Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Tracy Fredrychowski & Allie’s Amish Family Miracle

Posted March 9, 2024 by meezcarrie in Amish, Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, romance, Tracy Fredrychowski / 27 Comments


Allie's Amish Family Miracle JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Allie’s Amish Family Miracle by Tracy Fredrychowski, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Tracy on the blog today to talk about her new book & embracing an Amish-inspired lifestyle!

Allie's Amish Family Miracle

ALLIE’S AMISH FAMILY MIRACLE by Tracy Fredrychowski
SERIES: The Amish Women of Lawrence County #5
GENRE: Amish Fiction (Christian)
PUBLISHER: The Tracer Group, LLC
RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2024
PAGES: 219

Two worlds collide when true love enters an Old Order Amish community. Can this young woman go against tradition and find happiness in forbidden love?

Allie Mast struggles to fit into her new community. Determined to prove her family wrong, she can’t help but notice how her Mennonite background and Reuben’s Amish roots are causing tension between their two families. Every family has hurts and deep wounds, but the constant conflict pushes her to a place where she will do anything to get what she wants.

Reuben Raber has no desire to take over Raber Farms & Produce. When his overbearing mother, Saloma, is set to ruin any hopes of him making a life with Allie, his faith is tested beyond measure, and he experiences a crisis of conviction.

Can this determined couple find the courage to step out in faith and pursue peace and healing even when persecuted for their unconventional union?

 

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Tracy Fredrychowski guest post

Discovering the Joys of Simplicity: Embracing an Amish-Inspired Lifestyle

by Tracy Fredrychowski, author of Allie’s Amish Family Miracle

For many of us, the allure of the Amish way of life holds a certain romantic appeal. The simplicity, the prioritization of faith and community, and the serene existence surrounded by loved ones are all elements that captivate our imagination.

While we recognize that the Amish face challenges just like anyone else – illness, family issues, financial concerns – their unwavering faith in God serves as a guiding light through life’s trials.

Over time, I’ve challenged myself to include some of this simplicity into my own life.

Here are some practices I’ve adopted to cultivate a simpler, more peaceful existence:

Embrace Silence: In my home, you’ll rarely find the television or radio blaring. Instead, I open the windows to let the sounds of nature serenade me – the birds singing, chickens clucking, and even the occasional coyote’s howl. This connection with the natural world brings me a sense of tranquility.

Slow Down and savor the moment: Whether I’m washing dishes or tending to the chickens, I take pleasure in the simple tasks of daily life. I find joy in gazing out the window while working and relishing the beauty of the world around me.

Cultivate Self-Sufficiency: We strive to reduce our dependence on mass-produced goods, opting instead to grow our own food, raise livestock, and craft homemade items. Supporting local farmers and artisans fosters a sense of community and sustainability.

Handmade Gifts: I spend my evenings engaged in creative pursuits like crocheting, quilting, and fiber spinning, crafting homemade gifts for loved ones. These personalized tokens of affection hold far more meaning than store-bought items.

Home-Cooked Meals: We prioritize cooking at home over dining out, savoring the flavors of wholesome, homemade meals. This practice promotes healthier eating and fosters a deeper connection to our food and its origins.

Read and Reflect: Immersing myself in a good book allows me to escape into different worlds, broaden my horizons, and stimulate my imagination.

Connect with Nature: Taking leisurely walks outdoors allows me to appreciate the beauty of the natural world, offering solace and rejuvenation for the soul.

Embrace Traditional Practices: Hanging laundry on the line has become my cherished ritual, symbolizing simplicity and mindfulness in everyday tasks.

While I may never fully embrace the Amish lifestyle, incorporating these principles into my life has brought me a greater sense of contentment and fulfillment. How do you simplify your life and embrace the spirit of the Amish lifestyle? Share your thoughts and practices with us.


Tracy Fredrychowski

Tracy Fredrychowski is a country girl, author, homesteader and everything simple living. She has a passion for writing about the simpler side of life, much like the life she lived growing up in rural Pennsylvania.

Her life has always been intertwined with the Amish, and it’s only fitting that she has a genuine passion for their simplicity, sense of community and God-centered lives.

Growing up in Northwest Pennsylvania she spent her childhood immersed deep in Amish Country. The clip-clop of horse and buggy woke her each morning as Amish men drove past her childhood home on their way to work. As a young woman, she was traumatized by an Amish murder that involved a family member and changed her life forever.

Even though she currently lives in South Carolina her travels take her through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin’s Amish Country every year. During those stops, she researches the communities she visits and prides herself on writing Amish fiction that truly represents the Amish culture. She considers herself very fortunate to have made friends in those communities and values the information they share and wants nothing more than to represent their lifestyle as accurately as possible.

Connect with Tracy by visiting tracyfredrychowski.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.


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What about you? What makes you want to read Allie’s Amish Family Miracle by Tracy Fredrychowski? How do you simplify your life and embrace the spirit of the Amish lifestyle?

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27 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Tracy Fredrychowski & Allie’s Amish Family Miracle

  1. Susan F

    I’d like to read this book because this would be a new Amish author for me. The book sounds intriguing.

  2. Roxanne C.

    The premise of this forbidden love romance is very interesting. I appreciate the author’s ideas for incorporating simplicity into one’s life.

  3. A small rabbit trail that this book reminded me of: When we drove through Amish country in northern Indiana, we noticed all the parking lots had areas for buggies and posts for “hitching” the horses. Loved this! Back to the blog’s question regarding simplicity: The last few years, we have been simplifying by not accumulating more “stuff” and have been giving away or selling many things. It feels good to clear out.

  4. Kay Garrett

    We definitely enjoy the quiet time and appreciating nature. Being retired has given us a chance to slow down and appreciate the things of nature that we often don’t see. Fortunately we moved to a place int the Ozark Mountains and our small acreage gives us many daily critter visitors that we can observe and photograph from our front porch. Photography also taught us to be quiet, observe the little things and the beauty of all God’s creations by seeing them through the lens of a camera, which has you looking at things quiet differently.
    We also try to be observant of those that need help or are lacking in some way that we might be able to help. Sort of like the Amish, I’ve always believed that one should do for others, freely and with no strings attached, and maybe – just maybe when you are old or in need someone will step forward for you.

    Thank you for being part of the blog tour for ALLIE’S AMISH FAMILY MIRACLE by Tracy Fredrychowski. Can’t wait for the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book on my TBR list.

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