Sharing Amish Books!

Greetings, Friends! I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful beginning to 2016. For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, I hope you’re staying warm!

Today, I’d like to share a few Amish books from some of my writer friends. Enjoy snuggling up with a good read this week!  (Click on the cover to purchase!)

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Here’s the blurb for you: 

The Amish Widow and the Bishop’s Son Katie Zook seem to be surrounded by tragedy. Her sister left the Amish community without a word, her father took his own life and then her mother unable to cope, died of a heart attack. And now this… the shocking death of Issac Zook, her husband. Katie is pregnant and already has one young boy, she also has a struggling business and a mountain of debt. Samuel Schrock was an Amish man with an eye for an easy profit and he sees Katie as an ideal target. However, Jacob, the bishop’s son steps in to protect his best friend’s widow. When a figure from the past turns up on Katie’s door it opens a whole new world of turmoil and confusion.

Stolen Amish Baby
Gabrielle Troyer was a new widow, but at least she had finally been blessed by God and had her baby to remember her loving husband by. But things were about to get worse for Gabby….much worse. A heartbreaking story of faith, fear, guilt, love and forgiveness. Can the Amish and Englisch communities come together and find Gabby’s stolen Amish Baby?

A Big Beautiful Amish Courtship
Martha King has begun to think that she will never find a husband. Her problems with overeating began when her father died when she was young. Food was her comfort and her only friend. The more comfort she looked for, the bigger she got. She is the subject of constant barbs and whispers, she pretends she can’t hear it. But she does. Jacob Yonder decides that the wealthy young Martha would make an excellent match for his only son, the handsome Isaac. However, Isaac has had his sights firmly set another for many years. Yet his father won’t take no for an answer. When Martha runs into a mystery man from the past with his own self confidence issues everything in her world changes.

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Here’s the blurb:

The Decision – When tragedy strikes, not only does Bethany’s whole life change, she learns that everything she thought she knew about her life was wrong.

Second Chances – Emma had the Amish life she always dreamed of, complete with the hope of courtship with the Amish man of her dreams. Things begin to change when a friend from the past returns to the Amish community.

Sweet Romance – If Mary and the widower Levi are going to get a chance to build a life together, Mary must win over his daughter, Naomi.

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Jenny Billings has been away from home for a long time, seeking out the world and all it has to offer. But then, tragedy occurs, shaking her to the core. Mark, the man who carried her away from her Amish life, is in a coma and she has nowhere to turn. Desperate, she boards a bus to a nearby Amish community in the hopes that she will find peace and friendship in the familiar environment.

In Sugar Creek, Ohio, Jenny finds more than she expected. The Smucker family is warm and welcoming although the handsome son Daniel finds her whole ‘seeker’ act rather suspicious. As her former life returns to her, Jenny finds working at their B&B both comforting and upsetting because she needs to hide her true identity. Daniel is alternately drawn to and wary of the stranger who claims to want to join their faith. She seems too comfortable among the People and he suspects that she is trying to worm her way into their lives for reasons other than what she says. He is determined to discover her secret.

Finally, through an unexpected friendship, Jenny finds that she can hide who she is no longer, but when she reveals herself, will she risk losing all she’s come to hold dear?

 

I hope you all found something to your liking! Enjoy! Soon, I’ll be announcing another new Amish book of my own! Have a delightful day. Drop me a line when you have time. I love to hear from you!

And as always, thanks for stopping by!

Brenda 

P.S. To see all my Amish books, CLICK HERE!

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By Popular Demand!

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Hello Friends! I hope you’re all well and enjoying the season!

After The Amish Blogger’s release, many of you wanted more! Now you can have it! The continuing story of Miriam and Thomas!

Don’t worry if you haven’t read The Amish Blogger yet: This new story stands alone. I think you’ll like it!

INTRODUCING Amish Days: Missing Mama!

Here’s the Blurb for you!

Marian Yoder adores Thomas Groft and can’t wait to marry him. But when her mother is admitted to a sanitarium, Marian is forced to become mother to her baby sister.

When it becomes doubtful that Mama will ever recover, Marian knows she can’t leave her father or baby sister to marry Thomas. They wouldn’t survive without her.
Struggling against feelings of resentment and entrapment, Marian clings to her God. When she learns her mother has run away, her faith is tested to the near breaking point. Can her mother be found and brought home safely? Will there ever be a way for Marian to marry Thomas?

Find out TODAY in Amish Days: Missing Mama!  Just click below! (I think you’ll fall in love with Thomas, too!)

GRAB Missing Mama HERE!

Thank you, Friends! I hope you love it! Please feel free to share this with anyone who enjoys an entertaining clean romance!

As always, thanks for stopping by! I’d love to hear from you!
Brenda 

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Amish Romance for You!

