October 2023 Update~

Dear Readers,

As we head toward Halloween, so many things have been going on! I’ve got a book about to release (Bonding Over The Amish Baby, Oct 24th!!), a book in production (Texas Amish Brides #3 – Amity – title to be announced) and one in proposal that I’m getting ready to send to my editor (Texas Amish Brides #4 – Florene).

One part of production that I absolutely love is turning in my Art Facts Sheet. This gives the art department at Harlequin an idea who your characters are and what they look like.  Since I just turned in the AFS for Amity’s book, I wanted to share the images I turned over for my hero and heroine. I absolutely can’t wait to see the final result, and I can’t wait to share it with readers.

Meanwhile, I wanted to share a bit of Amity’s story. I can only describe it as an Amish version of “You’ve Got Mail” and “The Little Shop Around The Corner” … but with a twist I won’t tell you about just yet.  Here is my working synopsis, but not the official one for the book.

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…

So there you have it…

Meanwhile, I need to get back to Florene’s book. The poor girl’s been dumped in the middle of a blizzard and is fighting for her life (hint: if you want to know what’s happening with Florene, read Bonding Over The Amish Baby…)

Take care and happy reading!




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