All She Left Behind – Dr. Quinn with Grit Yep. I’m at it again. I’ve strayed from my Amish-genre fixation and read another non-Amish <gasp!> novel. My latest finding is the Christian historical fiction novel All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick. Question is: Can a non-Amish novel at over 350 pages hold my interest?
The Amish Christmas Candle – Starts with a Bang, Ends with a Whimper I was in the mood for something Amish and something Christmas. When I found The Amish Christmas Candle, a collection of novellas by Kelly Long, Jennifer Beckstrand, and Lisa Jones Baker, I thought perhaps I’d had my fix. Unfortunately it wasn’t all
These Healing Hills – A Cozy, Solid Read I love Ann Gabhart’s Plain novels, especially her Shaker series. But last summer I branched out and read The Scent of Lilacs, which put me squarely in the Gabhart fan club. So when I was given the opportunity to read her latest release, These Healing Hills, I
An Amish Christmas Love ~ Literary Foursome Strikes Gold! When Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, and Ruth Reid get together, you know you’re in for a treat. What a group of stellar authors to collaborate! And these collections are so satisfying – you can read for a while and already have finished a story.
The Amish Witness – It’ll Be Over Before You Know It! Diane Burke is a new-to-me author. I did a general search of “Amish” and The Amish Witness came up. With so many authors writing in the Amish fiction genre, would this work be able to hold its own compared to some of the other
How different would your belief system be if you grew up in a different culture? Would your faith in God be the same if you were raised in a different family? New York Times best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall poses these questions in the powerful conclusion to the CBA and ECPA bestselling Amish of Summer Grove
Cast your book as a movie – who would play your main characters and why? If Bringing Maggie Home appeared on the Big Screen, I would like to see Olympia Dukakis as Hazel. The actress’s appearance and spunk match Hazel perfectly. Margaret Diane would be best played by Sandra Bullock because I think Sandra could
The Proving – Falls Short I was so stoked to have an opportunity to read a new novel by Beverly Lewis! She IS the grandmother of the Amish genre. I have been downright wowed by several of her series – Abram’s Daughters and Annie’s People being just a couple of my favorites. But would her
Gathering the Threads – DEFINITE Must-Read! It’s been a rough go, having to wait for Cindy Woodsmall’s latest release, Gathering the Threads. It is the third and final installment of her Amish of Summer Grove series and I could not be happier. Woodsmall turns out yet another phenomenal novel, the cherry on the proverbial sundae.
When the Bishop Needs an Alibi – Couldn’t Put it Down! Vannetta Chapman has found a winner with her Amish Bishop Mysteries series. I was blown away by the first in the series, What the Bishop Saw. But could Book Two, When the Bishop Needs an Alibi, measure up? Absolutely! Mild-mannered Bishop Henry Lapp…who happens