today’s book: An Amish Singing
Welcome to another post in my annual blog series spotlighting new and recently-released Christmas reads! (Over 50 this year – And I’m SO EXCITED about it!)
Christmas is only 22 days away (YAY!!!) and I think we all could benefit from some extra Christmas cheer this year, right? Continuing through just before Christmas, I’m going to spotlight several new/recent Christmasy releases. So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)
Today’s book is a collection of four new Amish fiction novellas by Amy Clipston, including O Holy Night set at Christmas! Plus Amy shares the recipe for her family’s favorite Christmas morning casserole!
AN AMISH SINGING
GENRE: Inspirational Amish Romance collection
RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2020
Romance is bound strike a chord when the young people of Bird-in-Hand join together to bring their community the gift of song.
Hymn of Praise
Sharon Lambert and Jay Smoker have been friends for a long time, but lately Jay has seen Sharon in a new light. They begin spending time together, and Sharon invites Jay to her family’s home to serve dinner and sing traditional hymns for their English guests. When Jay decides that this tramples upon his doctrinal beliefs, can these two dear friends compromise and find love? Or will Jay’s strict views keep them apart?
Dave Esh is broken with guilt after a recent tragedy. When Alice Blank, an acquaintance from school and youth group, invites him to join an informal singing group that performs for community members in need, Dave doubts he will enjoy himself—let alone find peace. Will Alice’s friendship help Dave learn how to forgive himself the way God already has?
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Darlene Bender’s mother has been battling cancer, and Darlene can’t understand why God would allow someone so wonderful to go through such a terrible time. She finds strength in her singing group and friends, and when Andrew Detweiler senses that Darlene needs a confidant, he approaches and befriends her. As love blossoms between them, Darlene might soon realize that God was with her all along.
O Holy Night
Elaine Lantz and her parents have just moved to town from New Wilmington. After leaving behind some painful events and a group of deceitful friends, Elaine worries she’ll never be able to trust again. But the young people of Bird-in-Hand don’t give up, and Calvin King takes it upon himself to make Elaine feel welcome. Perhaps friendship and love await Elaine in her new hometown.
“Well-written, well-developed, and beautifully romantic, Amy’s books are at the top of the Amish genre.” —New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray
My Favorite Christmas Morning Casserole
by Amy Clipston, author of An Amish Singing
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are full of hustle and bustle as we rush to preparing for the coming of Christ. During this season, many families keep certain traditions that have been passed down from generations.
One of our favorite traditions is to make a special casserole for breakfast. The breakfast casserole that includes bacon, egg, cheese, and bread. My mom and I prepare the night before, and we slip it into the oven while we open our gifts and then eat it after the presents are open.
My sons love it so much that my older son asks me to make it for his breakfast in January.
While you prepare for Christmas, I hope that you and your family enjoy special time together and your special traditions. Merry Christmas!
My Favorite Christmas Morning Casserole:
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Casserole
9 slices white bread, crust removed, buttered, and cubed
½ lb. cheddar cheese, grated
½ lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 cups milk
½ tsp salt
Butter 13×9 pan. Place bread cubes on bottom. Top with cheese and bacon. Combine eggs, milk, and salt and pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate until bread is soaked. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Amy Clipston has been writing for as long as she can remember. Her fiction writing “career” began in elementary school when she and a close friend wrote and shared silly stories. She has a degree in communications from Virginia Wesleyan College and is a member of the Authors Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Romance Writers of America. She is the author of the bestselling Kauffman Amish Bakery series and Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series with HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Amy works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC, and lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, mother, and four spoiled rotten cats.
Amy Clipston is offering a print copy of An Amish Singing to one of my readers! (US only. Void 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.
What about you? What makes you want to read An Amish Singing by Amy Clipston? Do you have a favorite Christmas morning recipe?