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From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come three sweet stories centered around Amish traditions and the possibility of romance.

Now Available!

Prepare for a double dose of romance and fun in this first installment of the Amish Mail-Order Bride series when two sets of twins find love.

Faith and forgiveness form the backbone of this story, and the vulnerable sibling relationships are sure to tug at readers’ heartstrings. This innocent romance is a treat.-Publishers Weekly

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When her grandmother injures herself sliding into third base, Riley McAllister must return to her small hometown to help run the family yarn store in this sweet, lighthearted romantic comedy.

Books and Hooks Updates

Cooking with Kathleen- Amish Salisbury Steak

Those who know me well know that I don't like to cook. At all. I love collecting recipes with the grand hope that someday I will miraculously enjoy cooking, but that hasn't happened yet. Since I don't have a personal chef, I do have to cook a few days a week, with my...

Listen to a sample of A Double Dose of Love!

Congratulations to Carol Alscheff, who is the winner of my January giveaway! Thanks to everyone for entering! Earlier this month I posted excerpts from A Double Dose of Love on my blog. You can read those here and here. Today I'm posting the audio version of those...

January Giveaway: Faithful to Laura

This month I'm giving away a copy of Faithful to Laura along with a hand crocheted mesh bag. Faithful to Laura is the second book in the A Middlefield Family series. The other two books are Treasuring Emma and Letters to Katie. If you've read any of the Mysteries of...

A Double Dose of Love Releases Today!

I'm excited to announce that A Double Dose of Love hits the bookshelves (both real and virtual) today! Read the first and second chapters of A Double Dose of Love! Who is my favorite character in A Double Dose of Love? That's a hard question, but if pressed to choose,...

Behind the Scenes and Chapter 2: A Double Dose of Love

Each book I write has its own specific challenges. For A Double Dose of Love, writing about two sets of identical twins was hard. With Zeb and Zeke’s names being so similar, that just added to the complexity. I couldn’t change their names because they were first...

A Double Dose of Love: Cover Love

A Double Dose of Love releases on January 5, 2021. If you haven't seen the cover yet, here it is: I LOVE this cover because: The couples show their personality, even though they're identical twins. You'll be able to tell which couple is which shortly after you start...

The Twelve Gifts of Christmas Giveaway!

Mark your calendars: December 7-14! This month I’ll be giving away twelve Christmas presents to twelve winners! Each present will include a book and a hand crocheted item by me—but both will be a surprise. To enter, answer this question in the comments on this post:...

A Double Dose of Love Cover Reveal!

It's time to reveal the cover of the first book in my new series, Amish Mail Order Brides! Here it is, the cover of A Double Dose of Love! I LOVE this cover! Of course I say that about all my covers because they are always wonderful, but this one is perfect, and...

What is Books & Hooks?

Books & Hooks isn't just the name of my blog, it's also the name of my group on Facebook.   Why Books & Hooks? A few years ago I decided to combine my lifelong love of books and writing with my newfound love, crochet (with some crafting, cooking, and...