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An Interview and Giveaway with Patricia Davids

An Amish Harvest is the story of Samuel Bowman, a young man who is injured when a gas generator explodes and suffers burns on his hands and face. He fears he may never see again. Harvest is the busiest time of the year for his family so his father hires an Amish widow, Rebecca Miller, to be a temporary nurse. Samuel finds his unwanted caretaker to be bossy and outspoken. Rebecca sees her patient is wallowing in self-pity and will have none of it. A battle of wills ensues that will bring both lonely people a chance at love and a new life if they are willing to put the pain of their pasts behind them.Hi, Patricia. I am excited to interview you today! Tell readers all about your new book, An Amish Harvest (The Amish Bachelors).

Thank you for inviting me to your blog.

An Amish Harvest is the story of Samuel Bowman, a young man who is injured when a gas generator explodes and suffers burns on his hands and face. He fears he may never see again. Harvest is the busiest time of the year for his family so his father hires an Amish widow, Rebecca Miller, to be a temporary nurse. Samuel finds his unwanted caretaker to be bossy and outspoken. Rebecca sees her patient is wallowing in self-pity and will have none of it. A battle of wills ensues that will bring both lonely people a chance at love and a new life if they are willing to put the pain of their pasts behind them.

Is this book based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

I feel as if I have known the five Bowman brothers for a long time. This is the second book with these characters. Readers met the family in the last book of my Brides of Amish Country series, Amish Redemption, in which Joshua Bowman was the hero. As I was writing that book, I knew I wanted to tell all the brothers stories and the idea for my new series was born. I grew up with four brothers of my own, each one as different as could be from the next. That may have given me some good insight into the dynamics of these young men, but the characters aren’t based on people I know. Just people I’d like to know.

Which character can you identify with most?

That would have to be the heroine, Rebecca Miller. I spend 40 years as a nurse. Two of those years, I worked as a home health nurse. That made it easy to envision Rebecca as a strong-willed woman who always had her patient’s best interest at heart even when the patient couldn’t see that. Nurses are people I respect and admire. It’s a tough job and one I loved, but I’m happy being a writer. The hours are better, too.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I was in high school when I first thought about being a writer. I took creative writing there and in college, but I was called to be a nurse, a wife and then a mother. I never gave up the dream of being a writer, but I chose to put it on hold until I retired. I thought that would be a good time to write a book. Happily, I found the time to give it a try after my daughter left home. It took me eight years to sell my first story so I’m glad I didn’t wait any longer. My husband was very supportive and encouraging and I was blessed when I found a local writers group that enabled me to learn about the business side of this creative job.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I like to read, but I do that mostly for research these days. I love to go fishing and I love to travel. I’ve been to Europe, Central America, Alaska, all far-flung places for this Kansas girl and there are still places I’d like to visit.

Do you have a favorite scene or quote from your book?

Oh, yes! The first meeting of Samuel and Rebecca. He’s upset that she is there and stubbornly refuses to get out of bed. Rebecca knows he should be up so she pours water on his feet to make him get out of bed. Just a little, but it proves she means business. I love their interactions.

What’s next for you?

Writing, writing, more writing, plus a little fishing and traveling, that’s what is next for me. I recently finished a series with Emma Miller and Rebecca Kertz called Lancaster Courtships. My book, An Amish Midwife, is the third and final book in the series. It will be in stores in October. After that, I have another book in the Amish Bachelors series. I’m telling Luke’s story. He is the most troubled of the Bowman brothers with a dark history. Finding the right woman for him and helping him overcome his past has been a challenge but I think I got it right. The story is called An Amish Noel. Readers can look for it in stores in December.

Thanks again for inviting me.

Patricia Davids

Thank you so much for the interview! Patricia is giving away a copy of An Amish Harvest to one lucky reader. How great is that?!

An Amish Harvest is the story of Samuel Bowman, a young man who is injured when a gas generator explodes and suffers burns on his hands and face. He fears he may never see again. Harvest is the busiest time of the year for his family so his father hires an Amish widow, Rebecca Miller, to be a temporary nurse. Samuel finds his unwanted caretaker to be bossy and outspoken. Rebecca sees her patient is wallowing in self-pity and will have none of it. A battle of wills ensues that will bring both lonely people a chance at love and a new life if they are willing to put the pain of their pasts behind them.

