Reviews are In!

I recently completed a blog tour for "A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill," my latest Huckleberry Hill novel that came out on December 26. I was humbled and thrilled with the response to this book! Here is a small collection of the reviews from my blog tour.  “Elsie and Sam were fun and sweet. It took them awhile, mostly due to their own stubbornness, to open up to each other. I enjoyed seeing...
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A Happy and Beautiful Wedding Quilt

Every once in a while, I make a gift quilt that I love so much that it is hard to give away. (I usually tell the recipients that if they don’t like it, they can give it back, but, so far, no one has actually done that.) The quilt in the photo above is one of these quilts, and it was a gift for one of my brothers-in-law and his new bride. I love the colors, the asymmetrical placing of the...
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