“The smoothest way is sometimes full of stones.” Amish proverb
Can’t believe September is half-over. Or that this calendar year is 2/3rds over! The holiday season will be here in the blink of an eye…
And since we’re talking about Christmas…have you gotten your copy of Christmas at Rose Hill Farm? Just released last week. Amazingly, it’s my 25th book! And one of my favorites.
This novella picks up an unfinished love story from Carol Award winner The Search. To be truthful, I thought the love story was finished, but I have received more reader e-mail about Bess Riehl and Billy Lapp than any other couple. So I listened! This story is about a lost, or extinct, rose found in the greenhouse at Rose Hill Farm. Billy Lapp, who has traveled far from his Amish roots in more ways than one, is sent to track down its origin. As the history of the lost rose is pieced together, it reminds everyone that Christmas truly is the season of miracles.
Without spoiling anything, I’ll let you in on a secret: the back story of this lost rose will be unveiled in Anna’s Crossing, a story of the first Amish who crossed the Atlantic in 1737 on the Charming Nancy ship. Due out in March 2015!
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