The Power of Proverbs

One thing I admire about the Amish approach to parenting is the use of proverbs and sayings and scripture verses to instruct the next generation. For my upcoming book, The Heart’s Frontier (co-authored with Lori Copeland, and available in March … Continue reading

Free Recipe Friday!

Onion Fritters 3/4 cup flour 1 T. cornmeal 1 T. sugar 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/2 cup cold milk 2 1/2 cups onions, finely diced In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, … Continue reading

Introduction – Virginia Smith

Hello, AmishReaders! I’m Virginia Smith, author of The Heart’s Frontier, book 1 in the Amish of Apple Grove Series, which I co-authored with author extraordinaire Lori Copeland. In The Heart’s Frontier, Amish meets the Old West on a cattle drive … Continue reading

Are the Amish Quaint?

Are the Amish quaint? Many people think so. They travel to Amish regions in the US and Canada, cameras ready, to take pictures of people who don’t want to be photographed just because those people look quaint or old-fashioned. Quite … Continue reading

A Mother’s Love

One of the themes I enjoyed delving into was the mother/daughter relationship. What constitutes a mother? In this day and age, we have stretched the definition to include step-mothers, grandmothers serving as parents, foster-moms, adoptive mothers, and any other woman … Continue reading

Reader’s Review from New Mexico

Murray Reading A Brides Flight! Love IT! I want to write that beautifully….it’s smooth going down, but leaves you FULL….not embarrassed you spent a bit of your life reading it. Most fiction makes me sorry I read it. . . … Continue reading

Virginia City Released

January 1st marks the release date of A Bride’s Flight From Virginia City, Montana. It will be in the brick and mortar stores when they open again Monday or Tuesday and available online right now. A friend contacted me on … Continue reading