Trip to Missouri sets stage for Amish romance

September 1 is the official release date for Love Still Stands, the first book in my New Hope Amish romance series. For an author, this is an exciting time. From the first inkling of the idea, to the pitch to … Continue reading

The Amish Would Go to War with Syria: True or False?

The Amish Would Go to War with Syria: True or False? FALSE. Because of Bible verses such as Exodus 20:13 (KJV), “Thou shalt not kill” and Matthew 5:39, “If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the … Continue reading

Tidbits about the Amish of Kentucky

Happy Wednesday, readers. Today I’d like to share with you some interesting tidbits I learned from Linda Hitchcock, lifelong Kentucky resident and friend to several Amish and Old Order Mennonite families. One of her good friends works as a “driver” … Continue reading

Oven-Fried Buttermilk Chicken – Amish Recipe

Oven-Fried Buttermilk Chicken Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt 1 package of chicken pieces (2 breasts, 2 drumsticks, 2 thighs) 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup butter, melted Directions: Combine all … Continue reading

The Amish Only Go to School Until the 8th Grade: True or False?

The Amish Only Go to School Until the 8th Grade: True or False? True. Amish children conclude their formal education with the eighth grade. Is that legal? Initially, school officials considered the Amish teachers uncertified and under-educated and their lack … Continue reading

Horseracing and the Christian life

Happy Wednesday, lovers of Amish fiction. A Little Bit of Charm is on its way to stores, and I’m excited about the conclusion to┬áthis series. In this book, I explore the role of money and/or gambling in a Christian’s life. … Continue reading

The Amish Believe They Are the Only Ones Going to Heaven: True or False?

The Amish Believe They Are the Only Ones Going to Heaven: True or False? False. To do so would be prideful, which goes against one of their most basic values. The Amish are respectful of other Christian denominations. As one … Continue reading

Cordon Bleu Casserole – Amish Recipe

Cordon Bleu Casserole Ingredients: 4 cups cubed cooked turkey 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham 1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided 1 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup butter plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided 1/3 cup flour 2 cups half-and-half … Continue reading

Amish ROMANCE

Sometimes I receive quizzical looks when I say that I write Amish Romance. People act as if those two words don’t fit together. My husband is the worst culprit. He always says, “Amish? ROMANCE?” and then laughs. He’s now doing … Continue reading