Thursday, July 27, 2017

What a great setting for a story!!! ALASKA!!

   "Crazy about Alaska"
     By Shannon L. Brown

About the Book:

Release date: June 30, 2017
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Two men are interested. She picked the wrong man once. Will she choose the right one now? 

As a single mother and a real estate agent, Holly works hard. Climb a roof? Check. Work with her former, difficult professor? Maybe. She wants a husband who can love her and her twin girls. When other men run because she has kids, they become her secret. 

College professor Adam enjoys his work, his dog . . . and his secret life. After his home burns, he needs to find a house in a hurry. Oh-so-appealing former student Holly is perfect for the job—and his heart. Adam has to win her before the other man does. When secrets are revealed, will love grow or die?

Crazy About Alaska is the third book in the sweet and clean Alaska Dream Romance series. If you like wild destinations, adorable kids, and happy endings, then you’ll love Shannon L. Brown’s final book in this heartwarming series. 

Buy Crazy About Alaska to wrap-up—or begin—the series today!

Book 1: Falling for Alaska
Book 2: Loving Alaska
Book 2.5: Merrying in Alaska - A Christmas Novella
Book 3: Crazy About Alaska

This book can be read as a standalone but is best enjoyed as book 3 of the series. It has a happily ever after ending.
 My Thoughts:

As Shannon Brown is a new author to me, I wasn't sure what to expect when reading her book! I had not read the other two books in her "Alaska Dream Romance" series, thus was a bit weary of my reaction to this novel. HOWEVER, this book met my expectations  of a good book and there was total satisfaction when I had completed reading. 

The setting was so well described that I felt that I was back visiting Alaska. I do love that state and easily imagined myself in this environment. It was perfect for the characters and plot. 

The main characters came alive in my imagination as they were realistically and well described. Holly and Adam encountered struggles and challenges that were easy for me to imagine myself faced with. As they walked their rather rocky journey of life, I was right alongside them , feeling their every emotional moment. Humor was included at the perfect moment to cause the reader a giggle and lighten the mood. I loved the fact that Adam had such beautiful experiences with Holly's children. For a single guy, never having had to deal with kids, he was a natural! 

The plot started off with action that caught my interest immediately. There were a few twists and turns that surprised me along the way. I did find that the  plot, although flowing smoothly, lagged a bit in the middle of the novel. However, it didn't stop me from totally enjoying the tale . 

The underlying theme of the importance of honesty and faith was a positive addition to the story. Making good choices is so important in our lives, as these characters discovered.

All in all , I recommend this book as a light , enjoyable read!! I will be watching for more books by this author!

This book was received as a gift. The opinions and thoughts expressed are honest and my own.

Click here to purchase your copy.
About the Author:  

Writing books that are fun and touch your heart
Even though Shannon L. Brown always loved to read, she didn’t plan to be a writer. She earned two degrees from the University of Alaska, one in journalism/public communications, but didn’t become a journalist.
Years passed. Shannon felt pulled into a writing life, testing her wings with a novel and moving on to articles. Shannon is now an award-winning journalist who has sold hundreds of articles to local, national, and regional publications.
Shannon was born and raised in Alaska so she enjoyed writing the books in the Alaska Dream Romance series. “The Feather Chase” was her first published book and began the Crime-Solving Cousins Mystery series. The eight-to-twelve-year-olds in your life will enjoy this contemporary twist on a Nancy Drew-type mystery.
Shannon lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her professor husband and adorable calico cat.

