The Promise of a Letter Releasing August 15!

The Promise of a Letter, Book 2 in the Amish Letters series, releases August 15th. Preorder your copy today!

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A letter brings him back to his Amish family. It will take someone truly extraordinary to make him stay.

Roman is on the verge of leaving the Amish ways. Feeling confined by the strict rules, he longs to do something more with his life. But when things don’t go as planned, Roman’s prospects outside of the community dwindle. Upon learning that his beloved grandmother has died and left a letter urging him to reconcile with his brother in Birch Creek, Roman decides to return home. But he doesn’t plan to stay for long.

Leanna Chupp has always made her own way in her small community of Birch Creek. Though some may call her unconventional—strange, even—Leanna is happy. Her unique outlook on life has meant she’s never had many suitors pursuing courtship, which Leanna doesn’t mind. She is content being single.

But when Roman and Leanna find themselves working together again, everything changes. Though neither fit squarely within the strictures of the Amish faith, their differences could be the very thing to help them form a deeper connection to their community and to each other. The question remains: will this strengthening bond be enough to make Roman stay for good?


HUGE May Book Sale!!

Just in time for Mother’s Day! Several of my Kindle Amish titles are on sale this month for 1.99 each (An Unbroken Heart, A Love Made New) and 2.99 (A Reluctant Bride, An Amish HarvestThe Hearts of Middlefield Collection, A Middlefield Family Collection). These make great gifts and additions to your personal collection. Deals last throughout the month. Happy May!

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Review of the Crochet Light Hook

This post is brought to you by An Amish Home, a novella anthology by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid, and Kathleen Fuller. Click on the link to find out more. 

I was in Hobby Lobby the other day (my home away from home) and I came across this:

The Crochet Light Hook

I’ve seen ads for these hooks on Facebook and I’d been contemplating getting them. I continued to stay on the fence for quite a while until I decided to take the plunge and purchase one. I needed an extra H hook anyway, so at the very least I have another crochet hook. At the very best I would be able to crochet in the dark—and who wouldn’t want to do that?

This hook has some pros and cons:

Pro #1: It’s comfortable to hold. It’s plastic with a thick, flat handle that’s surprisingly easy to crochet with.

Pro #2: The light does illuminate dark yarn, and it’s bright enough to definitely crochet in the dark. But that leads me to the big con:

Con #1: The light is WAY too bright. It’s also too concentrated. It takes practice to figure out how to use it with the light so you can actually crochet without going blind. This is a huge drawback for me, and I ended up turning it off and just using it as a regular crochet hook.

Con #2: The price. $5.59 is too high a price for a regular crochet hook, which is probably what I’ll be using it for.

Bonus Pro: if the electricity goes out I can use my crochet hook to find the bathroom. There’s always an upside.

If you’re interested in purchasing one of these, you can find them on Amazon or at your local Hobby Lobby (and also on their website). If you’ve used one of these, let me know what you think in the comments.