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Greetings Friends!  I hope those of you in the northern hemisphere are enjoying a lovely fall. Today, we’re announcing the release of the latest Hollybrook Amish Romance Short Story!

Here’s the blurb to give you a little taste: (I hope you enjoy it!)

During rumspringa, Marian Yoder befriends an Englisch girl—never dreaming it will lead her to the Internet and a blog of her own. Nor could she imagine her blog would catch the eye of the handsome Englisch guy, Roger Young. Marian finds herself getting sucked further and further into their exciting world. But her mother’s bizarre and frightening behavior brings turmoil and danger. When Amish Thomas Groft turns his eye toward Marian, she’s caught in the middle. Can she reject her newly found freedom and dear new friends? Or is fear for her mother and the interest of Thomas enough to pull her back to the fold?

Find out today in The Amish Blogger! Now at a Special Price and ALWAYS FREE on KINDLE UNLIMITED!

Grab it Here Today!

Thank you, readers, for your wonderful support. I love receiving your letters and enjoy your positive reviews on Amazon! You are greatly appreciated.

And as always, thanks for stopping by!

Brenda

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In the Mood for a Sweet Romance?

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Greetings, Friends!

I hope you’re enjoying this wonderful month of June! I must admit that summertime makes me happy. I love to take walks, play in the water, and dig in the dirt!  :-)  How about you?  (Hmmm….I just realized that description makes me sound like a puppy! Ha!!)

Here’s an Announcement for your Reading Pleasure. . . . . . 

I have a special bundle of AMISH Romance Stories for you today! You can grab the all three in this boxed set for less than a dollar! Only 99 cents for a limited time!

Here’s the rundown:

Follow Hope’s love story! Be there when she falls in love with Abram . . . be there when she is forced to leave her home and her love . . . be there when she returns only to face Abram’s rejection.

How can her dreams possibly work out? Has God forsaken her? Will Abram heal and change his mind about their marriage?  Find out in Amish Days: Hope’s Story.

Click Here to take advantage of this Deal!

I hope you enjoy it!

And let me know what you’ve been doing lately. Any vacation plans? I love hearing from you…

As always,

Brenda

Grab Hope’s Story for Less than a Dollar!🙂

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Welcome, Mindy Mymudes!

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Greetings, Friends! A very warm welcome to fellow author Mindy Mymudes! We’re here today celebrating her book Tillie’s Tale! Mindy will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N Gift Card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. (You can enter the rafflecopter near the end of this post!)

Here is the delightful cover to her book:

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Here’s the blurb for you:

Who is the mysterious ghosty haunting puppygirl Tillie? And why? George, the magical basset hound familiar is on the trail.

It’s not often a basset hound puppy is haunted by an unhappy ghost, but George’s packmate, Tillie, manages to attract one. George and Tillie need to find out how to help the ghost before she turns into a poultry-ghost.

And here’s a fun little excerpt for you:

“Wrrrrttttle.”

Tillie’s tail is spinning in circles. She’s staring at a filmy thing sitting on the steps of an old, rough-brick building. I know it’s really a large Peeps’ den, but since it’s bad to be in the dog house, I assume it’s bad to be in a house. Why don’t they just call it a den if houses are so bad? From the smelltaste of cooking, Peeps, dust, skin, and the other stuff Peeps like, there are many small dens inside. Tillie “wrrrrrtttles” again and adds a soft “wuff.” Her front goes down into a play bow. The thing she’s trying to get to play is shimmery and clear, with thick and thin spots swimming on the surface.

“Snoof. Snuffle” I lick my lips. There’s a disturbing smelltaste of dustmoldlightningozone.

Oh mousefleas.

It’s a ghosty.

Today, I’m not only interviewing the author, but also George, the main character! (He’s the magical basset hound!) Have fun:

Where are you from?

Mindy: Originally, New York. I’ve been in Wisconsin for years, now.

George: My mom.

Tell us your latest news?

Mindy: I’m working on the third book of the Magical Drool series, Phoebe’s Pause. I’m also dog sitting whippets and retrievers. I suspect they’ll show up somewhere in the story.

George: <Raises a brow> If they weren’t in the story why do you think they’ll suddenly appear there? You seem to think you can dictate what’s in the story. You forget, it’s my life I’m dictating to you.

When and why did you begin writing?

Mindy: I think when most kids do, first grade or so. I wrote a poem called ‘If I was a raindrop’. It was actually about the water cycle. Which is weird. It won an award, though, which is why I remember it.

George: I don’t write, it’s beneath me. However, my story is important, so I hired my Secret-ary.

Mindy: Hire would imply I get money.

George: <Noses over a partially chewed rawhide bone>

Mindy: Bleah.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

Mindy: Honestly, I don’t. It doesn’t feel like I’m an author. Maybe if I had an agent? It feels like I’m just telling a story.

