Amish Wisdom Recap: The Amish Midwife’s Courtship, Home Gardening, & Playdough Recipe

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Here is a recap of what went on this week Amish Wisdom:

On Monday’s Book Nook, we read an excerpt from Cheryl Williford’s The Amish Midwife’s Courtship.

Do the Amish allow their picture taken? Find out from our Amish Scribe on Ask the Amish.

Suzanne Woods Fisher shared the benefits of home gardening on Almost Amish.

Wondering what to do with the kids all summer long? Try Patricia Davids’ recipe to make playdough on Cook’s Corner.

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Penn Dutch Proverbs: Relatives

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Proverb: Freinschaft hie odder her, bleib mer vun meim Kaschebaam.

Translation: Relative or not, keep off my cherry tree.

What it really means: Whoever you are, keep your distance.

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Amish Wisdom Spotlight: Cheryl Williford

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Pinecraft, Florida November

Molly Ziegler gave the dust mop one last shove under the bed and hit a mahogany leg. Unexpected movement under the bed’s mound of sheets and wedding-ring quilt caught her unaware.

She froze.

Something swung toward her head. Instinctively she launched the mop high into the air, warding off the coming blow.

The mop’s handle connected with something solid.

A satisfying clunk rang out in her mamm’s tiny rental room. Her heart thumped in her chest as she stepped back from the bed, lost her balance and hit the floor. Her feet tangled in the folds of her skirt as she pushed away.

His dark brown hair wild from sleep, a gaunt-faced, broad-shoulder man gazed down at her, his dark green eyes wide with surprise. He dropped the wooden crutch he’d been holding. “Who are you?” His hand gingerly touched the bump on his forehead. His eyes narrowed in   Keep Reading…

Amish Wisdom Recap: Sweet as Honey, Whit Monday, & Amish Courting

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Here is a recap of what went on this week Amish Wisdom:

On Monday’s Book `Nook, we got to know Jennifer Beckstrand, author of Sweet as Honey.

What is Whit Monday? Find out from our Amish Scribe on Ask the Amish.

Cindy Woodsmall shared about how the Amish find spouses on Beyond the Bonnets.

Do you have a knack for deciphering Amish sayings? If so, can you help a reader out with their inquiry on Reader Bag?

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Penn Dutch Proverbs: Onion Soup

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Proverb: Unne versucht, schmackt mer net, awwer’n Zwiwwlesupp riecht mer.

Translation: You can’t taste a thing unless you try it, but you can tell onion soup by the smell.

What it really means: If you don’t try, you won’t find out, but some things are obvious.

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Author Spotlight: Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon

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Congratulations to the winner of last week’s Author Spotlight giveaway of All Summer Long by Melody Carlson, SUSAN FLETCHER. Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com to claim your prize.

Welcome Irene Hannon, author of Sea Rose Lane, to Author Spotlight! Keep reading to find out how you can enter to win a copy.

Introduce us to you as an author: When did you get bit with the writing bug? How would you describe your writing style?

I’ve been a writer all my life. I don’t remember ever not writing. I was born with the writing bug! As for style… my suspense books are similar to Nora Roberts’ suspense novels (without the sex and four-letter words), and my contemporary romance/women’s fiction books have elements found in novels by Karen Kingsbury, Susan May Warren, Becky Wade, Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr and Susan Wiggs.

Tell us   Keep Reading…

Help Me Send Barnes & Noble Some Love

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“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” ~Jeannette Walls

I’m sure you’re aware that all bookstores are facing lean times. Barnes & Noble has been good to me, plus to other inspirational writers, and I’d like to show them a little gratitude.

I’m offering two $25 gift certificates to Barnes & Noble… for just a tiny bit of effort on your part.

Barnes & Noble is offering The Quieting for half-price, only $8.56! If you go to a Barnes & Noble, or if you purchase The Quieting from BN.com, send me a pix! (Does not have to be a glam-shot!)

Your name will be tossed in the bonnet for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

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Penn Dutch Proverbs: 11th Commandment

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Proverb: Loss dich net verwische, is es elft Gebot.

Translation: Don’t get caught is the eleventh commandment.

What it really means: Thou shalt not be found out.

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Author Spotlight: All Summer Long by Melody Carlson

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Congratulations to the winner of last week’s Author Spotlight giveaway of Murder Comes by Mail by A.H. Gabhart, CONNIE WILLIAMSON. Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com to claim your prize.

Welcome Melody Carlson, author of All Summer Long, to Author Spotlight! Keep reading to find out how you can enter to win a copy.

Introduce us to you as an author: When did you get bit with the writing bug? How would you describe your writing style?

I’ve always loved writing (and story-telling) but it took me awhile to realize that it was something I wanted to do as a career. I guess that’s when the bug bit. That was about twenty-five years ago and I’ve been writing and publishing ever since. My writing style is what I’ve called “by the seat of my pants” ever since I first started to write. I’m a   Keep Reading…

Amish Wisdom Recap: A Simple Vow, Amish Leadership, Forgiveness, & Banana Bread

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Here is a recap of what went on this week Amish Wisdom:

On Monday’s Book Nook, Charlotte Hubbard shared an excerpt from her new release, A Simple Vow.

Who is considered the “leader” of the Amish community? Find out from our Amish Scribe on Ask the Amish.

Suzanne Woods Fisher shared a lesson on forgiveness from the Amish on Beyond the Bonnets.

You’ll never have to try another banana bread recipe again! Get Tricia Goyer’s favorite Banana Sour Cream Bread on Cook’s Corner. 

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