Category: Amish


The Friday 56: The Promise of Palm Grove

The Friday 56: The Promise of Palm Grove

Posted September 18, 2015 / 26 Comments

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! Just be sure to not spoil the book. In preparation for the A Wedding at Orange Blossom Inn book tour, I’m […]


Bestsellers in Christian Fiction as of September 10th 2015

Bestsellers in Christian Fiction as of September 10th 2015

Posted September 10, 2015 / 5 Comments

According to the ECPA, these are the top 20 books in Christian fiction as of September 10th, 2015. Congrats to the authors of these wonderful books!! FTC Disclosure The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn (FRONTLINE, Jan 2012) – Can I just be honest? This one makes me want to roll my eyes. […]


Book Review: Brightest and Best by Olivia Newport

Book Review: Brightest and Best by Olivia Newport

Posted July 22, 2015 / 3 Comments

The collapse of a schoolhouse puts pressure on Amish families and their long-held educational values. Ella Hilty anticipates marrying Gideon Wittner and becoming a mother to his children. In a whirling clash of values, Ella seeks the solid ground that seems to have slipped away. Margaret Simpson, an English schoolteacher, […]


Review: Meek and Mild (Amish Turns of Time series) by Olivia Newport

Review: Meek and Mild (Amish Turns of Time series) by Olivia Newport

Posted July 8, 2015 / 1 Comment

Over 20 years ago, the Old Order Amish in Clara’s Pennsylvania community voted unanimously (or so it was recorded) to shun those who had moved just across the border to embrace the Mennonite’s practice of Sunday School for the children. Shortly after that, Clara’s mother died giving birth to her stillborn […]



Review: Murder Tightly Knit (Amish Village Mystery #2) by Vannetta Chapman

Review: Murder Tightly Knit (Amish Village Mystery #2) by Vannetta Chapman

Posted July 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

Earlier in the week, I reviewed the first book (Murder Simply Brewed) in this cozy whodunit series set in an Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana. Today, I’m talking about book #2 – Murder Tightly Knit. If you’re like me and you sometimes think (for a millisecond or two) about trying to solve one […]


Review: Murder Simply Brewed (Amish Village Mystery #1) by Vannetta Chapman

Review: Murder Simply Brewed (Amish Village Mystery #1) by Vannetta Chapman

Posted June 29, 2015 / 3 Comments

I confess: I have never read a book by Vannetta Chapman until Murder Simply Brewed. It may have been my first but it definitely won’t be my last! Murder, intrigue, romance, and faith are all blended to create one entertaining story! Summary:  Amber Wright, a 40-something single woman who lives with her cat on […]


Top Ten Tuesday: My Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday: My Summer TBR List

Posted June 16, 2015 / 3 Comments

I recently discovered the Top Ten Tuesday meme at The Broke and The Bookish and after reading their past and future themes, I wanted to play too! Bookishy people love lists… maybe it’s the words. Today we’re talking about the top ten books on our summer reading lists.  Now, to me, […]


Review: A Faith of Her Own by Kathleen Fuller

Review: A Faith of Her Own by Kathleen Fuller

Posted June 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

Can Anna Mae heed God’s call on her life, even if it means leaving behind everything she knows… and everything she loves? Anna Mae, Amos, and Jeremiah were childhood friends, growing up in their Amish community of Middlefield, Ohio. They promised each other that they’d always be the best of […]