today’s book: amish christmas hideaway by lenora worth
Christmas is still 34 days away according to Google (if we get to Dec 25th and we have days left over, blame Google, not me lol), BUT now ’tis the season when I start craving cozy Christmas reads. (Okay – I crave them all year round but now’s when I can get away with talking about them LOL) This year I’m continuing my annual blog series spotlighting new and recently-released Christmas reads, and I’m super excited! Christmas books make me happy!
So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your own bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)
Today’s featured book is a suspense set in Amish country & a second chance at first love, plus a note from the author about how this story came to be.
AMISH CHRISTMAS HIDEAWAY
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2019
She’s hiding from killers…
Can she find a haven in Amish country?
A festive evening quickly becomes a holiday nightmare when Alisha Braxton witnesses a double murder. And the killer’s cold eyes promise that she’s next. There’s only one person Alisha trusts with her life—private investigator Nathan Craig, the man she once loved. But hiding in Amish country, can they outwit a murderer who’s determined she won’t survive Christmas?
When I came up with an unusual idea for an Amish book a few years ago, I never imagined I’d be writing an Amish suspense, too. But I was happy to accept a multi-book contract from Love Inspired that included three LI Amish books and two LI Suspense Amish books.
Amish Christmas Hideaway is the first of the two suspense books. While it stands on its own, characters from the other books pass through this one since it’s set in the same small community of Campton Creek, located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The hero and heroine of Amish Christmas Hideaway made an appearance in an earlier book, Her Amish Child. Once Nathan Craig and Alisha Braxton came onto the pages of that story, I knew they had a story of their own. They fairly shouted it to me and the Amish hero and heroine they were trying to help.
Alisha and Nathan had a past history of forbidden love that left them both broken-hearted after a tragedy occurred and Nathan blames himself. Alisha’s grandmother Bettye was Amish but left to marry an Englisch. Nathan and Alisha are forced back together a few days before Christmas, when after Alisha witnesses a terrible double-homicide, she goes to her grandmother’s home in Campton Creek. Someone is trying to kill her. She calls the one person she can trust—Nathan Craig, now a private investigator who helps the Amish track down missing relatives. While Alisha mourns the loss of her teenaged sweetheart, she trusts the man Nathan has become and they have worked cases together before. But this time they are thrown together to save Alisha and to find out who ordered these murders.
The beautiful stag on the cover surprised me by becoming a hero, too. The stag plays an important part in the story and in bringing Nathan and Alisha back together as they hide out in Amish country.
This story captured my heart so I hope it will do the same for you. Merry Christmas and I wish you the best for the New Year. Christmas is always a time of reunions and homecomings, and sometimes the quiet miracle of this holiday can also bring broken-hearted star-crossed lovers back together, too.
A member of both the RWA and ACFW Honor Rolls, Lenora Worth writes romance and romantic suspense for Love Inspired and also writes for Tule Publishing. Three of her books finaled in the ACFW Carol Awards and several have been RT Reviewer’s Choice finalists. She also received the RT Romance Pioneer Award for Inspirational Fiction. “Logan’s Child” won the 1998 Best Love Inspired for RT. She is a NY Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling writer and a 2019 Rita Finalist. With eighty-plus books and novellas published and millions in print, she enjoys adventures with her retired husband, Don. Lenora loves reading, baking and shopping … especially shoe shopping.
Lenora Worth is offering two of my readers a print copy (US only) and two of my international readers an ebook copy of Amish Christmas Hideaway! (ebook is open internationally except where prohibited by law or logistics) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
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