Your Favorite Author Might Have More Books For You!

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These days, an author often writes books for two or even three different publishers, and all too often, her readers don’t even know! And that, my dear readers, is heartbreaking, because you never know what you’re missing!

For example…

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Patricia Davids is Harlequin royalty. She writes Amish romance, and she has over 40 books out. She’s a USA Today bestselling author who writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired line as well as for HQN, one of Harlequin’s trade lines. 81vmf8zuznl_orig

Patricia Davids’s most recent book, The Amish Teacher’s Dilemma, hit the shelves in February 2020 to rave reviews.

But did you know she’s also published with Kensington Books?

9781496717634She is! She contributed a novella to The Amish Christmas Letters which released September 2019. So if you’re a Patricia Davids fan, don’t miss out on that little gem! You’ll also get novellas by Sarah Price and Jennifer Beckstrand, both of whom have extensive Amish backlists.

Patricia Davids isn’t the only Harlequin author to write for Kensington Books. But it can be difficult to get the word out to readers that their favourite authors publish for different presses. Some readers are incredibly loyal to a particular publishing line because they love what they read there. And I understand that kind of loyalty. When you find what you like, why would you change?  But you might be missing out on more great writing from the same great author. For example, for those of you who snap up the Patricia Davids Love Inspired books, have you picked up her HQNs recently? Or the Kensington collection that features her novella? Because if not, you are seriously missing out!

So I feel like I’m in excellent company in my own crossover writing! I write for two Harlequin lines, Love Inspired and Heartwarming, but I also write for Kensington Books! All together, I have over 25 books out.  If you love Amish romance, my first Amish releases have come out through Kensington Books to very strong reviews!

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But I also have my first Amish with Love Inspired coming out this June. So if you discovered me through Kensington Books, surprise! There’s more from me at Harlequin!

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And I want my readers to know about all of my books, not just the publisher they tend to buy from. If you enjoy my writing at Harlequin, why not try my Kensington Books? And if you discovered me at Kensington, I have a hefty backlist at Harlequin!

Take a look at all of my books. I really think you’ll love them!

CBC! I’m going to be on TV

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I was recently mentioned in a Globe and Mail article about Amish romance, and before the Corona Virus quarantine started, I got an email from local CBC reporter, Paige Parsons, who had read the article, asking if I’d be interested in being interviewed.

Well, I certainly was! 🙂 I just needed a day or two to get my hair trimmed (I was getting shaggy) and to get my bird babysat, because a parrot who is not the centre of attention tends to be a very noisy parrot… My parents were happy to oblige, and they took Pichu for the morning, where he tried to be the boss of their home for a few hours.

So the journalist, Paige Parsons, and her camera guy (whose name I don’t recall, but he was infinitely patient and very talented) came over to my home to do the interview. It was a lot of fun! They were both absolutely delightful, and it took about two hours to do the interview and get all the shots they needed.

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I’m only a part of the story, so they’ll interview other people, too, once the quarantine is lifted, so this might take a little while… I can’t wait to see it once it’s aired!

I’ll be sure to post a video for you all to see.

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I found the journalist and the cameraman to be very interesting! It’s neat to see other people’s jobs and how they got to where they are. Working for CBC is a real achievement here in Canada, so it was neat to be able to ask them some questions, too.

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And there you have it–my interview, in which I hope I sound thoughtful and interesting. Fingers crossed! LOL!

And I made sure to talk about my upcoming release, THURSDAY’S BRIDE. I hope you’ll all pick up a copy when you see it in the stores starting March 31, 2020!

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Click over to see my Pre-order Giveaway, ending March 31, 2020. 

Pre-order now!

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For a proper young Amish widow struggling to begin again, encountering her reckless first love will test her forgiveness, resolve—and heart . . .

Overwhelmed by grief and tending twin baby daughters, Rosmanda Lapp is without options. She still blames her brother-in-law, Levi, for her husband’s accidental death—but she and her aging in-laws need him to keep their farm going. Yet as Levi takes on his responsibilities with a new determination and steadiness, she can’t help but regret that she chose his serious-minded brother over him. For Levi is still very much the passionate man she loved—and Rosmanda now has even more reasons to keep him at arm’s length . . .