George: You are. Mine.

What inspired you to write your first book?

Mindy: I wanted to remember my foster child, Joey, who had recently passed on, and our dog, Quark. The two of them were inseparable, and got into some interesting predicaments.

George: <Whimper> He’s Karly’s brother.

Do you have a specific writing style?

Mindy: I don’t think so. I sit down and write. There’s a loose outline, but generally I put down what I see in my head. Not quite a pantser. Not exactly a plotter.

George: Best way to show her what to put on the computer.

How did you come up with the title?

Mindy: George Knows

George: Tillie’s Tail gets into everything.

Mindy: And George thinks with his Nose.

The series is named for George’s magical drool.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Mindy: I was a teacher for a long time. Without hitting anyone over the head, I wanted to show how important history is. In the end, I want the story to be fun.

George: It’s meant to educate Peeps on how to understand and speak dog. If we have to understand you, then you need to understand us.

How much of the book is realistic?

Mindy: Many of the individual scenes are real things that my dogs have done. They were tied together by the mystery and fantasy.

George: <Huffs at Mindy> This is my life. It is all realistic.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Mindy: In Tillie’s Tale, the story is about rescuing a ghost searching for something. Other than searching for my keys and phone very day, I can’t say that it’s anything I’ve experienced.

George:  I hate repeating myself, but it is my life.

What books have most influenced your life most?

Mindy: I think the science fiction I read as a kid led me to getting an advanced degree in biology. Brave New World is one that comes to mind. There were the Robert Heinlein books, Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey. Not specific books, but authors who built intricate worlds.

George: I don’t need books. I have in stink.

Mindy: You sure do.

Thanks for putting up with us.  (Ha ha! My pleasure!)

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I’ve worked in a hazardous waste lab, where under the sign for the Right To Know law, was added: if you can figure it out. I’ve been a metals tech, a bakery clerk, a professional gardener, taught human anatomy and ran two university greenhouses. Along the way I picked up my Master’s Degree in Biology, specializing in the population genetics of an endangered plant. I am also a top breeder, handler, trainer of English springer spaniels, with three in the equivalent of the National Club’s (ESSFTA) hall of fame. Every time I think I know dogs, another dog comes along and proves my beliefs are totally wrong.

Check out Mindy’s links:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Mindy-Mymudes/486126501426333

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6702514.Mindy_Mymudes

Website: http://mindymymudes.weebly.com

Blog: http://bassetbones.wordpress.com

PURCHASE LINK (Click here)!

Friends, enter the prize drawing here: Enter to win a $25 Amazon/BN GC 

And as always, thanks for stopping by! Let me know how everything’s going!🙂

Brenda

P.S. If you’re in the mood for a bit of romance, try Amish Days: Abram’s Bride!

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Welcome, Michele Barrow-Belisle!

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Greetings, Friends! Today, I extend a warm welcome to fellow Astraea Press author, Michele Barrow-Belisle! Welcome, Michele! We are celebrating the publication of her YA novel, Bittersweet. (I love the cover!)

Michele is giving away a $10 gift card, so be sure to enter below! I love it when my readers win!

Here is the BLURB:

To save the Faery world and her mother’s life, seventeen year old Lorelei sacrificed everything, and the dangerous bargains she made in Nevermore had lasting repercussions. Now safely back in her own world, Lorelei seems the same to her high school friends and her supernatural boyfriend, despite the dark magic growing within her. Love across dimensions is complicated, especially when an invisible veil between the two worlds is sealing, threatening to separate Lorelei and Adrius forever.

Determined to find a solution, Lorelei resorts to exploring her new found powers. But when her friends fall ill, and her healing touch only makes things worse, Lorelei can’t help but wonder if she’s responsible.

Nightmares from the Nevermore tighten their icy hold when someone arrives determined to destroy Lorelei’s world, starting with those closest to her. Once again she’s forced between her family… her friends… and a love that was ill-fated from the start.

Click on the cover to purchase Michele’s book!!

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Here’s an excerpt for your enjoyment! 

“One kiss and now you believe you love this creature? Preposterous. I will not have it. She has you hexed. Bewitched from your right mind. That is the only reasonable explanation to account for such impudence. Such lusting can only be derived from dark magic. It seeps from her pores, can you not feel it?” Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness surveyed me with cold disdain before refocusing her wrath on her son.

“I would never do that,” I blurted. “I’d never use magic to force someone into loving me.” Venus and I were very different that way.

Mab snarled. “Do not address me unless I have given you permission to do so,” she said. “I am the queen of this court. And you are nothing more than a whelp on the verge of losing her life.” Her cutting glare flicked back to her son. “I cannot allow this. You traipsing across lands following this…” she waved her hand in my direction. “It is madness. I prayed that after you’d taken a taste you would have been satisfied, satiated of such empty hollow carnal delights and moved on to saner tasks. Like serving your mother.”

