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Writing during the holidays isn’t easy! First of all, I have our 11-year-old at home all day, so every time I start thinking some useful thoughts about Chapter Six, I get interrupted with:

  1. “Hey, Mom, look at this!”
  2. “Soooo… I see you’re very busy. What if I did this thing that you’ve told me repeatedly I can’t do today?”
  3. “Are you hungry? I’m hungry. Maybe I should start cooking this thing that has a very high risk of my burning our home down? Don’t worry. It’ll be fine.”
  4. “I thought I would just sit next to you and read over your shoulder while you type. Cool?”


My son is on vacation… and it’s kind of hard to work while he’s in vacation mode.

And then there is the fact that it just feels like holiday time, you know? The tree is still up,   our home is in that holiday-time disarray, and it has that lazy, cozy air about the place that isn’t exactly conducive to work. I can’t be the only one!

However, my husband is back to work again, so I’ll try to get back into it, too. I do have a manuscript that’s calling… and I’ve got this fantastic scene to write that I’m looking forward to working with. It’s just a matter of making that happen without my beautiful, blissful solitude.




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Thursday's Bride MMFor a proper young Amish widow struggling to begin again, encountering her reckless first love will test her forgiveness, resolve—and heart . . .

Overwhelmed by grief and tending twin baby daughters, Rosmanda Lapp is without options. She still blames her brother-in-law, Levi, for her husband’s accidental death—but she and her aging in-laws need him to keep their farm going. Yet as Levi takes on his responsibilities with a new determination and steadiness, she can’t help but regret that she chose his serious-minded brother over him. For Levi is still very much the passionate man she loved—and Rosmanda now has even more reasons to keep him at arm’s length . . .

Levi can’t blame Rosmanda for staying clear of him. He has mistakes to make up for and must finally do right by his parents. Still, he never got over his brother stealing Rosmanda away. And he can’t  deny the feelings that even now tempt them back to each other. And when a mistake from her past threatens her reputation, Levi will do whatever it takes to help her—and trust that faith and courage will at last help them claim a future together . . .