Levi can’t blame Rosmanda for staying clear of him. He has mistakes to make up for and must finally do right by his parents. Still, he never got over his brother stealing Rosmanda away. And he can’t  deny the feelings that even now tempt them back to each other. And when a mistake from her past threatens her reputation, Levi will do whatever it takes to help her—and trust that faith and courage will at last help them claim a future together . . .

 

 

 

A brand new cover!

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I have a brand new cover to show all of you, and I couldn’t love it more… This one is for the very first book in my The Infamous Amish miniseries published by Kensington Books, and coming out February 2021. This one is called THE PREACHER’S SON.

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More details to come later, but I wanted to give you just a little taste!

Do you love this cover as much as I do? ❤

 

Call for reviewers!

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It’s that time again–I’m looking for a few good readers who can read and give an honest review for one of my upcoming releases.

Their Mountain Reunion hits the shelves May 2020, but I will be selecting a few reviewers to get an early e-copy of the book in exchange for an honest review posted on various online locations.

Do you like stories with heroes and heroines in their forties? Do you like reunion romances with complicated family dynamics and deep, challenging relationships?

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With an old flame?

Fifteen years in an unhappy marriage showed Melanie Isaacs exactly what she didn’t want. Now she’s in Mountain Springs to figure out the rest of her life—even if it means facing her former sweetheart, Logan McTavish. The spark between Logan and Melanie is stronger than ever. But is it enough to heal two weary, damaged hearts…and show them the way to a new happiness?

 

If you’d like be an early reviewer of Their Mountain Reunion, please fill out the form below. Let me know a little bit about you, and tell me where you’d be willing post reviews. I’m looking for people who are willing to post:

  • Goodreads
  • Bookbub
  • Amazon
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Chapters/Indigo (Canada)
  • Your own review site
  • Anywhere else where you buy your books are able to leave reviews!

*EPUB copies only for review purposes.

 

Please allow me about a week to respond.

Hardcovers!

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It’s always a thrill to see my books come out in different formats. THE BISHOP’S DAUGHTER is now available in paperback, large print hardcover, and audio version!

If you haven’t  read my first Amish novel through Kensington Books yet, now’s a good time to pick it up, just before the sequel comes out at the end of this month!

It has:

-the bishop’s daughter, now a widow

-the boy she loved when she was young and naive, who is now back in the Amish community after a reckless time away…

-a little boy in need of a real father

-a community that means to help… they really do try, even if it doesn’t always work that way

-all the Amish kitchen coziness that your heart could desire!

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The links to purchase this book can be found on my publisher’s website: Buy HERE.

You can buy it in large print, hardcover library binding, too: HERE.

Or you can get the audio version on Audible.com HERE.

 

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The Bishop's Daughter MMIn this poignant, beautifully written novel, a faithful young Amish widow is reunited with her wayward first love . . .

As a bishop’s daughter and good Amish mother, widowed Sadie Hochstetler teaches her young son that God blesses those who try their best to please Him. But her brief marriage taught her that life is infinitely more complicated than that. Older, and serious, her late husband seemed a sensible choice—especially compared to Elijah Fisher, the spirited boy with whom she butted heads and hearts. Then Elijah abruptly left for the Englisher world, taking Sadie’s beloved brother along with him—a double betrayal she still strives to forgive. Especially now that Elijah has returned . . .

Elijah plans to stay in the Amish community only as long as he’s needed, helping his family and working for Sadie’s ailing father. The outside world has changed him, leading him to question rules and restrictions that others take on faith. Once, he’d been head over heels in love with the bishop’s daughter—a girl he was judged unworthy of courting. Nine years have changed so much between them. Yet something remains—a spark that, for all their differences, might light the way home again. . .

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It runs in the family

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When I got my “Signed by the Author” stickers, my pre-teen son’s eyes lit up, because he loves writing books, too. His books always have six chapter, and he writes a rather good story, I have to say!

