August 2023 Update

Dear Readers,

Wow! Where has the time gone? It’s hard to believe, but when I turned over the proposal for the 3rd Texas Amish Brides book back in March, I had no idea the summer months would fly by so fast. Here we are in August and I’m happy to share that Her Secret Amish Sweetheart (title tentative) is done. I finished the book, ahead of schedule. Sometimes a manuscript writes itself, and this one did. Ethan and Amity’s story is fun, an Amish version of The Shop Around The Corner.  They are just two people who can’ t seem to realize they really do like each other.  They argue and pick at each other, but in the end true love wins.

Here’s a peek at the synopsis I wrote. It’s not the official one, but that will come later.

Amity Schroder and Ethan Zehr both have shops in the same building. Constantly at odds, the stern Amish widower and the sprightly spinster disagree on almost everything. The daily aggravation Amity feels is tempered by the fact she has a new pen pal. She doesn’t know his true identity, but she dreams of someday meeting her sensitive, caring friend.

Attracted to Amity and unable to fight his curiosity, Ethan wonders who his rival for her affection is. Moving his family to a new home, he accidentally uncovers a secret. Determined to find him a wife, his daughter has been corresponding with a woman on his behalf. The letters reveal a stunning truth: Ethan and Amity are, unknowingly, each other’s anonymous pen pals!

Rebuffed once before, Ethan realizes he has a second chance to court the woman who has captured his heart. Arranging to meet, all he has to do is convince Amity he’s the man she’s fallen in love with through the mail…

I’ll be sending the file off to my editor this week. I can’t wait to find out what she thinks!

Meanwhile, I’m off to work on Florene’s book. This will be #4 is the Texas Amish Brides series.  After that, Sheriff Evan Miller’s book will be next. That’s also a story I can’t wait to jump into.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. I’ll be back with more updates as they happen.



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