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Book Review: Simple Pleasures by Marianne Jantzi

I breathed deeply and reveled in the beautiful morning. The vehicles hummed by on the pavement, the sun burned the mist off the river, and the birds busily ate breakfast. ~ Marianne Jantzi If you are interested in Amish life and you are tired of those Amish fiction books produced by the mass market, then Simple Pleasures is a must …

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Bonnet Strings: A Three-Book Giveaway

I am offering a giveaway of three copies of Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’s Ties to Two Worlds. Simply leave a comment, and I will add your name to the drawing. I will draw for the winners on Saturday, January 30. This giveaway is inspired by several things, most recently a review written by someone calling himself easyEZ. I was …

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Book Reviews

It often feels like many years since my books were published. So when there are new book reviews that come out of nowhere, I am reminded that it is actually less than two years since Bonnet Strings was published. That is a very long time for a book these days, I know. But when you pour your life into a …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I am taking a moment as I prepare a Thanksgiving meal for six to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. It is truly a time for giving thanks for all that we have. Being of sound mind and body is something I often take for granted, and having a day of the year for giving special thanks makes me stop …

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A Surprise Review

This morning, as I was going through my emails, I found a pleasant surprise. Melodie Davis, who works for Herald Press, publisher of Bonnet Strings, was letting me know she wrote a blog post reflecting on my book and what Christian Community means to her. I discovered her blog just today, but I will be coming back. It's called Finding …

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There are some days when I have to sit back and count my many blessings. This is one of those days. It is a gorgeous late summer/early autumn day here in the Pioneer Valley. I just finished my German homework for a class I'm auditing at Smith College. Today as I was walking through campus, I got that feeling I've …

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