A lot of us are at home more than we expected. I do hope and pray our lives will go back to normal in the coming weeks and months. But I’ve been reading more than usual. How about you? Did you know that reading fiction topped the study of ways to de-stress? Well, it did!… Read More
USA Today best-selling author of over 40 romances, Lyn Cote writes award-winning contemporary and historical romance. Her brand is "Strong Women, Brave Stories." Her books feature a strong heroine, often a multi-cultural cast of characters and authentic history or contemporary life. She lives with her real life hero in a lakeside cottage in the northwoods with two fun cats. (She loves dogs too. :-)
I’m excited to be here and talk about my new release Vow of Silence. One of the things that I love about this book, and what I think sets it apart from other romantic suspense is the location. I wanted to tell a story that took place in Lancaster County and involved the Amish community…. Read More
Melynda Price is a bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary romance. Her books have finaled in many prestigious awards such as the RONE, USA Today BBA, Golden Quill, National Readers' Choice, and New England Readers' Choice. Fighting for Control won the 2017 Write Touch award. What Price enjoys most about writing is the chance to make her readers fall in love, over and over again. Her greatest enjoyment is making the unbelievable believable, while taking her characters to the limit with stories full of passion and unique twists and turns. Salting stories with undertones of history whenever possible, Price adds immeasurable depth to her well-crafted books. She currently lives in Northern Minnesota with her husband and two children where she has plenty of snow-filled days to curl up in front of the fireplace with her Chihuahua and a hot cup of coffee to write.
As I ponder the appeal of Amish stories, I think I can best illustrate it with two very compelling images: the image of a family gathered at the dinner table, and the image of a family seated in a church pew. Faith and family are the essence of Amish life—the unshakable foundations of that life—and… Read More
I’ve called Missouri home for most of my life, and
most folks don’t realize that several Old Older Amish
and Mennonite communities make their home here, as well. The
rolling pastureland, woods, and small towns along county
highways make a wonderful setting for Plain
populations—and for stories about them, too! While
Jamesport, Missouri is the largest Old Order Amish
settlement west of the Mississippi River, other communities
have also found the affordable farm land ideal for raising
crops, livestock, and running the small family-owned
businesses that support their families.
Like my heroine, Miriam Lantz, of my new Seasons of the
Heart series, I love to feed people—to share my
hearth and home. I bake bread and goodies and I love to try
new recipes. I put up jars and jars of green beans,
tomatoes, beets and other veggies every summer. All my adult
life, I’ve been a deacon, a dedicated church musician
and choir member, and we hosted a potluck group in our home
for more than twenty years.
Like Abby Lambright, heroine of my new Home at Cedar
Creek series, I consider it a personal mission to be a
listener and a peacemaker—to heal broken hearts and
wounded souls. Faith and family, farming and frugality
matter to me: like Abby, I sew and enjoy fabric arts—I
made my wedding dress and the one Mom wore, too, when I
married into an Iowa farm family more than thirty-five years
ago! When I’m not writing, I crochet and sew, and I
love to travel.
I recently moved to Minnesota when my husband got a
wonderful new job, so now he and I and our border collie,
Ramona, are exploring our new state and making new friends.
Hi, my name is Ophelia, and I write about romance. I read about romance. I eat, drink, talk and breathe romance. Romance makes me happy. Have I mentioned I love romance? But let’s talk about the writing part. My newest novel, Never an Amish Bride, hits all the elements of your standard romance: chemistry galore,… Read More