Thursday on Amish Wisdom: Best-selling Author Dale Cramer

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Don’t miss this week’s show. Acclaimed and best-selling author, Dale Cramer, will be back for a visit. We’ll find out what’s new in Dale’s life since 2010 and hear about his latest novel, A Captive Heart.

For a chance to win a copy of A Captive Heart leave a comment {HERE}. Winner will be notified next week via email.

More about Dale: Dale Cramer is the critically acclaimed, best-selling author of Sutter’s Cross, Bad Ground, Levi’s Will, Summer of Light, Paradise Valley, and The Captive Heart. His novels have won two Christy Awards, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and multiple listings among the best books of the year at Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist, as well as numerous starred reviews. His latest novel, The Captive Heart, released in December 2011, is the second installment of a trilogy called The Daughters of Caleb Bender, based on an Amish colony in Mexico in the 1920’s.
More about A Captive Heart: Ravaged by disease, preyed upon by ruthless bandits, the Bender family’s second year in Mexico takes a grievous turn.  Faced with impossible choices, the expatriate Amish discover, more than ever before, what it means to live by faith and not by sight.

But it’s Miriam who must make the hardest choice as her heart takes her on a new and dangerous course. Domingo. “He is gentle,” his sister said, “until someone he loves is threatened.” Is Miriam that someone?

“Cualnezqui,” he often calls her— the Nahuatl word for ‘beautiful one’. The chiseled native has proven himself a man of principle, grace and power. Yet is he the pearl of great price for whom she would sacrifice everything, or is he merely a friend?
Tormented by conflicting emotions, she’s haunted by vivid dreams: Dressed in the coarse cotton pants and shirt of a peasant, she stands on the precipice of a sun-washed ridge searching desperately for Domingo. Domingo the fierce. Domingo the protector.

Domingo the forbidden.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. wfnren says:

    Dale has written some great books, would love to win this one.