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This week I’m sharing chapter one of the first book, Seeds of Love, a novella in the An Amish Garden collection! Don’t forget to enter to win a copy of the entire collection at the end of this post! Winner will be announced on next week’s post!
Eli Plank sipped a cup of strong coffee as he sat down to write his Budget report, which had to be mailed today in order to make the next printing of the paper. One of his earliest memories included watching his dat reading The Budget each night after dinner. It was a staple in Amish homes. A way for men and women from all around the country to connect, telling of joys and hardships of their local Amish communities.
For as long as he could read The Budget himself, Eli had always sought out the news from the West Kootenai community first. The local scribe’s column often read like an adventure novel, with elk talking down clotheslines and wild turkeys showing up in buggy sheds. The Amish families who’d traveled to West Kootenai were the adventurers among them—like modern-day Lewises and Clarks. Now he was one of them. Eli wondered if the area would live up to the expectations he’d set in his mind. And he also wondered how many days his mother could go before writing him of his need to return to Indiana, settle down, and find himself a wife.
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Sadie Chupp finds her greatest joy in the greenhouses in her Montana community. A company is interested in buying her heirloom seeds, but they are the only thing she has left from her deceased parents. Eli Plank is a traveling bachelor who believes he can help Sadie, but a misunderstanding leaves her heartbroken. Will she trust him again, and let the seeds of a new relationship take root?
Congratulations to this week’s giveaway winners!
Copy of The Memory Jar from last week’s First Chapter Friday: Stephanie H.
Audiobook from the mailing list giveaway: Rosalyn S.
Audiobook from the blog: Carla K.
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