Thursday, March 22, 2018

Reader's Choice - Amish Fiction

GIVEAWAY


Spring has sprung! (at least in the climates south of me!) And that means publishers are getting ready to shower us with new releases! Everybody --- SQUEEEPP -- together. I am so excited!

So here's how this thing works: You recommend Christian Fiction with release dates in April, May or June 2018 (up to 3 a day) and you have a chance at winning one of your recommendations! BUT it's a little more complicated than that so be sure to read ALL the details before entering.

PLEASE NOTE: email entries are not eligible this week. :-(

IT'S AMISH FICTION GIVEAWAY DAY!

To be entered in the draw just leave a comment (or 3) below including the title(s) of the book(s) in the Amish Fiction genre you would like to win.

Amish Fiction

A full-length story or novella collection where the hero or heroine (or both) are Amish OR the story has significant Amish involvement with Amish secondary characters and Amish community. Can be historical or contemporary and cross genres such as YA, suspense, or dual timelines.

How does it work?

Easy peasy! Make recommendations in the comment section each day and if you win, you win the book you suggested.

BUT YOU GOTTA FOLLOW THE RULES!

Publication dates must be
April, May or June 2018
Each day is genre specific so
only submit books from that genre
Christian Fiction only please!
You can offer up to 3 suggestions a day
BUT
they need to be made in
three separate comments
(easier for me to tally)
No email entries this week
(too hard to keep track of
due to # of responses)
NEW -- entrants must submit their own selections 
(not piggyback on somebody else's logon) - NEW
Offer open to International Readers
I'm all about spreading the good news about
Christian Fiction all over the globe!!!

It's helpful if you include your email (using AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers) but you only need to add it to one comment (per day) If you choose not to include your email it is up to the winner to contact me with their mailing address.

Draw will be held and winner announced on
Sunday March 25 2018

86 comments:

  1. #1: The Road Home by Beverly Lewis (April)

    It's been far too long since I've read her books!

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  2. #2: Room on the Porch Swing by Amy Clipston (Amish Homestead Novel book two/May)

    Been looking forward to this one!

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  4. Had to scratch my last entry because the book was re-released as a mass market paperback.

    #3: Arms of Mercy by Ruth Reid (Amish Mercies book two/ June)

    Not read anything this author, so it would be something new for me :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I love that cover for The Road Home. The colours just pop. And I've read the first book in Amish Mercies series by Ruth Reid and really enjoyed it so this will be a must read as well. Eeeep, we're off to a good start here, Trixi. Good luck.

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  5. Happy Thursday at Best Reads (aka Kav's Kave, lol)

    1) Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs 6/26
    This is an interesting one, a general market author moving over to the Christian market! A clash of cultures when a medical crisis throws an Amish man and a female doctor together, ending in a courtroom tug of war. Whew, I'm on the edge of my seat just reading the summary!

    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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  6. 2)The Wedding Quilt Bride by Marta Perry 5/1
    because I like quilts and brides and Marta, lol

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  7. 3)Home on Huckleberry Hill6/26
    by Jennifer Beckstrand
    Mary Anne and Jethro are married but he spends more time fishing than with her. Not being able to stand his indifference she moves into a tent in the woods.
    Oh my gosh, what a setup for a great story!

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    1. Thanks Kav, I am have so much fun exploring the new books for Spring!

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    2. Wow -- you know how to pick them, Tracey! That Susan Wiggs book has me intrigued. The tags say Christian Fiction but the publisher is mainstream so did they call it Christian Fiction because of the Amish theme or is it really Christian Fiction? Time will tell. I'm going to get it from my library since they will be sure to get it in. Might even be pre-ordered already. Must check.

      And moving into a tent?! Snort. I haven't read enough of Jennifer Beckstand's books and I know my library has them all. Shame on me. Good luck, Tracey.

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    3. Good question on Between You and Me Kav! I found this book the way I find almost all my books, I go to amazon and filter everything through Christian Books & Bibles, then fiction, then Amish. Harper Collins is the seller so I made the assumption it was Christian. It's #25 on the Christian Romance Amish list and # 11 on Christian Amish Romance New Releases. If it's not really a Christian book I think someone will be hearing about this. If you think it's too "iffy" I can switch it, just let me know. I thought maybe Ms. Wiggs had had a "come to Jesus" experience :)

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    4. lol -- no, live it. I will definitely get it from my library and let y'all know what I think! I'm totally intrigued.

