Category: Amish

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Amy Clipston

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Amy Clipston

Posted February 12, 2017 / 57 Comments

A few days ago, I posted my congratulations to author Amy Clipston on reaching a milestone 1 MILLION books sold! Such a fantastic accomplishment!! Today, I have the delightful privilege of talking with her a bit more about that achievement as well as some Valentine’s Day recipes! Amy Clipston has […]


Congratulations to Amy Clipston on 1 Million Books Sold!!

Congratulations to Amy Clipston on 1 Million Books Sold!!

Posted February 8, 2017 / 1 Comment

Check out this awesome press release from Zondervan! Zondervan author Amy Clipston sells 1 Million book units Author’s momentum continues with May 9 release of “The Beloved Hope Chest” The Fiction team at HarperCollins Christian Publishing announced [in January 2017] that sales of author Amy Clipston’s books have exceeded 1 […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!) Ruth Reid

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!) Ruth Reid

Posted February 2, 2017 / 57 Comments

Funny story about when I met my guest today – I happened to be hanging out in the vendor’s room at ACFW this past August, a place where publishers and the like can set up tables and sell stuff. Or give things away for free. I was waiting on my […]


My Fave Reads of 2016: Amish Fiction

My Fave Reads of 2016: Amish Fiction

Posted December 30, 2016 / 18 Comments

All week, we’ve been looking at my favorite reads of 2016! Monday – Contemporary Tuesday – Fantasy/YA/Fairy Tales Wednesday – Historical Thursday – Mystery/Suspense TODAY – Amish Fiction Saturday – Nonfiction Along with my other criteria for determining a great book (you can see them here), a “fave read” in […]



New Releases I’m Excited About: Spring 2017 Amish Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Spring 2017 Amish Fiction

Posted December 15, 2016 / 9 Comments

We are moving right along in our Spring 2017 New Releases spotlight week. So far, we’ve looked at contemporary fiction, fantasy/ya, and historical fiction. Today, we’re going to talk about the new releases I’m excited about in Amish fiction. To refresh your memory, here’s a breakdown of the week: Monday […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Finding Margo by Jen Turano

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Finding Margo by Jen Turano

Posted November 21, 2016 / 36 Comments

Off the charts and on the run. International pop star Margo Hartman could use a night off. A grueling tour and overbearing entourage have sent her over the edge. It’s time for this diva to disappear. And who would think to look for the superstar in a small town in Ohio? Sheriff’s […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Devoted by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Devoted by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Posted October 19, 2016 / 4 Comments

Bright, curious, and restless, Ruthie Stoltzfus loves her family but is stuck in a sea of indecision about her future: Should she stay Amish? Or should she leave? She’s done all she can to prepare to go–passed the GED, saved her money–but she can’t quite set her journey into motion. […]


Book Review: A Sister’s Wish by Shelley Shepard Gray

Book Review: A Sister’s Wish by Shelley Shepard Gray

Posted October 10, 2016 / 13 Comments

In Shelley Shepard Gray’s third book in her Charmed Amish Life series, a respectable young woman finds herself falling for an Amish man from the wrong side of the tracks. Amelia Kinsinger is the perfect Amish woman—at least according to her neighbors. And while Amelia takes pride in her role […]



Most Anticipated Book Releases Fall & Winter 2016: Amish Fiction

Most Anticipated Book Releases Fall & Winter 2016: Amish Fiction

Posted September 8, 2016 / 16 Comments

So far this week, we’ve spotlighted upcoming releases through the end of the year for contemporary fiction, historical fiction, and mystery/suspense.  Today, let’s look at Amish fiction! I’m pretty picky about my Amish fiction. I have my favorite authors and I pretty much stick to those, though on occasion I […]



Author Interview (plus a Giveaway!): Sarah Price

Author Interview (plus a Giveaway!): Sarah Price

Posted August 18, 2016 / 40 Comments

Hi friends 🙂 I’m excited to welcome a new-to-me author to the blog today! National bestselling author Sarah Price has always respected and honored her ancestors through the exploration and research about her family’s Anabaptist history and their religion. For over twenty-five years, she has been actively involved in an […]


Most Anticipated Summer Book Releases 2016: Collections (Plus the CFRR2016)

Most Anticipated Summer Book Releases 2016: Collections (Plus the CFRR2016)

Posted June 16, 2016 / 14 Comments

  Besides the historical fiction new releases that I’ve already mentioned looking forward to this summer, I’m also very eager to read these collections that are coming out in the next couple of months! Sometimes it’s because of the authors involved. Sometimes it’s because of the theme.  Sometimes it’s a […]




Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Posted May 28, 2016 / 7 Comments

  The Stoltzfus family faces serious problems, both in the church and at home. Everyone in the community expects minister David Stoltzfus to fix things–fast. But David doesn’t work fast. He prefers to wait for God to work in individual hearts. However, even he is left wondering if the solution […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): A Dream of Miracles by Ruth Reid

Review (and a Giveaway!): A Dream of Miracles by Ruth Reid

Posted April 30, 2016 / 7 Comments

When a suspicious outsider with a shadowy past comes crashing into Amish widow Mattie’s fragile world, can she learn to love again? Find out in Ruth Reid’s new book, A Dream of Miracles. When Mattie and Bo cross paths, all signs point to disaster. Yet as they face a crucible of trials […]