Author Spotlight: Missing by Lisa Harris

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Congratulations to the winner of last week’s Author Spotlight giveaway of What Matters Most by Kellie Coates Gilbert, JERI WILSON. Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com to claim your prize.

Welcome Lisa Harris, author of Missing, to Author Spotlight! Leave a comment below to 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 started dictating stories to my mom before I could even write. And that ‘bug’ never left me. I didn’t start writing seriously until years later after adopting our firstborn, but have kept on every since. I write fast-paced romantic suspense that usually takes place over a very short time period.

Tell us about your new release:

Missing is book two in my series about Nikki Boyd who works with a missing person   Keep Reading…

Amish Wisdom Recap: The Longest Road, Beard Cutters, & Apple Pie

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

Read a sample from Adina Senft’s The Longest Road on this week’s Book Nook.

Do the Amish file income taxes? Find out from our Amish Scribe on Ask the Amish.

Learn about the Bergholz beard cutters and enter to win a copy of Breakaway Amish on Beyond the Bonnets.

Get a tasty recipe for apple pie on Cook’s Corner.

 

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Penn Dutch Proverbs: Sour Apple

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Proverb:  Es macht nix aus wie sauer as der Appel is, mer muss doch alsemol neibeisse.

Translation: No matter how sour the apple, you’ve got to bite into it now and then.

What it really means: Make a virtue out of necessity.

No matter how sour the apple, you’ve got to bite into it now and then. -Penn Dutch Proverb

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Author Spotlight: What Matters Most by Kellie Coates Gilbert

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Congratulations to the winner of last week’s Author Spotlight giveaway of Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon, HEIDI ROBBINS. Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com to claim your prize.

Welcome Kellie Coates Gilbert, author of What Matters Most, 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?

Hi, Suzanne! So nice to be back with you and your readers. I was first bit by the reading bug before ever considering writing. While I was a fairly obedient child, I’d break my parents’ rules and hide a flashlight in my bed for late night adventures with swashbuckling pirates and horses and brave females who were women to be reckoned with.

Once, I was hiding out in   Keep Reading…

Amish Wisdom Recap: Straight Pins, Josiah for President, & Plain Beauty

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

Do the Amish only use straight pins as fasteners on clothing? Find out from our Amish Scribe on Ask the Amish.

Looking for a little fresh air from the current election? See Josiah for President, the Musical in three locations this summer. Learn more on this week’s Travel Tips.

Rhonda Schrock shares about her heritage of plain beauty on Almost Amish.

 

 

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Penn Dutch Proverbs: Stinking Fish

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Proverb: Der Fischmann greischt net “schtinkiche Fisch.

Translation: The fishmonger never calls stinking fish.

What it really means: No huckster decries his wares.

The fishmonger never calls stinking fish. -Penn Dutch Proverb

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Declaration of Independence

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Happy Independence Day! Here’s a fun fact for you. In the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote the words: “…life, liberty and the pursuit of possessions.”

Later it was changed to “…life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

To the colonists’ way of thinking, materialism was driving the expansion of the New World. Possessions, to them, equaled happiness.

So…what do you think of that?

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Amish Wisdom Recap: The Courtship Basket, Somerset County, & Corn Dogs

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

On Monday’s Book Nook, Amy Clipston shared the incredible (true) story that inspired the her new release, The Courtship Basket. Plus, enter to win a goodie basket!

Do Amish women shared the workload during planting and harvest? Find out from our Amish Scribe on Ask the Amish.

Visit the Amish in Somerset, Pennsylvania, with me on this week’s Travel Tips.

Jennifer Beckstrand gives a perfect summertime recipe for corn dogs from her new series, The Honeybee Sisters, on Cook’s Corner.

 

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Penn Dutch Proverbs: Full Purse

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Proverb: So lang as mer Geld hot, hot mer blendi Freind.

Translation: As long as you have lots of money, you have lots of friends.

What it really means: A full purse never lacks friends.

As long as you have lots of money, you have lots of friends. -Amish Proverb

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Amish Wisdom Spotlight: Amy Clipston

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The Courtship Basket, which is the second book in my Amish Heirloom series, is a book that’s very close to my heart. The story touches on the topic of kidney disease, and my husband, Joe, has had two kidney transplants.

Kidney disease has been a black cloud over our lives for more than a decade. Joe was first diagnosed in early 2000, less than two years after we were married. In March of 2003, Joe went on dialysis. I clearly remember the day he told me the news; we cried together on the phone. It was a very difficult time for our family. Back then, we had a two-year-old son, Zachary, and I was pregnant. I suffered a miscarriage soon after Joe went on dialysis.

After a year on dialysis, Joe received a kidney from his younger brother, Jason, on March 29, 2004. Our second son, Matthew   Keep Reading…