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Giveaway starts today, Tuesday, May 19th and ends Tuesday, May 26th.

*Giveaway is only open to US residents*

72 thoughts on “An Interview and Giveaway with Patricia Davids

  1. I have enjoyed reading Patricia Davids “Brides of Amish Country” series. I am looking forward to her next series!!
    I would be honored to win a copy of”An Amish Harvest”!! (This book is on my Amazon “Wish List”.)
    Thank you for your wonderful stories!!

  2. This sounds like a book I would love to read. Thanks for the chance. I share on Facebook and Pinterest.

  3. I would love to win her book, I read her books and love Amish books. thanks for the chance to win and be able to keep.

  4. This sounds like a great book to read. I just love reading Amish fiction. Thank you for the chance to win.
    I also shared this post with my friends.

  5. I’ve read many of Patricia Davids books and they have all been winners!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  6. I would really like to win a copy of An Amish Harvest. I read all the time and really like Amish stories because they are wholesome.

  7. I love the books that Patricia writes and have read quite a few of them. i really hope to win a copy of this one to add to my collection of great Amish Stories. Thank you for this opportunity to win a copy.

  8. I am an avid reader of your books. I eagerly wait for new ones to come out. I laugh and cry along with the characters in your books.

  9. I am reading An Amish Redemption now and I love it. Can’t wait till the rest of the books in this series come out.
    I would love to win any of your books. I love them all.

  10. Oh boy, another Susan Davids books. I absolutely love her books.I have not read this but would absolutely love to have the chance to. Thank you for the opportunity.
    I shared on facebook.
    I shared on Pinterest.

  11. Interesting and enjoyable interview. Love learning about my favorite authors. I would be thrilled to add this book to my collection. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway !!

  12. “An Amish Harvest” is definitely going on my wish list!!!! This book sounds wonderful PLUS it’s Amish reading besides!! Amish books are my very favorite reads. Thanks for the chance to win this book!!

    Judy F

  13. I am always on the hunt for books about the Amish. I have read some of Patricia Davids books and have loved them. would love to get more of them

  14. Patricia Davids is one of the best amish authors, I have read everyone of your books and look forward to the next one!

  15. I love reading Amish stories. Thank you for your wonderful series! I would really love to receive your book!

  16. Would be delighted to win your new book! Is this the 1st or 2nd in your new bachelor series? LOVED the Brides series, and was so disappointed when I read the last one, and read that there would be no more in that series! Blessings to you as you continue writing!

  17. I can’t wait to read this. It sounds so wonderful. Thank you for giving me a chance. Patricia Davids is a new author for me. I love meeting new authors and reading their books

  18. Thank you for this opportunity to win An Amish Harvest! I’ve enjoyed the books I’ve read by Patricia Davids and this sounds like another great read!

  19. I first became acquainted with Patricia through a patron request at the library where I worked. She is an Excellent author!
    Thank you for this giveaway. I am sharing on Twitter @cps1950
    Blessings,
    Connie

  20. I hope I win. I’ve never read any of ur books. In fact never heard of you. But, now that I have I will be reading ur books. Never have to worry about bad language I n Amish books.

  21. I enjoyed reading your chat with Patricia. I sense that she has a real passion for writing. I love that she feels connected to her characters. I think that is what brings her characters to life. I have enjoyed reading novels written by Patricia and would love an opportunity to add her new book to my collection.
    Blessings, Kristin J

  22. Love to read about the Amish culture. I even subscribe to the Budget,and your books are among my favourite reads.

  23. Loved the interview as I was always drawn to writing but was called to teach and be a mother. I recently retired and am ready to begin writing, so this was very encouraging to me. Would love to read your book, Patricia!

  24. I’m SOO EXCITED ABOUT ANOTHER Patricia Davids’ books….I have loved reading every one soo far….keep writing em Patricia….because I just really enjoy em.

  25. I love reading Amish books. This book sounds really interesting and I would love to read it. Adding to my wish list.

  26. I would love to read Samuel and Rebecca’s story. They sound like quite the couple! Both strong willed personalities! Amish fiction is my favorite genre to read.

  27. The winner of An Amish Harvest is Connie Saunders. Congratulations! Thanks for entering, everyone!

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