Guest Post from Shannon Brown

Open Doors
When a character opens the door and steps from her world into mine, writing about her is easier. Holly Harris in Crazy About Alaska is a real estate agent, and I was once one. I’ve driven clients around and shown them houses only to have them go a different direction. My husband and I bought a new house a few years ago, so I have tales to tell from that experience too. (Readers may think the purple shower is made up. Think again.) I chose to bring a college professor into her life as a love interest. I’m married to one.
Some of myself always finds its way into a story. Sometimes, it’s just something I might like to do. Holly’s sister Jemma rehabs furniture in Falling for Alaska, book one in the series. The idea for her business came while I was watching HGTV’s Flea Market Flip. Taking trash and making it beautiful sounds like something I’d like to try. Jemma also dislikes coffee and drinks tea. (Here I am again.) But she is not exactly me. She’s cooking challenged, and I’m a good cook.
Does the story become about the author when she inserts herself into it? Reality is only a fun fraction of the book. Holly has two men vying for her affections. That never happened. (It might have been fun if it had!) She also has five-year-old twins. I never experienced that.
By far the most challenging of the sisters in the series was Bree in book two, Loving Alaska. She’s a doctor, and my knowledge of the medical profession comes from sitting on the exam table, not from doing the exam. I spoke with doctors I knew and brought her to life. But Bree isn’t all made up either. She despises being in nature, especially camping. I’ve camped on a frozen river, beside a lake after canoeing or boating in, and many more places, but I’m with Bree and hotels are greatly preferred. There I am in the story again.
Reading the books I’ve written helps you know who I am. I’m a woman with a big imagination who enjoys bringing stories to life. Oh, and that slightly sarcastic sense of humor you may notice with Jemma and Holly? That might be from me as well.

Blog Stops

July 22: Artistic Nobody
July 22: Just Commonly
July 23: Live.Love.Read.
July 24: Carpe Diem
July 24: autism mom
July 25: Baker Kella
July 26: A Rup Life
July 27: Karen Sue Hadley
July 27: Quiet Quilter
July 28: Pause for Tales
July 29: Remembrancy
July 29: Cafinated Reads


To celebrate this tour, Shannon Brown is giving away a grand prize of a book lovers gift basket – a basket filled with book-related things!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Vannetta Chapman's new book leaves your heart pounding !! WOW!!!

"Light of Dawn"
By Vannetta Chapman


Before Dawn, What Dangers Lurk in the Darkness?
For nine months, since a devastating solar flare caused a complete failure of the electrical grid, Shelby Sparks and her diabetic son, Carter, have been living at the ranch of Shelby's high school sweetheart, Max Berkman.

Mostly insulated from the chaos surrounding them, Shelby and Max discover that the Texas government has fled the capitol and is barely maintaining control of the state. The governor needs volunteers to search for the new federal government, but no one knows exactly where it might be located—if it even still exists—or what perils await those brave enough to take on the mission.

Compelled by Carter's desperate need for insulin and their God-given sense of duty, Shelby and Max answer the governor's call and set out on a treacherous 600-mile journey, where they will experience the terrifying effects of unrestrained anarchy. If they have the faith and fortitude necessary to reach their destination, what will they find when they get there?

In this thrilling conclusion to the Remnant trilogy, America is left teetering between total collapse and the dawn of a new and vastly different reality.

My Thoughts:

It is no secret that Vannetta is one of my all time favorite authors!! Not one of her books has ever disappointed me! This newest book in her Remnant Trilogy , the third and last, is simply marvellous!! Never would I have guessed that I would be reading Dystopian Fiction and loving every moment!! I resisted reading this genre for a very long time, however, when a well known popular author (who I just happen to highly respect and love) ,  begins a new series, of course, I just had to try it out!! All I can say is , "WOW!" These three books are so realistic and tackle so many believable problems that could easily occur in our lifetime, that I have to admit , they left me deep in thought and yes, even caused some worry and fear. What would I even do if the electrical grid failed?? How would I cope?? 

The characters are so vividly and realistically described , that I immediately was able to identify with them. I walked their treacherous journey of life, alongside them, feeling every fear, amazement and challenge that they encountered. The underlying theme  exhibited how much the little things in life are and become so important. I certainly found myself thankful for the world as it exists in the present. This book could be read as a stand alone, however, I found that it meant much more to me, as  I was  revisiting my good friends in their troubled world from which I had escaped for a short while. 

The plot is packed full of unexpected twists and turns. Never could I presume to know what would happen next in these dear peoples' struggle to survive.  The edge of my chair became my reading position, as my heart pounded in fear and anticipation. This third book leaves the reader feeling satisfied and loose ends are tied up. Hope for a brighter future does exist, even in the darkest situations. 

I may have completed reading this novel, but the events live on in my innermost being. Should I be preparing for a similar future, stockpiling what I consider the everyday necessities of life??? Or, maybe , I need to prepare my heart for the challenge of carrying on, despite tragedies. Would I have the deep faith that is required to carry on???  I just know that the story made me think very deeply! 


I received this book as a gift. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Nancy Mehl has written another winning novel!!!!

