Last Memorial Day weekend my husband and I traveled to Shipshewana, Indiana—Amish country! We went for a few reasons:
- I’m writing a true story of an ex-Amish couple and my publisher Zondervan met us to do a video shoot. (A Simple Hope will be out spring 2014!)
- I had a book signing for my new book The Promise Box at The Blue Gate Restaurant.
- I had plans to hang out with my ex-Amish friends and their Amish families.
- I was craving pie. (I tried thirteen types of pie while I was there, and it was worth the 24-hours of driving!)
The video shoot went well, and the book signing was great! I was blessed to meet readers who’d come two, three, and four hours to meet me! The “winner” was someone who drove four-and-a-half hours. What an honor!
Read the rest of this post over on Not Quite Amish!
A Christmas Gift for Rose just released! Rose turned her back on the man she loves after he assisted the Englisch during World War II—only to discover she’s an Englischer herself. Born in the midst of the hardships of The Great Depression, Rose grew up in Berlin, Ohio, in the arms of a loving Amish family. But she is overwhelmed by self-doubt when she learns that she was born Englisch and abandoned when her family moved West in search of work. Was she meant to be Amish or would she have been better off growing up with her own kind—Englischers? When the man she loves leaves her behind, Rose is certain he left for good. Yet Rose discovers sometimes our greatest gifts are the ones we fear.