She has a secret she’s determined to keep. He’s just as determined to get to know her. These two strong wills clash in beautiful romantic sparks in this Amish rom-com.
Katherine Miller arrives in Birch Creek under the guise of looking for a husband, but really she is hiding a secret she can’t reveal. The small Amish town becomes the perfect place to wait until she can figure out her next move. But when Ezra Bontrager is hired as the Stoll Inn’s new handyman, she at first finds his interest in her annoying. The one time she needs men to ignore her, she can’t seem to shake this one—and try as she might, she eventually can’t help but find his persistence endearing.
Ezra has never been shy when it comes to making friends, and he’s determined to get to know the elusive Katherine a little better. What he doesn’t count on is falling for her or discovering the real reason she’s hiding in Birch Creek.
Thanks so much for visiting Destination Amish, Kathleen! Tell us about your new book, Love in Plain Sight.
Thanks for having me! Love in Plain Sight is part of the Amish Brides of Birch Creek series and releases on May 3. Katharine Miller arrives in Birch Creek under the ruse of answering the “brides wanted” advertisement anonymously placed in a newspaper the year before. But finding a husband is the last thing she wants, and she keeps to herself as much as she can as she works as a maid at Stoll Inn. A year later Ezra Bontrager is hired as the inn’s handyman. After being jilted by another woman who answered the brides ad, he’s sworn off romance, even though he finds the standoffish Katharine intriguing. This book also ties up a loose end from the first book set in Birch Creek, A Reluctant Bride.
What is the message you want readers to take away from reading Love in Plain Sight?
All my books have the recurring theme of God bringing us through trials, and this story is no exception. I also want readers to be entertained and enjoy the happy ending!
What is your favorite thing about writing Amish fiction?
I love writing about faith and community. I’ve always admired the way the Amish rally around each other when the going gets tough. They also live out their faith every day—it isn’t just a Sunday/Wednesday thing.
What’s next on your writing to-do list?
I just finished writing The Courtship Plan, the next book in my new series, the Amish of Marigold. Like his older brothers, Jesse Bontrager isn’t looking for love, but that changes when he moves to Marigold, a new Amish community near Birch Creek. Charity Raber, on the other hand, is desperate to find a husband. Is Jesse the one? Not if he has anything to say about it.
These next questions are for fun!
Favorite Amish community to visit?
Holmes County. I’ve visited numerous times and it’s beautiful, idyllic, and close to Geneva, where I lived for over fifteen years. It’s like home.
Fry Pie or Whoopie Pie?
I’m a southern gal, so fry pie it is!
Buggy or Scooter?
Buggy—I would be slower than molasses running uphill if I took a scooter.
Barn Raising or Quilting Bee?
Quilting Bee. I love crafting and chatting. I’m also afraid of heights so barn raising is out, other than making meals for all those hard workers.
How can readers connect with you?
You can find me on my website: www.kathleenfuller.com. To find out about my upcoming books, get sneak peeks of my writing and my life behind the scenes, and enter my monthly book and crochet giveaways, sign up for my newsletter: https://kathleenfuller.com/email/.
You can order and preorder select titles of my books in my Shop: https://kathleenfuller.com/shop/.
I’m also on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kf_booksandhooks/.
You can also contact me directly: https://kathleenfuller.com/about-me/.
With over a million copies sold, Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, the Amish Letters series, the Brides of Birch Creek series, the upcoming Mail Order Brides of Birch Creek, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. She has also contributed to numerous novella collections.
She and her husband James live in Arkansas and have three adult children. When she’s not writing, Kathleen is avidly crocheting, reading, and traveling, sometimes all at the same time. She runs the Facebook group Books & Hooks, which combines her love of books, crochet, and collecting recipes that she’ll never have enough time to make.