                  "Dark Deception"
                    By Nancy Mehl


Kate O'Brien's quiet life in small-town Shelter Cove, Arkansas is shaken when her past suddenly comes roaring back to life. Four years ago, she and her twin sister were attacked by an elusive serial killer. Only Kate survived, and she's been in witness protection ever since.

When new evidence arises to suggest the convicted man wasn't the murderer, she's subpoenaed to testify in the new trial. Afraid to go back into that world, Kate only agrees if Tony DeLuca, the deputy Marshal who protected her during the original trial, escorts her to St. Louis. 

Tony readily takes on the assignment; Kate's beauty and inner strength made more of an impression on him than he expected. But when Kate's safety is threatened, Tony must race against the clock to keep her alive and put this ugly case to rest before anyone else gets killed.

My Thoughts:
If you love murder mystery, suspense thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat with your heart pounding, look no further. Nancy Mehl's newest book is the best mystery that I have read in a very long time!! This is definitely a novel that you can NOT put down until you have read the last page. I was kept up long after my bedtime, as I was so caught up in the intense story. Sleep would not come until I knew how the story ended. "Deep Deception" is the second in the "Defenders of Justice" series. It can be read as a stand alone but it does add to the depth of the plot if you have read the previous book, "Fatal Frost". 

The characters are described in such a realistic , vivid fashion, that you immediately identify with them. I quickly became immersed in their world of fear. Every emotion that Kate experienced was part of me. I travelled her rocky journey in life, fearing for my next breath. 

The plot was full of unexpected, shocking twists and turns. The reader is constantly in a state of wondering what more can possibly happen. Can your heart take any more ??? I was completely hooked by the end of the first chapter and found myself wanting the story to last forever, yet at the same time , desperate for answers!!  Nancy has a unique ability to insert a strong sense of Christian morals and faith into her plot. A strong belief in the Almighty is present theme underlying this frightful tale.

"Dark Deception" is definitely a five star book that should not be missed! Can hardly wait for book three!!!

This book was a gift. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Just Imagine! You wake up, not knowing who you are or where you live!! Enter the Author's Giveaway!

"None So Blind"

About the Book:

Author: Chautona Havig
Release date: September 29, 2013
Genre: Contemporary
Dani and Ella Weeks–two women who share one thing in common. The same life, the same family, and the same body.
When Dani wakes with no knowledge of who or where she is–no memories of her life at all–David and Dani Weeks discover that “til death do us part” takes on an entirely unexpected meaning. Practically speaking, Dani died. But she didn’t.
What’s a gal to do?
In a desperate attempt to separate the old life from the new, Dani insists on a new name, a twist of her old one–Ella.
Ella’s doctors can’t explain what happened. Her children can’t understand why she doesn’t know them. David, her husband, finds himself torn between admiration for the “new” version of his wife and missing the woman he’s known for over fifteen years.
Will Ella ever regain her memory? Why does their pastor suspect it’s one great hoax?
Click here to purchase your copy.
My Thoughts:

Having had read some of Chautona's other novels, I was looking forward to this new one, which seemed to be very different from her usual creations. I certainly was NOT disappointed!! This author has a very special talent enabling her to portray faith, always in a positive light, in all of her main characters! Yes, some of them falter, as any other person does, in the difficult journey that life takes us on, however, there is always hope at the end of tunnel. 

Chautona outdid herself in this novel! Her characters were so realistic and well described that I immediately found myself living with Ella , experiencing her every pain and confused thought. What a horrible fear she must have felt! She went to bed one day, awoke another, not knowing who or where she was!!! Who were these strangers who seemed to know her, even when she did not know herself??  I absolutely loved the way the author portrayed a positive faith by the characters, even when in their darkest moments.  Ella was a unique individual who had strength beyond measure. I so admired her. She managed to bring happiness to others even while she faltered with her own life. Honestly, can you imagine living in a situation having had no memories of the past?? 
All of the characters were lovable in their own way. They had unbelievable struggles that took faith and time to overcome.

The plot moves steadily towards a happy ending. Does Ella regain her memory??? That, I can not tell you! However, this very strange situation this family finds themselves in , becomes the most positive , valuable experience that each has ever had . There were a few twists and turns, but I was kept busy just guessing what Ella would attempt to do with her life  next!!

