New FB giveaway!

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I just thought I’d give you all a heads up about the giveaway happening on my Facebook page right now. I’ve teamed up with fabulous Amish author Lisa Jones Baker!

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Lisa writes for Kensington Books, and you’ll love her Pebble Creek series. In fact, for this giveaway, Lisa is offering a copy of her new release, Promise at Pebble Creek, as well as a mystery trinket!

I’m offering two signed copies of my own new releases, The Nanny’s Amish Family, and Thursday’s Bride.

(All of these books are available in Walmart, Target, and bookstores everywhere if you’d like to pick them up. 🙂 )

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If you’d like to enter to win all three of these books, come by my Facebook page and give it a like! The giveaway is pinned to the top of the page, so you can’t miss it. I’m choosing a winner June 8, 2020, and I’d love to see you there.

And make sure you visit again! I’m having giveaways every week.

 

Publishers Weekly!

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I’m just thrilled to announce that I made #22 on this week’s Publishers Weekly mass market bestsellers list! I’m just so excited!

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I took a screenshot of the list, and I printed if off, because really, there is nothing quite so memorable as your first time on a bestsellers list!

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There it is… Isn’t it beautiful?

Here’s a better look at it:

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I’m just so grateful for my amazing readers who made this possible. All of you who ran out and picked up a copy–I love you! 🙂

And if you haven’t gotten one yet, they’re on the shelves now!

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On the shelves now! 

3.295427.512.9781335488183They need her help. She needs them

An Amish bachelor. A motherless child.

Can she turn them into a real family?

Schoolteacher Patience Flaud longs for a family of her own—but knows it can never happen. At least she can help Amish bachelor Thomas Wiebe with his small Englisher daughter. As she settles the child into Amish life, Patience begins falling for the bewildered new father and his heartbroken little girl. But is love enough to make them a permanent family?

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The Cowboy’s Baby Bonanza

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I have an older release that is getting a brand new chance on the shelves! The Triplets’ Cowboy Daddy is being re-released with Trish Milburn’s Twins for the Rancher. It will be on the shelves any day now, if not already!

FYI: The release date is June 2, 2020 for purchasing it online, but they hit the physical shelves at your local Walmarts, Targets, grocery stores and drug stores earlier than that!

So if you like handsome, brooding cowboys and baby multiples, then this is the collection for you!

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When life gives you…babies?

The Triplets’ Cowboy Daddy by Patricia Johns

Rugged cowboy Easton Ross hasn’t forgiven Nora Carpenter for leaving town. Now Nora is sole guardian of her triplet goddaughters, and she needs backup—fast. When Easton lets the new family bunk with him, he can’t help falling head over heels for the lovable triplets. But for Nora, living in Hope, Montana, would mean a lifetime of gossip. And she has to put her new daughters first…

Twins for the Rancher by Trish Milburn

Rancher Adam Hartley has big plans to expand the family business in Blue Falls, Texas. Unfortunately, someone else bought the old abandoned restaurant he’d been eyeing. Yep, beautiful single mom Lauren Shayne just stole his dream…and his heart. Love almost destroyed Lauren’s life once, and she won’t make that mistake again. But Adam is determined to win over Lauren and her adorable twin babies!

 

You’ll be able to find it anywhere Harlequins are sold, including online! If you haven’t read my this book from my Hope, Montana miniseries yet, then now is a great time to pick it up and get my story as well as Trish Milburn’s. 🙂

Available at, but not limited to:

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I hope you’ll pick up a copy! 

All That Amish!

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Remember how I told you about that lovely stack of books I bought in order to do some giveaways on Facebook? Well, we are in the midst of one of those giveaways right now!

Jocelyn McClay grew up on a crop and livestock farm, so when she writes Amish farming, she knows what she’s talking about!

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This is Jocelyn’s second Amish romance. Amish Reckoning, is published through Love Inspired, and it hit the Publisher’s Weekly bestseller’s list! It’s a fantastic story, and I’m including it in this week’s giveaway. I’ll choose a winner on May 27, 2020. 🙂

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So if you’d like a chance at winning these three books, come on over to Facebook to enter! 

And stick around! There are more giveaways to come. 🙂

 

My little balcony garden

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I planted my little balcony garden this year, and I love it already! We don’t have a lot of space, but I do like to watch things grow over the summer, and it’s soothing to stand out there on a summer morning, plucking dried blooms off the flowers, or watering the pots.

This year, I have a tomato plant, a strawberry plant, some geraniums and some peas. We’ll see how the peas go! I’ve tried them before on the balcony, and they weren’t successful, so maybe I’m crazy to try again, but I’d really love some fresh peas!

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Plus, my little balcony garden is a great place to take pictures of my Amish books–don’t you think? 🙂

This book is on the shelves now! So I do hope you’ll pick up a copy!

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On the shelves now! 

3.295427.512.9781335488183They need her help. She needs them

An Amish bachelor. A motherless child.

Can she turn them into a real family?