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    5. Me too! I guess I was thinking about all the other former secular writers who had switched to Christian fiction like Francine Rivers, Becky Wade, Catherine Palmer, Kathleen Morgan and Robin Lee Hatcher (off the top of my head). Once the book comes out it will most likely have a "look inside" ability like most books, looking forward to that sneak peek

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  8. Morning everyone! Notice I didn't say GOOD morning. My yuckiness from Mon turned into the full-fledged stomach flu. Ugh, do I feel puny today. Good excuse to lie around and do nothing but read. Now on to the good stuff! Like an Amish stalker book!

    1) Plain Outsider by Alison Stone (May 2018)

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Change of plans, Terrill. I'm so book fickle. ;-)

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  9. 2) The Amish Quilter by Mindy Starns Clark (May 1)

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  10. 3) The Amish Teacher's Gift By Rachel J. Good (Apr. 24)

    Thanks, Kav!

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    1. squuuueeeeeeeeaaaallll! Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould are pairing up to do another series. Woot! And I LOVE Rachel J. Good. Saw this on on facebook. Happy reading for us. Good luck, Diana.

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    2. Sorry -- I was so thrilled with your book selections I forgot to commiserate with you over your fluyness. So sorry you're sick!!!! Feel better soon and may you have many book nurses to make your feel better.

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    3. Aww...thanks, Kav. Right now Phoebe's Light is my nurse. I read almost half of it in one sitting! Really good!

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    4. Sorry you are sick Diane, but Phoebe is an excellent beside companion for you! I can't wait for book 2, Minding the Light, it'll be out July 3rd!

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    5. And here I thought the summer would be quiet after this blockbuster spring but clearly not. I see a summer Reader's Choice week in our future.

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    6. Yes Kav, July 3rd has THREE releases on my list! Minding the Light, Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey and Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof!Then in August Tessa Afshar's Thief of Corinth!

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    7. Tracey, thank you. I didn't know about Minding the Light! And Joanna Davidson Politano's 2nd book comes out in July, too! Her debut, Lady Jayne Disappears, was the BoMb! I am giddy about spring/summer reading for sure! Or is that bc of the stomach bug? lol Nah...gotta be the books. :-)

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    8. Ooh, Tracey! I just finished Phoebe's Light and saw the preview at the end for Minding the Light! Looking forward to it!

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  11. Room on the Porch Swing – Amy Clipson – May
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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  12. The Road Home – Beverly Lewis – April
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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  13. Plain Outsider by Alison Stone (May 2018)

    Thanks, Kav.....what a fun week.

    Ouch, pls. feel better Diana!!

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    1. Isn't it a fun week? I am feeling very reassured now that I have been able to fill in all those blank pages in my wish-list book. Good luck, Jackie.

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  14. It appears many of us are looking forward to the first one I had on my list - Room On The Porch Swing by Amy Clipson, May 2018. Thank you for the fun project and fellowsip!

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    1. Oh, how funny! I just saw my typo. Fellowsip?? Hmmmmm, maybe a new word? Fellowship!

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  15. The Amish Teacher's Gift by Rachel J Good, Apr. 2018. Thanks!

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    1. I really liked Amy Clipston's first book in this series so I'm excited about sitting on a porch swing with her in this next one. :-) And Rachel J. Good is a given. Eeepppp -- so excited! Good luck, CC.

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  16. The Hawaiian Discovery
    by Wanda E. Brunstetter
    Release date – June 5, 2018
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  17. Room on the Porch Swing (An Amish Homestead Novel)
    by Amy Clipston
    Release date - May 8, 2018
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  18. Starting from Scratch (Lancaster Discoveries Book 2)
    by Kate Lloyd
    Release date – April 3, 2018
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Wow, Wanda Brunstetter always seems to have a new book out. Prolific author!

      Kay, your last choice -- Kate Lloyd's Starting From Scratch is already out -- released in March so feel free to choose another one. Good luck.

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    2. Thank you :)

      I will add this one as my third choice. Love all the authors so combined it has to be a fabulous book.
      3. An Amish Heirloom: A Legacy of Love, The Cedar Chest, The Treasured Book, A Midwife's Dream
      by Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin
      Release date April 10, 2018
      2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    3. Oh, that does look good and it has great authors! Good luck, Kay.

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  19. The Amish Quilter, fifth book in the Women of Lancaster County Series, by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould

    nina4sm/at/gmail/dot/com

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    1. I didn't realize this was part of the Women of Lancaster County series! I thought it was a new one. Hmm...if it's book five I better check, I think I might have missed the fourth one. Good luck, Sylvia.

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  20. Room on the Porch Swing by Amy Clipston mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  21. The Road Home by Beverly Lewis mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  22. The Amish Quilter by Mindy Starns Clark mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Good luck, Melanie! I want to read all of those as well.

