“Where’s there’s smoke, there’s also fire.” Amish proverb


Welcome and thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy making yourself at home in my little [cyber] corner of the world. You can usually find me on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. Pop over and say hi! Don’t be shy.  I love to connect with readers.

And if you’re looking for a good summer read, you’ve come to the right place.  The Quieting has hit four bestseller lists since it released in May, including Publisher’s Weekly. And the sequel, The Devoted, will release in early October. Just in time for a cozy fall read.


Here’s a peek inside The Devoted:The Devoted cover

Bright, curious, and restless, Ruthie Stoltzfus loves her family but is stuck in a sea of indecision about her future: Should she stay Amish? Or should she leave? She’s done all she can to prepare to go–passed the GED, saved her money–but she can’t quite set her journey into motion.

Patrick Kelly is a young man on a journey of his own. He’s come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to “everything Plain.” Time, to Patrick, is of the essence. Every moment is to be cherished, especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor.

Ruthie’s next-door neighbor and cunning ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is drawn to trouble like a moth to a flame. Rebellious, headstrong, defiant, Luke will do anything to win Ruthie back–anything–and Patrick Kelly is getting in his way.

Whether you’re here to look for a story that stirs your heart and mind, or whether you’ve dropped by to get to know me better, I’m glad you’re here!

It’s not too soon to pre-order The Devoted!

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