The two of us love to bang way on our computers, spinning tales. He says he wants to write books when he grows up, and I have no doubt that he will! His mom can show him the ropes, at the very least. 🙂

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He dedicated this one to his father… since I dedicate all of mine to Mr. Johns, too. So Mr. Johns gets ALL the books dedicated to him around here! LOL!

 

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And don’t forget about MY release, coming in April 2020!

Click over to see my Pre-order Giveaway, ending March 31, 2020. 

Pre-order now!

Thursday's Bride MM

 

For a proper young Amish widow struggling to begin again, encountering her reckless first love will test her forgiveness, resolve—and heart . . .

Overwhelmed by grief and tending twin baby daughters, Rosmanda Lapp is without options. She still blames her brother-in-law, Levi, for her husband’s accidental death—but she and her aging in-laws need him to keep their farm going. Yet as Levi takes on his responsibilities with a new determination and steadiness, she can’t help but regret that she chose his serious-minded brother over him. For Levi is still very much the passionate man she loved—and Rosmanda now has even more reasons to keep him at arm’s length . . .

Levi can’t blame Rosmanda for staying clear of him. He has mistakes to make up for and must finally do right by his parents. Still, he never got over his brother stealing Rosmanda away. And he can’t  deny the feelings that even now tempt them back to each other. And when a mistake from her past threatens her reputation, Levi will do whatever it takes to help her—and trust that faith and courage will at last help them claim a future together . . .

 

 

Jeb’s Wife covers

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These are the covers that will be used for my September 2020 release, JEB’S WIFE. Right now, Kensington Books is using them to show sellers like Walmart and Target to get orders.

But me? I’m just melting over this gorgeous cover!

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JEB’S WIFE  is a seduction between a husband and wife, two people learning how to open themselves to all the love and intimacy that a real marriage has to offer. If they’re willing…

I hope you’ll pick up a copy come September! Better yet, I hope you’ll pre-order your copy.  ❤  For an author, those pre-orders help a lot!

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thumbnail_Jeb's WifePatricia Johns’ sensitive storytelling brings depth and heart to this tender story of second chances, as an Amish woman embarks on marriage with the gruff farmer next door . . .

Once, Leah Riehl prayed for a husband. The man she loved chose another, wanting the children that Leah can’t provide. But she’s found a measure of peace, keeping house for her brother, Simon, and teaching in a nearby town. Now though, Simon’s debts to an Englisher gambling ring have left Leah with a desperate dilemma—and a surprising offer from her scarred, reclusive neighbor. Jebadiah King needs to marry in order to claim his family farm. A union, for appearances only, will help them both.

Jeb knows his scars make him a less than ideal husband, but he can be a useful one. It’s the least that Leah deserves. But despite the promises he made to himself, Jeb can’t help longing for his lovely, warmhearted new wife. His first marriage brought heartbreak, but Leah’s gentle smiles spark hope again. Are they willing to take the leap that love requires—and open themselves to all the challenges and joy a true marriage could bring?

 

Giveaway!

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I’m sure you know that my newest Amish romance, THURSDAY’S BRIDE, is coming out with Kensington Books in April 2020! I’m so excited, and I’m already seeing some 5 star reviews rolling in…thumbnail_privatevarmobileContainersDataApplicationE29DD57C-66AD-4ECB-96A6-D494CB9E5F10tmp28398168-EBD3-4D2E-A95F-18376A18ED03Image

In celebration of this new release, I want to do a special kind of giveaway. This one is for everyone who PRE-ORDERS a copy of THURSDAY’S BRIDE!

If you pre-order, email me at patriciajohnsromance (at) yahoo.ca, and tell me which store you ordered through, and I’ll enter you for the giveaway!

I’m offering two books:

  1. an Amish colouring book
  2. a copy of AN AMISH SECOND CHRISTMAS, which includes novellas by Shelley Shephard Gray, Virginia Wise, and myself!

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Here are some links for pre-orders for your convenience:

Amazon: amzn.to/2Pi0PVq

Barnes and Noble (US): http://bit.ly/3c18mBJ

Indigo (Canada): bit.ly/2HLtldZ

Target (US): bit.ly/2TbBMUX

*Winner must live in continental US or Canada.