The underlying theme of forgiveness, second chances and the acceptance of change comes through loud and clear. We all need to have the faith that this family exhibits! 

Was this book different from the usual that this author creates? Definitely, yes! But in a great way!! Don't miss this novel!  A great read!

This book was a gift. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.

About the Author

media-headshot-smChautona Havig lives and writes in California’s Mojave Desert with her husbnd and five of her nine children. Through her novels, she hopes to encourage Christians in their walk with Jesus.

Guest post from Chautona Havig

“Who are you, again?”
“I’m Joe’s, daughter. Vyonie.” My sister pointed to me. “This is Chautona.”
For some odd reason, the niece she spent the least amount of time with, Aunt Doris remembered—somewhat. But she didn’t remember Vyonie from what I could tell. She smiled at me, that amazing, sweet smile I’d never forget. She asked how I was. I always thought that Mrs. Sanderson—mother of John, Alicia, and Carl on the TV show, Little House on the Prairie—looked and sounded like Aunt Doris. Of course, that memory of me didn’t last. A minute or two later, she gave me a big smile and asked if she knew me.
It gave me a picture of what it must have been like for my character, Ella Weeks—to wake up every day with these children there—children who knew her, but she didn’t remember. The hurt she caused every time she had to struggle to admit she didn’t know something she probably should—again. So, I thought I’d ask her to tell us about it.
Ella: People often assume that the worst part of losing my memory are the memories that disappeared, too. But it’s not. A much as I’d love to remember my wedding day, my daughter’s first steps, my son’s first words, or that moment I realized I was pregnant with my third, those are blessings that I don’t think about often. No, what hurts most is seeing the pain in my children’s eyes when they need me to remember something and I can’t. For me, not remembering their first day of kindergarten is an inconvenience. For them, it’s a further reminder that if they didn’t tell me, I wouldn’t know them. That without them pushing themselves into my life, I wouldn’t care about them any more than any other human in my path. I do now, of course, but not at first. I hate that they heard David say once, “…she doesn’t know me. She doesn’t trust me. She doesn’t know our children. She tries, but she could walk out of our lives tomorrow and never miss us.”
Living so close to it every day, I missed those little bits of pain that I inflicted without meaning to, but when I went with our Bible study to a nursing home and visited with the residents, then I saw it. Women with tears running down their cheeks as loved ones patted their hands and tried to comfort. I heard one man offer to find a woman’s father. She squeezed him close and whispered, “It’s okay, Daddy. I love you. I’ll see you tomorrow.”
The man promised to try to find her father in the meantime.
Those people there—most of them didn’t realize they didn’t remember someone important. They didn’t struggle to remember this or that. Their dementia had gotten bad enough that their lives had gone from constant frustration to, by comparison, blissful oblivion.
And their families withered with each forgotten face, name, moment.
That’s what my “episode” did for my family. It caused them pain that just resurfaced every time something new happened. Pain that I didn’t know I inflicted. And since that visit, I have a greater compassion and awareness of just how amazing and powerful memories are.
I also have a greater appreciation for those beautiful words in Isaiah when the Lord promised… “I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.”
You see, there’s a lifetime of the sins that Jesus died for buried somewhere in my brain—or, at least at one time there was. I know that those sins were in there, because the ones I committed yesterday are there today. The ones I’ve already confessed and been forgiven for—I beat myself up for the next morning. A week later. A month. But the Lord has wiped them clean. I just keep smearing them back out there again as if to say, “But You don’t get how BAD I was.” Yeah. The arrogance, right? Because an almighty, holy God can’t possibly understand how sinful a sinner that He had to DIE to save from those sins… is. The arrogance? That’s an understatement.
But all those years before that horrible morning… gone. Maybe I stole something. I don’t know. It was forgiven, wiped clean, and then wiped from my memory. I can’t rehash it with the Lord over and over. I can’t drag it back up like a wife who won’t let her husband forget the one time he forgot her birthday. I can’t use it as a whip to beat myself up with. And I think there’s something beautiful in that.
Do I wish I could stop hurting my family with my blank past? Of course. But am I also grateful for a living picture of the fresh start the Lord gives His people at salvation? Definitely. I hope I never take it for granted again.

