Wednesday, November 23, 2011

An Amish Wedding

Three Amish Novellas come together in An Amish Wedding. Like many American's I have a strange fascination about the world of Plain People. I enjoy reading books that give us a glimpse into the unique lifestyle of the Amish.

Three well-known authors, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Long have banded together to create this exceptional novel about three Amish girls that fall in love and prepare to marry. As I read the book it just kept getting better and better. If you're a fan of Amish stories this book will give you three stories to enjoy.

Overview posted on B&N:

Three Amish women yearn for the perfect wedding.

"A Perfect Plan" by Beth Wiseman

Priscilla King has been planning to marry Chester Lapp since she was sixteen years old, and when Chester proposes on Priscilla's nineteenth birthday, wedding plans begin immediately. What wasn't planned was all the problems the couple encounters as their big day approaches. A house disaster, a ruined wedding dress, and a sick attendant all make the couple wonder if God's sending them signs to call things off.

"The Perfect Match" by Kathleen Fuller

Naomi Fisher has had great success at matchmaking her family members and friends. Now with her sister's wedding right around the corner, Naomi wonders why she's able to find husbands for her friends and family, but not one for herself.

"The Perfect Secret" by Kelly Long

Rose Bender has recently become engaged to handsome but somber Luke Raber. She agrees out of a sense of duty and a willingness to settle for solid friendship as a basis for the engagement. But as she watches her friend's excitement over her soon-to-be wedding, Rose wonders if there shouldn't be more to her relationship with Luke. She begins to examine Luke and his life more closely and is amazed when she stumbles upon an exciting, secret side of him that engages her mind and heart.

As a bonus (like three stories isn't enough!) they've included Old Order Amish recipes in the back.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Marrying Miss Marshall

Lacy Williams debut novel, Marrying Miss Marshal, is a five star historical romance with believable characters the reader can identify with. Filled with action and a heroine like none other, Marrying Miss Marshal is fast paced and well written.

Lacy’s descriptive writing paints a realistic picture of the old west. A unique plot with unexpected twist and turns keeps you wanting to read more. Without giving anything away I will say that my favorite part (well one of many favorite parts) had me cheering … out loud... in a public place.

From the back of the book:

Filling the shoes of her late husband as town marshal hasn't been easy for Danna Carpenter. She's not only fighting criminals, she's also fighting to earn the respect of the townspeople. So crossing paths with tenderfoot detective Chas O'Grady is the last thing she needs. He's hunting a band of cattle rustlers and isn't used to the rugged Wyoming landscape. Teaming up is their only option, but when circumstances place them in a compromising situation, the town forces a more permanent partnership—marriage. If they can let down their guards with each other they might find that love is the greatest catch of all.

I’m happy to share that Lacy Williams next book, THE HOMESTEADER'S SWEETHEART will be out in May 2012 as well as another book (untitled for now) in December 2012. I know I’m looking forward to reading both of them. Available right now she has an ebook novella HEART OF GOLD out and its free on Amazon and Barns and Nobel!

I loved reading Marrying Miss Marshal so much I ended up with an extra copy. It can be yours! Just leave a message to be entered into the drawing. If you have read her book and would like to leave a comment for Lacy she will be stopping by or you can visit her at .