**Don’t forget to email me, telling me which store you ordered through! If you win, I’ll contact you and get your mailing address. 🙂

***Contest ends March 31, 2020.

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Pre-order now!

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He’s the reason she’s widowed. She’s the reason he’s outcast.

But there’s still a farm to run.

For a proper young Amish widow struggling to begin again, encountering her reckless first love will test her forgiveness, resolve—and heart . . .

Overwhelmed by grief and tending twin baby daughters, Rosmanda Lapp is without options. She still blames her brother-in-law, Levi, for her husband’s accidental death—but she and her aging in-laws need him to keep their farm going. Yet as Levi takes on his responsibilities with a new determination and steadiness, she can’t help but regret that she chose his serious-minded brother over him. For Levi is still very much the passionate man she loved—and Rosmanda now has even more reasons to keep him at arm’s length . . .

Levi can’t blame Rosmanda for staying clear of him. He has mistakes to make up for and must finally do right by his parents. Still, he never got over his brother stealing Rosmanda away. And he can’t  deny the feelings that even now tempt them back to each other. And when a mistake from her past threatens her reputation, Levi will do whatever it takes to help her—and trust that faith and courage will at last help them claim a future together . . .

 

 

 

NetGalley Reviewers

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This is for those of you who are members of NetGalley and download and review books there… THURSDAY’S BRIDE is now available on the NetGalley site!

If you’d like to request a copy, it is now there! 🙂 This book will be on the shelves in Walmart, Target, and bookstores near you starting in April 2020. 

 

 

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For a proper young Amish widow struggling to begin again, encountering her reckless first love will test her forgiveness, resolve—and heart . . .

Overwhelmed by grief and tending twin baby daughters, Rosmanda Lapp is without options. She still blames her brother-in-law, Levi, for her husband’s accidental death—but she and her aging in-laws need him to keep their farm going. Yet as Levi takes on his responsibilities with a new determination and steadiness, she can’t help but regret that she chose his serious-minded brother over him. For Levi is still very much the passionate man she loved—and Rosmanda now has even more reasons to keep him at arm’s length . . .

Levi can’t blame Rosmanda for staying clear of him. He has mistakes to make up for and must finally do right by his parents. Still, he never got over his brother stealing Rosmanda away. And he can’t  deny the feelings that even now tempt them back to each other. And when a mistake from her past threatens her reputation, Levi will do whatever it takes to help her—and trust that faith and courage will at last help them claim a future together . . .

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Still the one

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After nearly fifteen years of marriage, Mr. Johns is still The One.

He’s the one I wait up for, the one I come home to, the one I still flirt with, and the only one I want to spend the rest of my life with. When our son was tiny, getting time together was harder, even getting on the same page in parenting. But the older our son gets, the more we get that time together back again. We laugh more, and we’re getting very good at the united front in parenting.  (The laughter might sound diabolical sometimes. Muahaha!) I think we bring out the best in each other, though. I’m a kinder, softer woman because of him. I love this guy. Heart and soul.

I snapped a picture in church. I liked it–it’s us. Just a moment from our week, side by side.

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Here is to many more of these times together, and may we never take it for granted.

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Coming in April 2020!

Pre-order now!

Thursday's Bride MMFor a proper young Amish widow struggling to begin again, encountering her reckless first love will test her forgiveness, resolve—and heart . . .

Overwhelmed by grief and tending twin baby daughters, Rosmanda Lapp is without options. She still blames her brother-in-law, Levi, for her husband’s accidental death—but she and her aging in-laws need him to keep their farm going. Yet as Levi takes on his responsibilities with a new determination and steadiness, she can’t help but regret that she chose his serious-minded brother over him. For Levi is still very much the passionate man she loved—and Rosmanda now has even more reasons to keep him at arm’s length . . .

Levi can’t blame Rosmanda for staying clear of him. He has mistakes to make up for and must finally do right by his parents. Still, he never got over his brother stealing Rosmanda away. And he can’t  deny the feelings that even now tempt them back to each other. And when a mistake from her past threatens her reputation, Levi will do whatever it takes to help her—and trust that faith and courage will at last help them claim a future together . . .