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  23. Home on Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand

    I love the humor in her stories!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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  24. An Amish Family Kathleen Fuller (June 12)

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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  25. Room on the Porch Swing by Amy Clipston

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. I haven't read enough of Jennifer Beckstrand and I do love humour in a story. Good luck, Heidi.

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  26. 1. Room on the Porch Swing by Amy Clipston May 8, 2018 lelandandbecky [AT] reagan [DOT] com

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  27. 2. Home on Huckleberry Hill (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill) by Jennifer Beckstrand Jun 26, 2018 lelandandbecky [AT] reagan [DOT] com

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  28. 3. Amish Celebrations by Beth Wiseman Jul 10, 2018 lelandandbecky [AT] reagan [DOT] com

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    1. This giveaway is for books published in April, May or June so this book doesn't fit the criteria. Feel free to select another title if you want.

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  29. #1: The Road Home by Beverly Lewis (April

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  30. 2) The Amish Quilter by Mindy Starns Clark (May

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  31. 3) The Amish Teacher's Gift By Rachel J. Good
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. That's the definition of awesomesauce right there. Good luck, Lucy.

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  32. OO OO I've got TWO! :D

    1.) Amish Rescue (Amish Protectors #3)
    by Debby Giusti

    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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  33. 2.) Ella: An Amish Retelling of Cinderella (An Amish Fairytale #2)
    by Sarah Price

    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Sqqqquuueaalll... Loved Belle by Sarah Price. So excited about the next book in this series. Good luck, Amada.

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    2. I MISSED IT! I need to catch up! ;) But I'm hoping not to miss this one! :D

      Thank you!

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  34. #1 The Road Home
    Beverly Lewis
    Thank You
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  35. Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs
    Thank You for the chances
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  36. Room on the Porch Swing (An Amish Homestead Novel) by Amy Clipston
    This one sounds REALLY Good
    I can relate not to the Amish part but to losing my mother then my best friend
    Thanks again for all the chances
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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    1. I love when fiction speaks into our real lives! Good luck, Linda.

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    2. Yes it makes the books just that much better even for Sad circumstances

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  37. So many in this category look AMAZING! I can't wait to read these!

    Room on the Porch Swing -- Amy Clipston has the best covers and book titles.

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  38. An Amish Table - Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Vannetta Chapman novella

    I haven't read any of the books these novellas came from, so this will be a good sampler.

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  39. An Amish Heirloom novellas

    I struggled to choose #3 -- it's so hard to narrow down. They all look so good!

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    1. Wow, those novella collections do sound good! And I love all the authors. Good luck, Dianna.

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  40. Kav!! I was so excited for Amish Day this time around. Belle by Sarah Price was one of my favorite Amish books from last year, so I have to enter the second book from this series.

    1.) Ella by Sarah Price

    Then the third book comes out in Sept. and it's called SADIE. Which I love since that's my daughter's name. It's a re-telling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Instead, it's the seven Glick brothers. LOL. How cool is that?!

    tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  41. 2.) Room on the Porch Swing by Amy Clipston

    tlhcoupon@Hotmail(dot)com

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  42. I was so disappointed that Rachel Good's last book in her Sisters and Friends series releases on 3/31 - Just missing the cut-off. So, I'll pick her next release:

    3.) The Amish Teacher's Gift by Rachel J. Good

    Thanks, Kav! tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Oooohhh - more inside scoops! I just found out about Ella by Sarah Price from Amada and now you're telling me the next one will come out in Sept...Seven Glick Brothers -- very clever.Oh -- and I didn't know that Rachel J. Good has a book coming out this month as well as next. I'm gobsmacked!!!! Good luck, Terrill.

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  43. 1. The Road Home
    by Beverly Lewis
    June 5th 2018

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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  44. 2. The Solace of Water
    by Elizabeth Byler Younts
    June 5th 2018

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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  45. 3. Home on Huckleberry Hill
    by Jennifer Beckstrand
    June 26th 2018

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    1. The Solace of Water is one I haven't seen before. It looks really good! On my list now. Good luck, Melody.

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  46. Ella: An Amish Retelling of Cinderella by Sarah Price
    (An Amish Fairytale Book 2)

    Elly -Indiana-
    jcservantslaveATicloudDOTcom

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  47. The Road Home by Beverly Lewis

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  48. The Solace of Water by Elizabeth Byler Younts Releasing June 5th

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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  49. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. I WILL DRAW THE WINNERS THIS MORNING BUT LIKELY WON'T HAVE TIME TO POST THE RESULTS UNTIL AFTER CHURCH SO STAY TUNED. THANKS FOR MAKING THIS SUCH A FUN WEEK EVERYONE!

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