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You might be wondering what a girl from California is doing writing about the Amish. Good question! Let me fill in a few background details for you …

My relatives on my mother’s side are German Baptists, also known as Dunkards. That’s where my interest in Anabaptist traditions began. My grandfather was born into a family of 11 children, started his career as a teacher in a one-room school house in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and ended it as one of the very first publishers of Christianity Today. We called him “Deardad” even though he was a rather stern fellow. Still, Deardad’s life inspired me to write. I remember one time, in college, I was in the library and found old CT magazines with my grandfather’s name on the masthead. It gave me goosebumps…to see how the written word endured.

Well there you have it … I welcome any other questions or comments you might have! Please visit the Contact Page and send me a note.

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Are you in a book clubE-mail me for discussion questions and ideas to jazz up your event. I would be happy to send along some fun things to make it an Amish-themed evening: an Amish cookbook, a quilted potholder, my bookmarks and/or postcards…that sort of thing. If interested, I’d be happy to chime in via speaker phone. And if you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area and can give me enough lead time, I might even try to come…schedule permitting.

All Books

A Year of Flowers

An Apology in Bloom

​Lost and Found (Stand Alone)

Lost and Found

Anything but Plain (Stand Alone)

Anything but Plain

Cape Cod Creamery

The Sweet Life
The Secret to Happiness

A Season on the Wind (Stand Alone)

A Season on the Wind

Three Sisters Island

On a Summer Tide
On a Coastal Breeze
At Lighthouse Point

The Moonlight School (Stand Alone)

The Moonlight School

The Deacon’s Family

Mending Fences
Stitches in Time
Two Steps Forward

Nantucket Legacy

Phoebe’s Light
Minding the Light
The Light Before Day

Amish Beginnings

Anna’s Crossing
The Newcomer
The Return

The Bishop’s Family

The Imposter
The Quieting
The Devoted

Stoney Ridge Seasons

The Keeper
The Haven
The Lesson
Christmas at Rose Hill Farm

The Inn at Eagle Hill

The Rescue, an Inn at Eagle Hill Novella
The Letters
The Calling
The Revealing

The Adventures of Lily Lapp Series

Life with Lilly
A New Home for Lily
A Big Year for Lily
A Surprise for Lily

The Lancaster County Series

A Lancaster County Christmas
The Choice
The Waiting
The Search

Non-Fiction Books

Grit for the Oyster: 250 Pearls of Wisdom for Aspiring Writers
The Heart of the Amish
Amish Proverbs – Expanded Edition
Amish Values for Your Family
Amish Peace

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An Apology in Bloom

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The Secret to Happiness

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