Beauty from Ashes by Kathleen Fuller

A Love Made New CoverA Love Made New, the third book in my Amish of Birch Creek series, is set in the fictional town of Birch Creek, a small Amish community near Holmes County, OH. Over the years I’ve made several visits to Holmes and Middlefield (Geauga County) and I’ve enjoyed every visit. One of my favorite things to do is to drive the back roads and take pictures. The scenery is so beautiful in this part of Ohio. There are gently rolling hills, stunning fields and gardens, plenty of livestock grazing on acres of fertile pasture, and of course, the Amish themselves. If you get a chance to visit Holmes or Geauga county I highly recommend spending some time getting lost in the countryside.

While A Love Made New is set in a fictional Amish community, the setting and characters reflect real-life. Abigail Schrock lost her parents in a buggy accident, then lost the man she loved when he left her for another woman. These events have a devastating impact on her (of course!). Raw and hurting, she has trouble believing someone as kind and caring as Asa Bontrager would be interested in her.

Self-esteem and self-worth are things we all struggle with at one time or another. Through Abigail, I wanted to show two things: 1) finding our self-worth in people and things can only lead to disappointment and pain, because our worth is found in God and 2) God takes the deepest pain and turns it into something beautiful. Abigail, like many of us, had to go through pain and brokenness before she discovered her worth and identity in Christ. My hope is that through Abigail’s story, readers will see a little bit of themselves in the character, and a whole lot of God’s love in their lives.

WANT TO WIN A COPY OF A LOVE MADE NEW?  Thomas Nelson Publishing is giving away a copy to one lucky reader!

To enter, leave a comment for Kathleen. For an EXTRA chance share this post and leave a comment if you do. Giveaway starts on 9/16/16 and ends on 9/23/16.

*Giveaway is only open to US residents*


Kathleen Fuller

I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and currently live in Geneva, Ohio. I’ve been married to James for 22 wonderful years (really, they have been wonderful!) We have three terrific children, three dogs, and have raised cattle, pigs, and chickens at various times over the years. We would have gone into the goat business, but I had to draw the line somewhere. I started writing in 2000, and published my first short story a year later. Since then I have authored several short stories, novellas, novels, and have done a lot of freelance non-fiction work. I have also worked as an editor. I have a Masters degree in Special Education, emphasis on teaching the blind and visually impaired, and a Bachelors in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I have taught all age groups ranging from age 4 to age 21. A few of my favorite things: my relationship with Christ, chocolate (of course!), autumn, a satisfying book, good friends, a sense of humor, people who don’t take themselves seriously, haunting melodies, NFL football, and did I mention chocolate?




26 Comments

  1. Betty Hallett
    September 16, 2016

    Would love to read this book—-Thank you for the chance.

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  2. amy guillaume linderman
    September 16, 2016

    i love visiting Holmes county. this book looks so inspiring!

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  3. amy guillaume linderman
    September 16, 2016

    shared!

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  4. Paula Newton
    September 16, 2016

    I would love to win and read this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  5. Paula Newton
    September 16, 2016

    Shared

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  6. Mary Ellen Ashenfelder
    September 16, 2016

    I would be thrilled to add this book to my collection. We visited Ohio Amish Country in 2014 and 2015. It is beautiful. Thank you.

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  7. Sandra Kaczanowcke
    September 16, 2016

    Need to read this one! Thanks for the chance.

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  8. Lucy Reynolds
    September 16, 2016

    I shared. Thank you got the chance, as I love Kathleen’s books. Blessings

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  9. Deborah Hazelton
    September 16, 2016

    Would love to read this book. Thank you for the chance to win. Have a blessed weekend!

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  10. Tiffany Hall
    September 16, 2016

    Shared this giveaway! Would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  11. Cherese Akhavein
    September 16, 2016

    I should be getting my copy in the mail any day now, however if I’m lucky enough to win a copy I’ll gift it with the other books I’m collecting to pass on so others can also enjoy these wonderful books. I have not started the series yet as I’m waiting until I have the entire set. I love all your books! And yes I’ll share the page so others have a chance to win.

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  12. Carol Alscheff
    September 16, 2016

    I only drove through Ohio once and I did see an Amish buggy. I am sure I would enjoy reading your new book. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  13. Jackie Tessnair
    September 16, 2016

    I love your books and I am looking forward to reading this one.

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  14. Martha Peace
    September 17, 2016

    Love your books,cant wait to read this one,Thanks for a chance to win

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  15. Emma
    September 17, 2016

    I am looking forward to reading A Love Made New. Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading all of your books.

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  16. Myrtle Thorn
    September 17, 2016

    Can’t wait to read A Love Made New. Thank you for this chance

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  17. michelle conti
    September 17, 2016

    Thanks for a chance to win. Shared 🙂

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  18. Julie
    September 18, 2016

    Love your stories! So inspiring!

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  19. Emma
    September 18, 2016

    shared on facebook.

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  20. Diane Wallace
    September 19, 2016

    Thank you for the opportunity to win “A Love Made New”. Good Luck to everyone😊
    I enjoy visiting various Amish communities (settlements) and have been to Holmes County, Ohio several times. Would really enjoy reading a fictional story based on this area.

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  21. Diane Wallace
    September 19, 2016

    I shared the “A Love Made New” giveaway link on my Facebook page 😊

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  22. Ruth Bogue
    September 19, 2016

    Can’t wait to read this book, love all your stories, you make the characters so real. Are you still living in Geneva?

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  23. karen
    September 19, 2016

    Would love to win this book. thank you for the chance.

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  24. Nancy kelly
    September 20, 2016

    I would love to read this book. I read book 1 and 2.

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  25. Tammy
    September 20, 2016

    Trying for a win on your book. I have enjoyed the books you have written. Have a great September

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  26. Destination Amish
    September 28, 2016

    Thanks so much for entering to win a copy of A Love Made New, everyone! The winner is Carol Alscheff. Congratulations!

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