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I’m excited to interview this week’s guest –  debut author, Vannetta Chapman. Vannetta writes for Abingdon Press as well as Zondervan and her book A Simple Amish Christmas has just released. Leave a comment (HERE} for your chance to win a copy! (Don’t forget to leave your email address!)

About Vannetta: Vannetta Chapman has published more than 100 articles in Christian family magazines. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a multi-award-winning member of Romance Writers of America. She currently teaches in the Texas hill country. A Simple Amish Christmas is her debut novel. She is hard at work on a three book Amish murder mystery series set in Shipshewana, Indiana. Written for Zondervan (a division of Harper Collins), these cozy mysteries will begin releasing in 2011. For more information about Vannetta or her books, please visit her website, http://www.vannettachapman.com.

About A Simple Amish Christmas: Annie Weaver longs to once again experience A Simple Amish Christmas. She no longer lives in Mifflin County though. She works in an Englisch  hospital—far from her family, far from her friends, far from the community that nurtured her. It’s the first of December, and Christmas season has begun among the Englisch, bringing for Annie an over-whelming sense of loneliness.

That loneliness and Annie’s rumschpringe years come to a screeching halt when she receives a call that an Englisch driver has collided with her father’s buggy. She hurries home to nurse her daed, and finds herself face to face with Samuel Yoder–the Amish famer her community turns to for most of their medical needs.

Samuel believes he has recovered from the loss of his wife and child in a snowstorm eight years before. Then Annie Weaver upsets his world again–with her youth, energy, and passion for healing.

Annie spends the next month in Mifflin County, nursing when she can, helping her family, and slowly falling in love with Samuel. Christmas day brings Samuel a glimpse of the family he could have. It’s a sacred day–a holy celebration that will remind Samuel and Annie of God’s promises. Annie will also have several important choices to make, and the most important one will be made Christmas morning.

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