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The Revealing is the third of the ‘Inn at Eagle Hill’ series, so there is a story arc that wrapped up, answering some dangling questions. But within that larger story arc, there is a new character who entered the scene with a story of her own. Her job was to be a professional art restorer, but her talent took her a little too far—she became a forger. It was a fascinating discovery to learn about copying—which artists have been copied most often, signs of a how to identify a forgery, how to duplicate a signature.
It must be my curious streak—but I love, love, love learning about new things and trying to weave them into a story. Challenging, too, to keep it in the context of Amish fiction. In The Calling, I learned about schizophrenia. In The Letters, I read up on investments fraud.
The challenge in The Revealing was to wind up all the loose ends into a nice, neat ball of yarn. There were all kinds of twists and turns going on—with people, even with animals! It took a lot of care to bring it all together into a satisfying conclusion. I hope I did. I think I did!
When readers get to the last page, I hope they feel a little bit closer to God. My stories aren’t meant to use a 2×4 on anybody’s head to get them to consider faith, but to be interested in learning more about God. Also, I hope that readers will want to read another one of my books. That’s what happens to me after I read a good book—I want to read more of that author.