Convenient Amish Courtship: Guest Post and Giveaway by Jan Drexler

Convenient Amish Courtship

My newest book, Convenient Amish Courtship, brings two friends back together.

From the back cover:

Convenient Amish Proposal coverWhen Bethany Zook’s childhood friend returns to Indiana Amish country a widower, with an adorable little girl in tow, she’s willing to aid him in any way. But there’s just one thing Andrew Yoder needs – a mother for little Mari. And he seems convinced Bethany is the answer, just as she’s sure any union between them would be one strictly of convenience…

Andrew thought Bethany had married another. Now, determined to keep Mari despite his mother-in-law’s interference, he offers Bethany marriage in name only. But she’s quickly becoming more than a housekeeper and a mamm. Can he leave the past behind to claim a family of the heart?

This story was so much fun to write!

Mari captured my heart, and Bethany’s, too. From the first time she gazed into two-year-old Mari’s eyes, every decision she made had the little girl’s well-being in mind.

Of course, Andrew was part of the equation, too. As childhood friends, these two knew and understood each other better than most people. Bethany was heart-broken when Andrew’s family had moved to far-off Iowa four years earlier, and when her own mother passed away soon after, she delved into the role of substitute mother for her younger brothers.

Then Andrew received a letter from a mutual friend with the news that Bethany was getting married. He resolved to forget about her and went on with his life, but is it any surprise that Andrew chose a wife for himself that reminded him of his old friend?

Had Bethany really married someone else? She couldn’t, because there was only one man who owned her heart – and he always will. So, when Andrew suggests a convenient arrangement, Bethany agrees.

When you add in a mysterious stranger and an interfering mother-in-law, the story is even more fun.

I hope you enjoy Bethany and Andrew’s story!

Thanks for stopping by Destination Amish, Jan! Fun news: Jan is giving away a copy of Convenient Amish Courtship to one lucky reader! To enter, leave a comment below. Easy peasy!

Giveaway starts today, Tuesday, January 15th and ends Tuesday, January 22nd and is only open to US residents. One winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday, January 23rd in the comment section of this blog post. Good luck and don’t forget to share this giveaway with your friends!

Jan DrexlerJan Drexler’s ancestors were among the first Amish immigrants in the 1700s, and their experiences are the inspiration for her stories. When she isn’t writing she spends much of her time satisfying her cross-stitch addiction or hiking and enjoying the Black Hills of South Dakota with her husband of more than thirty-six years. Her writing partner is her corgi, Thatcher, who makes life…interesting.

She writes historical Amish fiction and is published by Revell and Love Inspired.


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79 thoughts on “Convenient Amish Courtship: Guest Post and Giveaway by Jan Drexler

  1. I love reading Amish books. My grandma always called us Pennsylvania Dutch. And this was what got my started reading Amish. A book called Rosanna the Amish. And it just took off. I would be excited and thankful if I won your book. Good luck everyone

  2. This sounds fun and intriguing! An adorable little girl, a widower and a childhood friend (or sweetheart). Great plotline.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. I would love to win this book, I haven’t won stuff in ages, and I have been out on a medical leave with no money coming in to purchase the books I want.

  4. I’ve never read Jan’s books & would love to win & try her books. I love reading about the Amish & Mennonites. Used to live near some near Miami. Now we visit Etheridge, TN a few times a year & they are old order Amish and so nice. Love going there. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. Will leave reviews if I like the book. The book sounds terrific.

  5. Congrats on your new book and I love to read about the Amish we live in eastern Iowa. Needless to say at the farmers markets there are many Amish and they are so nice and the kids help you and they are so polite plus doing crafts while waiting for customers. So the more I learn about the Amish and also love to read the fun s tories ! Thank you for the chance for me to read and review your book. I want to thank you for giving away a print i am disabled with a nerve disease and my fingers are crippled and so many giveaways now are ebooks which i can’t enter so thank you so much!

  6. So excited about this new book! I have enjoyed every book I have ever read of Jan’s. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  7. Thank you for stopping by, everyone! It’s so much fun to read your comments. 🙂 I hope you all get a chance to read Convenient Amish Proposal!

  8. I would love to read this book. I have read a couple of books by this author a long time ago. I always remember her name. Thank you for the opportunity of this giveaway.

  9. Love the Love Inspired book. Love Amish book! Love this author! “Convenient Amish Courtship” sounds like a wonderful book and one that I would love the opportunity to read. Definitely going to my TBR list.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy so I can read it sooner than later. Sharing and hoping. 🙂

  10. Convenient Amish Courtship sounds wonderful. I Love reading Amish stories. Have a good week.Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading all of your books.

  11. I love reading Amish books exspecially Amish romance. I love how the Amish families are so close and the community take care of there own. I would love to win these giveaway but whoever does will be very lucky. God Bless You!

  12. The weekends here in Maine have been wintry and I would love to have this to read . Sitting by wood stove in rocker with a cup of hot cocoa.

  13. Thank you for the chance to win your new book, Jan I have read all your books and enjoy reading them. I enjoyed reading this interview also

  14. I volunteer in the church library and have for 40 years.
    We have Amish books, both fiction and non-fiction.
    Our readers love them and I do too.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.

  15. I have not read any books by Jan Drexler. I look forward to becoming a fan as I love Amish novels. Thank you for a great contest.

  16. Thank you so much for giving me a chance to win this new book. Amish books are my very favorite books to read. They are so uplifting for me to read.

  17. Anxious to read this new one, as you are one of my favorites! Is it in a series, or stand alone? Stay warm over there this winter, and PLEASE keep those great books coming! Thanks for the give away, some one will be very lucky to win! BLESSINGS~ c

  18. The winner of a copy of Convenient Amish Courtship is Dorothy Porter. Congratulations! Please watch your email for details on how to claim your prize. Thanks for entering, everyone!

  19. Congratulations on what sounds like a great book, Good luck everyone, thanks for the chance to win. I read books. It’s hard copy and on line so would be happy either way but a hard copy to hold and share would be nice

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