Monthly Archives: January 2015
A well written book in the Quilts of Love series. Love the history and deals in the story. I for one have been fascinated with quilts for years. Love how he looks for a way to re purpose the damaged textiles in the factory. These characters were more life like to me in this story.
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This is by far this best book yet in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series. Jennifer Beckstrand has such a wonderful way of making her characters come to life in her stories. This book had me in stitches I was laughing so hard. The unexpected that happens and leaves you reeling with the thought what will happen next. Be sure to have your tissues and drink and anything else that you want before you start to read this book. You won’t want to put this book down. I couldn’t get enough of this book. It was so good, I felt like I was part of it. These characters have touched me so. You gotta love the antics of Anna. Kind good hearted Anna always wanting to see those that she loves happy and in love. After all who knows better that Anna who is in love and who should be together. An excellent book. Be sure to get your copy today. 5 stars!! I highly recommend this book!
Murder Tightly Knit (An Amish Village Mystery Book 2) Book by: Vannetta Chapman
Vannetta has done it again. She a written a book that was even better than her last one! I had such a hard time putting this book down, I didn’t want it to end. In a small town where the Amish and English are around each other all the time another body is found. Is the murderer living among them or is it someone that was passing through? Amber and Hannah are on the case unofficially. Stepping on the toes of the police. Determined to prove that it wasn’t someone in their community. Following the clues to see where they may lead. Police have called in federal investigators to help solve this case.
A must read. 5 stars!
This was a good book. It is the first book that I have read by Jennifer Bryce. Looking forward to reading more books by her in the future.
Interview with Cheryl
1.Who or what inspired you too write?
With my last baby I got put on bed rest. With that came plenty of time to read. I read a few books that seriously lacked in substance. With the hormone crazed dreams that I had on a regular basis, I dreamed one night that I time traveled back to the 50’s and became the very single and thin Gidget looking for her Moondoggy. Putting time and creativity into the same space I wrote my first manuscript about time travel.
2.Did you enjoy writing as a child?
Not as much as I do now. I tried it out a few times as a child but the stories I kept secret because I was too embarrassed to share them.
3.Do you travel for book research? If so where?
Haley’s Song is set on the Double Circle Ranch in Eagle Creek. We currently own that ranch…So yes, I travel all the time for book research! I don’t know how to work cows or ride a horse very well, but I can write about them. I hope to travel outside the country for research one day.
4.What is your favorite beverage or snack when writing?
Baked or fried carbs of any kind, especially if it involves warm chocolate.
5.Do you want peace and quiet or some sort of background noise like music when writing?
I like it dead silent because my brain gets easily distracted. Silence is a very hard thing to come by these days (I’m the mother of three very busy boys under the age of 9).
6. Do you work on more than one book project at a time?
I work on one book at a time for the most part. I do get new book ideas from time to time that I keep in a “book ideas” folder on my computer. Ooh, there are some best sellers in that folder waiting to be written.
7. Have you ever woken up at night and had to write something down for your book?
Good sleep is hard to come by and I have a hard time pulling myself out of bed…so, I wait until morning and write it in my dream journal.
The warm morning hinted at the coming scorching of the summer. The good news was that it had been a wet winter, and she hoped the irrigation pumps would make it to monsoon without surging and coughing up salt. The truck dropped her off on the dirt road that led to her house.
She walked into the house; Daddy sat at the kitchen table waiting for her. Haley froze in her tracks. He was never home during the day. A brick landed in the pit of her stomach. He spent his nights at the bar and days on a green John Deere tractor that was held together by grease and baling wire; he shouldn’t be home right now. This day was going to go from bad to worse faster than a viper could strike. “Come here, girl,” Daddy ordered. He had a brown beer bottle in his hand, and his hair lay greasy and disheveled. “Yes, sir.” Haley sat down in the chair next to him and kept her eyes down in her lap.
It’s contest time! This time TWO WINNERS will receive the following: a copy of my next book, An Amish Cradle; an advance copy of my upcoming young adult novel, Miles From Nowhere; an Amish 2015 calendar; a potholder purchased in Bird-in-Hand, PA; a luggage tag; a grocery bag; a pen; and bookmarks. To enter, leave a comment below telling me your favorite childhood memory. Tell your friends to enter! This contest will end tomorrow evening, Sun., Jan. 11. The winners will be announce tomorrow night. This contest is in no way sponsored by Facebook.
I just finished reading The Journey Home the first book by Hope Kesler. It was very good for a first book. This isn’t the typical Amish fiction book that you would normally read. This book shows a different side, the defiant, the headstrong, the willful child. One that won’t be tamed so easily. I think that Hope has a very bright future at writing more books that appeal to those of us that love Amish and Christian fiction. Keep up the wonderful writing. 4 stars