Blog Stops

June 15: Genesis 5020
June 15: Lane Hill House
June 16: The Scribbler
June 17: Back Porch Reads
June 18: Carpe Diem
June 19: Quiet Quilter
June 20: Mommynificent
June 22: Pursuing Stacie
June 22: Remembrancy
June 23: Pause for Tales
June 24: Bigreadersite
June 25: Lots of Helpers
June 28: Just Jo’Anne
June 28: Henry Happens


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1 $25 Amazon Gift Card
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1 Paperback Copy of Will Not See
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1 Custom Travel Mug (with quote from book)
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Charlotte Hubbard allows us once again to visit Promise Lodge! A refuge for all!!

"Weddings at Promise Lodge"
    By Charlotte Hubbard


Founded by the three Bender sisters, the Amish community of Promise Lodge is thriving—and growing. In fact, residents are thrilled to welcome a charismatic new arrival—one who may not just strengthen their faith, but put it to the test . . .

When Christine Bender meets widowed Bishop Monroe Burkholder, it’s love at first sight. But Preacher Amos finds him too good to be true, and is determined to find out what’s behind his sudden, unannounced arrival. Still, the colony needs a new bishop, and everyone is excited to have a younger, more progressive leader. As for Christine, Monroe returns her affection, but her bubble is soon burst with the arrival of a young woman half his age . . .

Leola Duff claims Monroe “ruined” her and she now intends to make an honest man of him. But throughout the process of discovering the truth, Christine never doubts that Monroe is the fine man she believes him to be—and never wavers in her faith that all will work out as it should. And when Monroe is forced to confess the truth before the entire congregation, he can only pray that open hearts and minds will prevail, allowing him a future at Promise Lodge—with Christine . . .

My Thoughts:

Charlotte Hubbard has once again written a true winner in Amish fiction. When this book arrived in my mailbox, I eagerly ripped open the parcel , so that I could once again reconnect with all of my friends at Promise Lodge, plus possibly meet some new ones. This is a continuation of a series taking place in a place that I would love to visit, a lodge in peaceful surroundings, filled with loving friends. Anyone is welcome, as long as they stick to Christian values. This is not to say, that this is a place without its problems and challenges!! We all realise that even the most beautiful environments have their share of problems!. 

The characters in this book are believable and so realistically described that they  pull you into their lives from the very first page. The  reader walks alongside them as they encounter problems, endure many struggles,  but overcome their hardships through their love of their Lord and His ability to heal. Second chances and new beginnings are the underlying theme throughout this tale. 

The plot moves quickly and steadily keeping one totally engaged, with the frequent twists and unexpected turns . As I read, I was never quite sure what new challenges would appear just as everyone's lives were taking a turn for the better. 

Of course, who doesn't love a story about weddings??? This is the season! If you love the Amish genre as I do, don't miss this book! It is a sweet romance that will leave you examining your own faith , long after finishing the book. 

This book was received as a gift. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own. 

To be released on June 27th.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

"Amish Brides" is the perfect read for a summer's day!! Be sure to enter author, Molly Jebber's Giveaway!

         "Amish Brides"

  By Jennifer Beckstrand
       Molly Jebber
       Amy Lillard

A Collection of three novellas!

Genre: Amish
Release Date: May 30, 2017

Jennifer Beckstrand 

Spirited Suvie Newswenger has three marriage proposals—but not from the man she truly loves. No matter how lonely widower Aaron Beachy is, he seems determined to stay that way forever. Now, with help from his matchmaking great-grandparents, Suvie will do whatever it takes to rekindle Aaron’s hope—and spark happiness for a lifetime.

By Molly Jebber

Madeline Lehman fears her fiancé’s family will never accept her because of her rebellious sister. She’s postponed her wedding to Joshua Stutzman until they see the truth. But when Maddie adopts her sister’s abandoned baby, can she and Joshua find a way to unite their families through forgiveness as well as love?

        By  Amy Lillard

Reba Schmucker longs to be a bride. And she knows her mischievous nieces just wanted to help when they “chose” Abel Weaver for her. But he’s the last man in the world she’d ever marry. There’s no way her independence and his stubbornness could ever get along—unless a sudden crisis somehow leads to understanding . . . and love.

By Jennifer Beckstrand

Spirited Suvie Newswenger has three marriage proposals—but not from the man she truly loves. No matter how lonely widower Aaron Beachy is, he seems determined to stay that way forever. Now, with help from his matchmaking great-grandparents, Suvie will do whatever it takes to rekindle Aaron’s hope—and spark happiness for a lifetime.