“You removed me from your court, Mother. I no longer serve you,” Zanthiel replied evenly.

Mab’s voice lowered, and grew sickly sweet. “My darling, it was but to show you your love for me. Your loyalty lies within you still. It merely needed a subtle reminder.”

“By way of banning me from my home, and resigning me to live among thieves, shadows and the dead. It is an odd way of demonstrating motherly love.”

“There are many expectations of you. You cannot fulfill your duty with your mind blinded by your heart. This unhealthy obsession has you transfixed, Zanthiel. Can you not see? She has you immobilized.” Her voice grew louder and the rafters latterly shook. “And to what end?”

She looked at me, but I wasn’t certain she wanted me to answer, so I remained silent. I studied the chains enclosing Zanthiel’s hands and ankles. Could I break them open, dissolve them?

What if something went wrong, and I hurt him instead? No, it wasn’t the right time. I glanced over at her statuesque guards, their skin blue from decades of cold. Two of them were studying me with a vile mix of curiosity and hunger. One caught my eye and he ran a bloated tongue across his chaffed lips. My stomach turned over.

“I am hers for as long as she requires my assistance. It has always been that way. Fated by prophecy. You know this to be true, Mother.”

He was having trouble speaking and yet his expression held that same icy glare. By looking at him you’d never know what pain he was in. But I knew him on a deeper level. I was beginning to see through his façade, like a smokescreen of glamour, I saw behind the mask. The fear and loathing and the inexplicable suffering as the iron ate into his flesh like acid.

The queen’s eyes narrowed and grew impossibly colder. “Why have you come? Surely you did not expect a grand and hospitable welcome. What purpose drew you into my court to face imminent death? Do speak now, whelp,” she said with sudden impatience. “And know that if you are caught lying I will cut out your tongue and feed it to the trolls.”

I shuddered, having no doubt she actually would. “We have a… request.”

I glanced at Zanthiel, blood seeping from the iron chains binding his wrists and ankles. I couldn’t let him continue to suffer. The poison would eventually seep into his bloodstream and kill him.

Then she’d direct her wrath at me.I took a tentative step forward, not fully convinced I wouldn’t be cut down where I stood, for being so bold.

But she leaned back against her throne and tapped a broken fingernail impatiently. “You have my full attention. Come out with it. What is this request of which you speak?”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

BIO

A dreamer at heart, Michele Barrow-Belisle has always lived with one foot in this reality and one foot in another, one of her own imagining. So it follows that she would grow up to write about the characters from those enchanting worlds she knows and loves so well. A fan of all things romantic, her young adult novels are populated with scintillating witches, vampires and fey. Her bestselling debut book series Fire and Ice (Faerie Song Trilogy) was optioned for a major motion picture this year. Michele resides in southern Canada with her hubby and son who indulge her never-ending obsession with reading, writing and most importantly… chocolate.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Website: http://www.michelebarrowbelisle.com (join my mailing list)

Blog: http://www.michelebelisle.blogspot.ca

Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/authormichele

Facebook Street Team page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/396189297153826/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3059577.Michele_Barrow_Belisle

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MicheleBelisle

Pintrest: http://www.pinterest.com/micheley26

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/micheley26

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110546512991850441753/posts/p/pub

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Michele-Barrow-Belisle/e/B00BVRJADY

Okay, friends:  Enter HERE to win a Amazon/BN GC $10

I’d love to hear from you! If you’re in the northern hemisphere, I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful spring!

And as always, thanks for stopping by!

Brenda

P.S. If you’re in the mood for a short story Amish Romance, try this:

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Do You Love Sweet Amish Romance?

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Greetings Friends!  Do you love sweet romance? Do you enjoy taking a short, pleasant break from your routine? If so, you’ll enjoy Amish Days: Missing Abram! This is an Amish romance short story which I hope you’ll love! You can give it a try for only 99 cents! (If you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s FREE!)

Click here to immerse yourself in the intriguing world of Amish romance!

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And for those of you who want a bit more info, here’s the blurb:

Abram disappeared in the heat of the summer. Some suspected that he’d returned to the Englisch. Rumors hinted that he had a girl there. Hope refused to believe it. He must have had a good reason for leaving. Surely, he didn’t want to reject their Amish community and their way of living. For years, Hope had prayed for a life together with Abram. A home together. Children together. Was it all a fantasy? Was it never to be? And would his cousin Josiah fill the space he’d left?

Find out in Amish Days: Missing Abram.

Let me know how you like it! I love hearing from you.

And as always, thanks for stopping by!

Brenda

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