Schoolteacher Patience Flaud longs for a family of her own—but knows it can never happen. At least she can help Amish bachelor Thomas Wiebe with his small Englisher daughter. As she settles the child into Amish life, Patience begins falling for the bewildered new father and his heartbroken little girl. But is love enough to make them a permanent family?

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Book mail!

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I ordered a nice package of books! There is one more book on it’s way that didn’t get shipped with the first package…

But don’t you love book mail?

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I ordered my books through Chapters/Indigo. That’s the big Canadian chain of bookstores that is the equivalent of Barnes and Noble in the US. With Amazon so busy, I’ve gotten back to buying directly through our bookstores, and I have to tell you, I feel good about it!

Now, these particular books have a purpose… I’m going to be doing some giveaways on my Facebook page, so you’ll be seeing these books again if you join me there!

If you’d like to win some free books, come by my Facebook page and give it a like! I have several giveaways a month, and you don’t want to miss out on some really fantastic authors included with my own books!

 

Suspenders

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My husband works a physical job, and he does a lot of standing and bending as he works. For the longest time, he wore a belt (normal, right?) but he found that it just didn’t do the job as well as it could! When you’re climbing ladders and reaching into narrow spaces… there’s a lot of… wiggle.

Anyway, after complaining for a long time about this, Mr. Johns’s Amish romance writing wife suggested some good, old-fashioned suspenders. There were a couple of guys at work who used them, too, and so after THEY suggested it, he bought a pair. 🙂

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He wears a belt still, because he needs to secure his keys to it, but the suspenders just hold his pants up so much better! He wears them under a second work shirt so they aren’t so obvious, but they’re there!

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One of the things I like about the Amish is their practicality. Yes, they live a simpler life without electricity or cars, but the things they do include in their lives are all incredibly useful! Nothing is wasted. And it was neat to discover that their use of suspenders is probably for good reason! You get men working hard outside, and a belt just doesn’t always cut it…

So there you have it. Suspenders. Maybe they’ll make a comeback. 😉

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Coming June 2020!
PRE-ORDER NOW!

3.295427.512.9781335488183They need her help. She needs them

An Amish bachelor. A motherless child.

Can she turn them into a real family?

Schoolteacher Patience Flaud longs for a family of her own—but knows it can never happen. At least she can help Amish bachelor Thomas Wiebe with his small Englisher daughter. As she settles the child into Amish life, Patience begins falling for the bewildered new father and his heartbroken little girl. But is love enough to make them a permanent family?

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On NetGalley!

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Calling all reviewers–JEB’S WIFE is now on NetGalley!

If you’d like to read this book and post reviews, you can apply there for the chance.

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This is a marriage of convenience story with a touch of Beauty and Beast… and I really think you’ll love it!

 

Patricia 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?

 

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Homemade Pickles!

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Because why not? It’s a great quarantine activity, only takes 24 hours, and at the end, you have the most delicious pickles you have tasted in your life.

Seriously! They’re that good–and very simple!

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First of all, these are the ingredients I used:

  • Small cucumbers, quartered
  • Pickling salt–2 heaping tablespoons
  • Pickling spices (I just bought a package of them already mixed. Easier than trying to recreate it.)–2 heaping tablespoons
  • Hot pepper flakes–just a pinch
  • White sugar–1 teaspoon
  • 5 or 6 garlic cloves smashed
  • Lemon juice–1 cup
  • Water–1 cup

 

So first of all, I put everything into a small pot, stirred it up, and put it on the heat. Once it started to boil, I took it off the heat and let it cool down. This is the brine.

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Then I put the brine over the quartered cucumbers, sealed it in a Tupperware container and stuck it in the fridge for 24 hours.

And here they are finished! DELICIOUS! Tasty, garlicky, and just so good.

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So this is what I’m up to, getting back to some simpler cooking, and writing the books you love. 🙂

Don’t forget my new Amish release!

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Coming to physical stores May 19, 2020, and to e-shops June 2020!
PRE-ORDER NOW!

3.295427.512.9781335488183They need her help. She needs them

An Amish bachelor. A motherless child.

Can she turn them into a real family?

Schoolteacher Patience Flaud longs for a family of her own—but knows it can never happen. At least she can help Amish bachelor Thomas Wiebe with his small Englisher daughter. As she settles the child into Amish life, Patience begins falling for the bewildered new father and his heartbroken little girl. But is love enough to make them a permanent family?

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Their Mountain Reunion releasing May 5, 2020!

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Starting over isn’t easy… especially when your cheating ex-husband’s teenaged daughter lands on your doorstep! But Melanie Isaacs isn’t alone–she’s got some old friends, a dinner club of supportive women who’ve seen all of this before, and the first man she’d ever loved back in town.

She just might make a full recovery…

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THEIR MOUNTAIN REUNION is officially on sale starting tomorrow! This is the first book in my SECOND CHANCE CLUB miniseries, and you won’t want to miss this one! This miniseries focuses on women in their forties starting over and finding the kind of love they deserve with the help of some good friends, some fine wine, and a mountain retreat that is just so good for the soul.

With the Second Chance Dinner Club, there’s always room at the table for one more weary heart.

I hope you’ll pick up a copy!

 

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