My Thoughts:

I have to admit that one of my favorite genres to read is Amish fiction. So ... whenever I get the chance to read a brand new book being released, I am excited and can hardly wait to get started. 

As one of my recent reads was Jennifer Beckstrand's book, Return to Huckleberry Hill, I was delighted to once again meet my good friends, Felty and Annie, a quirky, dear old couple who greatest wish is to have everyone of their grandchildren, as well as great grandchildren,  to find a love like they have themselves had for years and years. Jennifer's unique style of writing enables the reader to truly love these humorous characters and giggle along with them as they achieve their goal.  It is a sweet love story that engages you from beginning to end. 
Molly Jebber's novella, "Joshua's Bride", was also an enjoyable read. This author has the underlying theme of  the importance of friendship , love within the family and community and the hardest battle of all, forgiveness. The characters were well described in a realistic way that made them easy to identify with. They may live a peaceful community , however they are humans and like you and I have daily challenges. The plot moved slowly but steadily towards a goal. I did feel , at times,  that it was a bit lengthier than necessary, but at the same time, I had time to think about what I was reading. 

Amy Lillard's novella, "A Summer Wedding in Paradise", drew my attention immediately , as we have an annual vacation in this tiny town in PA. Amy's storyline was quick paced and not only had a main plot but a few minor subplots to keep the reader's attention.  The characters were so well described that you find yourself walking alongside them as they encounter their problems and find ways to solve them . The addition of the three nieces was clearly  a great idea. Their adorable and somewhat unconventional matchmaking ideas just had to make you smile, as well as feel some of Reba's frustration. 

This collection of novellas was so much fun to read. Each author used their special talents to draw you into the stories within an Amish Community. 
A great book to take along to the beach!!!

This book was a gift. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Click here to purchase your copy.

About the Authors:

Molly Jebber’s books have been featured in Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today’s HEA, and Romantic Times has given them a near excellent rating. She’s on RWA’s Honor Roll. She’s a speaker for Women’s Christian Connection, and she offers presentations on writing, publishing, Amish lifestyle and traditions. She has received widespread media coverage, including live interviews, across the United States for her books and speaking engagements.
She’s just signed a new contract for four more Amish books! She loves interacting with her readers. She loves God, her husband, family and friends. She has a hard time saying no to cupcakes, swimming, nine holes of golf, and walks on the beach. Coconut, oatmeal, and onions, on the other hand, are not hard to say no to!

Amy Lillard won the 2013 Carol Award for her first Amish romance Saving Gideon. She was also a Maggie Awards finalist. Born and bred in Mississippi, she now lives with her husband and son in Oklahoma. Visit her at

Jennifer Beckstrand is the award winning Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series and The Honeybee Sisters series for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer was nominated for the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award and the 2015 RITA® Award, and Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for Inspirational fiction. Both Huckleberry Hill and Huckleberry Christmas appeared in list of top ten inspirational books for 2014. 

Her much-anticipated Amish series, The Honeybee Sisters, was released summer of 2016 and has created a lot of romantic buzz. Sweet as Honey received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and Sweet as Honey and A Bee in her Bonnet were both awarded Top Picks from RT Book Reviews. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people and loves writing about the antics of Anna and Felty Helmuth and the Honeybee sisters’ aendi Bitsy. 

Guest Post from Molly Jebber

Do you remember picking out your bride’s dress? The cake? Food? Location? The invitations? Weddings are fun, no matter how simple or extravagant. The marked event fills your heart with joy sharing in the special day with the bride and groom. I remember the day I married Ed, my best friend and soulmate. We planned the details together, and we still talk about what a heartwarming memory it is for us. I’m sure if you and I met for a girl’s chat, we’d enjoy hearing each other’s account of when we exchanged vows with our sweethearts.
Amish brides may not have the flowers, rings, and fancy food and cake, but they have their traditions and share in the excitement like we do. I enjoyed writing “Joshua’s Bride”. I hope you enjoy it too.

Blog Stops

June 1: Quiet Quilter
June 2: cherylbbookblog
June 7: A Greater Yes
June 9: Splashes of Joy
June 12: Karen Sue Hadley
June 13: Bigreadersite


To celebrate her tour, Molly is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra   entries!